Investment Review – November 2017

Market Indicators

  • JSE All Share (ALSI) 59,772.83
  • Rand/Euro R 16.25
  • Rand/Pound R 18.43
  • Rand/US Dollar R 13.65
  • Rand/Aus Dollar R 10.33

Is the grass greener on the offshore side?

With local investor anxiety at persistently high levels for the past few years we have seen a steady flow of assets and increasing appetite to invest offshore. Being South African’s we are often our own worst critic, and home-based pessimism is amplified when considering where to invest. It is difficult to be positive on domestic investing. But does this mean the grass is also greener on the other side? In this month’s commentary we take a tour through what it means to be a global investor by looking at what we are actually investing in and the new risks we are exposed to in the search for returns. (Click link to download PDF)

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The Allan Gray-Orbis Global Equity Feeder Fund remains fully invested in global equities. The objective of the Fund is to outperform the FTSE World Index at no greater-than average risk of loss in its sector.