Press Releases

We should all be better savers, whether or not VAT is increased

19 Feb 2018
As the National Budget Speech draws closer, debate around a possible value-added tax (VAT) increase to remedy South Africa’s increasing fiscal deficit is growing stronger.
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Strict fiscal consolidation crucial to avoid downgrade

19 Feb 2018
The shocking abandonment of fiscal consolidation as a key policy anchor in the October 2017 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) led to the downgrade to sub investment grade by S&P and the credit watch by Moody’s.
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The rise of the discretionary fund manager

15 Feb 2018
Over the past decade, the idea of turning to external experts for investment proficiency has gained exponential popularity internationally.
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Old Mutual Soweto Marathon improves lives of girls at Phefeni High School

13 Feb 2018
To support young female learners and ensure they don’t need to miss classes, Old Mutual and Caring4Girls have donated sanitary towels to 210 girls at Phefeni High School in Soweto.
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That escalated quickly

13 Feb 2018
By Dave Mohr & Izak Odendaal, Old Mutual Multi-Managers. Global equity markets had a strong start to the year, but suddenly, almost out of nowhere, the wheels fell off. The sharp sell-off on the first three trading days of February resumed on Thursday.
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Three financial traits to make your Valentine swoon

13 Feb 2018
Arrows, hearts and red merchandise signal the arrival of yet another Valentines Day. Once again the temptation to splurge is upon us, and so soon after recovery from the festive season.
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Student finalists throw light on corruption and monetary policies

13 Feb 2018
Insights from South Africa’s top economics students made a deep impression on the judging panel of this year’s Nedbank & Old Mutual Budget Speech Competition, which focused on the issues of the impact of corruption on an economy (undergraduates) and a review of the impacts of the unconventional monetary policies used during the global financial crisis (postgraduates).
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EXCELLENT MULTI-ASSET FUND PERFORMANCE FOR OLD MUTUAL UNIT TRUSTS

8 Feb 2018

Elize Botha, MD: Old Mutual Unit Trusts

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Water crisis threatens further downgrades for the Cape

7 Feb 2018
With Level 6B restrictions having come into effect and Day Zero still looming, the impact of the Western Cape water crisis has far reaching consequences for not only the province, but the national GDP.
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Corruption: costs and cures

6 Feb 2018
Corruption as a phenomenon is widespread in societies and governments across the world. The level of corruption in South Africa has recently been alleged to have escalated to the point of state capture.
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The spectre of corruption

6 Feb 2018
Very few issues provoke public discourse to the same extent as the problem of corruption. The rise of populist politicians promising to break the cycle of corruption, during various 2016 elections, show that people worldwide are growing increasingly unhappy with the way corruption is allowed to prosper.
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How corruption can destroy economies

6 Feb 2018
According to Transparency International, corruption is “one of the greatest challenges of the contemporary world”, particularly for developing countries.
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