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    Thabiso started her career at Barclays Africa Group in 2009 where she worked as an Actuarial Pricing Analyst developing risk pricing models for short-term insurance products. She joined Stanlib Asset Management in 2013 as a Performance Analyst and joined Ashburton Fund Managers in 2016 as an Investment Analyst. Thabiso holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Mathematics and Economics) and a Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree (Investment Management), both from the University of Johannesburg.

    Global equity markets were subdued in August against a backdrop of mixed economic indicator readings over the period. Risk appetite appears to have been negatively affected at the margin by on-going posturing by North Korea. In the US the labour market remained buoyant with payrolls increasing by 189000 in July and the unemployment rate edged […]

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    Investment Analyst – FNB Wealth Passionate about investments, Chantal helped launch the FNB Securities in-house research platform and plays an important role within the content generation team at FNB Wealth. She works closely with the FNB Economics and Strategy teams in generating original ideas and communicating these thoughts to clients in a straightforward way. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Mathematics and Economics) and a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree (Investment Management) from the University of Johannesburg (UJ). Chantal is awaiting her CFA Charter and is pursuing a Masters degree in Finance, also from UJ.

    The industrial index clawed back losses in July, supported by strong performances by major rand hedge counters as the rand came under pressure over the month. Among the rand hedge counters, Naspers (+10.5%) led gains as the rally in Tencent continued in China, with Richemont (+2.0) and Steinhoff (+1.3%) also ending in positive territory. British […]

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    Investment Analyst – FNB Wealth Passionate about investments, Chantal helped launch the FNB Securities in-house research platform and plays an important role within the content generation team at FNB Wealth. She works closely with the FNB Economics and Strategy teams in generating original ideas and communicating these thoughts to clients in a straightforward way. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Mathematics and Economics) and a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree (Investment Management) from the University of Johannesburg (UJ). Chantal is awaiting her CFA Charter and is pursuing a Masters degree in Finance, also from UJ.

    The platinum price came under pressure in June along with its yellow counterpart and few drivers emerged boost the price. EU car registrations rebounded to pre-financial crisis highs. Major markets in the region performed well with the exception of the United Kingdom. The Eurozone economy expanded at its fastest pace since 2015 in the first […]

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    Investment Analyst – FNB Wealth Passionate about investments, Chantal helped launch the FNB Securities in-house research platform and plays an important role within the content generation team at FNB Wealth. She works closely with the FNB Economics and Strategy teams in generating original ideas and communicating these thoughts to clients in a straightforward way. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Mathematics and Economics) and a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree (Investment Management) from the University of Johannesburg (UJ). Chantal is awaiting her CFA Charter and is pursuing a Masters degree in Finance, also from UJ.

    Global equity markets continued to edge ahead in May while bond yields drifted slightly lower. Economic indicators were relatively steady over the period. In the US employment growth rebounded strongly in April with non -farm payrolls leaping by 211 000 compared to just 79 000 the month before, first quarter GDP estimates were revised higher […]

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    Investment Analyst – FNB Wealth Passionate about investments, Chantal helped launch the FNB Securities in-house research platform and plays an important role within the content generation team at FNB Wealth. She works closely with the FNB Economics and Strategy teams in generating original ideas and communicating these thoughts to clients in a straightforward way. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Mathematics and Economics) and a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree (Investment Management) from the University of Johannesburg (UJ). Chantal is awaiting her CFA Charter and is pursuing a Masters degree in Finance, also from UJ.

    The FTSE/JSE SA Listed Property Index remained range bound for the month of April, and ended up adding just 0.6% during the month. The index started off the month on a downward path, losing ~2% within the first week, before rebounding in the middle of the month. The volatile performance came on the back of […]

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