Monthly Archives: April 2018

Austen Morris Associates is happy to announce that Leith Anticevich has joined the Johannesburg, South Africa team as a Consultant. With five years of experience in financial industries, Leith has a background in personal wealth portfolios, retirement planning, education planning as well as estate planning. He also maintains detailed knowledge of expatriate domicile and tax complications, ensuring he can identify clients who would benefit from specialised advice with specific reference to retirement planning. ... more
Last week, the IMF released its updated “World Economic Outlook”. Just as in January, the fund believes global growth will continue at a cyclical peak of 3.9% until 2020 (an acceleration from 3.8% last year). However, the forecast came with a caution that "momentum is not assured", particularly in light of... more
Austen Morris Associates (AMA) expanded further into Southeast Asia in 2008 with the opening of our first office in the Philippines, which was located at the exclusive RCBC Plaza skyscraper in Manila. The office saw rapid success and moved to a new location in Fort Bonifacio, Manila in November 2015 to accommodate the rapidly expanding team.... more
After a vicious rally and equally potent sell-off at the start of this year, equity markets have oscillated uneasily with no clear direction. The economic cycle has matured, with the US late cycle, and although some emerging countries remain in a “sweet spot”, the general picture is now of higher volatility and a more classical inverse relationship between bonds and equities. Of course, every period of history has its own peculiarities.... more
ALMOST ACCORDING TO PLAN Since the global financial crisis, US markets and the economy have outperformed peers as a more aggressive and timely policy response, helped address the banking system and mitigate (temporarily) a structural growth ... more
After the success of Austen Morris Associates’ (AMA) Johannesburg office (established in 2013), we opened our second South African office in the vibrant city of Cape Town in May 2015.... more