Teeing off gives joy

Oct 25, 2019

Murray Boast (16) of Milnerton Golf Club was placed third in the Bridge Fund Managers junior Series tournament at Royal Cape Golf Club on Sunday 13 October. Murray, a Melkbosstrand resident and Grade 111earner at Milnerton High School, says he is happy with his achievement, but feels he could have done better. “I think Idid…

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Nikhil Rama, scorches to Bridge Junior Series title in Milnerton

Oct 8, 2019

This 18-year-old member of BCC, produced exceptional and error free play to win his first Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series title on a picture perfect yet scorching day at Milnerton Golf Club on Thurs, 26 Sept 2019. Having never played the links course which has Table Mountain providing a dramatic backdrop, Nikhil focused on keeping…

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Duminy revels in double victories at Clovelly

Oct 1, 2019

30 September 2019 – Southern Cape junior Jordan Duminy made it two wins in three days at Clovelly Country Club when he edged out Junior North and South champion Tyran Snyders to lift the Cape Town Junior Open title on Sunday. Just two days earlier, the reigning Nomads SA Boys Under-17 champion claimed his first…

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Ethan captures Bridge Junior Series at Royal Durban

Sep 13, 2019

11 September 2019 – Ethan Gough of Hillcrest romped to a comprehensive three-shot victory at Royal Durban Golf Club on Sunday to win the opening tournament of the third season of the popular Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series. The 16-year-old Maritzburg College pupil, who is coached by Sean Coetzee at the SCIEG academy, carded level…

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Royal Durban hosts Bridge Junior Series opener

Sep 3, 2019

The iconic Royal Durban GC hosts the opening tournament of Season 3 of the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series on Sunday 8 September 2019, as the country’s best young boy and girl golfers set their sights on the ultimate prize – an all-expenses paid trip to compete in the Junior North and South Championship at…

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Bridge Junior Series

Jul 29, 2019

The first South African to win the prestigious North & South Amateur Championship in Pinehurst USA. A fantastic achievement for our #BridgeJuniorSeries winner Tyran Snyders and junior golf in SA. @golfRSA

Snyders captures SA’s first US North & South Junior win

Jul 4, 2019

PINEHURST, North Carolina (3 July 2019) – GolfRSA and Bridge Fund Managers celebrated a big win on Wednesday as Western Province junior Tyran Snyders became the first South African champion in the 41st North and South Junior Championship in the United States.. The 18-year-old Paarl teenager fired a flawless four-under-par 68 on Pinehurst No 8…

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SA Juniors impress at Pinehurst No 2

Jul 3, 2019

PINEHURST, North Carolina (3 July 2019) – South African junior Ryan van Velzen surged into the top three in the prestigious Junior North and South Championship in the United States with the low round honours at Pinehurst No 2 while compatriot Tyran Snyders retained his overnight lead on Tuesday. Van Velzen made a battling start…

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SA’s Snyders sets the pace at Pinehurst Resort

Jul 2, 2019

PINEHURST, North Carolina (2 July 2019) – South African amateur Tyran Snyders surged into the lead in the opening round of the prestigious Junior North and South at celebrated Pinehurst Resort on Monday. The 41st edition of the invitational championship teed off at Pinehurst No 8 – also known as the Centennial Course. Snyders fired…

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Bridge Junior Series winners heading to Pinehurst

May 3, 2019

13 April 2019 – Casey Jarvis and Tyran Snyders will be heading to the Junior North and South Championship at Pinehurst Resort in the United States in early July after winning the respective North and South Regjonal Finals of the 2019 Bridge Fund Managers Junior Golf Series this April. Victory came with all expenses paid…

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South African Outlook Post the May 2019 Elections

Apr 30, 2019

Over the last year, in the run up to the 8 May 2019 general election, I have been asked regularly what I think about the future of South Africa. Of course, this question is heavily loaded, since most people are probably less interested in my views on the actual political outcomes per se, and rather…

