From the editor wOver
e at finweek want to ensure that we produce a magazine that adds value to your life, and one that remains relevant in a changing world.
the past year, we’ve worked hard to refine our approach to stories, as well as the presentation and layout to make our content easier to engage with. The results from a recent survey have again confirmed what readers want from the magazine: articles that help you make the right investment and financial decisions, and articles that contextualise and analyse the business and economic developments that would have an impact on your finances and investments.
We have therefore decided to change our magazine accordingly. From July onwards we will be increasing our focus on investment advice, stock tips and personal finance, as well as on global markets and investment opportunities. In this week’s issue, for example, we feature a number of articles from industry experts on retirement (from page 15), and look at the international stocks local fund managers deem to be attractive (see page 37).
At the same time, we are also changing the frequency of the magazine to an alternate weekly publication. This issue will therefore be on shelves for two weeks, with the next issue available from 21 July, jam-packed with exactly the kind of information you want.
The revamped finweek will include more stock tips and views from our regular contributors like Simon Brown and Moxima Gama, as well as increased coverage on where local and international fund managers are seeing investment opportunities.
We are keeping most of our regular popular features, including our opinion pieces by thought leaders like Stellenbosch University’s Johan Fourie, interviews with CEOs of leading JSE-listed companies, entrepreneur features, and our regular management advice column. Look out for a new column on directors’ dealings and company profiles. We will also be answering readers’ financial questions.
We trust that you will enjoy the improved finweek, and welcome your feedback and suggestions. You can contact me with any comments or queries on the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matter of fact
In the article From barley to beer, published in the 15 June issue, we used the wrong picture of barley producer and Grain SA board member Richard Krige. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused. ■