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FSCA releases Guidance Notice on retirement funds sustainability of investments and assets

Published: Thu, 20 Jun 19

On 14 June 2019, the FSCA released a guidance notice on the sustainability of investments and assets in the context of a retirement fund’s investment policy statement. This notice is to provide guidance to boards of retirement funds on how to comply with parts of Regulation 28 (Reg 28) under the Pension Funds ...
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Guidance note on requirements for Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

Published: Fri, 07 Jun 19

Guidance note on requirements for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) The Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) has released a guidance note on regarding the compliance with the continuous professional development (“CPD”) requirements for Financial Services Providers (FSPs), key individuals ...
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Associated Compliance Newsletter 070 - May 2019

Published: Thu, 06 Jun 19

May 2019 - Associated Compliance Newsletter From AC CPD June 2019 to May 2020 Just when you thought it was safe to take your foot of the CPD pedal, and for some that pedal was flat to the floor during May, you are already in. From AC HAS The legalisation of cannabis for private use has ...
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Associated Compliance Newsletter 068 – August 2018

Published: Fri, 31 Aug 18

The August 2018 Associated Compliance Newsletter has been published in the Insurance Gateway® Knowledge Base. The compliance landscape has become increasingly time consuming and complex to navigate. It will therefore be well worth your time to read the latest edition of the Associated Compliance newsletter, which ...
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Importance of RE Qualifying Criteria

Published: Fri, 31 Aug 18

In response to a recent enquiry from a candidate, it is important to highlight the absolute necessity to ensure that you take into account the qualifying criteria when preparing for the regulatory exams. Firstly, we want to emphasise that studying the Preparation Guide is in fact the very first step a candidate should ...
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Black Business Growth Funding a win-win for financial sector black empowerment

Published: Thu, 30 Aug 18

The financial sector has four months left in which to shore up ownership and empowerment financing scores for 2018 against the targets of the Amended Financial Sector Code (FSC) by making use of the new alternative option of channelling funding to black owned enterprises in line with the FSC’s Black Business ...
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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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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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INSETA withdraws RE study material

Published: Wed, 22 Aug 18

A notice on the INSETA website reads: “After receiving several complaints from stakeholders regarding the inaccuracy of the RE (FAIS) materials (sic), a decision has been made to withdraw the materials from the Inseta website. Unfortunately, the one linked on their website is still the 31 May version, which ...
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Critical factors to fuel the data-driven enterprise

Published: Fri, 17 Aug 18

        Anton Jacobsz, managing director Networks Unlimited Africa     JOHANNESBURG: Successful digital businesses depend on data to provide the insights necessary to deliver new innovations, products, and services. But those insights are only as good as the underlying ...
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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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Is alternative dispute resolution all it’s made out to be?

Published: Wed, 15 Aug 18

By Terrance M. Booysen (Director: CGF) and peer reviewed by Jayson Kent (Cowan-Harper-Madikizela Attorneys: Senior Associate)   In today’s fast-paced business environment, where time is of the essence, any manner in which processes can be streamlined, made more efficient, and concluded within a shorter ...
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Masthead Masterclass helps advisors prepare for the future

Published: Mon, 13 Aug 18

Independent financial advisors (IFAs) need to be fully committed to their businesses and not just involved, if they want to succeed in the increasingly regulated environment of the future, Ian Middleton, MD of Masthead, told more than 1 000 IFAs at the recent Masthead Masterclass held in 11 venues across South ...
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CEO of the Financial Planning Institute of SA resigns

Published: Sat, 11 Aug 18

Ntai Phoofolo, FPI Chairperson The Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa (FPI) announced yesterday, the resignation of the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Godfrey Nti with immediate effect. “The Board is thankful for Godfrey’s years of service and contribution to the organisation,” said ...
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Fais Fit and Proper: Exemption of Certain Representatives from COB Training Requirements

Published: Fri, 10 Aug 18

In terms of section 29 of the Determination of Fit and Proper Requirements for Financial Services Providers, 2017 ("Determination"), representatives must, prior to rendering any financial services, complete class of business training (CoB) relevant to the financial products for which they are appointed. ...
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Fais Fit and Proper: Exemption of services under supervision - Differences between 2008 Exemption and the Draft Exemption (part 2)

Published: Fri, 10 Aug 18

The FSCA’s discussion on the substance of the Draft Exemption is structured to highlight the significant differences between the 2008 Exemption and the Draft Exemption rather than to address each and every difference or new requirement. In our previous article we highlighted the definition of "date of appointment" ...
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Fais Fit and Proper: Exemption of services under supervision

Published: Wed, 08 Aug 18

Differences between 2008 Exemption and the Draft Exemption The FSCA released the “Consultation Paper: Exemption on services under supervision” last week and mentioned that it is necessary to replace the 2008 Exemption with the Draft Exemption (the replacement) to achieve the objective of the exemption ...
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