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13 Aug 2018 EMERGING MARKET STORM ENSNARES RAND +

Having experienced its largest one day fall in over a decade, the rand is trading at the weakest levels seen since 2008, briefly touching R15.55/$ overnight before levelling out at R14.55/$ this morning. Unfortunately, the local currency’s losses have little to do with South Africa and are rather a consequence of the emerging market storm caused by recent developments in Turkey.

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07 Aug 2018 ESKOM WAGE HIKES UNSUSTAINABLE +

High levels of debt and muted demand for electricity mean that above-inflation wage increases for Eskom workers are simply not sustainable in the long-term, especially if South Africa is to avoid further credit ratings downgrades, warns Citadel Chief Economist Maarten Ackerman.

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31 Jul 2018 BUSINESS OWNER’S GUIDE TO INSURANCE +

Citadel Financial Protection Managing Director John Marsden emphasises that while big companies generally have a succession strategy in place to ensure continuity should the unexpected strike, small business owners need to also consider how best to protect their personal and business circumstances should they be unable to work.

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25 Jul 2018 SEVEN FINANCIAL MUST-HAVES FOR WOMEN IN RETIREMENT +

Recent Statistics South Africa figures reveal that, on average, women outlive men by nearly a decade or 9.3 years. And this means that it is absolutely vital for women, if they haven’t already, to take an active role in managing their finances rather than relying on a spouse or partner, because they will need the skills at some point in their lives, says Citadel Advisory Partner Kerry King.

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10 Jul 2018 DETERMINING YOUR APPETITE FOR RISK +

As investors continue to be buffeted by uncertainties in the market, the importance of an appropriate, disciplined and strategic investment strategy is increasingly evident. In this light, Citadel Chief Economist and Advisory Partner Maarten Ackerman stresses the importance of understanding risk and how this impacts your investment strategy.

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26 Jun 2018 BEATING THE ODDS AND STAYING WEALTHY +

A recent study by JP Morgan revealed that within a period of 21 years, less of 15% of the 400 wealthiest Americans listed in Forbes Magazine were able to retain their position. Citadel Advisory Partner Riëtte Coetzee discusses the key risks for families to safeguard against in order to preserve and grow their wealth.

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15 Jun 2018 SA’S STRUCTURAL WEAKNESSES +

Fiscal and monetary policy alone will not remedy SA's growth issues. Citadel Head of Fund Research and Portfolio Manager Yolanda Naudè lists five structural weaknesses that SA must overcome to create a healthy economy.

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05 Jun 2018 RAMAPHORIA FAILS TO BOOST SA ECONOMY +

Disappointing GDP figures for the first quarter of 2018 show that Ramaphoria has not yet impacted the real economy, comments Citadel Chief Economist and Advisory Partner Maarten Ackerman.

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29 May 2018 FIVE FINANCIAL TIPS FOR SAVVY FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS +

Citadel Advisory Partner Anelisa Mti provides five practical financial planning tips for aspiring female entrepreneurs, whilst listing possible challenges women may face when working in male-dominated fields.

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29 May 2018 CITADEL A NIGHT WITH RONAN KEATING RAISES R1M FOR CHARITY IN SA +

Irish popstar, Ronan Keating, and South African golf legend, Gary Player came together at the One&Only Cape Town last night to host a glamourous one-night-only event, A Night with Ronan Keating presented by Citadel.

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