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Oversights cost CIS Manager

Published: Thu, 17 Apr 14

A number of oversights cost a collective investments scheme a substantial amount of money. In terms of a settlement agreement with the Enforcement Committee of the FSB, the scheme agreed that it had contravened the following regulations: Section 43(1)(a) of the Collective Investment Schemes Act (CISCA), in that ...
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The regulation of Hedge Funds in South Africa

Published: Wed, 16 Apr 14

Release of the Draft Regulations by the Financial Services Board and National Treasury The National Treasury (“Treasury”) and Financial Services Board (“FSB”) released today, for public comment, the draft Regulations (“Regulations”) and related Explanatory Memorandum for hedge ...
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POPI takes its first steps

Published: Tue, 15 Apr 14

By Desiree Reddy, Associate Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa After much anticipation, an important milestone in the road to commencement of the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (POPI), has been reached. From 11 April 2014, the following sections of POPI are operational: Section 1, which ...
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Retail banking industry entering a dynamic era of change – banks expected to adapt their business models to ensure success

Published: Mon, 14 Apr 14

A number of key dynamics and developments are likely to substantially alter the global operating landscape for retail banks by 2020, according to a PwC report titled ‘Retail Banking 2020: Evolution or revolution’ issued today. Just over half of global bank executives (55%) surveyed believe that non-traditional ...
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High Court dismisses AH-Vest case in favour of the FSB

Published: Mon, 14 Apr 14

The North Gauteng High Court has dismissed with costs the application brought by Mr Maslamony Theegarajan Pather and AH-Vest Limited against the Financial Services Board (FSB) and other parties. In 2009, the Enforcement Committee (EC) found that Pather and AH-Vest made false, deceptive and misleading statements in ...
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Will the 4 million credit profiles you can no longer see, work for you?

Published: Mon, 14 Apr 14

The new regulations to the National Credit Act will keep companies in the dark about certain information pertaining to employee applicants and potential vendors. This is according to Jenny Reid, CEO of iFacts, a company that takes care of corporate security and seeks to remove people risk in business through pre-employment ...
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Employee wellness is a bottom line business issue

Published: Fri, 11 Apr 14

Article by Dr Dicky Els and George Marx CGF Research Institute (Pty) Ltd The healthcare of South Africans in the workplace should be one of the top priorities of employers; but evidence across many industries reflects a dire situation which suggests employers do not have employee’s wellness top of ...
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Temper expectations for investment returns in 2014

Published: Thu, 10 Apr 14

The 2014 investment market will be difficult to navigate and investors should not expect smooth sailing as the Fed normalises its monetary policy. While equities are expected to outperform cash and bonds, investors should not expect a repeat of the 21. 4% return of 2013, and should taper their ...
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Consumer Expectations from TCF

Published: Thu, 10 Apr 14

There was a time when actuaries at product houses spent endless hours developing a product, packaging it, and then sending it to the marketing division with the message: “Go out there and find customers for it”. Hopefully, they have since learnt that you have more success if you determine a need first, ...
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SA life and short-term insurers maintain their satisfaction levels this year

Published: Wed, 09 Apr 14

Johannesburg: SA consumers gave the short-term insurance industry an overall satisfaction score of 78. 8 out of 100. Consumers also rated their overall satisfaction with the life insurance industry, granting them a score of 78. 7% higher than last year’s scores, however, these slight increases in the overall ...
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New concerns about capital flows

Published: Wed, 09 Apr 14

    Jac Laubscher, Group Economist Sanlam       The dust regarding the risk of a crisis in emerging markets owing to a possible outflow of foreign capital just does not want to settle. Although the bond and equity markets as well as currencies ...
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Glacier by Sanlam appoints Andre Tuck

Published: Wed, 09 Apr 14

Andre Tuck has been appointed Investment Account Manager at Glacier by Sanlam from 1 March 2014. He will service the Cape Town City Bowl and Southern Suburbs regions. Andre has over 20 years’ sales experience within investments, gained from a number of financial services companies including Old Mutual, ...
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GCR affirms Resilient Property Income Fund Limited's rating of A(ZA); outlook positive

Published: Tue, 08 Apr 14

Global Credit Ratings (GCR) has affirmed the long term national scale and short term national scale issuer ratings assigned to Resilient Property Income Fund Limited of A(ZA) and A1(ZA) respectively; with the outlook accorded as Positive. This is according to Eyal Shevel, Head of Corporate Sector at GCR, who says ...
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Grindrod Bank launches ‘smart beta’ ETFs

Published: Tue, 08 Apr 14

Grindrod Bank has launched two additional low-cost equity exchange traded funds (ETFs) under the exclusive licence of S&P Dow Jones Indices, with whom Grindrod Bank has recently aligned. The ETFs will list on the JSE on 14 April 2014. The Grindrod S&P SA Low Volatility ETF and the S&P SA Dividend Aristocrats ...
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Global assets under management to exceed $100 trillion by 2020 says PwC

Published: Tue, 08 Apr 14

Research from PwC predicts that global assets under management (AuM) will rise to around $101. 7 trillion by 2020, from a 2012 total of $63. 9 trillion. This represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of nearly 6%. The report, Asset Management 2020: A brave new world, also finds that assets under management ...
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Lest We Forget ... recent FAIS Ombud determinations

Published: Tue, 08 Apr 14

When you walk on the right side of the law, it is often difficult to understand why so many obligations are placed on you to comply, when those, for whom the legislation is actually intended, only pay lip service to it. Two recent FAIS Ombud determinations against financial services providers who blatantly ignored ...
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Boqwana and Barnard elected to lead attorneys’ profession through initial transition to new legal dispensation

Published: Mon, 07 Apr 14

Law Society of South Africa Co-Chairpersons Ettienne Barnard and Max Boqwana. Port Elizabeth attorney Max Boqwana and Somerset West attorney Ettienne Barnard have been elected as Co-Chairpersons of the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA). They will lead the attorneys’ profession through the crucial initial stages ...
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The investment landscape: getting back to normal

Published: Mon, 07 Apr 14

Marriott, the Income Specialists, contemplates the investment landscape in a post-QE world Since 2008 the investment landscape has largely been shaped by quantitative easing (QE) – the process of creating money to buy bonds. This form of monetary policy, which is designed to stimulate economic growth, has ...
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Understanding your conservative investment in a rising interest rate environment

Published: Fri, 04 Apr 14

By Santhiran Naidoo, Investment analyst, Glacier by Sanlam On 29 January 2014, South African Reserve Bank (SARB) governor Gill Marcus announced that the repo rate would be raised for the first time since 2008. The repo rate is the “rate at which the private (sector) banks borrow rands from the SA Reserve ...
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South Africa’s entities to be issued with LEIs

Published: Fri, 04 Apr 14

South African entities entering into financial transactions, particularly over-the-counter (OTC) Derivatives, can now approach a local entity to receive Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs). A LEI is a 20-digit, alpha-numeric code that uniquely identifies entities when entering into financial transactions both locally ...
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