Is South Africa worth the risk?

We recently attended the Allan Gray Investment Summit 2019 where we were able to glimpse into the investment minds of prominent local and global fund managers, and walk away with some great insights. One of the presenters was Stanlib chief economist Kevin Lings. ...

Trump’s trade war: even worse than you think

By Professor Barry Eichengreen, guest writer for the July 2019 Coroconnect THE TRADE WAR between the US and China is not ending anytime soon, notwithstanding the efforts of presidents Trump and Xi to make nice on the sidelines of the Osaka G20 summit. Trump signaled...

Your vote is your voice

We want to encourage everyone to cast their vote on Wednesday, 8 May 2019 (between 7am and 9pm), in electing the political party that they will trust to run their province and country. In South Africa, National and Provincial elections take place every 5 years. This...

How to Be a Role Model for Girls

How to Be a Role Model for Girls Together we can encourage the next generation of female leaders. Girls often look to the women in their lives for cues about how to think and act. When we speak confidently, take risks, and own our accomplishments, we set positive...

Southwood Market Update

We live in eventful times. And, although we do not have a crystal ball to predict future outcomes, the good news is that our Southwood Model Portfolios are well structured leading into such a volatile and unpredictable future. With a diversified investment mix that is...

GIVING BACK

At Southwood Financial Planning we are continually making a conscious effort to reduce our carbon footprint and strive to support our local community. Many of you already know that we are proud sponsors of the Sparrow Society, whose mission is to “Change the world one...