There is a global shift in the way investors think about their investments - they want more accountability and are increasingly moving towards purpose-driven investment where they can make a positive impact through their assets, according to Malcolm Fair, Managing Director, RisCura. The firm launched a series of impact fund of funds – the first of its kind in South Africa.
There are already several asset managers with the capability to operate in these areas. However there is a need for more and a further goal of RisCura’s Impact Funds Series is to assist newer asset managers and investment teams in the SA Impact Investment space to provide return-optimising portfolios in the impact and infrastructure areas. Read more on p.4 and pp. 16-17.
In this month’s edition, we also speak with Thapelo Tsheple, CEO of Botswana Stock Exchange to discuss investment products, IPOs and why Botswana is an ideal destination for investment. Learn more on pp.12-14.
Meanwhile, Kingsley Williams, CIO of Satrix, looks into whether South Africa has been left behind in the global adoption of indexation. But how did the ETF originate, and how has its use evolved? Read on pp.18-19.
Among the most evident developments over the past year has been an increase in the willingness of investors to use online channels to engage with their advisers or asset managers, educating themselves on the implications of the pandemic on their investments, according to Pieter Hugo of Prudential Investment Managers. Read more on how to meet the challenges of the Coronavirus crisis on p.24.