The turbulence in global markets during August has produced significant shifts, including a 9.7% fall in equity prices (as measured by MSCI World Index) and has carried through into September.
Category: Atlantic Influence
The first quarter saw our unemployment rate rise to 26.4% - our worst for a long time.
Greece, China’s Growth and other worries
The Government Gazette No. 34070 in relation to amendments to Regulation 28 of the Pension Funds Act, 1956, shifted from a rules based towards a more principles based regulatory environment.
Markets have had a great deal to digest in recent weeks with some surprisingly dampened volatility given the lingering uncertainty about the outcome of Greece’s debt talks as well as the pace and timing of the Fed’s monetary policy normalisation they are about to embark on.
In recent weeks we have witnessed a notable shift in global markets as the focus has moved from the US Dollar’s rampant strength and the oil price slump toward the impact of the ECB’s QE program in Europe.
The recently gazetted Board Notice 52 of 2015 from the Financial Services Board (FSB) provides long awaited guidance under the Collective Investment Schemes Control Act, 2002, for the treatment and requirements of hedge funds.
Search for Yield alive and well amid risks
By the time you read this month's Atlantic Influence, it will be late March and most of you will be looking forward to or contemplating what to do over the holiday period coming up in April!.
Spotlight on Credit Ratings : South Africa and Eskom