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Contact Number: 0114862500 / 0829014890
Address: 18th Floor Metalbox, 25 Owl Street, Auckland Park, Johannesburg, 2092


Mauro has well rounded experience in the investment industry having begun his career in 1994 as Administrative Departmental Head at a SA unit trust management company. Mauro then moved to investment banks and asset managers and finally built his own client investment consulting business. In 2009 he merged his business with Global & Local. Mauro has developed a well-rounded understanding of all areas of the investment industry.

Mauro holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning and an International Capital Markets Qualifications through the London Securities Institute and is a CFP. Mauro has featured on Kaya FM, Classic FM and Mix FM to provide investment insight as well as answer listener questions. Mauro is married, with 1 son and enjoys cycling.

Company Info

Global & Local Investment Advisors has been a respected and growing investment advisory firm since 1999.

With over R5 Billion in client assets to manage, in 2017 Global & Local Investment Advisors embarked on a strategy to search for an alternative way of managing assets within the Unit Trust arena.

The challenge was to find something new and exciting, Global & Local has for a long time been proud of our non-traditional approach to advising clients on their assets.

A chance to meet with New York based asset managers New Age Alpha provided the right catalyst for Global & Local Asset Management to be formed and together with New Age Alpha and Salient Quantative Asset Management, we manage capital using leading edge investment management techniques.

Global & Local Asset Management has featured on Kaya FM, Classic FM and Mix FM where their team of experts has provided investment insight as well as answer listener questions.


Am I forced to bring funds from my offshore RA back to SA?

7 September 2021    12    71
I wish to keep the RA offshore and then purchase an offshore-based annuity. ...

Should I leave my money in an overseas pension fund or transfer it to SA?

30 June 2021    5    62
If I leave it overseas, how will I be taxed on it? ...

Why do I have to wait until 55 to withdraw from my RA?

27 May 2021    2    118
It's the youngest age at which a retirement fund member can legally retire according to the Pension Funds Act. ...

Will I have to pay penalties for transferring my RA?

22 April 2021    7    107
Can the company enforce its terms and conditions without a signed contract? ...

At 77, is it better to invest R5m with African Bank or in a share portfolio?

17 February 2021    16    178
When deciding, you need to consider the risk to the capital over time, accessibility to capital during the investment term and the tax implications of the investment. ...

If you breach Regulation 28 limits, how long do you have to rectify it?

14 January 2021    33
And if you don't rectify the breach, what are the implications? ...

I’m unhappy with the performance of my RAs. What recourse do I have?

1 December 2020    22    168
You can transfer your retirement annuity to a Lisp-based retirement annuity with the same provider. ...

Should I invest my emergency fund in a tax-free investment while I look for work?

2 September 2020    45
Whichever product you choose, you should be able to access it when necessary and it shouldn't be exposed to the volatility of the listed share markets. ...

Should I file a complaint against my wealth manager with the FSCA?

23 July 2020    83
Steps to take before approaching the regulator. ...

I’m 75 with no pension. How can I invest R750k to generate income?

23 June 2020    227
Investment plans have to be carefully customised to each investor’s specific requirements. ...

Can you buy shares in a listed company that wants to delist?

28 May 2020    39
And what happens to those shares if the company does delist? ...

Should I take a bond on paid-up rental property to invest offshore?

8 April 2020    92
It wouldn't be wise to put yourself in debt to fund an offshore investment. ...

Can I use an RA to reduce my tax liability in retirement?

7 February 2020    152
Few people realise that there is no age limit to continue to place capital into a retirement annuity. ...

Mauro's VIEWS  

Mid-September economic report

14 September 2021    2
Policy is expected to remain accommodative at the next Monetary Policy Committee meeting on September 23. ...

Inflation vs disinflation debate

10 September 2021    1    1
Regardless of whether you reside in the deflation or inflation camp, it is important to assess both sides of the debate. ...

Discovery’s Human Factor Score increases significantly

6 September 2021    6
Possible capital raise might be reducing Discovery's ability to deliver the growth implied in its share price. ...

Don’t pick the winners, just avoid the losers

16 August 2021    2    10
The Human Factor is an actuarially based portfolio tool aimed at mitigating the risk of human behaviour. ...

Standard Bank wants to pull the trigger and buy Liberty

16 July 2021    2    22
But will they be able to deliver on the growth implied in their share price? And what about the potential interim dividend to shareholders announced in June? ...

