Send to a friend

Latest News From Foord

THE FIRST AND FOREMOST RULE OF INVESTING: CAPITAL PRESERVATION

03
Feb

Benjamin Graham, the father of value investing, defined an investment operation as “one which, upon thorough analysis, promises safety of principal and an adequate return.” Graham’s concept of safety of principal could easily have been expressed as “capital preservation,” one of the first and foremost rules of investing.

read full article

THE YEAR AHEAD

19
Jan

At the Meet the Team investor functions in November, MIKE SOEKOE discussed Foord’s outlook for investment markets in 2017. Mike’s presentation focused on capital preservation, as well as the effect of uncertainty and extreme volatility on investors' decisions. This article is an overview of his presentation.

read full article

THE YEAR IN REVIEW

09
Jan

It may be trite to state that 2016 was an eventful year for all of us in South Africa and around the world. NICK CURTIN describes some of the major events and market outcomes of the past year and gives them some historical perspective.

read full article

HOW MANY LOCAL EQUITY FUNDS HAVE CONSISTENTLY BEATEN AN INDEX FUND?

28
Jul

Over the last ten years, which active managers have delivered consistent performance?

As noted on Moneyweb earlier this week, there are a number of reasons why effective active management is possible. There are good reasons why skilled fund managers can outperform the market.

read full article

FOORD EDGES ALLAN GRAY, TRUFFLE IN LATEST RANKING OF SA TOP ACTIVE MANAGERS

13
Jul

There are various rankings of active fund managers, but the one I prefer is the one published by global group Morningstar, the Chicago headquartered investment research group. Its latest rankings of South African active managers, published below, puts Dave Foord’s value house top of the pile ahead of dead-heaters Allan Gray and the emerging boutique Truffle. There is daylight between these three and the rest of the country’s 23 biggest asset managers.

read full article