At Austen Morris Associates we pride ourselves in engaging with our clients and keeping them informed on the latest market updates and current affairs. In keeping with this tradition AMA Africa recently partnered with Vergenoegd Löw Wines and Discretionary Fund Managers, Quilter Cheviot to host 2 informative Investment Insight Sessions in South Africa.
Our March Insight Sessions, a breakfast session held in Johannesburg, at the prestigious Bryanston Country Club as well as a lunch time session at Cape Town’s glorious Atlantic Imbizo, touched on the current situation surrounding BREXIT as well as looking at the value added by having the right Discretionary Fund Management.
Keynote speaker for the events was Head of Research at Quilter Cheviot, Chris Beckett. Chris graduated with an Honours Degree in Managerial Studies from Aston University in 1992, after gaining experience in the Financial Services Industry he chose to further his studies and completed a Master’s degree in International Securities, Investment and Banking from the ICMA Centre at Reading University.
As Head of Research at Quilter Cheviot, he currently has analytical responsibility for the beverages, food, tobacco and retail industries, making him a very diverse and well-rounded analyst and the ideal speaker for our Insight Sessions.
Chris provided our guests with invaluable insight into the current state of the Global Equities Market, highlighting the methodology that his team of analysts employs when making discretionary fund decisions. The second talking point of these sessions was closely examining the current state of affairs surrounding BREXIT. Chris engaged our attendees by analyzing and discussing the possible implications that different BREXIT outcomes could potentially have on the economy.
Our gracious sponsors Vergenoegd Löw Wines provided a premium selection of their award winning wines for our events, ranging from their current limited edition Adam & Eve range, to the elegant Little Flower Sparkling Brut, their organic Runner Duck Rosé as well as a selection of their 4 star Estate Blend and their ever enchanting rich Merlot.
Our guests thoroughly enjoyed both of these events and we look forward to hosting more Investment Insight Sessions for our clients and prospective clients this year.
Markets respond to mixed economic data Markets were mixed in a week that saw the release of differing economic data. The UK’s FTSE 100 dropped