Press Releases

Beware of excessive pessimismfor 2017, says Old Mutual Investment Group

1 Dec 2016
After narrowly escaping Fitch and Moody’s downgrades last week, South Africa is still on tenterhooks over S&P’s rating decision tomorrow. But investors should beware of excessive pessimism over South Africa’s economy in 2017.
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Old Mutual pledges support to 4th annual South African Premier Business Awards

1 Dec 2016
Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies today announced that Old Mutual and Tsogo Sun will be key sponsors of the 4th Annual South African Premier Business Awards to be held on Tuesday 6 December at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. The Johannesburg Stock Exchange is an affiliate partner.
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2017 Comrades entry process to close

28 Nov 2016
The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced that the closure of its 2017 entry process is imminent. The three-month long entry process has netted nearly 19,500 entries to date.
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Moody’s decision to maintain sovereign rating improves SA’s prospects of keeping its investment grade

26 Nov 2016
The decision by Moody’s this week to leave South Africa’s sovereign credit rating unchanged at two notches above junk status is another welcome reprieve, providing an extended window to rebuild confidence in the country and improve its economic prospects before the next ratings reviews next year.
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‘MOVEMBER’ drawing to a close - but the hidden costs of male cancers remain in the spotlight

25 Nov 2016
The Movember Movement inspires millions around the world to grow “mo-staches” in support of men diagnosed with prostate and testicular cancer. By challenging the taboo around these specific forms of cancer, the Movember Foundation, in partnership with medical professionals, works tirelessly to break the silence and create awareness about the warning signs, causes and impacts of such cancers.
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Moody's outlook more significant than potential downgrade decision

24 Nov 2016
Amidst worsening unemployment figures and sustained weak domestic demand, South Africa’s fears of having its credit rating downgraded have intensified as they await Moody’s rating review this week and S&P’s review next Friday.
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Enjoy a fairy-tale Christmas at the Durban Botanic Gardens

18 Nov 2016
Are you dreaming of a magical Christmas? The Old Mutual Music at the Lake outdoor entertainment series promises to immerse you in a starry wonderland this Christmas.
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Getting married? Make sure you say "I can" before you say "I do"

17 Nov 2016
The summer wedding season is upon us and wedding bells are ringing. Getting married is a very special and exciting event, one you may have planned for and dreamt about for a long time.
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The Winds of Change

9 Nov 2016
Political shocks have become the big new driver of volatility in our investment universe. There have been three major surprises in the last year: the changes in the South African Finance Minister, the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump as the president of the United States.
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The changing face of globalisation

9 Nov 2016
Globalisation is a continuing reality, but certain of its effects are increasingly coming under widespread attack and scrutiny. Just this year, Britain voted to leave the EU, the right-leaning US presidential candidate threatened to build a wall around America and the centre right in Europe rallied against migration policies.
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Trump win highlights new, populist-led era, says Old Mutual Investment Group

9 Nov 2016
Following Donald Trump’s shock win in the US elections, the world’s attention has shifted to what extent his proposed policies will be implemented and the implications for global markets.
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Old Mutual to support pan-African youth leadership development initiative

8 Nov 2016
To develop leaders with a broad pan-African focus, Old Mutual made a formal commitment to support an exciting education initiative by the Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS).
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