Sunday 22 September, 2019
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Choose the risk that’s right for you

Most people, when starting to save for the first time, simply deposit their money with their bank, either in a notice or fixed-term deposit. While this feels safe, there are still risks.

A bitter-sweet Budget for investors

It may seem as if the 2019 National Budget did not make much of a difference to investors, but there are definitely covert tax hikes upon closer inspection.

2018’s secret investment winner

2018 was a bruising year for investors, as traditional asset classes delivered returns that can at best be described as unsatisfactory. Yet, amidst the gloom, an often-forgotten asset class shone through, achieving a solid return of 15%: preference shares.

7 resolutions for the long-term investor

Last year was a particularly trying one for investors. While no one can guarantee what the year ahead will bring in the markets, what we do know for sure is that investor behaviour is the biggest factor that makes or breaks long-term investment outcomes.

IOSCO to launch 2018 World Investor Week to promote investor education

The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) is preparing to launch its second annual World Investor Week (WIW) from 1 through 7 October 2018, following the success of last year´s event in promoting investor education and protection and highlighting the various initiatives of securities regulators in those two areas around the globe.

IOSCO issues recommendations and good practices to improve liquidity risk management...

The Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has issued today final recommendations that seek to improve liquidity risk management practices of open-ended collective investment schemes (CIS) as part of its mission to protect investors, ensure fair and efficient financial markets and reduce systemic risk.