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What coronavirus means for your investments

As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases increases worldwide, this has a knock-on effect on supply, demand, and your investments. However, panic shouldn’t motivate your investment decisions, whether they’re big or small. Get advice from a certified financial adviser and read the articles below before you disinvest or make any hasty investment decisions.

Our ability to deliver on our promise to you remains strong

Momentum Metropolitan remains well capitalised, even after the dramatic volatility observed over the past few weeks. Our investment strategy for the assets backing our capital buffer has always been cautious and, while the drop in equity markets will result in increased capital requirements, Momentum Metropolitan is strongly capitalised and able to comfortably meet these requirements. We have a strong balance sheet management team that monitors liquidity requirements continuously and ensures that we can meet our commitments to our policyholders. Our ability to honour claims remains without question.


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Momentum Investments answers your investment questions

You asked - and our financial experts have answered. Whether you’re a Momentum client, financial adviser or business owner, we’ve compiled answers to the questions that most concern you.

Mapping out economic scenarios for COVID-19 and how it relates to your individual investments

In this report, our macro-research team report maps out various economic scenarios for COVID-19, discussing how bad it could get and what is already discounted by financial markets.

Mapping out economic scenarios for COVID-19 (retail) | Monday, 30 March 2020

Mapping out economic scenarios for COVID-19 and how it relates to your business’ investments

In this report, our macro-research team reports on various economic scenarios for COVID-19, discussing worst- and best-case scenarios and what it means for your business.

Mapping out economic scenarios for COVID-19 (institutional) | Monday, 30 March 2020

We remain committed to your
individual investment goals

Chief investments officer, Sonja Saunderson, discusses the importance of staying invested, as our outcome-based investing philosophy has protected our funds from the sharp drawdowns in local and global markets.


We remain committed to your investment goals (retail) | Friday, 20 March 2020, updated Friday, 27 March 2020

We remain committed to your
business’ investment goals

Being a business ourselves, we understand that staying invested is crucial. Chief investments officer, Sonja Saunderson, discusses our outcome-based investing philosophy that has protected our portfolios from the sharp drawdowns in local and global markets.

We remain committed to your investment goals (institutional) | Friday, 20 March 2020, updated Friday, 27 March 2020

COVID-19 - Keep calm and
wash your hands

Our macro-research team focuses on the implications of the latest strand of coronavirus (COVID-19) for financial markets and how we should respond as investors.



COVID-19 - Keep calm and wash your hands | Monday, 9 March 2020, updated Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Securing your retirement


Jeanette Marais, chief executive officer of Momentum Investments, and Dumo Mbethe, chief executive officer of Momentum Corporate, share some insights on how to ride out the volatility and maintain a positive and long-term view on your investments.

Securing your retirement | Tuesday, 24 March 2020

How COVID-19 may affect you


Rowan Burger, head of client strategy, addresses the circumstances in which COVID-19 affects us.


How COVID-19 may affect you | Monday, 9 March 2020

COVID-19 - What do the numbers mean?

The president declaring a lockdown seems extreme. What might the loss of lives be if we took no steps? We let an actuary unpack the numbers.

COVID-19 - What do the numbers mean? | Tuesday, 24 March 2020


Speak to a financial adviser

Get advice on what actions you should take towards your investments during this uncertain time.

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