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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09 May 2022
Geopolitical instability complicates investment outlook
The economic and trade repercussions of geopolitical instability, highlighted in the oil price breaching $120 per barrel, on top of the continued effects of Covid-19 lockdowns and supply chain issues, continue to cloud the investment outlook, says Richard Bray, head of strategy at Amplify Investment Partners.
The ability to navigate macro forces such as these and incorporate them into tactical investment strategies is at the core of finding investment opportunities, he says, adding that the inflation and interest rate outlook is currently top of mind for managers of Amplify’s funds.
28 Mar 2022
New name, proven performance
Amplify Investment Partners has received regulatory approval to rebrand its seven hedge funds under the Amplify name. These include multi-strategy, long-short equity and fixed-income hedge funds.
10 Mar 2022
Intelligent Impact – A unique investment approach
At the heart of the Intelligent Impact, created by Amplify Investment Partners, is a group of experts that work together tirelessly to effect meaningful investment returns and meaningful change in society and the environment. Speaking at the Amplify One Moment event held on Friday 4 March, Amplify’s Head, Marthinus van der Nest said that for Amplify, Intelligent Impact starts with being able to intelligently identify the right asset managers for clients.
25 Jan 2022
Investment trends for 2022
Investors are increasingly looking to diversify their risk with new investment avenues that provide more certainty in terms of returns in this environment. However, they are also looking for purpose by making a meaningful contribution to society and the environment around them, says Marthinus van der Nest, head of Amplify Investment Partners.
Amplify has identified three key trends that will shape investment demand in 2022. Read more about these trends and how Amplify is positioned to benefit from them.
13 Dec 2021
Diversification and a focus on value
Iain Power, chief investment officer of Truffle Asset Management, which manages the Amplify SCI* Wealth Protector Fund, points out that while managing to beat the benchmark, the fund minimises potential drawdowns and capital loss. learn more about the performance and positioning of this multiple award winning fund.
02 Dec 2021
Amplify SCI* wealth protector wins again
Amplify Investment Partners has won first place in the inaugural 2021 City Wire South Africa Awards for its Amplify SCI* Wealth Protector Fund receiving top honours for the best Mixed Assets – Conservative Fund.
01 Dec 2021
Credit can often be like the Hotel California
Terebinth’s Erik Nel believes asset allocators need a proper grasp of risk in the credit market.
30 Nov 2021
Citywire South Africa Awards 2021: Nominees for best fund manager
Citywire is delighted to extend its awards into South Africa for the first time this year.
The Citywire South Africa Awards 2021 recognise fund managers and asset management groups with funds available in South Africa.
15 Nov 2021
High-performance Amplify funds fine tune positioning
China’s attempts to close the wealth gap, manifesting in policy adjustments at a time when it is going through its own energy crisis and internal constraints, introduces the potential for Chinese growth to be weaker or softer than anticipated, especially leading into 2022, which has a bearing on resource-type assets.
04 Nov 2021
Webinar: Power Hour | The importance of agile and active asset management
The importance of agile and active asset management has become critically important in a highly volatile and challenging investment environment.
27 Oct 2021
Medium term policy needs reframing
The path South Africa is on “is almost guaranteed to lead to a balance-of-payment crisis as the currency (the country’s share price) will experience a sudden stop event (a large-scale exodus of foreign investments)”, and South Africa may have to go cap in hand to the International Monetary Fund. But it is not difficult to change the direction.
22 Sep 2021
High returns see funds flow
Active management has been critically important in the low return environment of the past five years and the volatility of the past year. Amplify found itself ideally positioned with its choice of boutique managers, many of whom have hedge fund backgrounds, with the ability to act quickly and use a variety of investment tools to excel in a challenging investment environment.