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Payers & Growers® Update

November 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

October 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

October 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

October 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

October 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

October 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

October 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

September 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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Vital Signs-September 2017

September 26, 2017

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

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Managing your retirement income is no easy task

September 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

September 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

September 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

September 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

August 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

July 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

July 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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Vital Signs – June 2017

June 9, 2017

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

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Big boost for Junior Golf in South Africa

April 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

March 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

March 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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Quarterly Distribution & Performance Commentary – December 2016

February 1, 2017

Ian Anderson shares his thoughts on fund performance and distribution growth in each Payers and Growers® fund.

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Grindrod Asset Management new shareholder and brand

January 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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Vital Signs – December 2016

December 1, 2016

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

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Vital Signs – September 2016

September 15, 2016

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

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Grindrod Asset Management Scenario Simulation Tool

April 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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MAS Real Estate grows portfolio in German deal

April 6, 2016

EUROPEAN-focused MAS Real Estate has acquired a portfolio of 20 buildings through a sale and leaseback arrangement from major German food retailer Edeka-Miha.

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SA rate bets reduced as rand heads for quarterly gain

April 1, 2016

The rand headed for its first quarterly gain since 2012 and South African bonds and stocks rose as dovish comments from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen sparked a shift toward riskier assets.

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GCI Abridged Financial Statements

March 31, 2016

GCI Abridged Financial Statements.

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Listed property: New niche in a changing world

March 24, 2016

THE JSE’s property listings boom continues, with yet another offshore real estate company looking to cash in on SA appetite for rand-hedge investments.

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Africa and Europe bodes well for Hyprop Investments

March 4, 2016

Hyprop Investments, the owner of blue chip malls such as Johannesburg’s Rosebank Mall, Hyde Park Corner and Canal Walk in Cape Town, continues to defy SA’s worrying state of the economy.

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