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What to look for in a hedge fund manager

There are many investments that fall under the “alternative investments category”, the most common of which are hedge funds, private equity, commodities, real assets, direct investments in start-ups and private companies, and venture capital. All are very different in terms...
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A fund that’s one of a kind

The Laurium Africa USD Bond Prescient fund offers investors a way to make use of their Africa allowance in dollar-denominated assets. For many people, investing in Africa outside of South Africa is still seen as something of a dark art....
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Is the cure worse than the disease?

At time of writing (14 May 2020) we have entered our 49th day of lockdown, with President Cyril Ramaphosa announcing last night that most of the country, except those areas with high rates of COVID-19 infections, will move to Level...
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Laurium Africa USD Bond Prescient Fund

In December, Laurium Capital launched an Africa bond fund, the Laurium Africa USD Bond Prescient Fund (“the Fund”). The aim of the fund is to offer relatively high dollar yields with moderate volatility by investing predominantly in USD denominated bonds...
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Flattening the curve in South Africa

Dear Investors, We applaud the decisive and tough measures announced by Mr Ramaphosa last night for a 21-day national shutdown in order to limit the rapid spread of Covid-19. While this action will have far reaching economic and social costs,...
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Hedge funds can be a great diversifier

In volatile times, when investors are not achieving returns out of traditional asset classes, hedge funds can be a great diversifier. While there has been a wide dispersion of returns in individual hedge funds, many performed extremely well in 2019....
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In SA equity markets, size matter

The South African listed equity universe is a relatively small investment environment, constituting less than 1% of total global equity markets. The FTSE JSE ALSI comprises around 163 listed shares spread across the large (Top40), mid and small market capitalization...
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Key new hires as Laurium builds team

Building on its successful 11-year track record, Laurium Capital continues to grow its team and product range, despite tough markets. Headed by Murray Winckler and Gavin Vorwerg and with offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and London, Laurium is adding a...
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