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“The relationship between commitment and doubt is by no means an antagonistic one. Commitment is healthiest when it is not without doubt, but in spite of doubt.” Rollo May, The Courage to Create

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The nitty gritty of running a business in developing countries.

“Nothing is more obstinate than a fashionable consensus. ” - Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister, 1979 - 1990

The opportunities and challenges of rolling out a key regulatory reform.

The global energy mix is changing and presenting investment opportunities.

Global bond rout puts local bonds under pressure amidst a deteriorating fundamental backdrop.

Mapping the way forward.

“All the water that will ever be is, right now.” – National Geographic

The same, but on steroids.

No margin for error

Experiences are trumping consumerism.

What just happened?


Yale Law Professor Amy Chua delves into topics ranging from grit and resilience to democracy and freedom of speech.


A panel of experts discuss sustainability trends, challenges and opportunities.


Our portfolio managers unpack the burning issues impacting the investment landscape today.

Hope must make way for action.

“When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.” – John F. Kennedy

Moving away from being just another petrostate.

Identifying the future winners in aviation presents attractive investment opportunities.

While we are cognisant of the risks, we believe a handful of carefully chosen businesses in China currently offer compelling returns for long-term investors.

SA bonds continue to hold their worth for investors

Listed infrastructure is a key beneficiary of rising inflation.

A low-risk, value-creating allocation of capital

A challenging balance between inflation and growth.

Coronation’s evaluation of the energy plan concludes that loadshedding can reduce dramatically within four years.


At our recent Talking Investments with Coronation conference, our investment team gave their views on portfolio positioning and regulatory changes.


In a panel discussion at our recent Talking Investments with Coronation conference, industry experts discussed regulatory changes, transformation and sustainability.

Central bank action has had a profound effect on risk sentiment, we take a look at how global bond markets have responded.

A polycrisis has sent global markets sharply down; and there is opportunity to be found.

A look at rising inflation and interest rates and the tough decisions central banks need to make as remedy.

The case for (only the best) long duration technology businesses.

Taking money offshore may be popular, but, at present, South African opportunities are still more attractive.

While the uncertainty has increased and the range of outcomes is greater, the long-term opportunity remains, with Netflix still being the clear market leader in an industry with strong structural tailwinds.

“The president can't change the country on his own. But what can he do? He can give an example.” - Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy; President of Ukraine

While economic recovery challenges still abound, the likelihood of South Africa tumbling into a debt trap within the next five years has, thankfully, diminished.

Netflix’s scale, ongoing product innovation and strong execution set the company up well for sustained leadership in an industry that continues to shift online at accelerating pace.

‘In the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity.’ - Albert Einstein

Where the frontiers of consumer need, technical innovation and pragmatic regulation meet

Budget delivers good news, but some assumptions may prove too optimistic

A disciplined approach delivers over the long term

But SAGBs might still fare better than expected

Long-term thinking and rigorous research needed to spot opportunities.

Mounting risk to the fiscal health of indebted emerging markets will require careful navigation.

An attractive, growing sector in both Eastern and Western Europe.

An attractive new add to our portfolios.

Portfolio managers Gavin Joubert and Suhail Suleman talk about their journey with the Global Emerging Markets Equity Strategy over the last 13 years.

It’s not just about Tencent, games and China

“We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!” – Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Understanding the risks and return opportunities remains crucial

But open minds and ability to shift positions are key

Global Frontier Markets

Passing breeze or real winds of change?

Shifting growth dynamics and inflation uncertainty

Finding value in complexity

Cheap insurance at a time of heightened risk

“Your perception may not be my reality.” – Aporva Kala, author and philosopher

Inflation – it’s time to pay attention

Promising long-term growth seen in emerging equity markets


A story of a year we shall never forget.

A growth opportunity in the lacklustre retail space

Good intentions and a renewed commitment to growth are not enough to make government's financial position sustainable

Post-pandemic recovery in the balance of vaccines and a return of confidence

Bloated merchant acquirers face disruption in the Brazilian market spac

Vulnerabilities increase the risk of longer-term damage

Transformation through green initiatives and new demand sources

Bloated merchant acquirers face disruption in the Brazilian market spac

“If you want to lift up humanity, empower women. It is the most comprehensive, pervasive, high-leverage investment you can make in human beings.” – Melinda Gates, in her book, “Moment of Lift”

“When the world is running down, you make the best of what’s still around.” – Musician and actor, Gordon Sumner (aka Sting)

“If you owe your bank a hundred pounds, you have a problem. But if you owe a million, it has.” – Economist John Maynard Keynes

“The margin of safety is always dependent on the price paid. It will be large at one price, small at some higher price, nonexistent at some still higher price.” – Benjamin Graham, The Intelligent Investor

A chance to add good quality domestic businesses to your portfolio

Investment opportunities in the eyecare industry

South African investor heaven or hell?

100 days and counting …

We can’t afford not doing better

- an excerpt from the Coronation 2019 Stewardship Report

“Battles are never the end of the war” – former US President James Garfield

Life in the time of coronavirus

A butterfly flaps its wings in Wuhan, China

South African government bonds remain attractive despite global shocks

What did this programme really achieve?

Pause and reflect.

We’re up for the challenge

IPO learnings from frontier markets

Restoring confidence is key to growth recovery

The price is right (or at least it feels that way)

But depressed growth and further Eskom support weigh heavily on government

Our purpose in numbers

A weighty issue?

Restoring confidence is key to growth recovery

IPO learnings from frontier markets

Inverted yield curves, negative bond yields, liquidity everywhere and not a drop to drink

Cable operators leading US broadband internet momentum

Transformative policy paper needs strong implementation

When desirability becomes necessity

Offshore acquisitions by domestic companies

The trade war between the US and China is not ending anytime soon, notwithstanding the efforts of presidents Trump and Xi to make nice on the sidelines of the Osaka G20 Summit.

The economic cost of rent seeking

“Invest for the long haul. Don’t get too greedy and don’t get too scared.” – Shelby M.C. Davis

How sports content (and fast cars) became frontrunners in the media content race

World economy balancing on regional tensions and precarious geopolitical alliances

In the cold light of day

Feeling in the dark? Shining a light on uncertainty

Government’s management of the power crisis will be telling of its broader capacity for reform

Highlights from ‘Talking Investments with Coronation’

Responsible investing involves constructive, behind-the-scenes communication

But South African bonds still offer a bulwark against global policy normalisation

But overcoming deeply rooted economic problems remains challenging

“The trouble is, you think you have time.” – Gautama Buddha

Reflecting on a tough year

The way in which financial markets respond to US rate expectations is important

2018 in review

Reaping the rewards of pension reform

China’s competitive education system drives strong growth

Tighter financial conditions are the greatest near-term threat to global growth

How companies avoid obsolescence through innovation

It was always going to get messy

Despite new vehicle technology, global car sales still drive demand

Spotify and Apple Music lead the revival of the recorded music industry

When it rains on your parade

Addressing the future for women

A homegrown success story

The value of proprietary, deep-dive research

Thriving in a highly regulated industry

The relevance of auditors in a post-financial scandal world

Earning its stripes

“May you live in interesting times” – Chinese curse

How worried should investors be?

What you see is not always what you get

Land reform under new leadership – both risk and opportunity

International growth looks solid, but be wary of a concentrated consensus

Valuations are high and uncertainty is increasing

What now that the kings are gone?

Real change will depend on the will to fight

Cyril Ramaphosa’s ANC needs to save South Africa from economic déjà vu

New year, new hope

The next generation of big bets

Well positioned in an evolving environment