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Annelise Peers 2018 ...

On September 27, 2018, Ms Peers presented Investec Bank (Switzerland) AG's "Autumn Update on Cyclical Challenges and Secular Opportunities" at the Zunfthaus zur Waag in Zurich. Ms Peers expressed her professional views on global equity and bond markets and presented the work, which her new conservation foundation does in conjunction with Investec's RhinoLifeline charity in South Africa.

Annelise Peers 2018...

Ms Peers analyzed the fundamental backdrop of the current global economic state, the cyclical challenges faced by the world economy currently, Investec's outlook on position on secular and investment themes and the phenomenon of the grey rhino in the world economy amidst growth and inflation threats.


25% of rhino population lost ...

Ms Peers then introduced the Swiss Wildlife of Africa Foundation (SWAF), a Swiss non-profit organization based in Lausanne launched by her on May 31, 2018. Ms Peers introduced her mission with a few sobering facts: the Black Rhino is classified as critically endangered with the world having lost 25% of its rhino population in less than 10 years and more than 1,000 rhino being poached every year. Elephants are classified as vulnerable with Africa's overall elephant population having seen the worst declines in 25 years - down by 111'000 in 10 years. Due to tiger bone trade, lion, which are hunted to sell as fake tiger bone, are now classified as vulnerable. Lion populations have plummeted by 43% in the past 20 years, to an estimated 20'000. At the same time, the war against poaching is costing a deadly human toll. Against this grim backdrop, Ms Peers explained that the aim of SWAF was to protect the environment by protecting endangered species, in particular rhino, elephant and lion whose existence is threatened by poaching. The foundation further aims to raise funds to support the rescue, rehabilitation and reintroduction into the wild of orphan rhinos, elephant and lion and to raise awareness in Switzerland on the issue of wildlife protection and poaching.

43% of lion population lost ... 111'000 of elephant population lost ...

Ms Peers explained that SWAF is currently collaborating with two beneficiaries as initial recipients of donations, these being the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Center (HESC), which runs a rhino orphanage and is also involved in education, treatment and rehabilitation of wild animals, anti-poaching initiatives, breeding of endangered species and tourism. The second beneficiary organisation is Care for Wild, run by a passionate conservationist, Petronel Nieuwoudt, whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and release the rhino in their care.

We look forward to hearing more on these important ventures.

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More Information....More Insights....Service....Support..

Recent developments in South Africa - has South Africa turned for the better? And SCSA General Assembly.
May 8th, 2018....Lesetja Kganyago

Lesetja Kganyago, Governor of the South Africa Reserve Bank.