LISTEN: As we enter 2024, the M&A landscape shows signs of recovery, albeit cautiously. In the latest episode of No Ordinary Wednesday, Jeremy Maggs is in conversation with Charles Barlow, Investec's Head of Cross-Border Finance and International Advisory, Capitalmind Investec experts Jürgen Schwarz, Marleen Vermeer, and Kilian de Gourcuff on what key sectors, trends and risks to keep an eye on in 2024.

Hosted by seasoned broadcaster, Jeremy Maggs, the No Ordinary Wednesday podcast unpacks the latest economic, business and political news in South Africa, with an all-star cast of investment and wealth managers, economists and financial planners from Investec. Listen in every second Wednesday for an in-depth look at what's moving markets, shaping the economy, and changing the game for your wallet and your business.

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NOW ep65: Podcast: Glimmers of hope from Davos

AI, geopolitical risks, anaemic economic growth and climate change dominated talks at this year’s Davos meetings. in this episode of the No Ordinary Wednesday podcast Investec Bank SA CEO Richard Wainwright and Investec Group Finance Director Nishlan Samujh, who were at WEF in Switzerland, share their insights.

NOW ep64: Macro Outlook 2024: Are we out of the woods?

LISTEN: What does 2024 hold for the global economy? In the final episode of the 2023 season of No Ordinary Wednesday podcast our expert Investec panel from the UK, Switzerland and South Africa weigh in on expectations of low growth, game-changing elections, stubborn inflation, high interest rates and war. 

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Now ep 55: Opportunities for investors amid economic headwinds

With the economic headwinds of sticky inflation and persistently high interest rates, an underwhelming Chinese rebound and a weakening US dollar – how do the next few months look for investors? Our Chief Investment Strategist Chris Holdsworth, gives his analysis in the latest episode of the No Ordinary Wednesday podcast.

NOW ep54: AI investing 101: what to consider before jumping in

Simon Lapthorne, a Senior Research Analyst for Investec Wealth & Investment UK, dicusses the rise of artificial intelligence and what investors should consider before entering the market.

NOW Ep 53: When to save and when to invest

High cost of living, unemployment and debt are just some of the difficulties South Africans are facing that greatly impact their ability to save or invest. This National Savings Month, Investec experts Rene Grobler and Ebeth van Heerden unpack the differences between savings and investment and share practical ways to improve your financial health. It’s a must-listen for those starting out on their wealth creation journey.

NOW ep50: BRICS fallout knocks rand

In this episode of No Ordinary Wednesday, geopolitical own goals have pushed the rand to record lows against the dollar. Investec Treasury Economist Tertia Jacobs and Investec Head of Sales and Structuring Obakeng Pitse share their views on the outlook for the ZAR.

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NOW ep47: Transnet: Runaway train?

In this episode of No Ordinary Wednesday, Henk Langenhoven, Chief Economist of the Minerals Council of South Africa, Tertia Jacobs, Investec Treasury Economist, and Denys Hobson, Head of Logistics at Investec for Business, discuss the extent of the Transnet crisis, its impact on the economy and possible solutions.

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NOW ep46: How AI is shaping industries and business models

Rapid advancements in artificial intelligence have many heads spinning. But there’s no denying that whip-smart machines have enabled us to make incredible leaps and bounds in business, even as a treacherous list of ethical conundrums keeps human brains awake at night. Will AI make our lives easier and help us be more productive? How is it shaping and disrupting industry and business models? Investec’s Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer, Lee O’Brien and Michelle Schonken, Data and AI Lead at Investec Bank and Investec Wealth & Investment give in-depth analysis of these burning questions in the latest episode of the No Ordinary Wednesday podcast.

NOW ep44: Offshore Investing: Positioning for volatile times

How is the current global economic climate shaping investment trends? And what is the outlook for the rest of the year? Our award-winning Investec World Axis fund managers share their insights on the latest episode of No Ordinary Wednesday podcast.

NOW ep43: SA Greylisted: What does it mean for you?

South Africa has been greylisted by global financial crime watchdog the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for not fully complying with international standards around the prevention of money laundering, terrorist financing and proliferation financing. What will this mean for South African businesses and consumers? We unpack the latest developments.

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NOW ep41: Are your clients emigrating? Your tax & excon questions answered

As a financial adviser, there are many pitfalls in handling your clients’ assets once they have emigrated. We look at what you need to know about tax residency and South African exchange control law.

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NOW ep40: Eskom: can the SA economy avoid a meltdown?

Henk Langenhoven, Chief Economist of the Minerals Council of South Africa joins Investec's Treasury Economist and Power & Infrastructure team to discuss the impact of loadshedding on the mining sector and the wider economy.

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NOW ep27: Solving SA’s tech talent crisis

With only 121,000 software developers in South Africa and almost 40% of them working for international companies, there's a critical shortage of tech talent in the country. How did we get here? And what are we doing to address the crisis?

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No Ordinary Wednesday tackles the key topics that matter to South African professionals, business owners, entrepreneurs and leaders. From the latest business news and analysis to the macroeconomic trends and political developments that shape our times, join Jeremy Maggs every second Wednesday to stay ahead of the stories that matter. Available wherever you get your podcasts. 


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Jeremy Maggs

Jeremy Maggs is a media specialist with close on 40 years’ experience in television, radio, and print. Until recently, he hosted television news channel eNCA’s weekday lunchtime news programme. He also is the founder of maggsonmedia, a media and advertising show.

Maggs is the author of a bestselling book Win! Compelling Conversations with 20 Successful South Africans which is also a powerful corporate presentation. He has just completed his second book, My Final Answer. Published by Pan McMillan, it is a memoir of his life and experience in the media.

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