How to Spot Dodgy Investment Schemes

When it comes to investing, the unfortunate reality is that scams exist and even the most cautious investors are fooled. Opportunistic criminals prey on potential investors’ ignorance or gullibility, generally luring them in by promising them unusually high investment returns.   No one wants to invest their hard-earned money into a scheme, only to find…

Five-Year Prime-Linked Income Provider (Class C)

Investment objective 100% investment allocation that preserves capital and provides investors with a fixed, above-average income, linked to the prime interest rate, while preserving capital and with no investment costs deducted. Suitable for investors who: Require a medium-term investment Are risk-averse but seek higher than market standard returns equal to the prime interest rate +4%…

South Africa

About Ecsponent South Africa Ecsponent Limited (“Ecsponent” or “Group”) is a listed private equity company which focusses on African opportunities, the company looks for opportunities on the African continent where local businesses in the various companies can be leveraged, grown or brought into the Group. Ecsponent focusses predominantly and as its primary industry on the…

Five-Year Fixed Rate Capital Growth Provider (Class B)

Investment objective Provide investors with an above average return on capital invested over a five-year term, with a zero investment cost. Suitable for those investors who require a medium-term investment (five years) stable, predictable returns 70% capital growth over the investment term a 100% allocation of capital invested the unique attributes of listed preference shares in their…

Five-Year Fixed-Rate Income Provider (Class A)

Investment objective Provide a steady above-average income, while preserving the capital investment amount, with a zero investment cost. Suitable for investors who: Require a medium-term investment Are risk-averse but seek market standard returns Require a monthly income, after tax Require 100% allocation of capital invested The security of investing in listed preference shares Class A…

Why tax can kill your investment performance

Why tax can kill your investment performance

Following the recent 2016/17 budget announcement, individuals and companies may be breathing a collective sigh of relief because personal tax, company tax, dividend tax, donations tax, estate duty and the VAT rate remained unchanged. Investors will, however, need to remain cognitive of the possible impact the increase in Capital Gains Tax (CGT) may have on…