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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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WHY EVERY INVESTOR SHOULD THINK ABOUT ADDING OFFSHORE INVESTMENTS TO THEIR PORTFOLIO

25 April 2016 The recent volatility of the rand, with experts predicting further weakness, as well as extended low growth in local markets, has led many investors to cast their eyes offshore. No investment should be made on sentiment or emotion alone, so what exactly constitutes a considered approach to offshore investing? “Short-term currency fluctuations…

HEDGE FUND MYTHS BUSTED

23 November 2016 Despite the misconception that hedge funds are risky investments, South African-based funds are in fact relatively conservative. Interestingly, many South African investors still perceive hedge funds as the riskier investment when compared to other more traditional and more familiar investment vehicles/ strategies. According to the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), proof points…

THE BENEFIT OF HEDGE FUNDS IN AN INSTITUTIONAL PORTFOLIO

22 March 2016 Hedge funds are some of the most misunderstood investment funds in the asset management industry. This is due to certain misconceptions which include alternative tools available to hedge fund managers and certain operational failures which would be labeled as hedge fund failures blowouts, these funds are perceived as risky with little investor…

THE EVOLUTION OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN HEDGE FUND INDUSTRY AND WHAT IT MEANS TO FINALLY BE REGULATED

2 March 2016 The first hedge fund was founded by Alfred Winslow Jones in 1949 upon realising that he could effectively use two tools – short selling and leveraging – to protect his portfolio of shares in a falling market. Since then, the global hedge fund industry grew in magnitude and now encompasses multiple strategies…

NOVARE LAUNCHES SOUTH AFRICA’S FIRST RETAIL HEDGE FUND

2 February 2016 Independent investment pioneers, Novare, is proud to announce the launch of South Africa’s first retail fund of hedge funds product. While hedge funds were previously only available to institutional investors, Novare now offers access to financial advisors and individual investors. Eugene Visagie, Head of Hedge Fund Investments at Novare says that this…

NOVARE INVESTMENTS RATED BEST MULTI-MANAGER IN SOUTH AFRICA

Novare Investments, the independent multi-manager, was recently voted the Best Multi-Manager Fund Provider in South Africa at Global Fund Awards 2015 in London. The Global Fund Awards is an international awards program, sponsored by Barclay Hedge and the Isle of Man Fund Association that recognises fund performance and excellence in global financial services. The awards…