INFLUENCE: FIT AND PROPER

Are you fit enough for your board’s marathon, asks Julanie Basson Ask any runner standing at the start of a 42 km marathon and they will tell you the fitter and better prepared you are, the easier the gruelling race will be. Many runners, including me, have attempted to run a marathon very well knowing…

VIEWPOINT: WIN AT FAILURE A lesson to learn

In business, there’s a story that lives on about  a mistake once made by Sheryl Sandberg, former Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google – not because of the error itself, but because of co-founder Larry Page’s response. When Sandberg realised she’d made a bad decision that would cost the company millions…

COVER STORY: BEST OF THE BEST

Congratulations to all our Top 35-under-35 candidates – you are all winners and leaders. After hundreds of entries, months of anticipation, a gruelling judging process and a difficult task to select only three category winners and one overall winner, we can finally announce who they are and why they were chosen. Hundreds of high-quality entries…

VIEWPOINT: INVESTING Active versus passive

For every buyer there is a seller. Mathematically, this implies that the full universe of asset managers can only achieve the average return of the market. Add in fees, and actively managed investment funds should theoretically consistently underperform passive investments. However, the counter-argument is that there are some really good managers out there who generate…