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Hospital stocks: the prognosis

07 October 2021 Mergence Investment Managers portfolio manager Izak van Niekerk says the recovery in private hospital stocks, particularly his preferred picks Netcare and Life Healthcare, is based on operations “normalising” by the end of September 2023 — “factoring in a handicap for the slow vaccine rollout”, he says.




Investors support new index caps on Naspers and Prosus

03 September 2021 Though Peter Takaendesa, head of equities at Mergence Investment Managers, agreed that capping limits risks, he said the considerations may be different for investors that are restricted to local investments. “For investors who are not allowed to invest outside SA, who are running a domestic fund, the Naspers/Prosus portfolio is somewhat unique. […]


Avoiding the cracks: MTN’s delicate dance is paying off

13 August 2021 These are disappointments, but are not material in the bigger picture,” says Peter Takaendesa, head of equity at Mergence Investment `Managers. “They are doing the right thing by exiting the Middle East — though arguably MTN hung on in countries like Iran for too long. Investors will be more comfortable if they […]