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Investment advisers split over equities versus cash

Apr 2, 2019

The history of returns shows that financial advisers and investment managers who suggested an increase in your exposure to cash and bonds at the expense of local equities roughly five years ago will have done well for you, their investors. Local cash investments have returned on average 6.9% a year, local bonds 7.7% a year…

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Handscyclist to realise a dream at aQuellé Tour Durban

Mar 28, 2019

Handcyclist Oliver Sinclair who has Multiple Sclerosis will tick off an item on his bucket list when he starts his first aQuellé Tour Durban presented by Bridge Fund Managers with his 9-year-old son Tyler at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Sunday 28 April 2019. “This will be my first Tour Durban and it will be…

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Paxton eagles his way to Bridge golf title in Germiston

Mar 26, 2019

Sean Paxton, a 17 year old Maritzburg College pupil, fired a pair of eagles to win the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series 2019 tournament at Germiston Golf Club. Sean, who lives in Pietermaritzburg, travelled up from KwaZulu-Natal to compete in the event, and his reward is a sought-after spot in the regional finals of the…

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Local young golfer wins prestigious tournament at Wingate Park

Mar 4, 2019

Dean Wilken, a 15-year-old Grade 10 at Tyger Valley College in Pretoria, recently won the prestigious Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series tournament at Wingate Park Country Club. In the process Wilken sometimes played awesome golf and among other things eagled two par 5’s on the back nine of the course. By winning the title Wilken…

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Bridge Retirement Annuity

Feb 25, 2019

We invest your retirement in assets that not only have the power for above inflation capital returns but also provide regular income. Talk to us to ensure that you are on track to get sufficient income throughout your retirement. Open a new investment or top-up an existing one before 28 Feb to take advantage of…

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Fearless Floyd sets winning course in 2019

Feb 13, 2019

13 February 2019 – Extraordinary talent is not the only thing that sets champions apart from the rest of the competition. It is the ability to follow a plan with discipline and sticking to it with tenacious commitment and perseverance. These are the attributes that set 14-year-old Kiera Floyd from Benoni on a winning path…

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Maia secures Bridge Junior Series win at Oubaai

Jan 30, 2019

29 January 2019 – Calvin Maia shot 67 to win the prestigious Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series tournament at Oubaai on Sunday. By winning the title, the 18-year-old Kenako Golf Academy boarder qualifies for the South Regional Final of the #BridgeJuniorSeries in April, where the ultimate prize is an all-expenses paid trip to compete in…

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Jordan Rothman wins play-off in tournament

Jan 16, 2019

Teenager Jordan Rothman won an exciting play-off in the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series Tournament at Durbanville Golf Club recently. Jordan, the reigning SA women’s amateur champion, had to overcome a strong field of boys including + handicappers Ayden Senger, Louis Loubser Jnr, Francois Cilliers, Justin Behrens, Calin Sanderson and Matthew McCarthy, as well as…

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Nash and Rorisang do battle in thriller at the Wanderers

Nov 6, 2018

Johannesburg, South Africa (November 2018) – Nash de Klerk claimed the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series title after chipping in for birdie to see off the challenge of his good friend and interprovincial team mate Rorisang Nkosi, as two of South Africa’s brightest young golfing talents shot matching 68s and then produced a thrilling four…

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Carl Mwale has a shot at the USA after his biggest victory

Nov 2, 2018

Carl Mwale’s 67 was enough to claim the Bridge Fund Junior Series title at Waterkloof. Eagle Canyon’s Carl Mwale scored one of the biggest wins of his young career when he shot 67 to lift his first Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series title on a day of exceptional scoring at Waterkloof Golf Club. By securing…

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‘No pressure’ as Van Wyk strides to victory at Clovelly

Oct 22, 2018

5th October 2018 A day after completing his Grade 12 exams, Southern Cape junior Ben van Wyk shot one of the rounds of his life to win the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series event at Clovelly with a round of 67 that included two bogeys in the final three holes. “I guess I just took…