Mid-July economic review

15 July 2021    2
SA's extended lockdown, and ongoing looting and violence will have a large effect on recovery and growth going into the third quarter. ...

Mid-June economic review

18 June 2021    1
The rand has been the star performer, hitting a 28-month high against the US dollar. ...

Predicted 68.1% probability that Standard Bank will deliver on growth implied

11 June 2021    3    14
How does the bank compare to its peers? ...

Would you rather own Spar or Shoprite’s shares?

1 June 2021    3    32
Here's what their Human-Factor Scores suggest. ...

Heineken considers buying Distell, but is this a good idea?

20 May 2021    15
Here's what the Human-Factor Score suggests. ...

Mid-May 2021 economic review

19 May 2021    5
Gold produced a stellar performance for the month closing 5.93% higher. ...

Clicks buys Pick n Pay pharmacies: Their Human Factor Scores

11 May 2021    11
If you were a share investor, which share would you rather own? ...

Applying the avoid the Human Factor Strategy to Facebook

29 April 2021    3
Can the social media company deliver the growth implied by its  share price? ...

Mid-April 2021 economic review

16 April 2021    1    5
Gold retreated by 11% for the quarter as risk-aversion slowly and surely diminishes. ...

Netflix: A study in the application of the Human Factor

15 April 2021    8
Can the streaming service deliver the growth implied by its stock price? ...

March 2021 economic review

30 March 2021    3
The spot price of Brent Crude oil experienced an unprecedented jump of 18.4% from the previous month. ...

Sun International, effects of lockdown and the human factor score

25 March 2021    7
Can the gaming group justify its share price? ...

Mid-February economic report

18 February 2021    4
Year to date, the JSE Alsi returned a staggering 8.14%. ...

December economic review

20 January 2021    1
The finalisation of Brexit brought cheers to the markets. ...

Mid-December 2020 economic report

17 December 2020    2
The rand benefited the most from a weakened US dollar, gaining 5.8%. ...

Mid-November 2020 economic report

19 November 2020    3
South African economy is projected to contract by 7.8% in 2020. ...

Mid-term budget policy statement highlights 2020

29 October 2020    9
The economy is expected to contract by 7.8% in 2020, while gross debt is expected to rise to R5.5 trillion in 2023/24 fiscal year. ...

Mid-October 2020 economic report

20 October 2020    1
In early October, the rand recovered to below R16.50 to the American greenback. ...

Never mind picking winners, avoid the losers!

14 October 2020    1    9
There's an online tool that can help you improve the performance of a listed share portfolio. ...

Should I invest in direct offshore funds or feeder funds?

23 September 2020    68
Having exposure to offshore instruments in your portfolio is beneficial in many ways. ...

Should you have an income fund in your portfolio?

20 August 2020    33
The inclusion of an income fund establishes the fundamentals of a prosperous investment strategy. ...

In trading shares, like sports, winning is a habit

13 August 2020    2    4
Why the 'avoid the human factor' strategy is the best way to pick shares. ...

Online traders vs professional investors

5 July 2020    31
The strategy by online traders is not underpinned by any form of fundamental analysis to determine the value of the company that underlies the listed share. ...

Traditional and non-traditional equity valuations models

5 June 2020    10
It's important to understand the underlying assumptions of the model used to determine whether the current share price is under or overvalued. ...

Good business lessons learnt in lockdown

25 May 2020    21
Businesses should always be planning for the worst and finding ways to diversify at a moment’s notice. ...

The mind of a seasoned investor in face of tumultuous financial markets

22 April 2020    18
How to cushion your investment and amplify investment growth when faced with a market downturn. ...

Life after Covid-19

16 April 2020    29
The choices the country makes in the next few months will determine our entire future. ...

Investing vs speculating

7 April 2020    93
The discipline of investing in well thought out and proven strategies build your wealth solidly. ...

Treating the virus, not the markets

19 March 2020    5
'Rather than trying to manipulate the market, we should be treating the economy as one would treat a virus.' ...

How do financial advisors stay relevant in the age of automation?

13 March 2020    21
Financial advisors should embrace new ways of looking at investments. ...

The only reason investors lose money in stock markets

21 February 2020    94
When a listed company’s management cannot justify the listed share price. ...

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