Press Releases

Make your money work for you this tax season

16 Aug 2017
When Benjamin Franklin said that nothing in life is certain besides death and taxes, he had a point. But tax season, although often seen as a hassle by many consumers, should also be seen as a useful reminder to review various savings and investment vehicles, and make certain your financial planning is tax efficient.
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An anniversary to forget

14 Aug 2017
By Dave Mohr & Izak Odendaal. While South Africans commemorated Women’s Day, many investors had another anniversary on their minds. On 9 August, ten years ago, French bank BNP Paribas grabbed headlines by freezing three investment funds after the market for sub-prime securities seized up. Although it wasn’t the first sub-prime domino to fall, this was in many ways the point at which the acute phase of the credit crunch started. 
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Masisizane boosts women entrepreneurs to benefit South Africa

15 Aug 2017
Women are an undervalued force in South Africa’s economy. To grow their positive impact the Masisizane Fund (an Old Mutual initiative) has a strong focus on empowering women entrepreneurs. It’s a focus that is yielding great dividends in the form of job creation and community upliftment.
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You love shopping, but should you be investing in clothing retail stocks?

15 Aug 2017
You may be aware of the clothing retail sector’s golden decade that South Africa has just experienced. However, with consumer confidence in the economy at lows not seen since the eighties, clothing retail stock market prices have tumbled to levels that look temptingly cheap compared with the past 10 years.
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July’s silver linings

15 Aug 2017
By Dave Mohr & Izak Odendaal, Old Mutual Multi-Managers. South African investors face the twin headache of disappointing returns and widespread uncertainty (and pessimism) over the domestic economy’s prospects. But there has been better news recently. With one day to go, July has been a strong month on local and global markets, lifting year-to-date returns to more respectable real levels. 
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Old Mutual Emerging Markets delivers credible performance in challenging economic environment

11 Aug 2017
Old Mutual Emerging Markets (“OMEM”) today reported pre-tax Adjusted Operating Profits of R6.0 billion for the six months ended 30 June 2017, an increase of 1% on the prior year. This reflects a turnaround in the Old Mutual Insure underwriting result, strong recovery of risk underwriting results in South Africa’s Corporate segment and improved results in East Africa.
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Mike Ilsley appointed Chief Financial Officer of Old Mutual Emerging Markets

11 Aug 2017
Old Mutual Emerging Markets (“OMEM”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Ilsley as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) of OMEM and CFO-designate of Old Mutual Limited (“OML”).
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Debunking three major misconceptions about what makes a company quality

10 Aug 2017
Unlike well-defined investment strategies such as Value and Growth investing, there is still no universally agreed upon definition of Quality, despite it being an investment strategy that continues to gain traction due to its ability to add long-term value in the context of increasingly volatile and uncertain markets. 
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Why value is key to sucess in a post-RDR world

10 Aug 2017
Within the current economic and legislative environment, demonstrating value as a financial adviser has become imperative. The Retail Distribution Review (RDR) is expected to put adviser fees under customers’ microscopes and technological trends such as robo-advice and shifting consumer behaviour requires advisers to reinvent their customer relationship model in order to succeed.  
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Flex the feminine financial muscle, says Old Mutual

8 Aug 2017
In South Africa women outnumber men by over 1,5 million, according to the latest Stats SA population estimates. 
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Free State kicks off the 2017 Old Mutual National Choir Festival on a high note

7 Aug 2017
The winners of the Free State Regional Championships of the Old Mutual National Choir Festival received more than they hoped for this year as the Free State Department of Arts and Culture boosted the prize money.
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A Unit Trust for your financial goal

18 Jul 2017
Elize Botha, Managing Director of Old Mutual Unit Trusts, shares her advice on how investors should consider allocating their household income to meet both their immediate obligations and long-term financial objectives.
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