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B’ville’s Brits takes junior title

Oct 12, 2018

Fourteen-year-old Bellville Golf Club member Jeré Brits scored the biggest victory of his young career when he defeated Western Province inter provincial player Tyran Snyders in a play-off at Rondebosch Golf Club to lift his first Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series title recently. “I don’t usually play as well as I did today,” Brits said…

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Dividends can be sexy

Sep 25, 2018

When talking about shares, the aspect that tends to get the most attention is price growth. Discussions around the braai are about how Amazon has gone from $100 a share in 2009 to $1 900 a share today, or how the Naspers share price more than doubled between the start of 2015 and the end…

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Louis aims for America

Sep 6, 2018

Sixteen-year-old Louis Loubser Jnr of Paul Roos Gimnasium, who plays off a scratch handicap, birdied the second play-off hole to win the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series tournament at Boschenmeer Golf Estate, Paarl on Sunday August 19. Managed by the South African Golf Development Board, the Bridge Junior Series of events run countr- wide from…

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Loubser pips Couch for Bridge Fund win

Aug 23, 2018

20 August 2018 – Durbanville junior Louis Loubser Jnr defeated Keegan-Slade Couch from Milnerton in extra time to win the second event in the prestigious Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series at Boschenmeer Golf Estate on Sunday. Francois Cilliers, who won the season-opening event at Royal Cape Golf Club in July, looked on course for back-to-back…

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Cilliers claims season-opening at the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series

Jul 27, 2018

Francois Cillers took scant notice of the cold and wet weather as he blitzed Royal Cape’s back nine en route to a round of 69 and a two-shot victory in the season-opening Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series on Friday. Three birdies and a chip-in eagle on the par-five 16th saw the Western Province Junior Matchplay edge…

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Vital Signs-June 2018

Jul 25, 2018

The Vital Signs Report is a summary of dividends received in each of the Bridge Payers and Growers® fund range.

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Domino Foundation continues to benefit from Tour Durban

Jul 24, 2018

Durban – The 2018 aQuellé Tour Durban, presented by Bridge Fund Managers, has once again made a significant contribution to the efforts of the Domino Foundation by donating the organisation R200 000 from the successful 2018 event at the end of April. The amounts that the event and Club Cappuccino have raised for the Domino…

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SA Juniors clinch top five and top 20 at Pinehurst

5 July 2018 – GolfRSA National Squad player Deon Germishuys tied for fourth in the 40th Junior North and South Championship and fellow Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series finalist Nikhil Gopal signed off with a top 20 finish in North Carolina on Wednesday. Germishuys enjoyed his first success on American soil in the eight Grandover…

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Gopal and Germishuys impressive at Pinehurst

Jul 5, 2018

4 July 2018 – South African juniors Deon Germishuys and Nikhil came through their baptism of fire at Pinehurst Number 2 with flying colours to retain spots in the top 10 at the Junior North and South Championship in North Carolina on Tuesday. “It was another very hot and humid day in North Carolina,” said…

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SA Juniors make fast start at Pinehurst

Jul 4, 2018

3 July 2018 – South African juniors Deon Germishuys and Nikhil Gopal are in a great position heading into today’s second round of the Junior North and South after an impressive start on day one of the prestigious event at Pinehurst Resort on Monday. The Bridge Fund Manager Junior Series finalists coped well with the…

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Bridge Junior Series winners excel in Grandover.

Jun 29, 2018

Deon Germishuys was the overall champion of the 8th Annual Grandover Junior at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, North Carolina. His scores were 68 & 68=136. Nikhil Gopal also did exceptionally well finishing 2nd on 142 (72&70=142) with Will Watson from Abington, Virginia 3rd on 143.

