COVER’s October 2019 Digital Magazine

Feeding a nation: The role of Agri Insurance

Don’t miss the Agri Feature in this months edition of COVER. It always seems to me like Agri- Insurance is mostly happening behind the scenes and that the segment has to quietly fight for recognition. Yet, the long-term sustainability of the agriculture industry is deeply embedded in increased penetration, especially in the small and medium farming community.

Agri insurance is finding its feet amongst local farmers, opening the doors for an industry revolution. Innovative products and distribution channels, public-private partnerships and learning from our neighbours to the north will be informing strategies going forward.

Our Offshore Feature is also a must, with South Africa in a very precarious position at the moment, politically, socially and economically, most people are evaluating future developments and their own personal financial position very carefully.

However, globally markets are also pretty subdued and volatile. We are not alone, as they say, which makes the decisions around offshore investing about more than just potential return on investment. We asked a few companies to provide us with their views and thoughts on the current offshore investment environment, as well as the challenges facing advisers and their clients.

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The importance of a strong agricultural sector

Agri insurance is finding its feet amongst local farmers, opening the doors for an industry revolution. Innovative products and distribution channels, public-private partnerships and learning from our neighbours to the north will be informing strategies going forward.

Assessing value to budding revival in engineering industry

We can easily get taken up in the doom and gloom from low GDP growth and political turmoil. However, one needs to look deeper than that to see that there is definitely opportunities growing in this segment. Infiniti Insurance shares their views and insights.

Ineffective to try and time investment decisions

Kondi Nkosi, Head of Business Development, Gauteng at Schroders, provided us with his thoughts on a few questions around the quest for investment returns and the issue of offshore investment.

Digital disruption is coming for SMEs

Digitisation is all-encompassing and touches every aspect of business. SMME’s run the risk of not just falling behind, but falling out if they don’t take advantage of digitisation. The flip side of the coin is the possibilities of growth through digitisation.

Creating a safe and sustainable environment for retirement

Socially responsible investing is a topic that still does not get the necessary attention in the retirement fund industry. Corporate failures related to a lack of proper governance have destroyed close to R800 billion in value for retirement fund members in recent times.