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|

Listed Property: Who is pulling the trigger?

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 [...]

2018-05-27T17:08:24+00:00 December 5th, 2014|Listed Property, Naeem Tilly|

New analysts to extend services

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 [...]

2017-05-02T13:01:34+00:00 August 14th, 2014|General|

Platinum: Miner or metal?

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 [...]

2018-05-27T17:08:24+00:00 June 18th, 2014|Precious metals|

FM Rankings 2014

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 [...]

2018-05-27T17:08:25+00:00 May 1st, 2014|FM rankings|

Listed property outlook: still delivering the goods

  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, [...]

2018-05-27T17:08:27+00:00 July 26th, 2013|Listed Property|

Listed property outlook: still delivering the goods

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 [...]

2018-05-27T17:08:27+00:00 July 26th, 2013|Listed Property, Naeem Tilly|