Dividend funds tempt investors in South Africa

The formidable returns earned by South African investors on local equities are being invested in high-paying and tax-favourable dividend funds instead of being routed into structured products. Equity investors have generated annual returns of around 33% a year for the past five years, but in the face of rising inflation and higher cash rates they are becoming more averse to risk and looking for alternatives to equities.

"A lot of investors in South Africa, both high-net-worth individuals and cor

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