By Kundayi Munzara* The South African commercial property sector has evolved over the past 20 years, with a higher rate of evolution occurring in the past 10 years. Large commercial property assets, including office buildings and super regional shopping centres, were predominantly held by financial institutions and life insurance companies in South Africa [...]
Avior Capital Markets had extended the range of services it offered institutional investors by hiring derivatives and fixed income analysts, the local equity research company said yesterday. Kevin Mattison, who started Avior in March 2005 with Peter Koutromanos, said Petrus Bosman and Vincent Masoloke would form the new team after moving from Prescient Securities, noting [...]
JOHANNESBURG – Investing in physical platinum through an exchange-traded fund (ETF) could be a better medium-term investment than buying shares in embattled platinum mining companies. Following an announcement by local platinum producers Impala Platinum (Implats), Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) and Lonmin that they have reached an “in principle” undertaking with the Association of Mineworkers [...]
The Financial Mail analyst ratings takes place once a year around May. The rankings and other results presented in the survey are drawn entirely from a confidential questionnaire process conducted with the domestic institutional clients of SA stockbroker firms. Avior as a company was rated 10th overall for Research Firms in South Africa (3rd on [...]
For the SA listed property sector, 2011 was the year of deteriorating fundamentals as global markets were hit by a series of shocks and events that kept uncertainty high. Company earnings were generally on the downside and guidance was often downgraded to take heed of weak consumer and business confidence. Despite this, [...]
For the SA listed property sector, 2011 was the year of deteriorating fundamentals as global markets were hit by a series of shocks and events that kept uncertainty high. Company earnings were generally on the downside and guidance was often downgraded to take heed of weak consumer and business confidence. Despite this, the [...]
Listed Property analyst Naeem Tilly commented on Listed property in the 18 Jan 2013 issue of the Financial Mail. Download the full article here.
AVIOR Research, a Cape Town-based equity-research group, is to merge with Groombridge Securities, creating a brokerage to cover more South African stocks than any other brokerage. The combined company will keep the Avior Research name and employ more than 30 people covering more than 100 South African stocks, and 20 "pan-African" groups, Avior director [...]