Reitway Global is partnering with Moneyweb and Almo Lubowski CFP® FPSA® in bringing you an RDR focused workshop that will take place in Sandton, Johannesburg on 8 July 2016. Almo Lubowski is a qualified lawyer and certified financial planner professional. He has practiced in both these capacities and as a fiduciary specialist. Almo has also headed up the Financial Planning Institute’s (FPI) Technical and Advocacy Department, has sat on the FSB TCF Steering Committee and is currently a member of the FPI’s Executive Advocacy Committee, which regularly engages the FSB on RDR related issues. In 2013, Almo wrote a research…
Half of all the stored data today did not exist prior to 2014. As you read this article on your PC, tablet or mobile phone, this statement won’t be that surprising, as you know well that we all have an apparently limitless addiction to data. Global internet traffic is expected to surpass a zettabyte1 worth of information, according to networking equipment company Cisco. All that Internet activity increasingly relies on the cloud or, in other words, servers located in data centres.
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The latest headlines in REIT world are about the death of the shopping mall. Indeed, there are indications that lower quality (B and C) malls are set to suffer long term strife due to the progression of e-commerce. However, high quality “A malls” will continue to thrive as they provide consumers with experiences as opposed to the mere essentials.
Embrace Erratic Markets or Be Left BehindGlobal REITs continued their forward march with a total return (TR) of 7.2% in 1Q16, after achieving a TR of 5.7% in 4Q15 in USD terms.Global REITs drifted lower during January as well as the start of February, as economic growth concerns dominated the headlines. Risk assets were sold down and bond yields declined as investors sought shelter.