2018 Financial Mail Top Analyst Awards: Ranking the Analysts

Excellence in the financial industry was celebrated at the prestigious event, the Financial Mail Top Analyst Awards, on the 29th of May 2018. The Avior Team was present to congratulate one another. Peers ranked against included the likes of UBS, Deutsche, JP Morgan and RMB Morgan Stanley. Winning analysts included Warwick Bam who won the [...]

2018-06-01T13:59:24+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Awards, FM rankings|

Refocused Sirius winning over local investors

GERMANY-focused business park owner Sirius Real Estate is winning over South African institutions after taking up a secondary listing on the JSE at the end of last year.   Over the past five years, under a turnaround management team, it has gone from owning large office buildings to a portfolio of properties suitable for [...]

2018-05-27T17:08:21+00:00 October 2nd, 2015|Listed Property|

Stock Lending desk launch

Avior Capital Markets (Pty) Ltd is excited to announce the launch of their Stock Lending desk.   We will enable clients to cover any short position they may want to enter into at competitive rates.   In addition to covering the shorts we will provide you with market flow information you may find useful. This [...]

2018-05-27T17:08:22+00:00 September 14th, 2015|General|

SA might ride misery wave until better days in 2020s

IT ISN’T rigor mortis but something that comes close to it — a persistence of major themes despite many cross-currents and volatility, especially in global equity markets, creating the impression of interrupted trends, fresh directions and new developments.   This persistence of major themes can be observed globally as well as locally. In many cases [...]

2015-09-07T06:00:39+00:00 September 7th, 2015|Economics|

Real estate sector ripe for specialized funds

While many international Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are weighted in favour of a specific sector, this trend has emerged in South Africa's property industry.   South Africa tends to have more generalist property REITs that invest in a mix of segments such as commercial industrial, hotel, office and retail. But one of the trends [...]

2018-05-27T17:08:23+00:00 July 7th, 2015|Listed Property, Naeem Tilly|

FM Rankings 2015

The Financial Mail' annual Top Analyst Awards took place at the Inanda Club in Sandton yesterday. Celebrating outstanding excellence in the financial industry, Avior Capital Markets again showed a stellar performance. Avior as a company was rated 6th overall for Research Firms in South Africa (4th on an un-weighted basis). Peers ranked against included the [...]

2018-05-27T17:08:23+00:00 May 29th, 2015|General|

Is Edcon reaching its nadir?

If recent reports are to be believed, the tale of Edcon, owner of some of the country’s most esteemed retailers, might be reaching its nadir. The company has a range of issues confronting it at the moment, which as the cards currently lie, are all contributing to a potentially disastrous ending.   These include, in [...]

2018-05-27T17:08:23+00:00 March 19th, 2015|FinWeek, Naeem Tilly|

Beating housing’s risky reputation

HUGE demand for affordable housing should, in theory, make the JSE a popular place for residential landlords to raise capital. Yet, until about a year ago, Premium Properties, now merged with sister fund Octodec Investments, was the only stock among the JSE’s 45-odd real estate counters to offer income-chasing investors part exposure to the rental [...]

2018-05-27T17:08:24+00:00 March 18th, 2015|Listed Property, Naeem Tilly|

Avior Capital Markets UK Acquisition

Avior Capital Markets (Pty) Ltd is pleased to announce the UK acquisition. Avior acquired 100% of Noah Capital Markets (EMEA) Limited, based and operated out of London. Noah Capital Markets (EMEA), will be rebranded as Avior Capital Markets International Limited (ACMIL) and become a fully owned subsidiary of Avior Capital Markets South Africa.   The [...]

2018-05-27T17:08:24+00:00 January 29th, 2015|General|

Listed Property: The Best and Worst times

The opening line in Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities — "It was the best of times; it was the worst of times" — perfectly encapsulates the current state of the SA listed property sector.   On the one hand, low interest rates and stable sector fundamentals bode well for the outlook. However, some [...]

2018-05-27T17:08:24+00:00 January 7th, 2015|Listed Property, Naeem Tilly|