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Smart Money – Ninety One’s Sangeeth Sewnath discusses the benefits of investing offshore

In this Daily Investor Smart Money episode, Alishia Seckam discusses offshore investing with Ninety One’s Sangeeth Sewnath.

Sewnath is the Deputy Managing Director of the Africa Client Group at Ninety One and has been with the company for over 23 years.

He is a qualified actuary and an alumnus of Harvard Business School’s leadership development programme.

Sewnath previously worked in product development at M3 Capital before joining Ninety One’s Product Development department in 2000.

He became the Global Head of Product Development in 2008, responsible for developing and enhancing the various investment capabilities offered to advisors and institutional investors.

In his current MD position, Sewnath guides the strategic direction of Ninety One and its key client relationships.

Smart Money with Sangeeth Sewnath

Sewnath begins the interview by unpacking the main benefits of investing offshore and discusses whether clients delay their offshore investments due to the weak rand.

Sewnath then explains how much the rand exchange rate matters in the long term when investing offshore.

He moves on to the performance of the Ninety One Global Franchise Fund and the conclusions that can be drawn about the rand from the data it has collected.

Finally, Sewnath offers guidance to offshore investors and talks about the benefits of the Ninety One Global Franchise and Ninety One Global Strategic Managed Fund.

The full Smart Money interview with Sangeeth Sewnath is embedded below.


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