Bridge Fund Managers sponsors Institute of Directors Golf

May 24, 2018

Bridge Fund Managers has been announced as the new sponsor for the highly successful and prestigious Institute of Directors in South Africa (IoDSA) Golf Day, which takes place at The Country Club Johannesburg, Woodmead on 15 October 2018. The IoDSA, whose origins can be traced back to 1960, is the principle organisation spearheading corporate governance…

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Tour Durban final

May 17, 2018

On Sunday 29 April 2018, a massive field of elite cyclists took to Durban’s roads to ride in the 25th edition of the aQuellé Tour Durban presented by Bridge Fund Managers. Check out all the action that went down

Vital Signs-March 2018

May 3, 2018

The Vital Signs Report is a summary of dividends received in each of the Bridge Payers and Growers® fund range.

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Germishuys chips his way to Pinehurst

Apr 18, 2018

A perfectly executed chip shot earned reigning Sanlam SA Amateur champion Deon Germishuys a coveted spot in the prestigious Junior North and South Championship at Pinehurst in July. The 18-year-old Strand junior was among the eight winners and finalists who qualified for the South Final of the popular Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series at King…

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Income Efficient Total Return Investors

Apr 16, 2018

A changing world At Bridge Fund Managers we take our responsibility as asset managers and fiduciaries of our clients’ money very seriously. Our commitment to deliver better client outcomes is a central theme that permeates every aspect of our business. In early 2012, we launched our first Payers and Growers® portfolios in response to years…

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Jubilant Jones books ticket to Bridge Fund Junior Series final

Feb 26, 2018

19 February 2018 – Shaun Jones is a step closer to a tee time at Pinehurst after he swept to victory in the 12th event on the popular Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series on Sunday. Murad Hoosen from The Els Club Copperleaf and Victoria Golf Club’s Sean Paxton both birdied the par-five closing hole at…

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Paul Stewart from Bridge Fund Managers talks about the three unique characteristics for a successful retirement income portfolio

Jan 23, 2018

Fund manager insights:  Bridge Fund Managers actively construct portfolios that they refer to as “Payers” and “Growers”. These portfolios are specifically designed and managed to deal with the dilemma of producing a high income and a growing income stream for post-retirement investors, says Paul Stewart, head of fund management at Bridge Fund Managers. “The risks…

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Galant aims to inspire Cape Flats kids

SAGDB golfer and former Nomads SA Boys U-13 champion Tristan Galant hopes to inspire youngsters on the Cape Flats now that he is back from the United States; credit Doug Carew. Tristan Galant, a prodigy who captured the imagination of the golfing world at age 12, has returned home after four years in the USA…

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Rothman qualifies for Bridge Fund finals

Jan 19, 2018

Published on January 18, 2018 Jordan Rothman, a 15-year-old pupil at Curro Durbanville, has become the first girl to qualify for the finals of the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series, a national series of 18 events sanctioned by GolfRSA. In the finals in April 2018, Jordan will compete against some of the country’s best u19…

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Competition Details

Jan 17, 2018

To enter: Like and tag two of your friends in our competition post on one of our social media platforms Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Competition ends on 28 February 2018. T’s and C’s Enter now  

Payers & Growers® Update

Nov 27, 2017

In the 12 months to 30/03/2017 (the day on which President Jacob Zuma announced a major cabinet reshuffle that included the axing of both the Finance Minister and his Deputy), the Bridge Payers & Growers® portfolios had delivered strong relative performance, as evidenced by the table below.

