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    By Zubair Wadee
    Zubair Wadee, PwC Assurance Partner, says understanding the needs of investors and analysts is crucial if management teams are to maximise the effectiveness of their formal reporting to the capital markets. However, the majority of current corporate reporting frameworks are not set up to support the communication of wide-ranging information. They tend to remain focused […]
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  • the world
    By COVER
    Karin Ireton, Head of Sustainability Management at Standard Bank said: “The Bloomberg ranking represents Standard Bank’s commitment to sustainability in every aspect of our business operations in South Africa and elsewhere. We are focused on reducing our overall impact on the environment, and financing and supporting energy related projects that contribute to the upliftment of […]
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  • Concept success
    By COVER
    Richard Rawlinson, global Consumer & Retail specialist and Partner at Strategy&’s London office warned that consumer and retail companies need to refocus on the markets in which they operate and the way in which they make strategic decisions has to be beyond the traditional retail business model. Speaking to the media in Johannesburg during his […]
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    By Brent Munnik
    SkyVision CEO, Ori Watermann said the company have strong ties across the African continent, with partners and regional offices throughout the region, including an office in Guinea, making this cause particularly close to their hearts. “It is a troubling time for our customers and businesses alike, therefore, SkyVision stepped forward and took the opportunity to […]
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    By Edward Gibbens, Santam’s Executive Head of Commercial and Personal Insurance
    Policyholders understand the need to be ‘in the know’ According to the latest consumer insight survey conducted by Santam, policyholders (93%) indicate that having an understanding of their insurance policy plays a key role in the claims process. Policyholders comprehend the link between the claims process and the terms and conditions applied in their policy […]
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    By Twané Wessels, Marketing Actuary: Investments at Momentum Employee Benefits
    Debates in the media about the costs versus benefits of smooth bonus portfolios and the role they fulfill in the retirement industry followed the release of National Treasury’s technical discussion paper ‘Charges in South African retirement funds’. The paper was a thoughtful review – including some criticism – of smooth bonus portfolios. In response to […]
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  • low risk longer period
    By Shaun Le Roux
    Commenting in the latest quarterly commentary for the PSG Equity Fund, fund manager Shaun le Roux is of the opinion that there are much better opportunities than many of the expensive large caps that dominate the index. The holdings of the PSG Equity Fund currently differ materially from the large constituents of its benchmark, the […]
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  • three doors
    By Magda Kendall
    As a board member of a captive or niche insurer you need to be circumspect as to whether you are realistically on track to meet the deadlines contained in the SAM roadmap.  The size and complexity of the insurer obviously plays a role and proportionality is taken into account by the FSB, but compliance with […]
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Financial Planning
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By Twané Wessels
Smooth bonus portfolios are not the flavour of the month. This might be as a result of over confidence; considering that markets are flaunting record highs. However, smooth bonus portfolios have been around for decades and they still provide a good fit and value to investors, playing an important role in the retirement industry. They are reliable and they have been around the block - smooth bonus portfolios are the investment world’s blue jeans.
October 30, 2014 Read More
Investment
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By Shaun Le Roux
There are still good opportunities on the JSE to buy reasonable to high-quality businesses at attractive valuations and investors are warned not to feel compelled to own a stock just because it is a large component of the FTSE/JSE All Share Index (ALSI) if one can find other stocks with better risk-reward characteristics.
October 30, 2014 Read More
Risk Management
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By Magda Kendall
Traditional insurers have dedicated resources to develop their systems and processes in preparation for the SAM regime but as captive and niche insurers typically have little to no full time employees, skilled or available outsourced service providers play an important role in the development phase and providing continuous support in implementation.
October 30, 2014 Read More
Africa
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By COVER
Standard Bank Group has been ranked 19th in the Bloomberg Markets World’s Greenest Bank Report and is the only African bank ranked in the top twenty, achieving a total overall score for clean energy investments and reducing environmental impacts.
October 30, 2014 Read More
Associations
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By Katya Smith
Bookings for 2015’s prestigious annual Risky Business Insurance Conference, which will run from 26 to 29 July 2015 at Sun City, are now open.
October 27, 2014 Read More