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09 Apr 2020
10 tips to (financially) survive retrenchment

It’s arguably one of the worst moments in anybody’s life. Retrenchment is just plain unpleasant, regardless of how much your…

10 tips to (financially) survive retrenchment

It’s arguably one of the worst moments in anybody’s life. Retrenchment is just plain unpleasant, regardless of how much your company or organisation has tried to support you or minimise the emotional blow.

06 Apr 2020
JSE and London Stock Exchange partner to introduce enhanced Fixed Income Indices

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and FTSE Russell (FTSE), a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange (LSE), have combined forces…

JSE and London Stock Exchange partner to introduce enhanced Fixed Income Indices

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and FTSE Russell (FTSE), a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange (LSE), have combined forces to launch the FTSE/JSE Fixed Income Indices, which will offer investors enhanced exposure to South African listed debt.

03 Apr 2020
What is your asset manager doing during the COVID-19 outbreak?

As stock markets rumble in the face of COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus, what are the people behind your unit…

What is your asset manager doing during the COVID-19 outbreak?

As stock markets rumble in the face of COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus, what are the people behind your unit trusts and other investments - the asset managers - doing to safeguard your investments?

03 Apr 2020
It’s time for everybody to review their financial planning

An alarming number of people have still not coronavirus-proofed their financial planning strategies, warns the CEO and founder of one…

It’s time for everybody to review their financial planning

An alarming number of people have still not coronavirus-proofed their financial planning strategies, warns the CEO and founder of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations.

03 Apr 2020
Preparing your business for COVID-19 and essential key points for businesses in financial distress

9 points for businesses to consider in working through these challenging times By Kylene Weyers Senior Associate in the Cliffe Dekker…

Preparing your business for COVID-19 and essential key points for businesses in financial distress

9 points for businesses to consider in working through these challenging times By Kylene Weyers Senior Associate in the Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Dispute Resolution practice 1. Take a reality check Are you already in financial distress? This may a tough reality to face, but it is an essential starting point. Many…

03 Apr 2020
Do credit rating reviews make any sense in the COVID-19 context?

While South Africans were busy preparing for a 21-day shutdown, the ratings downgrade which hung like the sword of Damocles…

Do credit rating reviews make any sense in the COVID-19 context?

While South Africans were busy preparing for a 21-day shutdown, the ratings downgrade which hung like the sword of Damocles over the country would’ve been pushed to the back of its collective conscience.

03 Apr 2020
COVID-19: The pin that popped the bubble

Last year, global equity markets delivered the best calendar year return of the decade. Many markets were at or near…

COVID-19: The pin that popped the bubble

Last year, global equity markets delivered the best calendar year return of the decade. Many markets were at or near all-time highs. Fast-forward a quarter and 2020 is already the most volatile period in modern investing history.

02 Apr 2020
The impact of exiting the market when it experiences a serious decline

Given the recent volatility on the JSE due to the coronavirus pandemic, it may be very tempting for you, as…

The impact of exiting the market when it experiences a serious decline

Given the recent volatility on the JSE due to the coronavirus pandemic, it may be very tempting for you, as an investor, to pull out of equities and switch to cash. The last few weeks have been tough for investors.

02 Apr 2020
Will government respond with the same vigour as Coronavirus after Moody’s downgrade?

The long-awaited downgrade by Moody’s of South Africa’s long-term foreign and local currency credit ratings from Baa3 to Ba1 came…

Will government respond with the same vigour as Coronavirus after Moody’s downgrade?

The long-awaited downgrade by Moody’s of South Africa’s long-term foreign and local currency credit ratings from Baa3 to Ba1 came on Friday, 27 March and coincided with Day 1 of government’s national “lockdown”.

02 Apr 2020
PPS podcast series provides financial literacy education

Professional Provident Society (PPS), an insurance and financial services company aimed exclusively at the graduate professional has taken a unique…

PPS podcast series provides financial literacy education

Professional Provident Society (PPS), an insurance and financial services company aimed exclusively at the graduate professional has taken a unique approach to providing much-needed financial literacy education to students.

01 Apr 2020
FPI and Women in Finance: Working together to transform the industry

Women have so much to offer the financial planning profession. A recent Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the Financial…

FPI and Women in Finance: Working together to transform the industry

Women have so much to offer the financial planning profession. A recent Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa NPC (FPI) and the Women in Finance Network (WIFN) paves the way for a brighter and more inclusive future. International studies show that women already…

01 Apr 2020
Sanlam announces new leadership in its most key positions

Sanlam has announced that the Sanlam Board has approved new appointments in three of its most senior positions in the…

Sanlam announces new leadership in its most key positions

Sanlam has announced that the Sanlam Board has approved new appointments in three of its most senior positions in the diversified financial services group.

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