Actuaries a wanted resource post the global crisis

Actuaries have the best job, according to a recent ranking of 200 professions in the US. The findings by Les Krantz, author of “Jobs Rated Almanac”, were based on five criteria: environment, income, employment outlook, physical demands and stress. Reporting on the job ranking last month, The Wall Street Journal also noted that in addition […]

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ASISA announces full Board of Directors

The Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (ASISA) has appointed two additional directors to its Board with immediate effect. The appointment of Derrick Msibi, MD of Investment Solutions, and Herman Steyn, Executive Chairman of Prescient Investment Management, brings to 17 the number of ASISA Board members. Leon Campher, CEO of ASISA, says while 14 […]

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GDP confirms recovery on track

What is really exciting about the GDP number released earlier today is not only that at 4.6% quarter on quarter it was better than the market expected, but that the nature of the recovery is broad-based. We knew from the monthly manufacturing and mining numbers that the first quarter GDP number for these sectors would […]

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Blue Ink Wins Best Fund of Hedge Fund Award

The Blue Ink-ubator fund, managed by Blue Ink Investments, one of South Africa’s leading providers of fund of hedge fund investment products – was named the best Fund of Hedge Funds at the 2010 HedgeNews Africa awards held on Thursday February 18 at the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town. The Blue Ink-ubator Diversified Fund is […]

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How to promote a savings culture in SA

South Africans have long saved too little and while there has been much debate as to why; one of South Africa leading asset managers has proposed five actions that they believe would be constructive in developing a savings culture. Derrick Msibi, Managing Director of Investment Solutions, a multi-manager that overseas 1900 retirement funds representing over […]

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Business needs to embrace its own strategy to succeed

– Executives use platform to discuss the failings of the traditional “strategy” “Strategy is still locked in the cupboard and treated like a closely guarded secret” was the view of the panel at a recent Executive Insight Forum, hosted by Visolution Management Consultants at the Radison Blu in Sandton. The attendees of the forum had […]

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Exposing the Myths about Fraud

A 150 year prison term and 170 billion dollars in restitution: that was the penalty that befitted the greatest financial fraud in history. And yet we will forget about Bernie Madoff as easily as we have forgotten about most of the frauds of history. Maybe because it’s not something we really want to think about, […]

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