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New SA private markets firm drives international portfolio access for local investors

Global private markets investment manager, Partners Group, and African ICT impact investor, Convergence Partners, have joined forces to support the establishment of Helical Capital Partners; a private markets firm that will provide the South African investor community with access to a diversified, global portfolio of private investments. (more…)

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Mike Fannin

Carrick Wealth announces new Family Office

Carrick Wealth is proud to announce another benchmark-setting addition to its portfolio of bespoke financial advisory and management services. The establishment of a Family Office will cater to the unique needs of ultra-high net worth individuals that wish to take advantage of more effective offshore structured offerings available in the financial services industry. (more…)

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BDO South Africa to be joined by Grant Thornton Johannesburg

BDO South Africa is pleased to announce that it is in advanced negotiations for Grant Thornton Johannesburg to join the firm. This follows the successful integration into BDO, in February this year, of the Grant Thornton offices in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. BDO South Africa CEO, Mark Stewart, says the development is a key […]

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Ricardo Semler

Ricardo Semler – Rebel with a Cause

Thirty-eight years ago Ricardo Semler threw away the workplace rulebook and gave his 3,000 Brazilian employees at Semco, a centrifuge manufacturing company, the freedom to determine their own salaries and decide when to go to the office. He achieved a 40% return on capital, every year, for 25 years. Now, as he prepares to visit […]

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Ian Matthews, Head of Business Development at Bravura

‘Eskom poses systemic risk to South African economy’

Eskom brought out a JSE stock exchange announcement earlier this week warning its bondholders that there may be more bad news relating to irregularities when Eskom releases its financial results for the year ended March 31, likely to be released later this month. Eskom said that disclosure on the quantum of the uncovered reportable irregularities and […]

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Tony Singleton

Don’t let the cost of overseas medical emergencies give you heart failure

By Tony Singleton, CEO at Turnberry.   If you’re planning to go to another country for business or leisure, having international travel cover is vital – potentially saving you from astronomical medical costs in foreign currencies. Even if your Medical Aid provides some form of travel benefits, they’re often not comprehensive enough to protect you […]

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Claude Harvey

Maitland makes key local appointments

Maitland, the global advisory and fund administration group, has made some key local appointments. These include: Hanna Marais as Head of Fiduciary in South Africa. Hanna has 30 years of experience in the South African financial services industry up to an executive level. Anthea Stephens as Senior Associate in the legal team. Anthea is a […]

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Ronald Raffensperger

Cloud and partnerships key to survival for financial services

While financial services institutions have been able to collect huge volumes of data on customers and their behaviours, they need to turn to new technologies and strategic partnerships to improve internal processes and customer experiences, in order to successfully monetise this information, according to Ron Raffensperger, CTO for Data Centre Solutions at Huawei Enterprise. (more…)

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