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Patrice Rassou

15 Minutes with SIM’s Fred and Patrice

According to Morningstar, both the Sanlam Investment Management (SIM) Balanced and the SIM Top Choice Equity Funds have comfortably beaten their peer median over three and five years to 30 September 2017. Fred White, portfolio manager of the SIM Balanced Fund, and Patrice Rassou, at the helm of the SIM Top Choice Equity Fund, were […]

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Life Insurance

Indie redesigns life insurance for the digital generation

Indie, a Sanlam-backed innovative financial services business, has announced the launch of its first product – simple to use and transparent life insurance designed specifically for young adults. (more…)

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Patrice Rassou

SIM Top Choice ranks top-in-class

According to the Alexander Forbes Equity Manager Watch, the Sanlam Investment Management (SIM) Top Choice Equity Fund again ranked first in its category in the domestic equity (unconstrained) category for the five-year period ending August 2017 (source: Alexander Forbes Equity Manager Watch, August 2017). (more…)

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Azola Zuma

De-risking and fiduciary duty

In a landscape of continuous change and disruption, and in an investment environment marked by low growth and geopolitical instability, retirement fund trustees have to find new ways to meet their fiduciary responsibilities, said Azola Zuma, chief executive of Sanlam Investment Management at the recent 2017 Sanlam Investments Institutional Insights conference held in Johannesburg. (more…)

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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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