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Financial marketers, don’t fear your AI friends

By Elliot Burr on December 3, 2018
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Are there any practical uses for artificial intelligence in finance? Naysayers all over the world-wide-web will say that AI is just a fad; a continued blab at the expense of optimists that are excited by the…

Automation and AI – the future is digital for SA asset managers

By Leandi Kolver on September 12, 2018
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Nic Andrew, MD at Nedgroup Investments shares his views on digital transformation in the South African asset management industry, tells us about the vision behind the company’s roboadvisor platform and explains why he doesn’t believe traditional…

AMMF #51: New crypto funds, blockchain research and the potential of AI

By Leandi Kolver on September 7, 2018
Asset Management Marketing Focus #51

Welcome to our asset management marketing focus This week’s roundup focuses on the South African asset management space, bringing you news about crypto funds, blockchain, AI and Sygnia’s hedge fund decision. Website Spotlight: Allan Gray Allan…

AMMF #50: Digital seafaring, low-cost platforms, longest bull run

By Elliot Burr on August 31, 2018
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Welcome to our asset management marketing focus In AMMF’s 50th round up, we bring you a new crypto-asset fund launch, open and closing doors for digital platforms, and celebrations for the 10-year bull market run. Movers &…

Saving vs investing – will South Africans make the shift?

By Leandi Kolver on July 9, 2018

Most South Africans aren’t saving and investing enough for a comfortable retirement, and many of those who are saving (for retirement or otherwise) aren’t doing so smartly. This is the harsh reality. A comfortable retirement? According…

South African Robo-Advisors: Hype or Worthy Investment?

By Leandi Kolver on June 13, 2018
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By 2022 robo-advisors will manage US$177 million in South African assets, up from only US$22 million this year, data by Statista shows. This translates into a compound annual growth rate between 2018 and 2022 of 68.8%….

Apple Asset Management? It probably will happen

By Robin Powell on March 19, 2018
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I’m not an Apple obsessive. I don’t queue outside the Apple Store at 5am to buy the latest iPhone, and I’m sorry, but £160 for a pair of ear plugs is daylight robbery. But I love…

Gender equality ETF, more MiFID II, fund website spotlight [VIDEO]

By Elliot Burr on February 2, 2018
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This month’s video round up presents the new wave of ETF investment opportunities, an update on MiFID II, GDPR due dates, and our favourite recent website launches and campaigns within asset management. Please find links to…

Asset Management Marketing Focus #22

By Elliot Burr on January 19, 2018
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Welcome to our asset management marketing roundup Asset managers are increasingly looking to embrace digital, offering innovative ways to engage with investors who are looking to trust those that are up to speed. From marketing funds…

Asset Management Marketing Focus #13

By Elliot Burr on October 27, 2017
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Welcome to our asset management marketing roundup Asset managers are increasingly looking to embrace digital, offering innovative ways to engage with investors who are looking to trust those that are up to speed. From marketing funds…

Millennial Investors: Is It Wise To Cut Out Humans?

By Graham Jarvis on October 2, 2017
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“The times they are a-changin’”, and with the growth of artificial intelligence (AI) in all industrial sectors, including financial services, the words of singer-songwriter Bob Dylan are certainly coming true. Attracta Mooney, an asset management reporter…

The New Wave of Asset Management

By Mash Patel on September 12, 2017
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We’ve been told a lot of things about millennials in the recent past. How they’re lazy. How they’re not lazy. How they are killing certain industries. And how they don’t have any money. There is a…