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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…

21 May 2020
Debunking the 5 top myths of offshore investment

South African investors should be looking to invest in offshore markets to mitigate the risk of a shaky economy and…

Debunking the 5 top myths of offshore investment

South African investors should be looking to invest in offshore markets to mitigate the risk of a shaky economy and a volatile currency, but many are being held back by misconceptions which prevent them from fully exploring their retirement and financial planning options. Tim Mertens, the chairman of Sovereign Trust…

07 May 2020
How to show up for your employees during these challenging times

No employee is untouched by the impact of measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa. Depending on the…

How to show up for your employees during these challenging times

No employee is untouched by the impact of measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa. Depending on the nature of the job, some employees are working remotely, others are unable to work at all while those in essential services continue to journey to a workplace. Whatever your employees’…

09 Apr 2020
Financial planning in the time of coronavirus

We’re living in unprecedented times. The coronavirus pandemic has wrought havoc on countless lives and economies. It has taken away…

Financial planning in the time of coronavirus

We’re living in unprecedented times. The coronavirus pandemic has wrought havoc on countless lives and economies. It has taken away our freedom and limited our ability to engage in normal activities.

02 Apr 2020
What happens to your retirement savings if your company shuts its doors?

In the last week the Financial Services Conduct Authority (FSCA) warned that many distressed employers will default on their employees’…

What happens to your retirement savings if your company shuts its doors?

In the last week the Financial Services Conduct Authority (FSCA) warned that many distressed employers will default on their employees’ contributions to retirement funds, as a direct consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic’s negative impact on businesses and the economy.

02 Apr 2020
COVID-19 – Making sure medical aid, savings and risk benefits are covered

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed additional financial pressure on South Africans. If you are being retrenched or having your hours…

COVID-19 – Making sure medical aid, savings and risk benefits are covered

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed additional financial pressure on South Africans. If you are being retrenched or having your hours cut, you might be pondering your options on pausing or cancelling retirement fund or medical aid payments.

01 Apr 2020
Retirement in the time of COVID-19

“If current market conditions persist for 12 months and markets then recover to pre-crash levels, pensioners are likely to run…

Retirement in the time of COVID-19

“If current market conditions persist for 12 months and markets then recover to pre-crash levels, pensioners are likely to run out of money four years earlier than under normal investment conditions,” says Just CEO Deane Moore.

27 Mar 2020
COVID-19 – FSCA gives financially distressed employers breathing space

Employers in financial distress as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and unable to pay their full contributions to employee…

COVID-19 – FSCA gives financially distressed employers breathing space

Employers in financial distress as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and unable to pay their full contributions to employee retirement funds have been given a temporary reprieve.

20 Mar 2020
As if retiring isn’t life-changing enough

Times like these are tough for everyone. Uncertainty abounds and markets show very high levels of volatility.

As if retiring isn’t life-changing enough

Times like these are tough for everyone. Uncertainty abounds and markets show very high levels of volatility.

18 Mar 2020
Trustees must take proactive approach to understanding impact of Covid-19 on investments

In the wake of coronavirus and the possibility of negative impacts on the economy, trustees of pension funds need to…

Trustees must take proactive approach to understanding impact of Covid-19 on investments

In the wake of coronavirus and the possibility of negative impacts on the economy, trustees of pension funds need to focus on their fiduciary duties.