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Q&A: Understanding Orbis’ performance and potential

By Duncan Artus and Edward Blain on 28 Oct 2019

Market breadth has been very narrow offshore, with few winners and many losers. Among the losers have been emerging markets and select cyclicals. At the same...

Prosus marches forward: What should investors be looking out for?

By Nshalati Hlungwane on 10 Sep 2019

Naspers, the world’s sixth largest internet company by market capitalisation, will list its foreign internet assets separately via Prosus NV, a newly created...

Is it 2002 all over again? Not quite

By Duncan Artus on 29 Jul 2019

Domestically focused shares that are exposed to the local economy have underperformed the overall market. Duncan Artus investigates whether the current...

Is your portfolio overly concentrated?

By Vuyo Nogantshi on 30 May 2019

South Africa has a relatively small equities market with a handful of dominant shares, spread across a few sectors, which are available to invest in. This...

An opportunity in television?

By Jacques Plaut on 29 Apr 2019

The Top 40 got a new member this quarter when MultiChoice was unbundled from Naspers. MultiChoice owns the dominant pay-TV business in South Africa, DStv, wi...

Our Tencent(s) on VIE structures

By Radhesen Naidoo on 11 Mar 2019

As at 28 February 2019, Naspers made up just over 18% of the FTSE/JSE All Share Index. Because of its dominance, including or excluding the share will have a...

The year of payback

By Duncan Artus on 15 Feb 2019

Excess returns from the FTSE/JSE All Share Index (ALSI) relative to cash have disappointed over the last five years, with cash now outperforming, on average....

An investment case for Naspers

By Ruan Stander on 17 Oct 2018

As at 30 September 2018, Naspers made up 18.2% of the JSE. Whether you are for or against the stock, adequate time needs to be devoted to considering the...

Allan Gray Equity Fund's 20th Anniversary

By Julie Campbell on 17 Oct 2018

If you had invested R1 000 in the Allan Gray Equity Fund when it was launched on 1 October 1998, it would be worth R56 572 today (at 30 September 2018). A...

A volatile quarter for emerging market equity and currency markets

By Duncan Artus on 12 Oct 2018

Emerging market equity and currency markets had a very volatile quarter. Vulnerabilities, both economic and political, are being exposed as global financial...

How Allan Gray values a stock

By Andrew Lapping on 18 Jul 2018

Allan Gray is a strong proponent of value investing, the mantra famously championed by Warren Buffet. Put simply, value investing is the concept of buying...

Structural challenges to business models

By Duncan Artus and Tim Acker on 15 Jun 2018

At the core of our investment philosophy we look for companies we believe are priced below our estimate of their true worth and sell them when they reach fai...

Are you overly exposed to China?

By Duncan Artus on 13 Jun 2018

As South African investors we are very tuned into the local political and economic risks that we face. But what about the less obvious risks?

Equity Fund update: Reversal of fortunes for domestically orientated sectors

By Simon Raubenheimer on 19 Jan 2018

For most of 2017, domestically orientated sectors fared poorly against the FTSE/ JSE All Share Index (ALSI). However, the last few weeks of the year saw a...

Equity Fund update: Patience is key in investing

By Ruan Stander on 10 Nov 2017

Despite the high price-to-earnings (PE) ratio of the FTSE/JSE All Share Index (ALSI), our bottom-up investment process is finding attractive opportunities th...

Balanced Fund update: An increased weighting towards local stocks

By Duncan Artus on 23 Oct 2017

The local equity market had a strong quarter, breaking out to new highs despite all the negative news headlines. Many investors forget that the FTSE/JSE All...

Equity Fund update: Don’t be seduced by high expectations

By Simon Raubenheimer on 14 Oct 2016

It is interesting to note the surprise announcements made by several market ‘darlings’ over the course of the third quarter of 2016. Mr Price revealed negati...

Equity Fund update: Volatility presents opportunity

By Ruan Stander on 25 Jul 2016

The economic outlook deteriorated during the second quarter, exacerbated by the British referendum. Although the market’s perception of near-term headwinds m...

Time to review your equity exposure?

By Ian Liddle on 27 Jan 2014

Adapted from the Chief Investment Officer’s comments, which will appear in the Allan Gray Unit Trust Annual Report, 2013. We aim to grow our clients’ wealth...

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