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Op-ed: Just Transition to a Low Carbon Economy in Africa

One of the most topical issues occupying the minds of leaders in governments, policy makers, corporates and scenario planners alike in recent times must undoubtedly be the adverse effects of global warming.

Novare builds EDGE certified Standard Chartered Bank headquarters in Zambia

Holdings Novare builds EDGE certified Standard Chartered Bank headquarters in Zambia premier African investment company, Novare Holdings Pty Ltd Novare , has recently completed a worldclass development.

Gaining trust in a conflicted investment industry starts with openness

While regulations govern how conflicts of interests between clients and financial services providers need to be managed, firms only have one choice: put the customer first, or eventually fail.

5 key investment trends to watch in 2022

Digital technologies in general have enjoyed steady growth during 2021, gathering momentum which is likely to continue throughout 2022.

Leveraging alternative assets as a means to minimise downside investment risks

When most people think of investing, the first thing to come to mind is usually your traditional asset classes like stocks and bonds or even interest on cash savings. After all, these make up the bulk of virtually every investment portfolio domestically.

Novare bets on South African bonds as it awaits better equity opportunities

Novare Holdings favours South African bonds over equities as the manager of more than R40 billion ($2.7 billion) in assets prepares for share prices to drop before boosting its stock allocation.

Investors’ choice: Top reasons why the multi-manager fund model works

Even at the best of times, markets can be unpredictable. Sudden shifts and impact events aside, the entire market cycle in itself passes through different phases that make it virtually impossible for any single fund to unfailingly outperform in any single class or sector.

Investors urged to look abroad even as era of cheap money nears its end

Jacobus Brink, Head of Investments at Novare Holdings, encourages South African investors to stay the course on building an offshore portfolio as a buffer against mounting economic and political risks at home.

Hedge funds report sharp rise in assets under management

THE 2020 Novare South African Hedge Fund Survey (SAHFS) showed that the industry had seen a 16 percent increase in assets under management this year, despite historically unprecedented market volatility.

It was the largest year-on-year increase since 2010. Sixty-three asset managers, who manage over 141 uniquely mandated hedge funds in South Africa, with assets under management (AUM) in excess of R61.5 billion, responded to the survey.

Novare sponsors the 2021 Terroir Awards

Novare Investments, a subsidiary of Novare Holdings which is a premier African investment solutions provider, sponsors the 2021 Terroir Awards. The Novare South African Terroir Wine Awards is the brainchild of Marius Labuschagne, renowned wine writer and marketeer from Durbanville. The competition was created to define the various terroir types of the Cape.

Novare impact fund aims to raise R2bn over next year

Novare Impact Investment Partners, a subsidiary of financial services group Novare Holdings, plans to raise R2bn in capital for investments spanning the renewable energy, agriculture and manufacturing sectors.

The Novare Mayibentsha Moderate Qualified Fund of Hedge Funds scoops prize at the prestigious HedgeNews Africa awards 2020

Novare Investments, a subsidiary of Novare Holdings which is a premier African investment solutions provider, won the coveted Fund of Hedge Funds (FoHF) category at the annual HedgeNews Africa Awards 2020 digital ceremony, held on 4 March 2021.

Proposed amendments to Regulation 28 of the Pension Funds Act: what this means for workers’ pensions

Simply put, Regulation 28 of the Pension Funds Act governs the way managers of pension funds invest in various asset classes, to safeguard workers retirement savings against risky investments.

Novare sees growth in hedge fund assets

Against a backdrop of volatility in both the global and domestic capital markets, the latest Novare hedge fund survey shows that after two successive years of steady decline, the industry AUM has increased to R52.8 billion during the 12-month period to end-2019, constituting growth of 12%.

Protecting workers’ savings in scramble for infrastructure investment

Amidst a resurgence in the debate about whether retirement funds should invest more in infrastructure, it’s worth remembering that the first duty of funds and their trustees is to the members whose money they are tasked to protect and grow.

Downside risks remain for equities says Novare

Despite the recovery in share prices globally and in South Africa following the sharp sell-off in March, it is evident that significant downside risk remains due to muted consumer demand, distressed companies, and consensus of a global recession amidst no clear timeline for a return to normality.

Inflation falls to a 15-year low, but might not herald further interest rate cuts

As expected, inflation as measured by the consumer price index (CPI) fell again in May, reflecting the decline in fuel prices as well as the impact on the economy of lockdown measures introduced to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Finding value in SA’s markets

Despite the recovery in share prices globally and in South Africa following the sharp sell-off in March, it is evident that significant downside risk remains due to muted consumer demand, distressed companies, and consensus of a global recession amidst no clear timeline for a return to normality.

Novare finishes construction at Twin Palms mall in Zambia

South Africa-based private equity group Novare Equity Partners on Wednesday announced that the second phase of the Novare Twin Palms mall, in Zambia, has opened for business. The mall now has 12 000 m2 of prime retail space.

Significant downside risk remains in volatile equity markets

Despite the recovery in share prices globally and in South Africa following the sharp sell-off in March, it is evident that significant downside risk remains due to muted consumer demand, distressed companies, and consensus of a global recession amidst no clear timeline for a return to normality.

