News - 2014
Ed Fincham December 2014
Shale Oil; Pretender to the Throne?
Contrary to all expectations, Bonnie Prince Charlie's campaign to win the British throne began exceptionally well, sweeping all before him as he marched south to London. In like fashion, the emergence of shale oil shocked global supply, and seemed poised to depose the current arbiters of the global oil market, OPEC. On the back of this BP, which we continue to hold, has taken a sustained bruising over the last six months. Like the Jacobite Rising of 1745, however, will shale oil become the revolution that wasn't?Read the full spotlight
Deon Gouws November 2014
Credo presents at European Maccabi Confederation seminar
In early November 2014, Maccabi GB hosted the European Maccabi Confederation (EMC) Future Leaders Forum (FLF) Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs Business Seminar in London. Over 100 young people from countries as far afield as Israel, America and Canada participated. The Credo Group is a proud sponsor of Maccabi GB, and against that background, Credo CIO, Deon Gouws, was invited to present on the current investment environment at the seminar.In early November 2014, Maccabi GB hosted the European Maccabi Confederation (EMC) Future Leaders Forum (FLF) Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs Business Seminar in London. Over 100 young people from countries as far afield as Israel, America and Canada participated. The Credo Group is a proud sponsor of Maccabi GB, and against that background, Credo CIO, Deon Gouws, was invited to present on the current investment environment at the seminar.Find out more
Deon Gouws October 2014 Finweek - Collective Insight
Millennials and investing
South African financial publication Finweek publishes a tri-annual supplement named Collective Insight focusing on the investment community at large. In the most recent edition (published October 2014), the spotlight falls on the millennial generation and how they invest. In this regard, Deon Gouws (Chief Investment Officer at Credo) provides his perspective and points out that compounding returns over time will always remain one of the most powerful principles in investing, regardless of the demographic group that an individual might belong to.Read the full article
Joelle Anamootoo October 2014
Is Ebola a risk to the market?
Global equity markets have been very volatile in the past month, with all of this year's gains being wiped out in some regions.
While this is being attributed to several factors ranging from slower global economic growth to falling inflation expectations in the US, some market commentators have ascribed the change in investor psychology to the rising Ebola scare across various countries.
Indeed, in recent weeks Ebola has been making more and more headlines in the international press.
Should investors be worried?
And how should one respond, as far as possible portfolio action is concernedRead the article
Deon Gouws August 2014 Finweek - Collective Insight
What makes a good wealth manager?
South African financial publication Finweek publishes a tri-annual supplement named Collective Insight focusing on the investment community at large. In the most recent edition (published July 2014), the spotlight falls on picking financial experts. In this regard, Deon Gouws (Chief Investment Officer at Credo) provides his perspective on what makes a good wealth manager.Read the article
Deon Gouws May 2014 Finweek - Collective Insight
Credo appoints Investment Strategist
Credo has appointed Joelle Anamootoo as Investment Strategist, with responsibility for macro-economic views and asset allocation as part of Credo's investment process. She will also be responsible for enhancing Credo's multi-asset managed portfolio solution. As Credo's risk-based managed portfolio solution, consisting of best-of-breed third party funds across asset classes has been available to Financial Intermediaries and Private Investors for many years, Joelle's role will be an expansionary one.
Joelle holds an MPhil in Economics from Oxford University and previously held roles at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank as a senior Equity Strategist.
Credo already provides managed portfolio solutions, comprising direct exposure to global equities and corporate bonds, to Financial Intermediaries and Private Investors via its global platform.
Deon Gouws January 2014 Finweek
And the Nobel prize goes to...?
In the most recent copy of leading South African financial magazine "Finweek" (edition of 30 January 2014), an overview is provided of the first 10 years of articles published in the magazine's quarterly investment supplement "Collective Insight". The overview makes mention of the fact that last year's Nobel Peace prize in Economic Science went to three individuals for their work on assets prices, and goes on to credit Credo's CIO, Deon Gouws, for providing an excellent foundation for this very debate in an article published in Finweek a full decade ago, in which Deon set out a number of differences in the philosophy and approach to asset pricing.Read the article
Charles van der Merwe January 2014 The Wealthnet
Credo supports wealth managers looking to start their own firms
Developed by Credo's Wealth Solutions division, the "partner" model is designed to support wealth managers in compliance regulatory needs, as well as bring scale, leverage Credo's infrastructure and it's model portfolio service.Read the article
Charles van der Merwe January 2014 Citywire Wealth Manager
Credo to offer new partner model for wealth managers
Credo is launching an outsourced platform proposition for wealth managers that will provide a suite of back office functions. The new 'Partner' model will provide trading capabilities, custody and reporting services along with access to its range of model portfolios, which the firm launched last July.Read the article