Fundhouse Insights Latest Articles

31
May
2020

Crisis? What Crisis?

While the world around us feels like it is falling apart, you might be forgiven for missing the fact that many investment markets, including our own, have mostly recaptured losses and ...
30
Apr
2020

Binary thinking, What-Ifs and why it helps to disagree with yourself

We live in a world of complex problems. Each day we need to make decisions which affect our lives and those of our clients and colleagues. We are also subject to the decisions of others ...
31
Mar
2020

Dreaming of a Sovereign Wealth Fund

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced during his State of the Nation address in February 2020 that South Africa intends to establish a Sovereign Wealth Fund. The immediate reaction has ...
28
Feb
2020

Asset Manager Headwinds

We are at an interesting point in the local asset management industry, with a number of headwinds facing asset managers. For an industry which is well established, there is a ...
31
Jan
2020

Blue Sky Investing

As investors we are trained to be conservative ("there are no free lunches"), to expect less in future ("markets mean revert") and to avoid the hype of the moment ("this time it's ...
31
Dec
2019

How rental property compares as an asset class

Rental property plays an important part in many investors' portfolios, but it is inherently complicated to evaluate the returns and costs relative to other asset classes. This often ...
30
Nov
2019

Sentiment and free advice, you may as well roll a dice

As humans we are conditioned to fight for survival. As an investor in South Africa, our survival instincts are kicking in right now. But can our instincts lead us astray? This month we ...
31
Oct
2019

The Hardest Problem in Finance

Retirees face the challenge of drawing an income from their investment portfolios that will last for the rest of their lives. A combination of unpredictable markets, sequence of returns ...
26
Sep
2019

Clarity

Welcome to the first edition of our Clarity newsletter. The newsletter focuses on Fundhouse’s fund manager research and shares certain insights gained over the last eleven years of ...
19
Sep
2019

Our Research Journey

What happens when asset management experience mixes with a principled desire to support investors? Our fund research approach started with these two characteristics, and has grown to ...
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