Unpacking Wealth Creation podcast

Are you keen to start investing but aren't sure where to start?

Ayabonga Cawe


In this podcast series, Investec Wealth & Investment’s wealth managers and investment specialists provide insight into all you need to know as you start your wealth creation journey, unpacking money and investing, the financial market forces shaping investments, stock market trading, real estate investing, and more.

Hosted by economist and radio personality, Ayabonga Cawe, Unpacking Wealth Creation brings you expert knowledge and tips to optimise your investment management, and sharpen your investment strategies across a variety of assets, from property to public and private equity.

Learn about investing, straight from the experts.

Season 2

Episode 7: Why do I need life insurance?

How important is life insurance? And what exactly does it cover? Jonathan Hilliar, a financial adviser at Investec, and Sinenhlanhla Sithomo, head of Investec’s life insurance business explain the importance of life insurance. Read more.

Episode 6: How do you create and preserve intergenerational wealth?

How to talk about wealth with family, how to build a financial plan and how to create wealth. Investec Wealth & Investment wealth managers, Neil Urmson and Ruth Forssman, share some insights into how not to lose your intergenerational wealth. Read more.

Episode 5: To trust or not to trust?

In the fifth episode of the Wealth Creation series, Johanci Meintjies and Jill Anthony, Wealth & Investment’s advisors from the Tax & Fiduciary team, answer questions on trusts. Read more.

Episode 4: So, you fancy yourself as a trader?

Host Ayabonga Cawe, talks to Willemien Dawes and Jared Nestadt, both advisory stockbrokers from Investec Wealth & Investment, about what you need to know if you want to trade local and international markets. Read more.

Episode 3: Investing in private equity

In this episode Ayabonga Cawe is joined by Kate Duggan and Sohan Singh, both Wealth Managers from Investec Wealth & Investment and they unpack how to incorporate private equity into your investment portfolio and what you should consider before investing in this asset class. Read more.

Episode 2: Is cash a good asset class alternative?

Is cash really king? Ayabonga Cawe is joined by Fund Analyst, Bronwen Trower and Portfolio Manager, Glen Copans from Investec Wealth & Investment and they unpack what you, as an aspiring investor, should consider when incorporating cash as an asset class in your investment portfolio. Read more.

Episode 1: ESG vs impact investing

Do you sacrifice returns by investing in sustainable funds? In the first episode of the second season of the wealth creation podcast series, Ayabonga Cawe is joined by Investec Wealth & Investment’s portfolio managers, Boipelo Rabothata and Barry Shamley as they unpack what ESG really is and what implications it has on where you allocate your capital when making financial decisions. Read more.

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    Episode 6: The difference between active & passive investing

    As an investor, you are always faced with the question of whether you should take an active or a passive approach to investing and which approach will yield better results. In this episode, Ayabonga Cawe is in conversation with Lisa Stride and Fabrice Muhizi, both Investment Managers from Investec Wealth & Investment, as they discuss the different investment approaches one should consider as a long-term investor, particularly in turbulent market conditions. Read more.

    Episode 5: Why you should invest offshore

    In this fifth episode of the wealth creation podcast series, Ayabonga Cawe is joined by Ronelle Hutchinson and Rick Cardo both Portfolio Managers from Investec Wealth & Investment and they unpack why, as a South African investor, you’d want to go offshore. They look at the mechanics and accessibility of these offshore markets, and what investment options are available for you to consider. Tune in to gain insight on this important topic that should form a key part of anyone’s investment strategy. Read more.

    Episode 4: Is property the right investment for you?

    In this episode, Ayabonga Cawe is in conversation with Kyle Lasarow and Marc Fellner, both from Investec Wealth & Investment and they unpack the key things to consider before purchasing a property, how property fits into your overall investment portfolio, and the dynamics between the different types of property sectors, such as residential, commercial, office, and investing in property internationally. They close off the conversation by talking about the risks of investing in property and the key pitfalls to look out for. Read more.

    Episode 3: A global view to investing

    In this third installment of the Wealth creation podcast series, we take a global view to investing. Our host Ayabonga Cawe is in conversation with Chris Holdsworth, Chief Investment Strategist and Zenkosi Dyomfana, Investment Manager at Investec Wealth & Investment, where they discuss the impact that the economy has on markets and the connection between the global and the South African economy. They also touch on thematic investing in assets such as meme stocks, NFTs, cryptocurrencies and how technology and low costs have made investing accessible. Read more.

    Episode 2: Which is the best asset class for you?

    Navigating the world of investing and determining which asset class is best for you could be a daunting task. In this second episode, we talk about how to get the basics right. Kate Stannard, a Relationship manager and Paul McKeaveney, an Investment Manager from Investec Wealth & Investment unpack the building blocks of a successful investment portfolio. They answer the age old question “Is cash really king” and touch on alternative asset classes you can invest in, such as bonds, equities and tangible assets like property. Read more.

    Episode 1: So you want to be an investor?

    In this debut episode of the Wealth Creation series, Ayabonga Cawe is in conversation with Tebello Rabele, an Investment Manager and Stephen Silcock, a Portfolio Manager at Investec Wealth & Investment, on why we invest and the positive effects of compounding. Read more.


Listen now on Investec Focus Radio SA

This podcast channel is available on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts and iono.fm. You can also browse all the episosdes below.



Meet the host: Ayabonga Cawe

Ayabonga Cawe is a development economist with over ten years experience in the public sector, academia, policy research, advisory, media and entrepreneurship. Currently serving as the Chief Commissioner at the International Trade Administration Commission and a sessional lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand, Cawe is most well known for his time as the host of Metro FM Talk. 


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