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Insights

With our teams’ combined decades of experience and skills, we’ve managed to build up a considerable wealth of knowledge about the world of investing.

Read about some of the insights we’ve gained and how we put our expertise to meaningful use.

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23 Feb 2021

Finding value and yield with the top stock picks of 2021
“While global markets look expensive, we still manage to find value in South Africa,” says Omri Thomas, portfolio manager of the Amplify SCI* Flexible Equity Fund and a director at Abax Investments, adding that the fund finds this value both in the hybrid space – with convertible bonds – and in some quality shares on the JSE. South African stocks remain relatively cheap and attractive, especially given the serious warning lights in global markets. To find out more about the fund’s top stocks picks.
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Finding the silver investment
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4 Feb 2021

WEBINAR: Finding the silver investment-lining in 2021
A new year is upon us with revitalised hopes, aspirations and dreams. It’s a time to look ahead, plan accordingly and help our clients achieve their financial goals.
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4 Feb 2021

Finding the silver lining in 2021
An agile investment strategy tuned in to prevalent market dynamics will help investors find the silver lining in a new year where buoyant equity markets, vaccine roll-outs and easing lockdown measures provide impetus for a level of positivity in investment markets. In terms of this strategy and with yields negative in global fixed income, equities are likely to produce positive returns in 2021, according to Laurium Capital, which manages Amplify Investment Partners’ Amplify SCI* Balanced Fund.
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The key investment lessons to take into the new year
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3 Dec 2020

The key investment lessons to take into the new year
While the economic lockdown was arguably the most economically disastrous event in living memory, the JSE All Share Index and major global indices have recovered to similar, and in some cases, higher levels than before the crash started in mid-February, even though the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on economies. Marthinus van der Nest, head of Amplify Investment Partners, says: “As much as we keep saying that keeping a cool head is the cornerstone of investing, many investors act impulsively when faced with a crisis, believing that the current event is different to those of the past. 2020 showed us that even an event that takes down all economies simultaneously could be ridden out as equity markets are resilient, with agile and responsive fund managers who continue to find opportunities.”
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3 Nov 2020

Understanding the impact of the 2020 SA Medium Term Budget

The SA Medium Term Budget Policy (MTBPS) is of particular importance this year off the back of spiraling debt and a lockdown that’s had a catastrophic impact on the growth of our economy. Together with a bloated wage bill, record-high unemployment and lower tax collections, how will Finance Minister Tito Mboweni keep South Africa from falling off the fiscal cliff?

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20 Oct 2020

ESG makes an impact on the world and the bottom line

The evolution of impact investing will see ESG considerations align with growth and improved investment returns.

Its time to change what we value
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10 Oct 2020

WEBINAR: It’s time to change what we value

The pandemic has forced all of us to reconsider what we value. Our priorities have been rearranged from a world of excess to where livelihood is as valuable as a quick win. ESG and Impact Investing enable investors to get more than just financial returns. But just how much is known about these two principles, how they are applied and more importantly, how they can help investors drive value.

redefining value and investing in our futures
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15 Sep 2020

Redefining value and investing in our futures – in more ways than one

It is time to change what we value, to question investment practices and re-evaluate the concept of meaningful contribution. Amplify is in the business of helping its clients grow their money so that they can achieve their goals, and, equally, in the business of making a meaningful social and environmental impact and helping to preserve our environment for future generations.

Understanding the impact
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6 Aug 2020

WEBINAR: Understanding the Glacier Invest Living Annuity Income Solutions

Glacier Invest recently launched its Living Annuity Income Solutions, an industry first which encompasses a unique approach to portfolio construction. We’ve put together a series of four videos where the Glacier Invest portfolio managers engage with the asset managers of the funds in the Income Solutions to better understand how they manage their funds.

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6 Aug 2020

WEBINAR: Beat the market when the market has beaten you

Optimism feels justified as more economies start to move through the worst of the COVID-19 recession and reopen. Now the debates clearly shifts from the depth of the contraction to the shape of the recovery. We are thrown headfirst into the alphabet soup of scenarios – V, U, L and W. The one constant across the various scenarios is uncertainty. How do you construct an investment portfolio that is protected from another dip but does not sacrifice unrealised market recoveries? More importantly, how do you still achieve your clients’ long-term savings goals without further capital loss?