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Don’t fall victim to Black Friday card scams

As the hype around Black Friday and Cyber Monday grows, it’s not just the rowdy shoppers you need to protect yourself against but cybercriminals that are lurking online and making concentrated attempts to target discount-hungry shoppers. (more…)

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RisCura wins AGF 2017 Service Provider private equity award

Investment specialists, RisCura, have won the Africa Global Funds (AGF) 2017 Service Provider Awards in the Best Advisory Provider: Private Equity category, for the second consecutive year. RisCura provides investment decision support and offers a wide range of services to the continent’s investor base in listed and unlisted investments. (more…)

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Finbond’s expansion strategy sees acquisition of AFC

Finbond has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of US based short-term lender America’s Financial Choice Inc. for US$7 million (R99.6 million). The closing date of the transaction is expected to be 1 December 2017. (more…)

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How are SA funds positioned to withstand further credit downgrades?

Given the larger-than-expected shortfall in South African government revenues and an increase in foreign financing of government borrowing in rand, the likelihood of a local sovereign downgrade has risen further following the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS); giving rise to critical questions around how South African funds are positioned for such an event. (more…)

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(L to R): Steven Munroe (CFO at CIB), Riana Wiese (Insure Adviser at PSG Meesterplan), Henk Wiese (Director at PSG Meesterplan).

PSG named top broker and top corporate broker at CIB broker awards

PSG is proud to announce that the PSG Meesterplan office won Diamond Broker of the Year – 1st place at CIB’s 2017 broker awards earlier this month, while PSG Insure won Corporate Broker of the Year – 1st place. (more…)

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Re-engineer retirement plans for better outcomes

Most retirement fund members will face serious problems at retirement, unless employers, trustees and their financial advisers focus on key levers to improve the probability that members will reach their desired retirement outcomes. (more…)

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More political shocks

By Dave Mohr (Chief Investment Strategist) & Izak Odendaal (Investment Strategist), Old Mutual Multi-Managers. Some 50 years ago, British Prime Minister Harold Wilson coined the expression ‘a week is a long time in politics’. Faced with chaotic Brexit negotiations, backstabbing Tories and two Cabinet ministers resigning amid this scandal, current British Prime Minister Theresa May […]

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Ashburton fund recognised

Craig Farley, lead Fund Manager of the Ashburton Chindia Equity Fund, has been ranked 17th best emerging markets equity manager 2017 by Citywire, a leading independent information provider for professional advisers and investors globally. (more…)

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