VIEWPOINT: Confidence as a speaker

Confidence is defined as ‘a feeling or belief that one can have faith in or rely on someone or something’. There are a series of actions and thoughts that will contribute towards you being perceived as confident. Let us take a look at these factors as they relate to speaking in public. Upside-down ‘U’: As…

PROFILE: A WEST AFRICAN ADVENTURE

Nadine Rix CA(SA), co-founder and Director of Nyansa Africa, says international experience has radically changed her as a person and she would definitely not be who she is today had she not gone through it. But then she adds – nothing can compare to Cape Town Nadine Rix says what she loved most about Nigeria…

VIEWPOINT: ARE WEALTH MANAGERS REDUNDANT?

The fastest growing segment of the wealth management industry is now digital and is referred to as “robo-advisory services”. The assets under management (AUM) of this segment are expected to grow by 2 500% by 2020 to reach a potential market value of US$489 billion” (Deloitte Insights, June 2016). Estimates are ‘robos’ will deal with…

VIEWPOINT: THE POWER OF COMPOUNDING

I have always thought that speaking on this topic to this audience would be preaching to the converted. However, I have had a number of interactions in the last year where the importance of this topic has been highlighted to me, along with the awareness that most of us are not using it to our…

VIEWPOINT: Get a horse!

What a time to be alive. No really, it is. I don’t mean this in the ironic way the Internet does. Ignoring the lack of hover boards for the moment, it’s amazing to consider how many sci-fi ideas are about to enter the mainstream in our lifetime: drones, virtual assistants, robots, 3D printing and, probably…

Getting a mid-sized business ready for sale

Morgan Jones, Principal in the Corporate Finance team at Bravura, an independent investment banking firm specialising in corporate finance and structured solutions, outlines the imperative of exit strategy planning for owner-operators. One of the biggest challenges for owner-operator companies is when and how to introduce some form of exit or succession planning. Successful companies will…