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28 Sep 2020
An agile workforce is key to navigating the pandemic

By: Donné Nieman, Commercial Manager at Workforce Staffing Applications for the UIF/Temporary Employment Services (TES) grant to alleviate employee layoffs…

An agile workforce is key to navigating the pandemic

By: Donné Nieman, Commercial Manager at Workforce Staffing Applications for the UIF/Temporary Employment Services (TES) grant to alleviate employee layoffs has closed. But this was always going to be a temporary measure. The long-term implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on our economy will continue to resonate and be a permanent…

28 Sep 2020
The real reason you should be investing offshore

By: Chris Potgieter, Managing Director of Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Securities Discounting for a moment the state of the…

The real reason you should be investing offshore

By: Chris Potgieter, Managing Director of Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Securities Discounting for a moment the state of the local economy and one’s particular socio-political view, the key motivation for any investor to invest offshore should be to have appropriately diversified wealth in pursuit of real capital growth at…

21 Sep 2020
Women are lagging in retirement savings and are debilitated by stress

In a recent study of their client base, Momentum Corporate revealed that almost half (41%) of the employees on the…

Women are lagging in retirement savings and are debilitated by stress

In a recent study of their client base, Momentum Corporate revealed that almost half (41%) of the employees on the FundsAtWork Umbrella Funds are women. With an almost 50/50 gender split across the client base, a one-size-fits-all approach to advice on employee benefits simply won’t cut it. This is according…

15 Sep 2020
Despite COVID-19, SA investors expect higher future returns

Even as COVID-19 halted the longest economic expansion on record and plunged the world into deep recession, South African investors…

Despite COVID-19, SA investors expect higher future returns

Even as COVID-19 halted the longest economic expansion on record and plunged the world into deep recession, South African investors expect to make an average annual total return of 12.67% – almost 2% higher than the global average predicted returns of 10.9%. This was revealed in the recently released Schroders’…

15 Sep 2020
Are cryptocurrencies here to stay?

The recent news that cryptocurrency giant, Digital Currency Group, has acquired cryptocurrency exchange company, Luno, has once again highlighted the…

Are cryptocurrencies here to stay?

The recent news that cryptocurrency giant, Digital Currency Group, has acquired cryptocurrency exchange company, Luno, has once again highlighted the rise of cryptocurrencies as a possible alternative to the current global financial system. According to Old Mutual Investment Group Director of Investments, Hywel George, Bitcoin, as well as a number…

10 Sep 2020
How too much choice is draining your brain

By: Paul Nixon, head of technical marketing and behavioural finance at Momentum Investments From the words of Francis Scott Key…

How too much choice is draining your brain

By: Paul Nixon, head of technical marketing and behavioural finance at Momentum Investments From the words of Francis Scott Key that dubbed America “The land of the free”, which stuck, to the unforgettable Mel Gibson monologue where an army of painted Scots were willing to trade their lives for the…

08 Sep 2020
Investing offshore opens a world of possibilities

By: Standard Bank Wealth International South Africa accounts for less than 0.5 percent of the world’s gross domestic products, or…

Investing offshore opens a world of possibilities

By: Standard Bank Wealth International South Africa accounts for less than 0.5 percent of the world’s gross domestic products, or GDP. Investors who therefore expand their horizons beyond local borders have access to the other 99.5 percent, which makes a strong case for diversification and investing in international markets.  There…

08 Sep 2020
How the new POPI Act affects intermediaries

The Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act came into effect on 1 July 2020

How the new POPI Act affects intermediaries

The Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act came into effect on 1 July 2020

03 Sep 2020
Real-time planning tool gives meaning to integrated wealth planning

According to the EY Future Consumer Index, 42% of respondents believe that the way they purchase goods and services will fundamentally change…

Real-time planning tool gives meaning to integrated wealth planning

According to the EY Future Consumer Index, 42% of respondents believe that the way they purchase goods and services will fundamentally change as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report revealed that 34% of consumers would be prepared to pay more for local products, 25% more for trusted brands and 23%…

03 Sep 2020
The burning platform for long-term insurance

Steve Piper, Chief Distribution Officer at FMI (a Division of Bidvest Life Ltd) If the COVID-19 pandemic has done anything,…

The burning platform for long-term insurance

Steve Piper, Chief Distribution Officer at FMI (a Division of Bidvest Life Ltd) If the COVID-19 pandemic has done anything, it’s exposed the shortcomings of the long-term insurance industry. Precious few insurers were prepared for a crisis that would result in a local and global lockdown, leaving many policyholders without…


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