Pension industry taken to task by regulator

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Many pension funds claim they conform to the Treating Customers Fairly (TCF) principle despite giving customers a raw deal, says Pension Funds Adjudicator Muvhango Lukhaimane in a review of the industry. (more…)

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Brexit: when market conditions get fearful, it is time to consider the market

The past few days have been some of the most volatile in the global economy since the 2008 global financial markets crisis, says John Taylor – Marketing Actuary, Liberty Corporate. (more…)

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Five ways to successfully diversify your investment

Anet Ahern, Chief Executive Officer, PSG Asset Management suggests five ways to successfully diversify your investment. (more…)

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How to do things differently in Savings Month

With Savings Month starting in a few days, the poor savings record of South Africans will once again be in the spotlight. Grappling with a lowly National Savings Rate of 15.4% of GDP, the country has been trying numerous ways to get more citizens to save or invest. In spite of the efforts, many people […]

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Credit management tips for SA youth

Many young people will find that with new-found financial freedom comes fiscal responsibility. In commemorating Youth Month and Day in June, Experian SA offers South Africa’s youth advice on how to get out of the gates of economic emancipation while ensuring a clean credit record. (more…)

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Let’s find opportunity in Brexit

London-based Pieter Fourie, Sanlam Private Wealth’s Head of Global Equities, watched as the pound took its biggest one-day drop in nearly 50 years. Brexit wreaked havoc in financial markets around the world, and has understandably left investors jittery. (more…)

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Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, reassures Britons

The British Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has moved to reassure Britons about the future of the country after the victory of the “Leave” vote in last week’s referendum on the EU.  This is the statement he made. “Today (27 June 2016) I want to reassure the British people, and the global community, that […]

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Brexit Fallout: Investors urged not to panic

Uncertainty in markets is rife following the decision by British voters to leave the European Union. Investors are urged not to make rash decisions at this time, but to ensure that they are sufficiently diversified ahead of likely volatility. (more…)

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Britain files for divorce from EU

Brexit is a victory for uncertainty across international financial markets and the volatility is only just beginning, warns the boss of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations. (more…)

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“Zuma, free the economy so that it can prosper” – Solidarity

Trade union Solidarity said today that poor policy working against economic freedom is a major reason for the poor state of the South African economy. This followed after President Jacob Zuma pleaded with trade union federations during a meeting this week to cooperate in an effort to resolve South Africa’s economic problems. (more…)

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Financial markets have priced in ‘Remain’ – but what if they are wrong?

Financial markets appear to have already priced in a ‘remain’ outcome in the Brexit vote – but this leaves lots of potential downside if they are wrong, warns Nigel Green, founder and CEO of deVere Group. (more…)

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