We are moving to Bryanston

The Credo Johannesburg office has recently relocated to Bryanston, our new contact details are as follows.

Coachmans Crossing Office Park
Block D Ground Floor
4 Brian Street, Lyme Park
Bryanston 2191
+27 (0)11 463 6312
sjdupreez@credogroup.com
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QBE Insurance Group

QBE Insurance Group is Australia's largest international insurance and reinsurance company and one of the top 25 globally. QBE is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and is headquartered in Sydney. They employ more than 17,000 people in 43 countries, providing insurance to policyholders in more than 140 countries. Their gross written premium was US$17.9 billion in 2013. QBE is mainly a property / casualty primary insurer, however, its operations also include reinsurance and lender mortgage insurance.

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Shale Oil; Pretender to the Throne?

Contrary to all expectations, Bonnie Prince Charlie's campaign to win the British throne began exceptionally well, sweeping all before him as he marched south to London. In like fashion, the emergence of shale oil shocked global supply, and seemed poised to depose the current arbiters of the global oil market, OPEC. On the back of this BP, which we continue to hold, has taken a sustained bruising over the last six months. Like the Jacobite Rising of 1745, however, will shale oil become the revolution that wasn't?

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Credo publishes the Autumn 2014 edition of CREDONEWS

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Credo presents at European Maccabi Confederation seminar

In early November 2014, Maccabi GB hosted the European Maccabi Confederation (EMC) Future Leaders Forum (FLF) Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs Business Seminar in London. Over 100 young people from countries as far afield as Israel, America and Canada participated. The Credo Group is a proud sponsor of Maccabi GB, and against that background, Credo CIO, Deon Gouws, was invited to present on the current investment environment at the seminar.In early November 2014, Maccabi GB hosted the European Maccabi Confederation (EMC) Future Leaders Forum (FLF) Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs Business Seminar in London. Over 100 young people from countries as far afield as Israel, America and Canada participated. The Credo Group is a proud sponsor of Maccabi GB, and against that background, Credo CIO, Deon Gouws, was invited to present on the current investment environment at the seminar.

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Millennials and investing

South African financial publication Finweek publishes a tri-annual supplement named Collective Insight focusing on the investment community at large. In the most recent edition (published October 2014), the spotlight falls on the millennial generation and how they invest. In this regard, Deon Gouws (Chief Investment Officer at Credo) provides his perspective and points out that compounding returns over time will always remain one of the most powerful principles in investing, regardless of the demographic group that an individual might belong to.

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Is Ebola a risk to the market?

Global equity markets have been very volatile in the past month, with all of this year's gains being wiped out in some regions.

While this is being attributed to several factors ranging from slower global economic growth to falling inflation expectations in the US, some market commentators have ascribed the change in investor psychology to the rising Ebola scare across various countries.

Indeed, in recent weeks Ebola has been making more and more headlines in the international press.

Should investors be worried?

And how should one respond, as far as possible portfolio action is concerned

Click here for full article by Joelle Anamootoo, Credo's Investment Strategist.

T+2 for European Markets - Go Live Date Monday 6th October 2014

The settlement cycle for Equities, Fixed Income and ETFs in Europe is to be shortened to T+2. This means the settlement date should not be later than 2 business days after the trade takes place. This will take effect from Monday 6th October 2014.

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What makes a good wealth manager?

South African financial publication Finweek publishes a tri-annual supplement named Collective Insight focusing on the investment community at large. In the most recent edition (published July 2014), the spotlight falls on picking financial experts. In this regard, Deon Gouws (Chief Investment Officer at Credo) provides his perspective on what makes a good wealth manager.

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Credo publishes the Summer 2014 edition of CREDONEWS
  • A team of stars, or a star team?
    Deon Gouws explores what makes a good wealth manager
  • Same Roots, different routes
    Europe is not playing on the same field as Japan did 20 years ago
  • Football and finance analogies
    Why England fans are always disappointed and more

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Credo appoints Investment Strategist

Credo has appointed Joelle Anamootoo as Investment Strategist, with responsibility for macro-economic views and asset allocation as part of Credo's investment process. She will also be responsible for enhancing Credo's multi-asset managed portfolio solution. As Credo's risk-based managed portfolio solution, consisting of best-of-breed third party funds across asset classes has been available to Financial Intermediaries and Private Investors for many years, Joelle's role will be an expansionary one.

Joelle holds an MPhil in Economics from Oxford University and previously held roles at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank as a senior Equity Strategist.

Credo already provides managed portfolio solutions, comprising direct exposure to global equities and corporate bonds, to Financial Intermediaries and Private Investors via its global platform.

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Our view of the beach has changed

The Credo Cape Town office has recently relocated to Green Point, our new contact details are as follows.

De Waterkant Centre, Unit 304, 9 Somerset Road, 8005, Green Point
Cape Town, South Africa
T. +27 (0)21 418 1006

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Credo publishes the Spring 2014 edition of CREDONEWS
  • Beauty parades, betting and bubbles
    The differences in the philosophy and approach to asset pricing
  • The can that can't be kicked
    The real bubble of our time
  • ISA, just do it
    It's time for clients to utilise their Individual Savings Account and more

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And the Nobel prize goes to...?

In the most recent copy of leading South African financial magazine "Finweek" (edition of 30 January 2014), an overview is provided of the first 10 years of articles published in the magazine's quarterly investment supplement "Collective Insight". The overview makes mention of the fact that last year's Nobel Peace prize in Economic Science went to three individuals for their work on assets prices, and goes on to credit Credo's CIO, Deon Gouws, for providing an excellent foundation for this very debate in an article published in Finweek a full decade ago, in which Deon set out a number of differences in the philosophy and approach to asset pricing.

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You can also read Deon's original article from 2003 here.

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"Think deeply, buy carefully, sell smartly... and hold with conviction in between."

What's your new year's resolution?

If your new year's resolution is to stress less and to enjoy life more...

your relationship manager to let us help you stick to your goal.

Click here to see Credo's CIO Deon Gouws' resolution (as featured in Citywire's roundup of leaders in the wealth management industry).

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Credo supports wealth managers looking to start their own firms

Developed by Credo's wealth outsourcing solutions division, the "partner" model is designed to support wealth managers in compliance regulatory needs, as well as bring scale, leverage Credo's infrastructure and it's model portfolio service.

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Credo to offer new partner model for wealth managers

Credo is launching an outsourced platform proposition for wealth managers that will provide a suite of back office functions. The new 'Partner' model will provide trading capabilities, custody and reporting services along with access to its range of model portfolios, which the firm launched last July.

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