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Combatting the risks of a climate-caused pandemic

If it felt like you caught the flu more severely last year than you usually do, you might be right. Arizona State University found a link between climate change and severe flu seasons, with warmer winters being the catalyst. This is one example of the proven link between climate change and infectious diseases, with the […]

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Stepping up your retirement savings – RA or employer fund?

By Gielie de Swardt, head of Retail Distribution at Sanlam Investments. The end of the tax year is just around the corner and smart investors are doing the calculations to find out exactly how much they can still put into their RA before the gates to tax-relief paradise slam tight – for this year. The […]

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December 2018 experienced little of the usual market optimism

By Gielie de Swardt, head of Retail Distribution at Sanlam Investments. Following the positive outcome from the G20 Summit talks, the US and China have entered a three-month truce, causing markets around the world to climb at month start. (more…)

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Are financial advisers the new life coaches?

By Jacques Coetzer, General Manager at Sanlam Personal Finance: Broker Distribution. Financial – and maybe even life – coaching seems to be emerging as a trend amongst intermediaries abroad, to differentiate themselves in a competitive and digitally driven environment. (more…)

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Six biggest global trends in insurtech space

Emerging market insurtech companies are set to play a major role in the predicted rise of premium growth across the global insurance industry – an expectation which has motivated Sanlam to become the first South African insurtech partner to Plug and Play, the largest global innovation platform, based in Silicon Valley. (more…)

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Sanlam aims to enhance growth, B-BBEE

Sanlam today announced that it is planning a package of transactions aimed at strengthening its South African operations and positioning the company for growth over time through enhancing its economic empowerment credentials and building on its long-standing partnership with Ubuntu-Botho (UB). (more…)

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Sanlam wins FIA Product Supplier of the Year Award

Sanlam has been named the 2018 Financial Intermediaries Association of Southern Africa’s (FIA) Employee Benefits Product Supplier of the Year. These awards take place to celebrate the role of advice, acknowledge the product providers who, in the opinion of the members of the FIA, have excelled over the past year in supplying exceptional products and […]

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GTC launches inaugural Gap Cover Survey

Sanlam and Absa have emerged as the top-ranked medical Top-up –  often referred to as ‘Gap’ cover –  providers in South Africa, according to the first ever ranking of these product providers, conducted by leading wealth and advisory firm GTC. Sanlam was ranked as the leading provider of Gap cover for under 60-year olds, whilst […]

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