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Fairtree wins SA Manager of the Year at the Raging Bull Awards 2024

The Fairtree team has again shown their mettle by scooping the South African Manager of the Year award and a certificate for Best (SA-domiciled) Global Equity General Fund on a risk-adjusted basis for the Fairtree Global Equity Prescient Feeder Fund.  The Raging Bull Awards are regarded as one of the leading and most established investment […]

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Your Questions Answered: Fairtree Flexible Income Plus Prescient Fund & BCI Income Plus Fund

The Fairtree Flexible Income Plus Prescient Fund and BCI Income Plus Fund invest exclusively in bonds issued by companies in South Africa and Europe. In other words, the funds are effectively lending money to these businesses and earning interest from them. So, what are the risks, and how are they managed? We’ve just seen a

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Why this fund manager is now blending local and offshore

Fairtree is launching a new blended equity fund that incorporates local and global exposure into a single portfolio. The existing Fairtree Equity Prescient fund, which has limited itself to only investing in the JSE, has been a top-performing strategy for over a decade. More recently, the Fairtree Global Equity Prescient feeder fund has built up an excellent track

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For Fairtree’s Jacobus Lacock, the Most Important Quality for a Fund Manager at the Moment is Flexibility

‘In the current environment, you must have the ability to change very quickly when the macro environment changes,’ said Lacock, who co-manages the Fairtree Balanced Prescient Fund. He added that while there are a range of risks that warrant a more defensive stance, managers can’t ignore the opportunities. ‘What stands out when we look at

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Fairtree Concludes Private Equity Transaction in the Global Health Sector

Fairtree concludes private equity transaction in the global health sector as Fairtree Elevant Ventures, part of the Fairtree group of companies, partners with TASK in the Netherlands to drive growth. Fairtree Elevant Ventures is a European investment fund focused on accelerating ambitious, growth-orientated companies preparing to scale. With a focus on Seed to Series A

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Sybrand Engelbrecht Selected for the Netherlands National Cricket Squad for Upcoming ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023

Former Cape Cobras all-rounder Sybrand Engelbrecht has been selected for the Netherlands National Cricket Team, and will be part of the squad for the upcoming ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. 34-year-old Engelbrecht, who relocated to the Netherlands with his family, played first-class cricket in South Africa for nine years – from 2007 to 2016

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HedgeNews Africa | Fairtree extends Wild Fig access to retail and offshore investors

The Wild Fig Multi Strategy SNN QI Hedge Fund is diversified across equities, fixed income and commodities and has had no negative years. Fairtree is extending its multistrategy Wild Fig hedge fund to a wider audience with the launch of a retail version of the fund on June 1, as well as a dollar version

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Kobus Nel: “It is an honour to be part of the growth journey of Dutch cricket”

One of the driving forces behind the recent successes of the Dutch men’s team is sponsor Fairtree, an investment manager that, although originating in South Africa, also has major interests in Europe and elsewhere. Fairtree is also closely associated with the Gary Kristen Cricket Academy in Cape Town. Several years ago Kobus Nel was introduced

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