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OLD MUTUAL LAUNCHES HANDPICKED RANGE OF PRODUCTS TO SUIT SPECIFIC INVESTMENT GOALS

Published: Mon, 05 Aug 19

According to the 2019 Old Mutual Savings and Retirement Monitor, less than 30% of people are saving for emergencies and more than 42% are not making contributions to formal retirement savings. Coupled with this, consumers are often overwhelmed by the myriad of unit trust options available and don’t know where ...
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Looking to reduce PI exposure and develop premium growth at the same time?

Published: Thu, 01 Aug 19

Commercial Risk surveys; Critical for growth in current market conditions. Looking to reduce PI exposure and develop premium growth at the same time? PI exposure mitigation with premium growth all under the same roof   AMS, the largest independent commercial risk surveying company in SA, with over 21 ...
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What SA investors can learn from the case of Greek government bonds

Published: Wed, 31 Jul 19

Justin Floor, PSG Asset Management   Ten-year Greek government bonds – deemed ‘uninvestable’ at the height of the eurozone crisis – are currently yielding 2. 2%. What makes this remarkable is firstly that yields in Greece are now only slightly higher than those in the US, meaning ...
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Millennials and the coming war for talent

Published: Wed, 31 Jul 19

At the stroke of midnight 2018, the last-born millennial turned 18. As more and more of this coming generation complete formal education and take up jobs, they are dramatically changing the nature of the modern workforce. By as early as 2025, as much as 75% of the global workforce could be millennials and they will ...
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Introducing Our New Website!

Published: Mon, 29 Jul 19

The Insurance Gateway® team is excited to share our new website with you. Given our strategic objectives for 2019 and the fact that our last website redesign was over five years ago, we decided on a much anticipated mid-year launch. za was founded in 2005 by the late Michael Stoker as an insurance and financial ...
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Insurers evolving with the digital world

Published: Mon, 29 Jul 19

The digital revolution promises to change the face of insurance as we know it and as digital disruption creates a new world of opportunities, insurers are ready and awaiting. We are in the Information Age, the synergy between technology and our everyday lives has become so entangled that we must accept we can no longer ...
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Exciting prospects in both equities and bonds, despite negative sentiment

Published: Thu, 25 Jul 19

A prolonged period of poor performance from the local equity market has left many investors anxious and frustrated. While most understand the importance of taking a long-term view, it’s usually more difficult than anticipated to put this into practice. When the values of investments fall, investors’ gut ...
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Are you cut out for investing in tough times?

Published: Mon, 22 Jul 19

By Anet Ahern, CEO PSG Asset Management   Contrarian investors deliberately go against prevailing market trends. They buy when others are selling, and sell when others are buying. Why? This investment strategy is based on the belief that herd behaviour in the markets can result in mispriced shares – ...
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The consequences of missing your CPDs

Published: Mon, 22 Jul 19

The extended deadline (to 31 July 2019) to earn required Continuous Professional Development (CPD) hours is around the corner. For those in financial services who are behind in earning theirs, it is best to act fast. The previous deadline of 31 May arrived sooner than anticipated, revealing how many in the industry ...
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Renewable energy market trends

Published: Fri, 19 Jul 19

Renewable energy, which includes technologies such as solar photovoltaic (PV), wind and geothermal power, is still an emerging industry. In 2017, almost 20% of global energy consumption was renewable; this is expected to increase to 25% by 2035 and 34% by 2050. Government subsidies, which have fed the boom, ...
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The Imminent Reality of Cyberattacks for Business

Published: Tue, 16 Jul 19

No longer an if, but when a business will experience a cyber attack Participants in Aon's 2019 Global Risk Management Survey ranked cyberattacks and data breaches as #6 in the top 10 risks facing organisations today. The risk entered the Top 10 list for the first time (at #9) in 2015 and is projected to go ...
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NEW APPOINTMENT: CGF’s GOVERNANCE SERVICES STRENGTHENED WITH APPOINTMENT OF TRAVERS CAPE (CA(SA), MBA)

Published: Tue, 16 Jul 19

CGF is delighted to welcome Travers Cape as a Lead Independent Consultant to our company. Travers has acquired a wealth of experience in senior financial management positions and fulfilled various strategic roles within multinational and local businesses.   Being adept at analysing facts, figures ...
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Solving the retirement savings challenge

Published: Mon, 15 Jul 19

Lessons from around the world   Around the world, workers are being compelled to take more responsibility for their retirement savings as many employers move from traditional Defined Benefit (DB) plans to Defined Contribution (DC) plans. According to London-based Kevin Wesbroom, senior partner, ...
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Asia Corporate Payment Survey 2019: Deteriorating payment trends amid trade war woes

Published: Wed, 10 Jul 19

Coface’s 2019 Asia Corporate Payment Survey covered over 3,000 companies in nine economies (Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan). 63% of companies surveyed stated that they experienced payment delays in 2018. The length of payment delays increased to 88 days on ...
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Financial services compliance: Are you on track?

Published: Mon, 08 Jul 19

Richard Rattue, Managing Director, Compli-Serve SA   The middle of another year has firmly arrived and it’s a good opportunity to do a mid-year compliance check-up, to avoid any mishaps before they happen. The FSCA’s current overhaul of regulation for financial services reminds us ...
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Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty appoints new Global Head of Human Resources

Published: Wed, 03 Jul 19

        Dr Melanie Gillig, currently Regional Head of Human Resources for Central and Eastern Europe will be appointed AGCS Global Head of Human Resources as of January 1, 2020. Current Global Head of Human Resources, Dot Cownie, will retire from AGCS effective December ...
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The FPI announces the shortlist for the Financial Planner of the Year award

Published: Tue, 02 Jul 19

Hardi Swart, Craig Turton and Johan Swart would all be worthy recipients of the accolade – but only one can prevail when the winner is announced on 17 July. The Financial Planner of the Year award is the highest accolade bestowed on financial planners in South Africa, and it represents the very pinnacle of the ...
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Fear in SA bond market presents opportunities for investors

Published: Mon, 01 Jul 19

Following the release of inflation data in May, the South African Reserve Bank indicated that there is room for interest rate cuts as the inflation rate circles 4. 5%. As a result, markets now expect interest rate cuts of close to 0. But if rate cuts are anticipated, why has the government bond curve steepened, with ...
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FSCA appoint the new Divisional Executive for Conduct of Business Supervision

Published: Fri, 28 Jun 19

FSCA commissioner, Mr Abel Sithole has appointed Ms. Kedibone Dikokwe as the Divisional Executive: Conduct of Business Supervision, effective from 1 July 2019. This is the division that supervises the way financial institutions interact with their customers. Dikokwe will oversee the implementation of the FSCA's ...
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Comfort and the art of investing

Published: Thu, 27 Jun 19

By Anet Ahern, Chief Executive Officer at PSG Asset Management “In investing, what is comfortable is rarely profitable. ” Robert Arnott Investment markets are often rich with opportunity when sentiment is poor. This has been the case at several points of extreme exuberance over the past four decades ...
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