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Q&A: Understanding Orbis’ performance and potential

By Duncan Artus and Edward Blain on 28 Oct 2019

Market breadth has been very narrow offshore, with few winners and many losers. Among the losers have been emerging markets and select cyclicals. At the same...

Broadened horizons, local learnings

By Nick Ndiritu and Leonard Krüger on 22 Oct 2019

Leonard Krüger and Nick Ndiritu look at how we have tailored our investment philosophy and process to invest in Frontier Africa markets. They discuss lessons...

South African investors need to fall out of love with equities

By Kevin Lings on 30 Jul 2019

South Africa’s equity market capitalisation equates to more than 200% of the country’s GDP, the highest proportion in the world and a level that is simply no...

Is it time for equity investors to party like it’s 2002?

By Duncan Artus on 30 Jul 2019

Not quite, says Duncan Artus.

Valuations matter

By Andrew Lapping on 11 Jun 2019

Uncertainty abounds at present. Equity returns for the past few years have been underwhelming, political upheaval locally and internationally is causing wave...

Balanced Fund update: An improved opportunity set

By Andrew Lapping on 03 May 2019

The poor sentiment towards equity markets at the end of 2018 reversed sharply in the first quarter of 2019, with the JSE appreciating 8% and the MSCI World...

Orbis: Hunting for value

By Alec Cutler on 29 Apr 2019

Buying cheap stocks and selling them for a profit sounds like a reasonable way to make money. But there’s a bit more to it when it comes to the way we invest...

The dash for cash

By Duncan Artus and Nathan Wridgway on 28 Feb 2019

The end of the calendar year often leads to reflection on how one’s investments have performed. Many savers are questioning the wisdom of investing in South...

Steinhoff class action

By Rob Formby on 28 Sep 2018

Allan Gray, along with other South African institutions, is participating in a class action case being run in the Netherlands by Dutch law firm BarentsKrans ...

How to spot investment red flags

By Duncan Artus on 03 Aug 2018

South Africa has been rocked by a series of corporate scandals in recent years that have sent the share prices of former blue-chip companies like Steinhoff a...

Valuation of Nigerian and Zimbabwean holdings in the Allan Gray Africa ex-SA Equity Fund

By Nick Ndiritu on 12 May 2017

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has established a new foreign exchange (FX) platform for investors and exporters, effective 24 April 2017. The exchange...

Tough times for African equities

By Andrew Lapping on 03 Feb 2017

Most African equity markets had a difficult 2016, generating negative dollar returns. The worst performers were Egypt and Nigeria, which fell 47% and 41%...

Global perspective: Do value shares deserve to be this cheap?

By Alec Cutler on 31 Dec 2016

The Orbis Global Balanced Fund aims to balance capital appreciation and income generation with the associated risk of its investments. These objectives...

Contrarian investing and different performance

By Mahesh Cooper on 30 Sep 2015

The valuation-based approach to investing used by Allan Gray and our offshore partner Orbis is often contrarian since the shares that are most attractively...

A tale of two crises

By Tamryn Lamb on 24 Aug 2015

Greece and China have dominated financial headlines since March. With fear running high, we try to remain focused on the relationship between the price and...

The sentiment pendulum

By Andrew Lapping on 01 Apr 2015

Investor sentiment is a delicate thing, which changes with surprising rapidity. Kenyan banks… Three years ago Kenya and the Kenyan banks were very out of...

Investing: a history of bubbles

By Jonathan Brodie on 30 Jun 2012

'Invest in stocks? Forget about it.' - USA Today headline, 8 May 2012. As contrarian investors, we cannot help but take notice when one of the most widely re...

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