How do you think about risk? The psychology behind investment decisions

by Mike Abbott | Jan 10, 2020

Deciding on the risk you take with your investments is a slippery subject. One is more likely to think rationally about the concept when your own mone...

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The boom behind ESG investing – what’s actually driving the demand

by Mike Abbott | Mar 26, 2019

There’s a growing interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment throughout the world. Ethical investing has been around for many y...

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South Africa’s Retail Distribution Review – slow but important changes for investors and advisors

by Mike Abbott | Mar 5, 2019

The Retail Distribution Review (RDR) will change the South African financial advice industry in fundamental ways. The shift to a client-focused, trans...

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South Africa’s sovereign debt downgrade – the effect on the private sector, public sector and ultimately South African citizens

by Mike Abbott | Apr 13, 2017

South Africa finds itself in the grip of a full-blown political crisis. In times like this, cool heads prevail and well-considered plan Bs are put int...

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British expats to take on 25% tax on pension transfers

by Mike Abbott | Mar 23, 2017

Britons living outside of the UK will now face a hefty tax when transferring their pensions outside of the UK as HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have made...

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Top investment strategies

by Mike Abbott | Dec 4, 2015

When it comes to financial markets, the only certainties are both risk and uncertainty itself.

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MMR: The morning after

by Mike Abbott | Sep 27, 2014

As people are gradually noticing, it’s becoming a lot harder to take out a new mortgage. At the Sable International, we’ve noticed a definite drop in ...

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Home bias and international diversification

by Mike Abbott | Jul 14, 2014

Studies have shown that over the long term, equity markets tend to outperform many other asset classes, and although the investor must tolerate an ele...

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