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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.

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    What do Consumers Look for in an Online Offering? In choosing an online retailer, the majority of South African consumers cited lower prices (91%), payment convenience (90%), and secure payment facilities (90%) as their main criteria. They also highlighted that websites must have a solid reputation, be user-friendly, and that the online retail provider should […]

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    Thys is a diversified and naturally driven SEO and Analytics Specialist with across-the-board proficiency in the following business environments: Business Analysis | Conversion Optimization | Online Analytics and Reporting | Search Engine Optimization. He currently sits in the FNB Online team.

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    There’s one line that is synonymous with SEO: “Content is King”. This was true in the 90’s and it is still true today. The way content is used has evolved over the years. Back in the 90’s it was easy to manipulate the search engines and achieve decent rankings fast, but this has changed dramatically. […]

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    Sizwe Nxedlana Chief Economist at First National Bank. Prior to that he was a Senior Economist in FNB’s Wealth segment where he was involved in macroeconomic and investment research and is a member of the investment and asset allocation committees. Before joining FNB Wealth he was an economist at FNB Commercial. He began his career at the Bureau for Economic Research in Stellenbosch followed by a stint at Kagiso Trust Investments. He completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Cape Town and a Master of Commerce degree in economics from the University of KwaZulu Natal.

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    What explains the significant depreciation of the Rand over the last two years? The Rand is a price and is therefore driven by demand and supply dynamics. If there is excess supply or deficient demand for a good or service it will become cheaper and vice-versa. So how does this apply to the Rand? Starting […]

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    Yusuf Wadee Heads up the ETF business for RMB. He started his career in banking and investments in 2001 - and has worked as an equity trader and portfolio manager. He has a background in actuarial science with a honours degree in Mathematics from the University of the Witwatersrand.

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    It wasn’t very long ago that I remember as a kid when a family friend would occasionally pay my folks a visit at home. After the formalities of casual discussion, the evening would move to him taking them through the various investments he was selling. This friend of my parents was a financial broker and […]

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    Luise Allemann is a seasoned journalist and editor with 18 years experience in a range of diverse editorial environments including news reporting for Independent Newspapers in Durban and the award-winning Engineering News and Mining Weekly. This was followed by a five year tenure at Marketing Mix culminating in her appointment as editor which saw her overseeing a team of journalists as well as the print and business aspects of the magazine. She left Marketing Mix in 2004 to start her own content creation and strategy business and has subsequently worked on an array of projects and subject matter for corporate clients such as Kagiso Broadcasting, Hollard Insurance, FNB, Liberty Life and MTN as well as various magazine titles. Her current passion is the post-PC revolution and its effect on the marketing and media landscape and as such she’s a big fan of the ‘Twitterverse’ and its ability to create ‘borderless brands’.

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    I’m loathed to touch on the highly emotional issue of eTolling but it seems like the writing may well be on the wall for thousands of Gauteng commuters when it comes to having to fork out for toll fees in the not so distant future and recent newspaper reports suggest that may only be the […]

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