Chris du Toit

Chris was employed at Allan Gray from 2004 to 2012 and was a member of the Institutional Client Service team. He is a qualified actuary.

Articles by Chris du Toit

High correlations present challenges

By Seema Dala and Chris du Toit on 31 Mar 2012

Actively managed funds, including the Orbis Global Equity Fund, have struggled to outperform the market over the past year. Actively managed funds are able t...

The offshore conundrum

By Chris du Toit on 31 Mar 2011

A question often asked of us is: 'How much should I invest offshore?' This question has a different answer for each person. Another, perhaps more important,...

When is bad news good news?

By Chris du Toit and Tamryn Lamb on 30 Sep 2010

As contrarian investors we are always on the lookout for shares that we can buy at a significantly lower price than we believe they are worth. Thus, with ban...

The role dividends play in generating returns

By Chris du Toit on 31 Mar 2010

In the previous edition of the Quarterly Commentary, Richard Carter and Roenica Botha demonstrated the importance of reinvesting income distributions from un...

The benefits and pitfalls of foreign diversification

By Chris du Toit on 30 Sep 2009

Most South African investors looking to diversify will choose to include offshore assets in their portfolio. The trick is to select the right combination of...

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