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Twelve Squared Capital Fund Knowledge

Diversification has always been the holy grail of investment. The main reason for this is that diversification allows for effective management of risk exposure. And, this is exactly what Twelve Squared (TSQ) Capital’s Multi-Strategy Fund aimed to achieve when it was first launched in 2007. The Fund aims to generate high risk-adjusted returns, primarily from the derivatives market. It does this through...

Make Your Money Grow to Its Full Potential

Taking care of your hard-earned funds is a top priority. While banks used to be a first port of call, banking institutions are exposed to multiple risks from liquidity to operational issues. And with banks such as Merrill Lynch, which was acquired by the Bank of America, and Lehman Brothers facing bankruptcy issues, it can force investors to look for a different solution. Open-ended funds offer an effective alternative for investors looking to grow...

Sleepless Nights caused by banks' inherent risks

It’s been a decade since the global financial crisis of 2008-2009, but has it taught us anything? Doesn’t seem like it, given that banks are still considered by many as a stable, if somewhat boring, way to save and invest their funds. However, if the collapse of Lehman Brothers and even before that, Barings Bank, can teach us anything, it is that banks are exposed to some inherent risks. Here’s what you should know.

What to Expect from Central Banks in 2019

It was in response to the financial crisis of 2008 that major central banks across the world cut their short-term interest rates, bringing them close to zero. They also purchased large volumes of bonds in an effort to bolster the economies of their respective countries. Now, a decade on, interest rates in the developed world continue to be significantly below their pre-crisis levels. The problem is that the situation is unlikely to improve...

Does Your Portfolio Include Private Credit

Private credit is loans extended to projects or companies. Unlike corporate bonds and other types of public credit, private debt is not publicly traded. Individuals can invest in them through funds. It can take several legal forms, such as bonds, private securitisation issues, notes or loans, while also encompassing different strategies, such as distressed debt, real estate debt, direct lending, structured financing and ...

How Technology is Changing Investments

Today’s consumer looks for ease, transparency and convenience in every service they seek, so why should financial services be any different. Advances in technology have made trading and investing in the financial markets accessible to everyone. And, it is tech that makes processes transapent and trustworthy. The future belongs to investment firms that are able to provide innovative tech solutions...

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