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Investec Focus Radio South Africa features conversations between leading minds from within Investec and other experts on economic, investment and business topics in addition to issues that go beyond wealth.

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Investec Focus Radio South Africa features conversations between leading minds from within Investec and other experts on economic, investment and business topics in addition to issues that go beyond wealth.

    Macro Monday Ep35: Rate cut on the cards for SA this week?

    Macro Monday Ep35: Rate cut on the cards for SA this week?

    Chris Holdsworth, Investec Wealth & Investment's Chief Investment Strategist says he won't be surprised if the MPC cuts interest rates at their meeting this week. He also discusses the probability of Trump winning elections and looks at what's happening to global, US and Chinese inflation.

    • 7 min
    Now ep77: A turnaround for SA Inc

    Now ep77: A turnaround for SA Inc

    Investec’s Global Investment Strategy Group has increased South Africa’s risk score while maintaining a negative offshore stance. Join Chris Holdsworth, our Chief Investment Strategist, as he explains the rationale behind this positioning and shares his expectations of upside surprises in economic growth and earnings for SA Inc shares. Listen to the latest episode of Investec’s No Ordinary Wednesday podcast.
    Podcast key moments

    00:00 – Introduction
    01:17 – What’s behind Investec’s current global risk-off position
    02:18 - What has the market priced in for the U.S? What indicators are you watching?
    03:43 – How would a US slowdown impact the global economy?
    04:14 – Disappointing economic data out of China, how concerned are you?
    05:15 - What are the implications for the rest of the world should Chinese growth slow dramatically?
    05:53 – Are we approaching a peak valuation in the U.S?
    06:33 – What is the impact on global equities?
    07:36 – How are markets responding to South Africa’s new administration?
    09:10 - Do you expect structural reforms in South Africa to gather pace?
    09:58 – Business confidence is still depressed, are you expecting an improvement?
    10:51 – Opportunities for investors in South Africa
    12:56 – SA economic growth outlook

    Hosted by seasoned broadcaster, Jeremy Maggs, the No Ordinary Wednesday podcast unpacks the latest economic, business and political news in South Africa, with an all-star cast of investment and wealth managers, economists and financial planners from Investec. Listen in every second Wednesday for an in-depth look at what's moving markets, shaping the economy, and changing the game for your wallet and your business.

    Read more on www.investec.com/now

    • 14 min
    Everything Counts | Ep 4: How do I save or invest my extra cash?

    Everything Counts | Ep 4: How do I save or invest my extra cash?

    Everything Counts is a new bi-weekly podcast series that focuses on money and financial wellness. Hosted by 702's Motheo Khoaripe, each episode tackles various aspects of personal finance, including saving, spending, investing, pitfalls to avoid and tricks to succeed. The podcast aims to provide valuable information and expert guidance to help you improve your financial well-being.

    July is National Savings Month! It is the perfect opportunity to assess your saving and investing strategies, set goals, and take steps toward building a secure financial foundation. Whether you are just starting your savings journey or looking to enhance your existing investments, saving and investing your money is always a good idea.
    In this episode Motheo is joined by Thabiso Masiela, co-head of My Investments at Investec and René Grobler, Head of Investec Cash Investments, to discuss this important topic.

    Skip ahead

    00:00 Introduction
    01:41 When did you start saving? Personal stories about money
    03:29 What is the difference between saving and investing?
    05:53 How do savings and investment strategies change as you progress through different life stages?
    09:14 What percentage of a windfall should go to savings and investments?
    11:26 Investing and saving strategies?
    15:47 How do you structure a financial plan to balance saving and enjoying your money?
    17:42 How do you stay disciplined in saving and investing for the long term?
    20:21 Tactics to make sure you keep your money working for you
    22:18 How do you weather financial uncertainties and avoid panic in saving and investing journey?
    24:15 Top tips for successful saving and investing?

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    • 27 min
    Macro Monday Ep34: Slowdown in global growth?

    Macro Monday Ep34: Slowdown in global growth?

    In this week's episode, Investec Wealth & Investment Chief Investment Strategist Chris discusses the latest PMI data and what that means for global growth, non-farm payroll print in the US and signs of inflation expectations moderating in SA.

    • 7 min
    The Current Ep 10 | All you need to know on SA's energy transition

    The Current Ep 10 | All you need to know on SA's energy transition

    In this final episode of The Current, we revisit some of the highlights and reiterate the critical takeaways you need to know from the nine-part podcast series. From SA's solar boom to progress at Eskom, electric vehicles and how to finance energy infrastructure, this is a summation from 20 experts inside Investec and beyond. This series was hosted by Iman Rappetti- an award-winning journalist and author.
    00:00: Intro
    01:57: The consequences if SA doesn't transition
    03:36: Clean energy's advantages
    04:42: Diagnosing Eskom's woes
    05:35: Private sector investment in energy: REIPP's success
    06:52: The importance of unbundling Eskom
    07:17: Eskom's turnaround
    08:01: Phasing out of fossil fuels
    09:40: Examining humanity's reliance on coal and oil
    10:53: The mining sector's contribution to carbonisation
    11:39: The opportunity of PGMs (platinum and palladium)
    12:53: Battery innovation
    13:42: Bringing nuclear into the future energy mix
    14:04: A case for nuclear
    15:05: Is the promise of hydrogen overstated?
    16:46: Investec's Sustainable Solution offering
    17:30: SA's solar awakening
    18:38: Growth of solar in the commercial and industrial (C&I) space
    19:40: Solar's appeal
    20:22: Equitable access to renewable energy
    21:23: Electricity 'feedback' schemes
    22:34: Electric vehicles in SA
    24:10: Interest in EVs on the up
    25:06: EV's for business rental
    26:12: Economics of clean energy too good to ignore
    27:39: Africa's crucial role in the globe's energy transition
    28:18: Barriers to energy infrastructure investment
    28:52: The opportunity for Africa to leapfrog to green industrialisation
    29:40: SA to benefit from regional energy demand
    31:21: Export and credit agency finance to derisk
    32:11: Example of export finance in action: Acre Investment Fund
    33:10: Incorporating renewable energy into your investment portfolio
    33:57: How to invest to do well, and do good
    35:12: The energy transition is worth the turbulent journey
    36:23: Concluding comments and thanks
    To find out about Investec's private client and business energy offering, visit: https://www.investec.com/en_za/borrow/finance-for-individuals/sustainable-solutions.html
    To find learn more about Investec's corporate and institutional energy offering, click: https://www.investec.com/en_za/investec-for-corporates/finance/energy-infrastructure.html
    Explore investing in the Global Sustainable Equity Fund here: https://www.investec.com/en_za/investment/invest-offshore/global-sustainable-equity-fund.html

    • 37 min
    Macro Monday Ep33: US growth expectation too high?

    Macro Monday Ep33: US growth expectation too high?

    In this week's episode, Investec Wealth & Investment Chief Investment Strategist Chris looks at elections in the US, disappointing data out of the country which suggests that growth expectations might be a little bit too high and some encouraging data out of South Africa.

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

THABANG TLOU ,

Human Centric

Informative, thought provoking and strategically balanced podcast. Thank you Investec

Detroit miami ,

Amazing insight

I have learned a lot about personal finance from this podcast which made me become a big fan of Investec. I aspire to find myself being part of those who are Out Of The Ordinary.

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Articulate

The speakers do not use technical language, which may be exclusionary to some audience members. The simple language they use in speaking to complex issues, makes this an excellent podcast 🥇

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