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Jeremy Lang, regional general manager at Business Partners Limited

SMEs severely impacted by load shedding

As Eskom rolls out load shedding, it is important to note that although the country is impacted as a whole, the implications for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can be critical. (more…)

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Eric Streso

Eight questions you should be asking your financial planner

By Eric Streso, Certified Financial Planner. Mismanagement of money can be devastating to your current financial status and your future. Financial advisors offer investors a holistic approach to their money matters that will see long-term financial stability with return on investment. However, seeking out the assistance of a financial planner to manage your wealth can be […]

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Finance professionals have to tech-up within the next three years

Most finance teams and professionals are not evolving their skills fast enough to account for the impact of artificial intelligence, robotic process automation and other technologies according to Re-inventing finance for a digital world, a study released by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). (more…)

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Walter Van Der Merwe

Fedgroup driving industry reform in unclaimed benefits sector

Independent South African financial services provider, Fedgroup, was recently awarded a tender issued by ARGEN Actuarial Solutions to administer four liquidated unclaimed funds, totalling R180m. ARGEN is an expert in the liquidation of retirement funds and it went through a selection exercise to select an ideal unclaimed benefit fund to house the benefits of untraced […]

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Ian Matthews, Head of Business Development at Bravura

Woolworths’ Australian struggles overshadow good investment opportunities

David Jones continues to present problems for Woolworths; this time much closer to home. Last week, the company announced that it would be rebranding the David Jones clothing label under its own Classic Collection brand.  This is yet another setback that presents itself in what has been a series of unfortunate events for the company […]

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What to expect in the week ahead – company results

Remgro (Full Year Results): According to Bloomberg estimates, headline earnings per share (HEPS) are expected to increase by 15.6% for the full year. The company reported a drop in HEPS of 10.4% during the first half as Mediclinic’s contribution to earnings fell 50.5%. Other investments’ contributions declined 25.6%. Banking, consumer products and insurance are expected […]

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Facilitate the right choices today for better retirement outcomes tomorrow

Partnering with the right umbrella fund can reduce the inherent conflict between saving for retirement and spending on more pressing day-to-day expenses. Katherine Barker, Head of Momentum FundsAtWork, says that this conflict, which inevitably impacts negatively on retirement outcomes, can be lessened by proactively encouraging certain pre-retirement behaviour. (more…)

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Regard Budler, Head: Product Solutions, Momentum Corporate

An industry first for group insurance in SA

In a complex, intimidating industry like insurance, it is heartening when an innovative customer-centric solution with clear benefits for financial advisers and their clients comes along. This is what financial advisers can expect from the Smart Underwriting process Momentum Corporate recently launched, says Regard Budler, Head: Product Solutions, Momentum Corporate. (more…)

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