Expect wild swings in asset prices to continue on elevated market risk

As countries globally continue to count COVID-19 infection rates and mortality figures attributable to the pandemic, the elevated level of risk being experienced in financial markets may be sustained for periods longer that initially envisaged - leaving investors vulnerable to volatility and implying that decisions to enter or exit markets might be postponed until more stable conditions return.

Prepare for resurgent property markets in Africa

Despite current circumstances - dominated by the human and economic cost of Covid-19 - the African real estate investment cycle will return to its long-term trajectory of accelerated development, driven by economic fundamentals and demographics.

Monetary policy response to mitigate Covid-19 leaves pensioners in the lurch

While recent interest rate cuts have been welcomed by business and cash-strapped consumers whose debt will cost less, pensioners dependent on interest earned from savings will suffer a significant decline in income - especially with further rate cuts on the cards.

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NOVARE EMPLOYEES LEND A HELPING HAND TO KZN FLOOD VICTIMS

“There can be no greater gift than that of giving one’s time and energy to helping others without expecting anything in return.” – Nelson R. Mandela  Novare staff were amongst the many South Africans who watched on the news as people and families in KwaZulu-Natal were severely affected by a natural disaster of flooding.  Severe…

GAINING TRUST IN A CONFLICTED INVESTMENT INDUSTRY STARTS WITH OPENNESS

While regulations govern how conflicts of interests between clients and financial-services providers need to be managed, firms only have one choice: Put the customer first, or eventually fail, writes Ola Leepile, CEO of Novare Holdings.  The financial services industry is a hotbed of inherent self-interests that constantly pit clients’ needs against those of the business.…

LEVERAGING ALTERNATIVE ASSETS AS A MEANS TO MINIMISE DOWNSIDE INVESTMENT RISKS

When most people think of investing, the first thing to come to mind is usually your traditional asset classes like stocks and bonds or even interest on cash savings. After all, these make up the bulk of virtually every investment portfolio domestically. Beyond these, however, more and more investors are shifting the balance of their…

NOVARE BETS ON SOUTH AFRICAN BONDS AS IT AWAITS BETTER EQUITY OPPORTUNITIES

Novare Holdings favours South African bonds over equities as the manager of more than R40 billion ($2.7 billion) in assets prepares for share prices to drop before boosting its stock allocation. Domestic bond prices have plunged over the past two years, with yields on the government’s 10-year securities climbing one percentage point higher to 9.56%,…

5 KEY INVESTMENT TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2022

There’s no doubt that investing remains one of the best ways to preserve and create wealth in the modern age, but that nevertheless comes with the proviso that what one chooses to invest in has to be wisely chosen. It’s no surprise then that for 2022, the market will continue to be heavily influenced by…

INVESTORS URGED TO LOOK ABROAD EVEN AS ERA OF CHEAP MONEY NEARS ITS END

Jacobus Brink, Head of Investments at Novare Holdings, encourages South African investors to stay the course on building an offshore portfolio as a buffer against mounting economic and political risks at home. A deep sense of angst has gripped international markets as the Federal Reserve and other major central banks consider gradually unwinding stimulus measures…

PLAYING THE VOLATILE RAND TO BUILD A SUSTAINABLE OFFSHORE ESG PORTFOLIO

Jacobus Brink, head of investments at Novare Holdings, looks at how investors can use the rand’s gains this year to build a global ESG portfolio and benefit from an upsurge in demand for sustainable assets The rand’s rally to a two-year high earlier this year was reason enough for investors to move more money abroad.…

THE NOVARE MAYIBENTSHA MODERATE QUALIFIED FUND OF HEDGE FUNDS SCOOPS PRIZE AT THE PRESTIGIOUS HEDGENEWS AFRICA AWARDS 2020

Novare Investments, a subsidiary of Novare Holdings which is a premier African investment solutions provider, won the coveted Fund of Hedge Funds (FoHF) category at the annual HedgeNews Africa Awards 2020 digital ceremony, held on 4 March 2021. The flagship Novare Mayibentsha Moderate Qualified FoHF is a qualified investor fund which was originally established in…

DIVERSIFIED MULTI-MANAGER FUNDS CAN OPTIMISE RETURNS

27 November 2019 The fact that most active fund managers fail to achieve their requisite performance benchmarks adds hugely to the complexity of the task faced by retirement fund trustees and other investors in determining where to invest members’ money to enhance returns. Benedict Mongalo, Chief Investment Officer at Novare Investments, argues that multi-manager funds…

LUSAKA’S VIBRANT RETAIL SECTOR GETS A BOOST WITH THE OPENING OF PHASE TWO OF NOVARE TWIN PALMS MALL

The city’s newest shopping and lifestyle destination The second phase of the Novare Twin Palms mall in Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, has opened for business. Now with 12 000-square metres of prime retail space, the centre adds another dimension to Lusaka’s dynamic retail sector – as well as greater choice and convenience for the shopping public.…