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New research highlights damaging impact of distracted employees

South African companies, reeling from the rising cost of absenteeism on employee productivity, will be shocked to discover that presenteeism actually costs them much more. New research by Momentum Corporate shows that presenteeism, the phenomenon when employees are at work but not being productive because they are distracted, could be costing South African businesses a […]

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Improve retirement outcomes with high impact benefit counselling

Benefit counselling can be instrumental in improving retirement outcomes by creating a better understanding of benefits and driving more informed decision-making. However, Katherine Barker, Head of Momentum FundsAtWork, believes that to achieve this, it’s key to look beyond legal compliance to the new Retirement Funds Default Regulations and focus on delivering benefit counselling that has […]

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Derrick Roper

Why Novare blew the whistle on the Municipal Councillors’ Pension Fund

By Derrick Roper – Group CEO at Novare Holdings. Successful whistle-blowing efforts in the financial services industry is the responsibility of all role-players to act should an entity fail to uphold the integrity of the industry and effectively implement the regulations. (more…)

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Katherine Barker, Head of Momentum FundsAtWork

Knee-jerk decisions undermine employees’ retirement outcomes

Retirement fund members invested in more aggressive portfolios delivering poor returns during certain market cycles may be tempted to make emotional, short-term decisions. Katherine Barker, Head of Momentum FundsAtWork, says financial advisers play a key role in helping members to avoid hasty portfolio changes that reduce the probability of reaching their long-term retirement goals. (more…)

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Katherine Barker, Head of Momentum FundsAtWork

The right umbrella fund helps employees to make smart decisions

Saving through their employer’s retirement fund is often the only form of savings many South Africans have. With July marking National Savings Month, Katherine Barker, Head of Momentum FundsAtWork, says it’s the perfect time for employers and their financial advisers to ask some hard questions about how their retirement fund can help employees make smart […]

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Regard Budler, Managing Executive at Momentum Corporate Client Solutions

How prepared are South African companies for a cancer tsunami?

A cancer tsunami is approaching South Africa and could have a devastating impact on workplace productivity. However, Regard Budler, Managing Executive: Momentum Corporate Client Solutions says that proactive action by employers and their financial advisers can help to reduce the impact. (more…)

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Delphine Govender

i3 Summit 2018: Advisers move into employee benefits

The ticket to success for South Africa’s employee benefits consultants and independent financial advisers (IFAs) is to adapt to change while adding to their value offering to clients. Delphine Govender, CIO at Perpetua Investment Managers, said that stakeholders across the investment value chain will have to adapt to many changes in the savings landscape, most […]

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Regard Budler, Managing Executive at Momentum Corporate Client Solutions

Changing the shape of group disability insurance

Group disability insurance in South Africa is highly commoditised. When purchasing group disability insurance, decisions are largely driven by price in many cases. While premiums for this highly-valued employee benefit have increased over the last two years, in order to unlock the real value of group disability benefits, employers and their financial advisers need to […]

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