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Partnering to increase the number of accredited financial advisers

The Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa (FPI), a South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) recognised professional body and a SARS approved Recognised Controlling Body, is proud to announce a new partnership agreement with Old Mutual and PPS Insurance aimed at training and developing financial planners and advisers within these organisations into ultimately attaining the CERTIFIED […]

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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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Motshabi Nomvethe HR

Low confidence in education system meeting NDP goals

One of the goals stated in the National Development Plan (NDP) is for 90% of grades 3, 6 and 9 learners to achieve 50% or more in annual national assessments for literacy, mathematics and science by 2030. When asked whether they feel this goal is realistic, only 26% of South African graduate professionals said yes. […]

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Izak Smit

PPS allocates over R2.7bn in profits to members in 2016

PPS, the financial services company focused exclusively on graduate professionals, has declared that its total profit-share allocation to PPS members* for the 2016 financial year was over R2.7 billion. This makes the total cumulative profit-share allocation to members R22.5 billion over the last ten years. (more…)

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Motshabi Nomvethe of PPS

Financial planning for the sandwich generation

Many South Africans are increasingly experiencing the effects of the sandwich generation where young working professionals, usually in their late twenties to early forties, have to financially support their own children and their parents with their monthly income. (more…)

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Andriette Theron

Should investors shun equities?

  By Andriette Theron, Senior Investment Analyst at PPS Investments. Despite volatility in equity markets, investors should still guard against trying to time the markets, or getting out of equities at the wrong time. (more…)

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PPS Short-Term Insurance launches business insurance solution

PPS Short-Term Insurance has announced that the company will now be offering commercial insurance solutions in addition to its personal lines product offering. This comes almost a year after the company changed its business model from a brokerage to an insurer, to provide tailor-made short-term insurance solutions to graduate professionals. (more…)

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Luigi Marinus

Investment themes to watch

By Luigi Marinus, Senior Investment Analyst at PPS Investments. Most people would not have predicted that offshore assets would end up becoming the worst performers in 2016 after being the best performing assets in 2015. And it is unlikely that the world thought a Trump presidency or Brexit were possible, or that it would be […]

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