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Strokes of genius of local teen golfer

Oct 30, 2017

SUNDOWNER – Curro Aurora learner, Cole Stevens shares his aspirations to play golf internationally one day. Cole Stevens hopes to participate in the Junior North and South Championship in the USA. Photo: Supplied Teen golfer Cole Stevens (16) experienced heartbreak in the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series at the Wanderers Golf Club. Cole shot a…

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Rose edges Stevens for Junior Series win

Oct 17, 2017

Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series Wanderers champion Kian Rose from Bedfordveiw with Morne Rall from Bridge Fund Managers; credit GolfRSA. JOHANNESBURG, 16 October 2017 – Kian Rose from Bedfordview won the eighth event in the popular Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series in a play-off on Sunday. Rose set the clubhouse target at the Wanderers Golf…

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Top SA juniors primed for BFM Junior Series battle

Oct 13, 2017

PHOTOS – Jayden Schaper from Benoni and Casey Jarvis from Boksburg; credit Ernest Blignault and Carl Mwale from Eye of Africa Estate; credit Image SA. JOHANNESBURG, 13 October 2017 – The Bridge Fund Manager Junior Series hits Gauteng for the first time on its nationwide journey with a double bill this weekend. South Africa’s top…

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Double joy for WP juniors at Kingswood

Oct 11, 2017

Connor de Groote © GolfRSA Nothing builds confidence more than victories, and Western Province duo Deon Germishuys and Connor de Groote gained a double dose of self-assurance in the national Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series in George last Friday. At the end of the 18-event series, all the Under-19 A-Section winners will compete for two…

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Lamprecht lands Lion of Africa title

Oct 10, 2017

Just a few days home after his successful debut in the Junior Presidents Cup, Christo Lamprecht made the trip to Cape Town to challenge for the Lion of Africa Junior Open title. Over the two rounds on Sunday at Clovelly Country Club, the reigning Sanlam SA Amateur champion was in solid form. He interrupted a…

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Attitude key to Senger’s success at Clovelly

Oct 9, 2017

Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series Clovelly winner Ayden Senger with Bridge Fund Managers executive director Paul Stewart; credit GolfRSA. Ayden Senger strongly believes that a positive mind-set helped him to a Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series breakthrough at Clovelly Country Club and the Western Province standout is taking that same attitude into the Lion of…

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6 ways to make your retirement capital last longer

Sep 28, 2017

In an environment where most South Africans don’t save enough for retirement and where returns have recently been muted, there have increasingly been warnings that retirees in living annuities should consider lowering their drawdowns to improve the probability that their money will last. But Marc Thomas, manager for client outcomes and product research at Bridge…

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Managing your retirement income is no easy task

Sep 19, 2017

Managing your income from a living annuity is far more difficult than managing your retirement investments during your working life, and many financial advisers, because their expertise is more geared to investing than to “disinvesting”, may not be up to the task of advising you properly. Marc Thomas, the client outcomes and product research manager…

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Broomhead seals stab at US Junior North and South

Jonothan Broomhead gave himself an excellent chance to win a coveted spot in the 2018 Junior North and South Championship when he won the fourth Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series event on Sunday. When the nationwide series wraps up in March next year, all 18 of the A-Division winners will have a shot to win…

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Young golfers perform well

Sep 18, 2017

Young golfers from the Helderberg fared well at the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series at Strand Golf Club Sunday (10 September). Deon Germishuys finished third in the A-division under-19 title. The Strand local won the first Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series at Royal Cape back in July. Sam Simpson from Bellville beat Hilmi Mallick in…

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Simpson Grabs Bridge Fund Junior Glory

Sep 11, 2017

Bellville junior Samuel Simpson defeated Hilmi Mallick from Rondebosch at the first extra hole of a sudden-death play-off to win the third Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series event at Strand Golf Club. Well Done Sam! Sam Simpson – Winner of the Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series, Strand Hilmi Mallick – Runner-up of the Bridge Fund…

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Andrew Dowse interview on Classic FM

Sep 7, 2017

Bridge FM Analyst and Portfolio Manager, Andrew Dowse, recently shared his market insights with the Classic FM listeners. Please follow the link below to download a copy of the interview. The link will take you to the Classic FM website where you can download the audio file. It is in mp3 format which is a…

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Why the sequence of good and bad returns is key

Aug 28, 2017

Why is the order of your returns a risk? Why is the sequence in which you earn good and bad returns important? It isn’t if you invest a lump sum at the start of your investment period and retain it throughout. But it is important when you are saving a monthly amount or drawing an…

