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The role of investment banking in the economy
Corporate Finance

The Role of Investment Banking in the Economy

Investment banks play a foundational role in the financial services sector. Yet, their functions are not as well understood as those of other financial institutions e.g. commercial banks. Exactly what…
Global Markets

Mansa-X Update: April 2021 Markets Review

The rise in long-term US interest rates has become a focus of global macro-financial concerns. The nominal yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury has increased about 70 basis points since…
Personal Finance

Top 5 personal financial planning tips in times of crisis

In these uncertain times of COVID-19, the big question for many of us is do we still save, do we still invest or do we still maintain the 50:30:20 budget…
Is Cryptocurrency a Good or Bad Investment Option?
Personal Finance

Is Cryptocurrency a Good or Bad Investment Option?

Is investing in cryptocurrency a good idea? The question remains controversial even amongst financial experts.
2021 Markets ReviewGlobal MarketsStock Markets

Q4 2021 Markets Review 1. US Stock Markets Power through Concerns There is no better way to describe it – 2021 was a historic year for US Stock markets. Stocks overcame numerous headwinds…
January 26, 2022
Global Markets

Mansa-X Investor Market Brief – Q3-2021 Highlights Developed market shares were flat (in US dollar terms) in Q3. Declines in September erased prior gains. Emerging market equities underperformed amid a sell-off in China.Global sovereign bond…
October 25, 2021
Financial Derivatives 101Personal Finance

Financial Derivatives 101

A financial derivative is a financial contract which derives its value from one or more underlying assets. They are used in a variety of ways, most commonly to hedge a…
September 1, 2021
The True Cost of InvestingPersonal Finance

The True Cost of Investing

When thinking about investing, most people focus on the risks and returns, and fail to consider the costs involved. However, left unmanaged these costs could accrue and undermine the returns…
May 26, 2021
Good debt vs bad debtPersonal Finance

Good Debt vs Bad Debt

Debt is an important part of the financial cycle but it can also be a source of distress for many individuals, whose incomes get swallowed up by repayments. How do…
March 24, 2021
Reducing your Tax BurdenPersonal Finance

Reducing your Tax Burden

It is said that the only constant in life is death and taxes. While you have very little control over the former, there are several legal avenues you can use…
February 17, 2021
Day Trading 101Stock Markets

Day Trading 101

As our internet infrastructure grows, any Kenyan who is interested can become an online day trader and supplement his/her income with profits from it.
February 3, 2021
Debt Management 101Personal Finance

Debt Management 101

effective debt management is not just about getting rid of all your loans; it is a long term financial planning process, which should ultimately leave you with more control over…
July 22, 2020
Global Markets

Q1 2022 Global Market Review

In summary, the first quarter of 2022 was the most volatile quarter for markets since the depths of the pandemic in 2020, as numerous threats to economic growth emerged. As…
April 11, 2022