When it comes to investing offshore there are now more and more rules to consider and the existing rules are being enforced more strictly and more often. Genuine global diversification relies on legal strategies and greater transparency, which come with lots of red tape. Although the paperwork alone is daunting, the process could take as little as a few weeks if help is at hand to navigate the path smoothly.Read More
Many of us, it seems, are missing out on sleep – “the chief nourisher in life’s feast,” which is how Shakespeare viewed sleep in his time. Today, Ariana Huffington, founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, looks at sleep in our time and comes up with a startling conclusion in her new book: we’re in a sleep deprivation crisis.Read More
Yes, returns from listed property and equities have been disappointing, but investors thinking of cutting their losses and switching to cash should perhaps remember legendary American investor Howard Marks two rules for investing. Rule one is that most things on markets are cyclical. Rule two is that some of the greatest opportunities for making or losing money come when people forget the first rule.Read More
Now that the dust has finally started to settle, we take stock of what happened last year on Friday 21 September 2018. The day that fear seized the international markets, wiping 18% off the world global index in dollar terms by Christmas Eve. We take a look at what happened and why.Read More
As globalisation continues, increasing numbers of people are on the move .… to other countries, living and working in other parts of the world. With laws and regulations differing from one country to another, financial planning is a complex business. Veritas has therefore joined the World Citizens network of CFP® Professionals to ensure that our clients continue to get the best advice possible.Read More
A reputable adviser sells advice not products. When it comes to financial planning, Veritas Wealth founder Barry O’Mahony told the Sunday Times recently, you need to choose an independent Certified Financial Planner® who has your best interests at heart. “You need someone with whom you can share your goals in life and help you to make them a reality,” says Barry.Read More
Our country has had more than its fair share of turning points. Ahead of next week’s State of the Nation Address we look at five key steps taken by President Ramaphosa, in an otherwise gloomy 2018, to assess if they’ve laid foundations for a big turning point this year. Will the rapidly approaching general election provide an answer that could just make 2019 a truly momentous year?Read More
The future has arrived. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is taking place all around us. Change is now the only constant. Confused? We recently came across a graphic presentation at the Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore on how disruptive technologies are impacting on the future of work. The presentation comes with a clear message: to succeed in the future, make sure you love the work you do today.Read More
As Confucius said 2 500 years ago: Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance. A more modern take on this age-old truism is what is known as illusory superiority. Applied to investors, it helps to explain some wayward behaviour.Read More
Retail legend and grocery chain founder Raymond Ackerman is known as a generous man. In his retirement he hasn’t retired from giving and once said “Doing good is good for business …” when urging others to commit to social responsibility programmes. “Look after your customers, your people [staff] … and your society,” Ackerman added.
We believe in and follow a similar philosophy at Veritas and today we look back on, and want to share with you, two projects that Veritas supports, thanks to the continued support from our clients.