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Investec Focus Radio SA

Investec Focus Radio South Africa features conversations between leading minds from within Investec and other experts on economic, investment and business topics in addition to issues that go beyond wealth.
Weekly English South Africa Business · Investing
219 Episodes
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NOW ep55: Opportunities for investors amid economic headwinds

With the economic headwinds of sticky inflation and persistently high interest rates, an underwhelming Chinese rebound and a weakening US dollar – how do the next few months look for investors? Our Chief Investment Strategist Chris Holdsworth, gives his analysis in the latest episode of the No Ordinary Wednesday podcast.
16 Aug 12 min

In conversation for medical professionals | Ep4: The importance of financial planning

Starting a private practice can be overwhelming, but with the right support and knowledge, you can confidently make informed decisions. In this interview, Nirvashni Rajkumar, a Senior Financial Advisor at Investec Life, sketches out some of the financial essentials you need to consider. Discover how to mitigate risks, protect your…
7 Aug 15 min

NOW Ep53: When to save and when to invest

High cost of living, unemployment and debt are just some of the difficulties South Africans are facing that greatly impact their ability to save or invest. This National Savings Month, Investec experts Rene Grobler and Ebeth van Heerden unpack the differences between savings and investment and share practical ways to…
19 Jul 27 min

In conversation for medical professionals | Ep2: Transforming medical practices

Steven Macarounas is the founder of the Business Money Life Institute and programme director for the South African Health Business Academy. With over 37 years of experience working alongside healthcare professionals, he is passionate about helping doctors prioritise their own lives alongside their professional responsibilities. By providing education and resources…
10 Jul 30 min

NOW ep52: Loadshedding: What to expect

Despite the recent respite in loadshedding, in the form of lower stages, Investec equity analysts Herbert Kharivhe and Ross Krige caution against complacency. Find out what stages they’re forecasting for the rest of winter and beyond, in the latest episode of No Ordinary Wednesday.
4 Jul 16 min

AI special edition with Tristan Fletcher

With an MEng in Manufacturing Engineering, MSc in Computer science, a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and a research fellowship at Imperial College looking at how to apply AI to "noisy" data sets, there's probably not a lot about AI that Tristan doesn't know. So who better for Investec's Mark James…
28 Jun 29 min

NOW ep51: Cooling inflation soothes the rand

After a prolonged period of high inflation rates across the globe, major price indices are finally showing signs of peaking. This global trend is also reflected in South Africa's current economic landscape. Annabel Bishop, Chief Economist at Investec, talks about what the impact of disinflation will be on interest rates…
21 Jun 22 min

NOW ep50: BRICS fallout knocks rand

Geopolitical own goals have pushed the rand to record lows against the dollar. Investec Treasury Economist Tertia Jacobs and Investec Head of Sales and Structuring Obakeng Pitse share their views on the outlook for the ZAR.
7 Jun 19 min

Reimagining mental health ep6: Balancing success and sanity in entrepreneurship

For entrepreneurs, the heavy weight of expectation across all quarters of society is persistent. From investors, to employees, to customers, not to mention their family and wider community. They are constantly expected to have the answers. In the final episode of the first season of our Reimagine Mental Health podcast…
30 May 36 min

NOW ep49: Global economy feels the chill as Dragon’s fire cools

John Wyn-Evans, Investec Wealth & Investment UK, and Quentin Allison, Investec Corporate and Institutional Banking, take an in-depth look at China’s economic prospects in the face of lower consumer demand, high interest rates and stubbornly high inflation globally.
23 May 15 min

NOW ep48: Will interest rates take a hike?

With the Fed and ECB continuing to hike interest rates, it is inevitable that South Africa will follow suit at the end of May. In this week’s episode of No Ordinary Wednesday podcast, our Chief Economist Annabel Bishop looks at whether the country is reaching a turning point on interest…
9 May 17 min

NOW ep47: Transnet: Runaway train?

In this episode of No Ordinary Wednesday, Henk Langenhoven, Chief Economist of the Minerals Council of South Africa, Tertia Jacobs, Investec Treasury Economist, and Denys Hobson, Head of Logistics at Investec for Business, discuss the extent of the Transnet crisis, its impact on the economy and possible solutions.
25 Apr 31 min
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