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Banner year for Independent Alternatives

Independent Alternatives, headed by Grant Hogan and Tatenda Chapinduka in Johannesburg, had a watershed year in 2023, growing its team and executing its business...

Ex-Sanlam trio carve niche in digital assets

Former senior Sanlam trio Nersan Naidoo, Selwyn Pillay and Reece Briesies have launched MidSquare, looking to provide institutional-grade investment solutions in the world of...

The role of hedge funds in a balanced portfolio

Nosibusiso Ngqondoyi at Old Mutual Multi-Managers discusses how an allocation to hedge funds, and the different brand of tools and skills they offer, is a valuable component of a long-term growth solution

Taking the pulse on ESG: navigating long and short strategies

South African hedge fund managers have made positive shifts towards ESG integration, writes the RisCura Sustainability Team

Mergence sees opportunity in infrastructure

South African pension funds can now allocate up to 45% to infrastructure investments yet they face limitations particularly in the listed space, which lacks...

The Death of (African) Equities?

Does a 1979 Business Week cover presage the future for African equities? Kevin Macdonald and Greg Barker at Sustainable Capital ask the right questions

Wealthy investors convinced by alternative investments

High-net-worth investors “remain absolutely convinced” by alternative investments, including venture capital, cryptocurrencies, structured products, and hedge funds - despite a wider slowdown of inflows...

Hedge funds gaining retail traction, notes Unum Capital

South African hedge funds are beginning to make significant progress in attracting retail clients, according to Mark Weetman at Unum Capital. Unum is a non-traditional,...

Peregrine Capital celebrates 25 years

Peregrine Capital has reached the 25-year mark as a business, with its flagship Peregrine Capital Pure Hedge H4 QI Hedge Fund achieving the distinction...

Using hedge funds to combat sequence risk

When it comes to investing, we often get told to not time the market. In reality, timing is everything. Stash Martins at 36ONE discusses how hedge funds can help combat sequence risk.