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Will you outlive your savings?

Published: Thu, 30 Aug 18

Adriaan Pask, Chief Investment Officer at PSG Wealth   Since the middle of the last century, life expectancy has increased rapidly. Studies by the United Nations (UN) and World Health Organisation (WHO) have found that, every 10 years, the average person’s lifespan has increased by three years. This ...
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Bright Africa continues to shine

Published: Wed, 29 Aug 18

Africa continues to turn global investors’ heads, despite its challenges. Attracted by its many fast growing economies and burgeoning consumer and business spending – expected to reach US$6.   Where to start when looking to invest in Africa? First time investors may begin by identifying ...
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Tips on stretching your retirement savings

Published: Wed, 29 Aug 18

When you finally reach retirement age, you need to be in a position where you can afford to maintain a similar lifestyle which you have been accustomed to prior to retirement. The only way to achieve this is making sure you start planning and saving for retirement much earlier. Preenay Sathu, at FNB Wealth and Investments ...
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Land expropriation - A calming perspective

Published: Tue, 28 Aug 18

        Stop the panic over EWC, urges veteran analyst Max du Preez. Sharing an insider’s ear, he highlights practical realities          To take the sting out of the heated land-reform debate and to avoid large-scale expropriation without compensation ...
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Liberty enhances governance of its Unclaimed Benefits Funds

Published: Tue, 28 Aug 18

Liberty Corporate is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Douglas Maila and Mr Jerry Mnisi as independent trustees of the group’s Unclaimed Benefits Funds (the Funds). These highly respected individuals bring with them a wealth of industry experience and will enhance the corporate governance of the ...
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Glacier Storms River Traverse 2018 - Three fun-filled days of cycling

Published: Fri, 24 Aug 18

Handing over the cheque to The Smile Foundation. Left to right: Johann de Wet (Glacier by Sanlam), Tanya Jackson (Smile Foundation) and Henco Rademeyer (Dryland Event Management)   The Glacier Storms River Traverse took place from 10 -12 August in the scenic Tsitsikamma Valley. The annual, ...
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FPI awards “everything we desire in a Financial Planner”

Published: Thu, 23 Aug 18

Johannesburg, South Africa: The Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa hosted a gala dinner to celebrate and crown the best of the profession. About 250 professionals in the financial planning profession came together at the Inanda Polo Club in Sandton, Johannesburg to celebrate what has admittedly ...
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Tackling the taboo topic couples never want to talk about

Published: Wed, 22 Aug 18

Part 2 of the ‘First visit to an adviser’ series     By Madri Jacobs, Sanlam Senior Financial Planner   South Africa: In a solid relationship and wondering how to approach the tricky topic of money? About to get married and flustered over joint finances and complex contracts? Maybe ...
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Getting personal on the first ‘date’ with your financial planner

Published: Wed, 22 Aug 18

Part 1 of the ‘Advice on your adviser’ series: Questions that may arise   Is marriage on the cards? Do you want kids? Is there a specific illness in your family history? Some people can be a little taken aback by just how personal a first visit to a financial planner can be. Money matters are often ...
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Ensuring financial security in retirement

Published: Wed, 22 Aug 18

By Paul Leonard CFP®, Advisory Partner, Citadel   Nowadays life is fast. We get agitated when people don’t respond to our text messages within minutes. We can watch any movie, listen to any song, buy any book at any hour without having to wait for it – we simply click and download. Even fast ...
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Race against time for Gordhan on SOEs

Published: Wed, 15 Aug 18

Shudder to contemplate it, but prescribed investments might be the most undesirable and yet the most desperate solution. That’s how dire situation has become, particularly at Eskom that defies voluntary inducements       Allan Greenblo, Editorial Director Today’s Trustee       What’s ...
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How to Plan for Retirement as a Couple

Published: Mon, 13 Aug 18

A financial relationship built on consensus will put you on the path towards long-term financial security   Johannesburg: Planning for retirement is difficult enough on your own, but getting two people to agree on a lifelong strategy to prioritise expenditure whilst saving for the future can ...
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How to be your own heroine

Published: Thu, 09 Aug 18

To the ladies out there who are still waiting for their knight in shining armour to rescue them, to save them from their troubled times and to ride off into the sunset in a Ferrari: this article is for you. “That knight is probably divorced with a few children and has money woes of his own, therefore there ...
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Longevity in women: a blessing or a financial burden?

Published: Tue, 07 Aug 18

Many people find planning for retirement challenging; but retirement planning for women can be particularly tricky. This isn’t because women are any less capable of planning for the future than men, or less interested in saving. Rather, it’s as a result of one simple reality – women tend to live ...
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Regulator moves to stimulate “sustainability” in pension funds’ investment policies

Published: Tue, 07 Aug 18

Regulator lights a fire under trustees on funds’ investment policies. ESG to the fore.     Allan Greenblo, Editorial Director Today’s Trustee       When the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (previously the Financial Services Board) issues a directive to pension ...
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Women: How to take control of your financial destiny

Published: Mon, 06 Aug 18

Twané Wessels, Product Actuary at Just Financial vulnerability is one of the greatest challenges women face today. Women experience various types of gender bias throughout their working life that result in them saving less for retirement than their male counterparts. And not only are women saving less – ...
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Treasury to announce on Venda Pension Fund by month-end

Published: Mon, 06 Aug 18

National Treasury says it is reviewing a report on the payment of pensions to beneficiaries of the former Venda Pension Fund in order to develop the next best course of action. In August last year, the Ministry of Finance announced that the then Minister, Malusi Gigaba, intended to resolve the payment of pensions ...
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Local CIS industry grows investor assets to R2.3 trillion

Published: Mon, 06 Aug 18

Investors committed a healthy R26 billion in net inflows to the local Collective Investment Schemes (CIS) industry over the quarter ended June 2018. The CIS industry is the custodian of R2. 3 trillion in assets belonging to ordinary South Africans. The CIS industry statistics for the quarter and year ended ...
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Public servants' pension funds safe: GEPF

Published: Fri, 03 Aug 18

The Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) has assured public servants that their benefits are guaranteed. “The benefits that we promise to members is according to what’s in the law. In our case… it means that [members’ benefits] are guaranteed,” said GEPF Principal Executive Officer ...
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Liberty delivers a stabilised operating performance, progress on turnaround plan

Published: Thu, 02 Aug 18

Financial Highlights   • Normalised operating earnings increased 18% to R958 million • Normalised headline earnings increased 5% to R1 332 million • ...
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