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    By Patrice Rassou, Head of Equities, Sanlam Investment Management
    Uber, the on-demand transport business, is now the world’s most valuable travel start-up, valued at more than $40 billion. In fact, it has the potential to become the most highly valued private company in the world. All of this with no fleet of its own. Airbnb, with listed accommodation in more than 34 000 locations […]
    May 22, 2015 Read More
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    By Carsten Scheffel, Chief Regions & Markets Officer
    Willem van Wyk has more than 25 year’s insurance experience; he started his career at AGCS as the Head of Market Management Australia in May 2008. Before that, he was Head of Business Development for a global broker in Dubai and Regional Manager for an insurer in South Africa. He will lead the insurer’s Dubai […]
    May 21, 2015 Read More
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    By Jean-Pierre du Plessis, Fixed Interest Strategist at Prescient Investment Management
    We have seen a period of low inflation caused mostly by oil price weakness in the latter stages of last year and the beginning of 2015. The latest consumer price inflation (CPI) reading at 4% is well within the Reserve bank’s 3% to 6 % inflation target range. More worrying is that core inflation has […]
    May 21, 2015 Read More
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    By Alex Ollewagen, Metropolitan
    When exiting certain retirement funds – either due to resignation, retrenchment or the closing down of the fund – members are entitled to access all or a part of their retirement savings. Even though they have the option to cash in their savings, it is often better to preserve all or most of it until […]
    May 21, 2015 Read More
Featured News
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    By Christine Rodrigues, Director at Norton Rose Fulbright
    The Retail Distribution Review (RDR) will test future broker relationships with clients. The RDR proposes, for instance, that the provision of advice to clients will be remunerated by way of an agreed fee. The broker will therefore need to enter into a contract with its client for the provision of advice. Currently advice is remunerated […]
    May 21, 2015 Read More
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    By Warren Bolttler, CEO of Price Forbes SA
    At the moment there are around 250 insurers, including UMA’s active in the South African market, some of which may not be known in the general market. In spite of the influx of new capacity and new entrants coming into the market, Price Forbes (Pty) Ltd, now in its third year of operation in South […]
    May 21, 2015 Read More
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    By Michael Korwin, Moody's Senior Vice President: Business Development
    The recent rating actions involving two African MDBs demonstrated Moody’s commitment to the expanding African market. On May 15, Moody’s Investors Service assigned a first-time foreign and local currency issuer foreign and local currency issuer rating to the West African Development Bank (BOAD) (Baa1 Stable). This followed Moody’s announcement in April that it had completed […]
    May 21, 2015 Read More
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    By Tony Balshaw, Mazars East London Managing Partner
    In response to the ground swell of criticism the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Minister, Rob Davies, has withdrawn the clarification notice of 5 May 2015 in its entirety, and issued a Revised Notice of Clarification on 15 May 2015 omitting all reference to Broad-Based Ownership Schemes and Employee Share Ownership Programmes (ESOP). So […]
    May 21, 2015 Read More
Featured Articles
Featured Videos
By Donald Makhafola, Journalist, COVER
COVER Magazine interviews Brett Erasmus who will be speaking at the upcoming Technology in Financial Services Conference, Brett will be speaking on "The next age of telematics" which will dive into local and international trends and a host of other topics.
February 25, 2015 Read More
By AIG
In this installment from our video series, our panel of experts provides insight into how companies can examine worst case scenarios or learn from the experiences of others to get a more realistic sense of how to prepare for a potential disaster.
February 2, 2015 Read More
Short-term
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By Christine Rodrigues
The selfish practices of a few brokers have skewed the perception of brokers generally. The reality is that brokers play an important role. Because brokers understand insurance principles and insurance policies they are best placed to service the consumer and pursue the best interests of their clients.
May 21, 2015 Read More
Financial Planning
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By Alex Ollewagen
Metropolitan expands their suite of retirement solutions to help South Africans preserve their retirement savings because growing and preserving your retirement savings is key to achieving a financially secure retirement.
May 21, 2015 Read More
Investment
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By Patrice Rassou
Uber, the on-demand transport business, is now the world’s most valuable travel start-up, valued at more than $40 billion. In fact, it has the potential to become the most highly valued private company in the world. All of this with no fleet of its own
May 22, 2015 Read More
Risk Management
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By Gianmarco Lorenzi
In light of the looming Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) becoming effective, all local businesses must ensure that they familiarise themselves with the guidelines imposed by the Act and amend daily document destruction processes in order to avoid financial losses resulting from fines as well as reputational damage
May 21, 2015 Read More
Africa
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By Michael Korwin
Moody's Investors Service has expanded its coverage of Africa's multilateral development banks (MDB) and plans to build on its market-leading position in the sector as part of its wider African strategy.
May 21, 2015 Read More
Associations
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By Leon Campher
South African investors threw caution to the wind in 2015’s first quarter, turning to South African Equity portfolios with a view of tapping into strong performance delivered by the JSE All Share Index (ALSI) earlier this year
May 18, 2015 Read More