• Share index
    By JSE, Johannesburg Stock Exchange
    The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), the continent’s largest exchange, have officially launched JSE Eris Interest Rate Swap (IRS) Futures. The new JSE Eris Interest Rate Swap (IRS) Futures will be based on the Johannesburg Interbank Agreed Rate (JIBAR) and denominated in South African Rand (ZAR). The product will follow the standard South African swap market […]
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    By Marie Albert, Coface, the international credit insurer
    Euro-area GDP growth slowed during the second quarter of 2015 at 0.3% Q-o-Q (against +0.4% for 1Q 2015), above the average quarterly growth rate for 2013-2014. Growth increased in Germany (+0.4% against +0.3%) and Spain (+1.0% against 0.9%), sustained by net exports and internal demand. On the contrary, French growth collapsed to 0.0% against +0.7%) […]
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  • Bicycle Outdoors
    By Hollard Insurance
    An urban cycling and running adventure is set to dominate some of Johannesburg’s green spaces next weekend. Sponsored by Hollard, the JURA is a fun-filled adventure run taking place at and around Marks Park on Saturday, 5 September, while JUMA is an urban mountain bike race starting from the same venue on Sunday 6 September. […]
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  • art
    By Sanlam Private Wealth, Sanlam Private Wealth
    Cape Town artist John Pace has won the 2015 Sanlam Portrait Award for his portrait entitled After the Match (100 x 80cm, oil on canvas). The award, which aims to celebrate and showcase the best original portrait artwork in South Africa, was announced at a ceremony at the Rust-en-Vrede Art Gallery in Durbanville last night […]
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Featured News
  • Will and testament
    By David Knott, Private Client Trust
    There is sometimes confusion as to what will actually constitute your estate for Estate Duty purposes after your death. How and on what amount will Estate Duty be calculated and how quickly after your death must this tax on capital be settled? The Estate Duty Act 45 of 1955 is complex and cannot be summarised […]
    September 5, 2015 Read More
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    By Alex Cook, CEO of GCI Wealth
    The case for employee benefits is a strong one, but many employers perceive them to be a huge challenge. As a result, many simply don’t offer them, or allow their schemes to languish. It doesn’t have to be like that. We are always being told that the war for talent is hotting up, and that […]
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  • split path
    By Mario Fisher, Portfolio manager at prescient Investment management
    Markets hate uncertainty and there is plenty of it at the moment. Many investment managers use forecasting and gut-feel to predict where economic drivers will take the stock market, much like gazing in to a crystal ball. What happens when forecasted or predicted events never materialise, or worse, something happens that was never anticipated? Prescient […]
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  • Man stares over railing
    By Herman van Papendorp, Head of Macro Research and Asset Allocation at Momentum Asset Management
    Although equity investments have enjoyed inflation-beating returns for a number of years, a still-unstable global economy, which persists despite global central bank economic stimulus, necessitates the application of a more diversified portfolio asset class mix aimed at protecting and growing capital. The current global economy remains an extremely demanding environment for global investments in terms […]
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Short-term
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By Donald Makhafola
Santam CEO Lize Lambrechts told brokers and staff to serve clients with passion, honesty, integrity, and humanity to create value for their clients. She said short-term insurance industry makes a positive contribution and is fundamental to the socio-economic prosperity in the world, it facilitate and support economic development.
September 3, 2015 Read More
Financial Planning
Will and testament
By David Knott
There is sometimes confusion as to what will actually constitute your estate for Estate Duty purposes after your death.
September 5, 2015 Read More
Investment
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By Discovery Invest
Discovery Invest has announced a limited offer, the Discovery Europe High Five Fund, as an addition to their Discovery Endowment Plan.
September 1, 2015 Read More
Risk Management
Risk
By Nolan Naidoo
An organisation can suffer a loss at any given moment. The operations of a company can be interrupted not only through the physical damage to property, but through anything that prevents an organisation from carrying out its business as usual
September 4, 2015 Read More
Africa
Africa etched in leaather
By Frank Appel
DHL continues to significantly invest in Sub-Saharan Africa. DHL Express, which operates across 51 countries and territories in the region, has a planned investment in excess of EUR 17 million in 2015. Major projects underway include upgrades to facilities and shipment handling systems throughout the region.
September 3, 2015 Read More
Associations
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By CEO of MiWay, René Otto
MiWay reported double digit growth in underwriting profit against a backdrop of the weak rand and a contracting economy. In the six months to end-June 2015, the insurer reported R76m in underwriting profit, an increase of 46% compared to the same period in 2014.
September 4, 2015 Read More