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The Active vs Passive Management Debate

by Mark Moir on 19 February 2016 13:52 (19/02/2016)

Active vs Passive Management ApproachesIt is easy to find oneself in the midst of a raging online debate about which of the two types of fund management approaches - Active and Passive - is best, and the arguments are generally skewed towards the approach chosen by the company for which the commentator works.

What is an active and a passive fund management approach, you may be asking?

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Tax-free savings accounts: Making saving for the long term more attractive

by Mark Moir on 01 February 2016 11:32 (01/02/2016)

New Tax Free Savings Account from Investec and BeanstalkTax-free savings accounts can help you save more for the long term because you don't pay tax on the growth of your investment. There are quite a few providers that offer these types of investments, so where do you start?

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Rugby Fans vs Investors: Investing without Emotion

by Deon Gouws (Chief Investment Officer at Credo Wealth in London) on 17 October 2015 15:53 (17/10/2015)

Rugby Fans v InvestorsWe thought you might be amused by this article trending at the moment regarding the Rugby World Cup. It is not intended to be 100% accurate, but it does serve to remind us to not invest with our emotions.

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Understanding Asset Allocation

by Mark Moir on 09 May 2014 14:31 (09/05/2014)

Correct asset allocation is arguably the most important factor in determining investment returns according to Ian Jones from Fundhouse, an independent Fund Rating Agency.

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Earning Real Returns...it's not enough just to be earning interest

by Andrew Mobbs on 05 May 2014 16:12 (05/05/2014)

There was a time when putting money into a bank savings account was considered a worthy investment - "Better than putting it under one's mattress!" they would say.

That time has passed and should be a distant memory. Why then do most of us still do it?

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Welcome to our news section where we will do our very best to keep you up to date with relevant and interesting information about savings and investments. In particular, we will be covering unit trusts and retirement annuities as well as the financial services industry in general.