Posts by Carrick Wealth

Navigating foreign exchange as an essential element of offshore diversification

The many uncertainties of our times demand meticulous planning and sophisticated investment strategies to protect and grow one’s wealth. The key has always been diversification of one’s investment portfolio, which prudently should include a substantial offshore investment allocation. This immediately also brings to mind the complexities of the foreign exchange environment and finding efficient foreign…

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Carrick Wealth celebrates its anniversary

Press Release This week, Cape Town-based wealth and capital management firm Carrick Wealth celebrated three years in the business. From a start-up comprising a handful of colleagues in a small office in Cape Town, Carrick has become a respected, full-fledged specialist financial institution employing more than 150 people in offices in South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe…

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Political uncertainty, volatility SA’s biggest enemy

Political uncertainty and its twin, instability, are currently South Africa’s public enemy number one. And the consequential impacts are largely economic.   The really bad news is that it is also the enemy of any serious investor, or anyone trying to plan their own financial future.   Foreign direct investment is not coming anywhere near…

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Chris Bertish Awarded “Man of the Year” by Supconnect Magazine

Press Release (Los Angeles, September 11, 2017) Chris Bertish of South Africa has been named 2017 Supconnect’s Editor’s Choice Award’s “Man of the Year” with his extraordinary accomplishment of the first successful, solo, unsupported Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. The Sup Crossing presented by Carrick Wealth was notoriously dubbed “the greatest…

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Airways to close pension scheme – UK pension crisis continues

The decision to close a defined benefit pension scheme will hit tens of thousands of hard-working people in the UK — and it may not be limited to the employees of British Airways.   On Thursday [today], British Airways (BA) announced plans to shut down future contributions to its New Airways Pension Scheme (NAPS). The…

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Protect your wealth

  Warren Buffet reputedly said that it takes twenty years to build a reputation and five minutes to lose it. The same could be said of wealth: it takes time to build but it can be lost in an instant. Your overarching principle should be to protect what you have built in order that it…

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