Patrick Cairns is one of South Africa's most respected commentators on the investment industry. He also covers economics issues and business news.

RMB Holdings’ unbundling met positively

Shareholders see the potential to unlock value.

It’s not just about fossil fuels

A changing economy represents investment opportunities in many sectors. Agriculture is one area that'll face major disruption.

A mismatch between investor expectations and reality

Investors should not suppose that the next five years will be anything like the last 10.

What is the most overrated quality in a fund manager?


Why it’s so difficult to pick a good unit trust

And even more difficult to stick with it.

JSE invites comment on capping Naspers and Prosus together

Following concerns raised by market participants.

deVere’s backtrack on Kellermann

The firm's role in the 'Belvedere' story comes under scrutiny.

Tributes for a pioneer

Allan Gray remembered with tremendous respect.

Allan Gray passes away

South Africa loses a giant of the local investment industry

The biggest challenge facing the investment industry

It's also the biggest challenge facing everybody else.

Industry body brings more clarity to hedge funds

Asisa classification standard will help investors to navigate their options.

Sasol rejects shareholder resolution brought by six big investors

They wanted the company to provide more disclosure on its emissions strategy.

SA regulator clears Cobus Kellermann of any wrongdoing

Confirms that its investigations found no breaches of the law.

A real-life lesson in investor behaviour

What seems reasonable is not always rational.

Have you insured your side hustle?

It may not be obvious, or easy, but it is possible.

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