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Andreas Berger, AGCS, Chief Regions & Markets Officer; Delphine Traoré Maïdou, Allianz Africa COO;  Oliver Bäte and Coenraad Vrolijk Allianz Africa CEO.

Africa poised to become digital insurance leader

Oliver Bäte, CEO of Allianz SE, today opened the 44th annual Insurance Conference in Sun City, South Africa, with a keynote address on the conference theme “Disrupt, Debate, Deliver”. In his speech, Bäte addressed the profound transformation of the insurance industry wrought by digitalization. (more…)

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How financial advice models evolved in the UK

With the Financial Services Board’s Retail Distribution Review (RDR) regulations looming, South Africa’s intermediaries are understandably nervous. However, in the experience of the UK’s David Ferguson, the local investment community has nothing to fear – as long as it embraces the priorities of RDR, which are to put the client first and take full responsibility […]

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The goose that lays the golden eggs – opportunities in quality smaller companies

BY: Shaun le Roux, Fund manager, PSG Asset Management. Contrarian value investing can be likened to sifting through a field of pebbles hoping to find that discarded nugget of gold. Sometimes you spend a long time looking and come up empty-handed, and sometimes the nuggets are plentiful. However, you can secure the richest pickings and […]

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Intermediaries applaud South Africa’s top insurance brands at the FIA awards

In a ‘best of the best’ celebration held at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg on 8 June 2017, the Financial Intermediaries Association of Southern Africa (FIA) announced the 2017 FIA Awards winners. The Awards celebrate the financial services brands that provide the best product, relationship and service to the country’s financial advisors and insurance brokers. […]

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Global investment strategies and the state of the SA market

In a panel discussion on the state of the South African Market at the 2017 Discovery Financial Planning Summit, moderated by Vusi Thembekwayo, Etienne le Roux, Chief Economist at Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), noted that although some recovery has been predicted in South Africa’s growth (at 1 to 1.5% in 2018), in terms of per […]

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Leaving funds to a child in your will

It is routine for a parent to leave assets to their children and/or grandchildren. However, unless stipulated clearly in your will, there are several things that can go wrong which will stop your wishes being carried out as you meant them. (more…)

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Investec Asset Management invests in SJL Group

Investec Asset Management, through its Africa Private Equity capability, has completed the management buy-out of 100% of SJL Group. SJL is the market-leading transport and logistics operator providing fully integrated cross-border services through the Morocco-EU corridor, as well as in Tunisia and domestically in Morocco. (more…)

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Tax Free Investments: What South Africans need

By Jordan Gosling, Tax Consultant, BDO Tax Services. If you are looking to increase your earnings, why not do it without paying tax? Tax free investments as an initiative were implemented with effect from 1 March 2015. This incentive was introduced in an effort to increase the average household savings within South Africa. (more…)

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