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The benefits of independent financial advice

By Tamryn Lamb on 20 Sep 2019

Many investors underplay the importance of financial advice to the detriment of the performance of their portfolios over time. A good financial adviser can...

Managing risk through our investment process

By Nathan Wridgway on 10 Jul 2019

Our primary objective is to build long-term wealth for our clients. To do this, we balance investment performance with the risk incurred in generating this...

Is a money market fund right for you right now?

By Earl Van Zyl on 05 Apr 2019

Money market unit trusts have become popular as they appear to provide a safe, secure and reliable haven for your investments. During times with extreme...

Orbis: How to balance risk and return in the current environment

By Alec Cutler on 30 Jun 2018

As we look at opportunities around the world, one thing seems clear – it is no time to be a hero. According to Alec Cutler, from our offshore partner, Orbis,...

Cloudy crystal ball

By Alec Cutler on 18 Jun 2018

Two years ago, our crystal ball was cloudy. Shares and commodity prices suffered a rout in early 2016, and markets were concerned that economies around the...

Allan Gray-Orbis Global Fund of Funds update: Balancing risk and return

By Alec Cutler and Ashley Lynn on 22 May 2018

A large portion of the Allan Gray Orbis Global Fund of Funds (the Fund) is invested in the Orbis Global Balanced Fund. But what is a “balanced fund”? The...

Thinking about your view of risk

By Rob Formby on 19 Apr 2018

Our primary concern as an investment manager is creating wealth for clients. To do this, we need to balance investment performance for clients with the risk...

How much risk can you take?

By Leonard Krüger on 30 Jun 2017

Risks are elevated in the current environment. This means you should think about how much risk you are prepared to take on...

Why the classic 60/40 is dangerous

By Matthew Spencer on 19 Jun 2017

Sixty percent equities and forty percent bonds has become such a standard for “moderate risk” that any other allocation raises eyebrows...

Pursuing long-term returns without simply reaching for risk

By Ben Preston and Maurits Ovaa on 30 Sep 2016

Ben Preston and Maurits Ovaa explain why Orbis believes minimising losses is arguably more important than maximising gains at a time when many stock markets ...

The theory of risk and return

By Wanita Isaacs on 31 Dec 2014

Wanita Isaacs offers some insights into how you can think about risk in your investment process. Efficient market theory holds that there is a direct...

Do not confuse stability with safety

By Ben Preston on 30 Jun 2013

According to Ben Preston, from our offshore partner Orbis, Orbis and Allan Gray's strict adherence to our bottom-up research process keeps us focused on...

Japan: economic pessimism creates buying opportunities

By Trevor Black and Ben Preston on 30 Jun 2011

As bottom-up stock pickers, we believe that great investment opportunities can be found in even the most challenging conditions. Japan is a perfect example....

Tough to be different

By Jonathan Brodie and Trevor Black on 31 Dec 2009

In the Q2 Quarterly Commentary, Jonathan Brodie and Trevor Black of Orbis discussed the fact that long-term outperformance requires a partnership between the...

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