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  • Investing in the time of COVID-19

    As 2020 began, investors were hoping for a year of better global growth and corporate earnings, but that was before COVID-19 arrived. The virus will not only have an impact on how we live, but also on how we invest.

    09 Jul 2020
    Updating your beneficiaries is ever-more important in uncertain times

    Independent financial services provider, Fedgroup, has seen an increase in the number of people taking the time to understand and…

    Updating your beneficiaries is ever-more important in uncertain times

    Independent financial services provider, Fedgroup, has seen an increase in the number of people taking the time to understand and update their policies and beneficiaries since the start of lockdown. But for those who haven’t done so yet, keeping your beneficiaries updated is one of the most important things you…

    09 Jul 2020
    Five steps to ensure POPI compliance for direct marketing

    The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPI) has now come into effect and it is important that…

    Five steps to ensure POPI compliance for direct marketing

    The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPI) has now come into effect and it is important that South Africa businesses adhere to the new regulations. The use of personal information is everywhere and it’s almost impossible to do direct marketing without using personal information collected from customers,…

    01 Jul 2020
    Fiduciary update with Louis van Vuren, CEO of FISA

    Q:        The Fiduciary Institute of Southern Africa (FISA) is well known by now to professionals in various fields, including…

    Fiduciary update with Louis van Vuren, CEO of FISA

    Q:        The Fiduciary Institute of Southern Africa (FISA) is well known by now to professionals in various fields, including fiduciary practitioners, financial planners, accountants and lawyers., Are there any ‘new stand-out’ benefits of FISA membership? A:        At FISA we believe that one of our best kept secrets is…

    24 Jun 2020
    Ruling from the grave a bad idea

    Most of us want our possessions to be distributed very specifically when we die – the family home to one…

    Ruling from the grave a bad idea

    Most of us want our possessions to be distributed very specifically when we die – the family home to one child, the holiday home to the other, a share portfolio to the surviving spouse, cash to a favoured charity – and on it goes.  Having our wishes carried out after…

    24 Jun 2020
    Coping with anxiety in a COVID-19 world

    We’re so focused on the tug of war between our economic and physical health that our mental health has fallen…

    Coping with anxiety in a COVID-19 world

    We’re so focused on the tug of war between our economic and physical health that our mental health has fallen by the wayside. CEO of medical scheme Profmed, Craig Comrie says there has been a noticeable drop in psychiatric claims despite telemedicine facilities being made available and covered by most…

    10 Jun 2020
    Borderless banking, for people who think without borders

    By: Erik Olwagen, Head: Sales and Distribution, International Personal Banking, Standard Bank One of the many lessons that we can…

    Borderless banking, for people who think without borders

    By: Erik Olwagen, Head: Sales and Distribution, International Personal Banking, Standard Bank One of the many lessons that we can take away from the COVID-19 pandemic is how easily we, as society, can be shaken up when facing extreme uncertainty. Our freewheeling days may be over for the foreseeable future,…

    09 Jun 2020
    Investing in sustainability in volatile times

    Taking up exposure to equities through a structured product is an option

    Investing in sustainability in volatile times

    Taking up exposure to equities through a structured product is an option

    04 Jun 2020
    Eight lessons from previous crises that apply today

    By: Robin Parbrook, Fund Manager, Schroders Whilst the world is changing at a rapid pace, you can’t ignore the insights…

    Eight lessons from previous crises that apply today

    By: Robin Parbrook, Fund Manager, Schroders Whilst the world is changing at a rapid pace, you can’t ignore the insights from the past. So, having been investing in Asia for nearly 30 years, what have I learnt from past crises and how could it affect investment decisions in Asian equities…

    04 Jun 2020
    Insurance and Risk in a Post-COVID-19 economy

    By: Carl Moodley, Chief Underwriting & Claims Officer; Stuart Forbes, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer and Eugene Olivier, Chief Information…

    Insurance and Risk in a Post-COVID-19 economy

    By: Carl Moodley, Chief Underwriting & Claims Officer; Stuart Forbes, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer and Eugene Olivier, Chief Information Officer of GENRIC insurance Company     Nothing will be the same in the world post-COVID 19.  As our economy slowly starts to reopen following a crippling lockdown, the realisation that consumer…

    27 May 2020
    Is early access to retirement savings an option?

    By: Tiaan Kotze, Chief Executive, Liberty Corporate Many employees are in financial distress as they have either lost their jobs…

    Is early access to retirement savings an option?

    By: Tiaan Kotze, Chief Executive, Liberty Corporate Many employees are in financial distress as they have either lost their jobs or are receiving reduced or no salaries as a result of the COVID-19 national lockdown. To alleviate some of the financial distress the Government has implemented several relief programmes and…

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    10 Apr 2020
    When the going gets tough, farmers are on familiar territory

    South African farmers are old hands at adapting to uncertain and daunting circumstances, and our local agricultural industry has proved…

    When the going gets tough, farmers are on familiar territory

    South African farmers are old hands at adapting to uncertain and daunting circumstances, and our local agricultural industry has proved to be most enterprising in acclimatising to challenges as they arise.

    13 Apr 2020
    Investors should keep a reasonable investment allocation outside of SA

    MoneyMarketing asked Roland Gräbe, the head of Tailored Fund Portfolios at Old Mutual Wealth, about offshore investments in the COVID-19…

    Investors should keep a reasonable investment allocation outside of SA

    MoneyMarketing asked Roland Gräbe, the head of Tailored Fund Portfolios at Old Mutual Wealth, about offshore investments in the COVID-19 environment and what form a global market recovery will take.

    13 Apr 2020
    SA’s Proposed Covid-19 Disaster Management Tax Relief

    The National Treasury recently issued the draft Disaster Management Tax Relief Bill (Bill) for public comment by 15 April. The…

    SA’s Proposed Covid-19 Disaster Management Tax Relief

    The National Treasury recently issued the draft Disaster Management Tax Relief Bill (Bill) for public comment by 15 April. The draft Bill, together with its explanatory memorandum, provides clarity with regards the tax relief measures President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on 23 March.

    11 Apr 2020
    Finding investment opportunities among the many COVID-19 risks

    With many countries around the world in lockdown as they try to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the…

    Finding investment opportunities among the many COVID-19 risks

    With many countries around the world in lockdown as they try to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the global economy is facing an unprecedented situation of balancing health against financial livelihoods.