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Press Room - Archive (Page 377)

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Sanlam Investment Management Offers Solutions and Investment Performance in a Tougher Environment

Published: Thu, 19 Jan 06

Tougher financial markets during 2006, accompanied by higher volatility and lower returns compared to the last two years, are likely to prompt investors to look for solutions that will help them avoid excessively high levels of risk according to Tienie van der Mescht, Managing Director of Sanlam Collective Investments ...
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‘Income’ funds – a good idea for conservative investors?

Published: Thu, 19 Jan 06

Among the biggest beneficiaries of new investment flows over the past year or two have been ‘income’ funds which mainly invest in interest bearing or rental generating assets such as cash, bonds and property and deliver much of their total return in the form of income (as opposed to capital growth). ‘Income’ ...
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SA well positioned for a bright 2006

Published: Thu, 19 Jan 06

Market and economic comments from Martin Jankelowitz, head of market and economic research at Investment Solutions, SA's leading multi-manager “Gold still represents the ultimate form of payment in the world…. ” Alan Greenspan, May 1999 Highlights in 2006 Strong and broad-based global growth ...
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Press Release: Nedbank Hedge Fund Review

Published: Thu, 19 Jan 06

SA’s hedge fund industry is humming with activity. Several new hedge funds entered the market during the past semester and three of these joined the Nedgroup Hedge Fund Review for the first time this month. Commenting on the state of the industry in the latest Nedgroup SA Hedge Fund Review, Lizelle Steyn, manager ...
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Press Release: Life Insurance Confidence rises sharply despite PFA Rulings

Published: Thu, 19 Jan 06

Confidence in the life insurance sector continued growing in the last quarter of 2005, rising a strong 11 index points during the quarter, despite growing uncertainty about the outcome of the Pension Fund Adjudicator’s rulings, (which at the time the survey was carried out, had not yet been finalised). These ...
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It’s a done deal

Published: Sat, 17 Dec 05

The Fidentia Group gets FSB approval to change the shareholding of the m Cubed Unit Trust Management Company. The Fidentia Group today received FSB approval to change the shareholding of the m Cubed Unit Trust Management Company, signaling the final step in administrative process, following Competition Commission ...
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Press Release: Hedge Fund Options

Published: Thu, 15 Dec 05

With financial markets exhibiting increased volatility, investors are being attracted to hedge funds. Whilst the advantages of hedge funds are clear, one of the greatest difficulties investors have is that of accessibility. Hedge funds as an asset class are widely, and accurately, perceived as investments that can ...
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Press Release: The big event for the big picture

Published: Tue, 13 Dec 05

Asset Allocation has become more important now than ever before. Pension schemes have evolved in the last decade, the traditional schemes becoming virtually obsolete. Investors are slowly putting their money into South Africa in search for new sources of alpha while at the same time being limited by their risk profiles ...
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Press Release: Investment Solutions appoints Imtiaz Ahmed as deputy CIO

Published: Fri, 09 Dec 05

Investment Solutions has announced the appointment of Imtiaz Ahmed as deputy chief investment officer, effective from 1 January 2006. Imitaz Ahmed has been in the asset management industry in South Africa for over fourteen years. In his previous position as executive director (head of external clients) at Stanlib ...
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Press Release: STANLIB unites east and west Europe with new fund mandate

Published: Fri, 09 Dec 05

UNIT trust product developers at STANLIB have united eastern and western European nations in a new fund mandate for its European equity fund. At the same time, the flexible and cost-efficient fund of funds structure has been adopted. The country’s largest unit trust company decided to “maintain forward ...
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Press Release: Locally developed IT brings Global Allocades for Old Mutual

Published: Wed, 07 Dec 05

Old Mutual's strategy of building a global financial institution off a strong South African base was again demonstrated as Selestia, the group's UK based greenfields business that is run off an IT platform developed by Old Mutual in South Africa, scooped an outstanding four UK industry awards. The accolades visibly ...
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Press Release: International Auditing Body meets in South Africa

Published: Wed, 07 Dec 05

The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) is meeting in Cape Town from 5 – 9 December. In his welcome address to the members of the IAASB, who represents several countries around the globe, Kariem Hoosain, Chief Executive Officer of ...
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Press Release: Investment Solutions UK Appoints John Green as Chief Investment Officer

Published: Wed, 07 Dec 05

Investment Solutions Group, part of the Alexander Forbes Group, has appointed John Greene as its UK chief investment officer (CIO). John will report to Justin Taurog, with a dotted line report to Glenn Silverman, the Investment Solutions global CIO. John joins from Northern Trust Global Advisors where he was head ...
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Press Release: Another Startling Case by the Pension Fund Adjudicator

Published: Wed, 07 Dec 05

THE PFA’S DETERMINATION IN THE CASE OF B. G. WALTERS The life assurance industry has been rocked by the series of adverse determinations delivered by the Pension Funds Adjudicator during the last 9 months. One of the more startling cases on which he has issued a finding was the October 2005 determination ...
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Press Release: Investment world making‘secret’ gains – STANLIB

Published: Wed, 07 Dec 05

THE rest of the world is making big investment gains while most South African investors are not looking. The wealth-by-stealth scenario has been showcased by STANLIB, South Africa’s largest and fastest growing unit trust investment company. “Obviously this is not a deliberate hush-hush approach to equity ...
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Press Release: Old Mutual's Skandia bid approved in Sweden

Published: Mon, 05 Dec 05

The proposed R38-billion takeover of Swedish life insurer Skandia by South African financial and insurance giant Old Mutual plc has been approved by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA), Old Mutual said in a statement on Friday. The transaction has now received all the requisite approvals from anti-trust ...
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Press Release: Legal services – the dormant assassin in business

Published: Mon, 05 Dec 05

In today's global, competitive and fast-changing business landscape, legal risks are potentially the dormant assassin of a sound enterprise-wide risk management programme. “Given the fast changing legal environment, including the number of ‘new’ laws and regulations that affect the running of an ...
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Press Release: Barclays Continues to Shine in Africa

Published: Mon, 05 Dec 05

Barclays Africa and Middle East was awarded the ‘Bank of the Year’ award and Barclays Kenya the award for the ‘Best Initiative in Support of the Millennium Development Goals’, at the African Investor Investment Awards dinner held in Johannesburg on 21 November. Dominic Bruynseels, managing ...
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Press Release: Latest inflation figures support no interest rake hike in December 2005

Published: Mon, 05 Dec 05

Domestic inflation data announced today (23 November 2005) reinforces the bullish view of Martin Jankelowitz, head of market and economic research at Investment Solutions, that interest rate hikes in South African should still be avoided. “Disinflation remains prevalent in South Africa and, furthermore, real ...
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Press Release: Barclays Capital and Bond Exchange of South Africa launch first independent inflation-linked benchmark

Published: Mon, 05 Dec 05

In response to the significant demand for an independent inflation-linked index, Barclays Capital, the investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC and the Bond Exchange of South Africa (BESA) have today launched a South African Government Inflation-Linked Bond Index. The new index will be the single benchmark ...
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