• oil
    By Coface
    In mid-January, in Brent oil, the new record low of $27 USD per barrel, last seen in 2003 saw Saudi Arabia announcing its plans to narrow a record budget deficit through 2016 spending cuts, reforms to energy subsidies and privatisations. The budget of 840 billion riyals (35% of GDP) is 13.8% down from 2015. Revenues […]
    February 12, 2016 Read More
  • Man holding out hand
    By Chubb
    Johannesburg – 12 February 2016 – Chubb today announced the appointment of Alexandra Schudel as Head of Financial Lines for its insurance subsidiary, ACE Insurance Limited South Africa. In her role, Alexandra will be responsible for the development and profitable growth of the company’s financial lines portfolio, with an emphasis on directors and officers (D&O) […]
    February 12, 2016 Read More
  • red carpet
    By Meyer Coetzee, Head of Retail, Prescient Investment Management
    SA’s leading asset management firm, Prescient Investment Management, has seen its investment approach of specialising in the delivery of superior risk adjusted returns awarded for top performance for its income funds. In December, Prescient Global Income Fund, now known as the Prescient Global Income Provider Fund, was ranked by Morningstar as the 7th top performing […]
    February 11, 2016 Read More
  • Light bulb glowing
    By ABSIP
    In partnership with Fordham University, ABSIP presents to all young professionals and postgraduates an opportunity for you to further their studies and broaden their horizons. The collaboration with Fordham and the University of Pretoria each year, waivers all tuition costs for members of ABSIP who wish to enroll in the IPED’s Advanced Certificate Program in […]
    February 11, 2016 Read More
Featured News
  • diamonds
    By Yair Shimansky, CEO of Shimansky Diamonds
    Buying diamond jewellery is not a financial investment.  It’s an emotional investment in your relationship.  Walk away from the jeweller who tells you to buy a diamond ring because ‘it is a good financial investment’. You don’t go to a retailer to make a sound financial investment. The diamonds you buy set in jewellery are […]
    February 12, 2016 Read More
  • Will and testament
    By Kobus Hanekom, Head of strategy, governance and compliance at Simeka Consultants & Actuarie
    As a member of a retirement fund, you have no doubt nominated one or more beneficiaries – and your fund probably asks you to review your decision every year or whenever there is a change in your family situation. But did you know that you don’t have the final say in the matter? The allocation […]
    February 12, 2016 Read More
  • Man moving chess piece
    By Ian Middleton, Managing Director, Masthead
    Ian Middleton speaks about the recent Masthead research on RDR. Product providers, Regulators & the media all have a role to play in educating consumers and bringing a positive story to financial advice, ensuring consumers see the benefits of the advice they receive. Voluntary change in adopting RDR, rather than forced change, will be a […]
    February 11, 2016 Read More
  • Research
    By Mike Abbott, Sable Wealth
    Is it better to invest locally or offshore? Some South African investors believe that lower investment returns earned by investing offshore are a good reason to invest locally. However, if they analyse their South African investments after adjusting for inflation, tax and volatility, they might be very disappointed. South African based retirement funds are limited […]
    February 10, 2016 Read More
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By COVER Publications
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By Mark Victor
Mark Victor, Member of the IRMSA Risk,Intelligence Committee gave insight into what Risk Intelligence means
December 21, 2015 Read More
Short-term
Tornado destroying house
By Aon
Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield's catastrophe model development team, this week launched the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during January 2016.
February 11, 2016 Read More
Financial Planning
oil
By Coface
In 2015, Saudi Arabia’s budget registered a record budget deficit of 367 billion riyals (98 billion USD), equivalent of 15% of GDP. The 2016 budget plan aims to cut the deficit to 326 billion riyals (13.5% of GDP).
February 12, 2016 Read More
Investment
diamonds
By Yair Shimansky
The diamonds you buy set in jewellery are the type of diamonds that ‘are forever’, not with the aim of re-selling. If you are interested in including diamonds in your financial investment portfolio you need to be playing in a whole different ball game with an eye on investment diamonds.
February 12, 2016 Read More
Risk Management
word risk being erased
By Donald Makhafola
The Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA) launched its second edition Risks Report 2016. The report enables the country to become more proactive in identifying risks.
February 11, 2016 Read More
Africa
Africa
By CQS Technology Holdings
CaseWare Africa will be hosting events in Nigeria and Kenya during the month of February 2016 and implores all users, or businesses and practices that are considering adopting a software solution, to attend the User Group forums.
February 10, 2016 Read More
Associations
graduation
By Donald Makhafola
INSETA in partnership with Henley Business School held its maiden Captains of the Industry Graduation ceremony in Johannesburg this week.
February 11, 2016 Read More