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Q3 2023 Recap and Market Outlook: Headwinds Ahead

“The big money is not in the buying and selling, but in the waiting.” — Charlie Munger INTERNATIONAL MARKETS Historically August and September are known to be seasonally weak months for capital markets and this quarter showed no deviation from the norm as all major

Half Year 2023 Recap and Market Outlook

“Money is always eager and ready to work for anyone who is ready to employ it.” — Idowu Koyenikan INTERNATIONAL MARKETS At first glance, U.S. equity markets look upbeat, with the S&P 500 up around 15% in the last 3 months. However, this has been

Notice to Shareholders: Annual Report 2022

Pursuant to Section 63 and 67(2)(c) of the Securities Act 2012 (the “Act”) ANSA Merchant Bank Limited (the “Company”) wishes to advise its shareholders that the Company’s Annual Report for the year ended 31st December, 2022 is now accessible on the Company’s website.

Q1 2023 Recap and Market Outlook

“Courage taught me no matter how bad a crisis gets…any sound investment will eventually pay off” — Carlos Slim Helu INTERNATIONAL MARKETS The first quarter has come and gone, but not without leaving an indelible mark on markets. Rising interest rates, low liquidity and a

The Impact of the UBS Takeover of Credit Suisse

Over the March 17th weekend, Swiss banking giant UBS acquired its cross-street rival Credit Suisse (CS) after the first globally systemically important bank (GSIB) failure since the 2008 global financial crisis (GFC). Existing Credit Suisse (CS) shareholders would receive one share in the new UBS

The Impact of Current Events in the US Financial Industry

On Friday, March 10th 2023 trading in shares of the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) was halted as state regulators in California closed the struggling bank and appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as the Receiver. All of SVB’s deposits and assets were placed under


” Successful investing is about managing risk, not avoiding it” — Benjamin Graham INTERNATIONAL MARKETS 2022 started with a bang as growing optimism for a global post Covid recovery quickly panned towards a scramble to pare losses, as markets plunged to decade lows. While inflation