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Approval of first CIS hedge fund offering

The FSB has today approved the first collective investment schemes in hedge funds. The schemes, one a Qualified Investor Hedge Fund (QIHF) and the other a Retail Investor Hedge Fund (RIHF), are registered under the Novare Collective Investments management company. (more…)

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Absa to acquire interest in Instant Life

Absa announces a transaction to acquire a controlling interest in direct life insurer Instant Life, subject to regulatory approvals (including approval from the South African Reserve Bank) and other conditions customary for a transaction of this nature. The transaction will give Absa a 75% stake in the business. (more…)

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Absa Life recognized for innovative insurance technology and customer focus

Absa Life was a winner at the 13th Annual National Business Awards (NBA), walking away with the Innovation through Technology award at the ceremony held at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg recently. (more…)

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Vanessa van Vuuren_Portfolio Manager at Sanlam Investments

Small caps an exciting hunting ground: Sanlam Investments

Even though the small cap sector forms the bulk of the JSE in terms of number of shares, it comprises only 3.5% of our stock exchange’s market capitalization, says Vanessa van Vuuren, portfolio manager at Sanlam Investments. (more…)

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Enhancing returns on cash using money market funds

Noticeable decline in take-home pay

October 2015 saw a decline of 2.1% after inflation in the BankservAfrica Disposable Salary Index (BDSI). (more…)

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Sanlam, Santam in major transaction to expand footprint in Africa

In one of the Sanlam Group’s biggest transactions yet, Sanlam and Santam are set to enter new markets having reached agreement to acquire a 30% stake in Morocco-based Saham Finances which operates in a total of 26 countries predominantly across Africa and with a presence in the Middle East. (more…)

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Global markets in 2016

The coming year will be marked by accelerating divergence between financial markets around the world, according to NN Investment Partners’ (NN IP) outlook views for 2016. (more…)

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Nigel Green, CEO, deVere Group

Be ‘Fed-ready’ ahead of December announcement

South African fund managers should warm up for a very likely U.S. Federal Reserve interest rate hike in December and make the most of the opportunities it brings for their clients and investors. This is the advice of Nigel Green, CEO and founder of deVere Group. (more…)

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