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That living annuity may just expire before you do

Working out how to provide a sustainable income from your retirement savings is “the nastiest, hardest problem in finance”, says William Sharpe, the man who won the Nobel Prize for economics for a theory on how to match investment gains with risk. The financial services industry calls the phase of your life when you stop…

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Nick Kunze appearances on Business Day TV

Jul 18, 2017

Nick Kunze (from our Sandton Stockbroking office) has secured regular slots to appear on the Taking Stock programme on Business Day TV (Channel 412). His next appearances will be on the following dates and times: Monday 31 July @ 18h00 Tuesday 15 August @ 18h00 Monday 26 September @ 18h00 Nick also appears on the…

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Paul Stewart interviewed on Classic FM

Paul Stewart, Head of Fund Management at Bridge Fund Managers, was recently interviewed by Classic FM. In this interview, he discusses the latest market commentary and shares his own insights. Please click on the “play” button below to listen to the interview. The interview is just over 8 minutes. Please feel free to share the…

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Financial boost for Domino Foundation from Tour Durban 2017

Durban – Following another successful edition of the aQuellé Tour Durban, presented by Bridge Fund Managers, in April, the race was able to hand over a significant cheque with R 175 000 to the Domino Foundation – the races major benefactor – on Wednesday. The Domino Foundation have done great work in and around the…

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The story of Pinehurst No.2

Opened in 1907, Pinehurst No.2 was designed by Donald Ross, who called it ‘the fairest test of championship golf I have ever designed’. Ross was associated with the course for nearly 50 years, improving the course continually until his death in 1948. Pinehurst No. 2 is best known for its crowned, undulating greens, which are…

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Germishuys geared for Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series start

Jul 1, 2017

CAPE TOWN, 30 June 2017 – Former Nomads SA Boys U-19 Stroke Play champion Deon Germishuys will spearhead the A-Division field when the exciting new Bridge Fund Managers Junior Series launches at Royal Cape Golf Club on Monday, 3 July. Currently ranked eighth in the country, the rising star from Western Province is the highest…

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Big boost for Junior Golf in South Africa

Apr 3, 2017

Junior golf in South Africa has received a timely lift with the announcement of a brand new national series of events that will culminate in two players qualifying to take part in the North and South Junior at Pinehurst, North Carolina in the United States of America next year. The Bridge Fund Manager Junior Series…

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5th Anniversary of Payers and Growers March 2017

Mar 9, 2017

Bridge Fund Managers is pleased to announce that the Bridge Stable Growth Fund won the 2017 Morningstar Award for the Best Cautious Allocation fund. This award recognises the excellent and consistent investment performance delivered by the fund over five years.

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Bridge Stable Growth Fund Wins Morningstar Award

Mar 2, 2017

We are proud to announce that the Bridge Stable Growth Fund won the Best Cautious Allocation Fund at the 2017 Morningstar Awards last night. This is a significant achievement as this is a large and highly-contested ASISA category.

Congratulations to the Ian Anderson and the Investment Team for delivering the performance to our clients that made this award possible

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Grindrod Asset Management new shareholder and brand

Jan 15, 2017

Over the last decade Grindrod Asset Management has become a respected and established participant in the South African financial services sector operating as a specialist asset manager in the retail, private client and institutional markets. The Board of Directors of Grindrod Asset Management has taken the decision to introduce Infinitus Holdings (Pty) Limited (Infinitus), an…

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Grindrod Asset Management Scenario Simulation Tool

Apr 13, 2016

PRESS RELEASE – GRINDROD ASSET MANAGEMENT SCENARIO SIMULATION TOOL Imagine a 30-year retirement  plan based on projected market  returns that assume the portfolio will deliver inflation plus 5% returns consistently, every year, for 30 years. Imagine a long-term retirement plan assumes that annuity rates will be the same in 30 years’ time as they are…

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