Sanlam response to UK election result

Sanlam response to UK election result

While a Conservative majority win was predicted, the scale of the victory came as a surprise. This has given Boris Johnson a clear and decisive mandate for government and although Sterling had rallied into the election, the size of the majority has propelled it even higher. There is a collective sigh of relief from investors today. But how will this result play out over the longer-term?
An optimistic end to the year

An optimistic end to the year

Having spent much of 2019 worrying about the very real possibility of a global recession, investors are heading into the holiday period feeling slightly more relaxed about the outlook for next year. Interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve, and an easing of monetary policy around the world, appear to have seen off a full-blown recession in favour of a more palatable slowdown in growth.
Noise is temporary, diamonds are forever

Noise is temporary, diamonds are forever

Welcome to our weekly newsletter, where we summarise the key market developments over the last seven days.
What can millennials teach us about personal finance?

What can millennials teach us about personal finance?

Until now, millennials have suffered from something of an eye-rolling ‘youth of today’ reputation. But as they reach their peak earnings potential, they are fast becoming highly influential when it comes to financial products and services.
US Senate passes bill in support of pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong

US Senate passes bill in support of pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong

Welcome to our weekly newsletter, where we summarise the key market developments over the last seven days.
Greenwashing: Why socially responsible investing is not always as it seems

Greenwashing: Why socially responsible investing is not always as it seems

By Paris Jordan CFA
Fed loosening provides much needed stability

Fed loosening provides much needed stability

Welcome to our weekly newsletter, where we summarise the key market developments over the last seven days.
How much do I need to save for an average retirement income?

How much do I need to save for an average retirement income?

The gap between the amount of money people think they need, and what they actually require for a happy retirement can be huge, and sometimes life changing.
Strong week amid weak conditions

Strong week amid weak conditions

Welcome to our weekly newsletter, where we summarise the key market developments over the last seven days.
Overcoming a slowing global economy

Overcoming a slowing global economy

With the threat of a global recession hanging over equity markets, and many bond yields in negative territory, we find ourselves faced with something of a conundrum. While we want to shelter portfolios from potential volatility, safer assets are offering very low returns and are at risk should inflation begin to rise.
Half of Brits opt against financial advice

Half of Brits opt against financial advice

Our 'What's your number?' research finds that 48% of UK adults have never taken financial advice. But those who have are twice as confident about achieving their financial goals.
'Tis the season for stable earnings and a UK election

'Tis the season for stable earnings and a UK election

Welcome to our weekly newsletter, where we summarise the key market developments over the last seven days.
Eight reasons why you’re delaying your retirement plans

Eight reasons why you’re delaying your retirement plans

Did you know that more than half (55%) of UK adults doubt they’ll be able to save enough money to retire when they want, yet only 23% have set financial targets for their retirement? That’s according to the findings of our “What’s your Number” report - a study into how people in the UK are planning their finances for the future.
Picking resilience - market highs call for thoughtful stock selection.

Picking resilience - market highs call for thoughtful stock selection.

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