Sit in cash and your wealth will be gone with the winds of inflation

26 May 2012 - Laura du Preez

South African investors need to free their minds of the idea that they can take very little risk - even just invest in cash - and still earn inflation-beating returns, investment managers are warning.  Three managers who spoke at the recent Momentum Independent Multi-Manager Conference warn that fixed-interest returns will be  lower, and investors who require higher returns will have to take more risk by investing in longer-dated bonds, corporate bonds, listed property or equities.