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Irlon Terblanche

Triple vote of confidence in Sanlam Umbrella Fund

The Institute of Retirement Funds Africa (IRFA) has awarded the Sanlam Umbrella Fund the Best in Class Trophy for Investment Practice, the Best in Class Trophy for Governance, the Gold Standard Certificate for Excellence in a Communication Project and a Special Merit Award in the 2017 IRFA Best Practices Industry Awards. (more…)

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Patrice Rassou

Patrice Rassou: Is sentiment the new fundamental?

Patrice Rassou, head of equities at Sanlam Investment Management, explains the role that sentiment (fear and greed) plays in market movements. (more…)

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Expect a rate cut next week

By Arthur Kamp, Investment Economist at Sanlam Investments. The split-decision of the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to cut its repo rate by 25bps to 6.75% in July 2017 appeared to signal a shift in focus away from the risks posed by potential rand weakness to the recorded downside surprises in real GDP and inflation […]

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Why it pays to start saving early

By Francis Marais, Senior Research & Investment Analyst at Glacier by Sanlam. Saving is often very much at the back of any young, recently employed person’s mind. Unemployment amongst young people is high. In fact that is an understatement – it is frighteningly high – with official figures for young people sitting at roughly just […]

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Sanlam to acquire 30% of fintech disruptor EasyEquities

Purple Group (PPE) and Sanlam Investment Holdings (SIH), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sanlam Limited, are delighted to announce that SIH has entered into agreements to acquire a 30% stake in First World Trader Proprietary Limited, trading as EasyEquities. (more…)

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Are SA’s youth a lost generation?

Are South Africa’s youth a lost generation – many of whom reportedly will never experience gainful employment? Unfortunately, this may be the case if smart strategies aren’t identified to bolster youth participation in entrepreneurship. This is according to the recently released 2016/2017 South Africa Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) which shows that youth unemployment remains at […]

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Christo Botes*

Is entrepreneurship a trip best travelled alone?

Every so often, an entrepreneurial endeavour will be a collective effort – from idea to execution – resulting in a business being built around a partnership of complete equal ownership and responsibility. More commonly, however, an idea will sprout from a single individual who, upon cultivating the concept and embarking on their entrepreneurial journey, must […]

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Mokgatla Madisha 1

A post downgrade – has the sell-off stabilised?

By Mokgatla Madisha, head of Fixed Interest at Sanlam Investment Management. The downgrade by Standard & Poor’s (S&P) of SA’s local-currency debt to one notch above junk (BBB-) and its minority foreign-currency debt to junk status (BB) has long been anticipated by markets, and was largely priced in by the time of the announcement on […]

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