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Few markets have managed to escape the turmoil created by the prolonged eurozone debt crisis and eleventh-hour debt ceiling agreement in the US, and South Africa is no exception. For the second year in a row, Absa Capital took the top spot in the Risk...
Hedge funds are under great pressure to adapt to a much altered landscape following the financial crisis, and hedge funds in South Africa face more challenges than most. Chris Edwards, head of Prime Services at Absa Capital, discusses what hedge funds...
They say the squeaky wheel gets the grease, and participants in South Africa's equity markets must have felt their squeaking had paid off in June, when the country's tax authorities not only halted plans to remove a tax exemption that broker members of...
This paper discusses a number of diverse considerations that risk managers need to incorporate into their thought processes and recurring procedures if they are to fulfill their role more effectively in the future
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