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Money mistakes wealthy people should avoid in marriage

Published: Tue, 30 May 17

High-net worth individuals who have made a commitment to marry their life partners should not overlook the importance of mutual understanding, trust, open and honest communication to grow and preserve their wealth. Eric Enslin, CEO of FNB Private Wealth and RMB Private Bank, says “One of the attributes ...
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Strategic equity investing

Published: Mon, 29 May 17

Ian Groenewald of Trustee Board Investments   Strategic equity investing is an approach that takes the best of private equity and listed equity investment strategies, and makes them work for the investor. Even though the Johannesburg Stock Exchange’s All Share Index (ALSI) has been moving ...
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FSB warns the public against Ms Alicia Solomons

Published: Mon, 29 May 17

The Financial Services Board (FSB) would like to warn the public to act with caution when dealing with Ms Alicia Solomons. Alicia Solomons is not authorised in terms of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, 2002 (“FAIS Act”), to render any financial advice and intermediary services. The ...
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High levels of uncertainty keeps SA interest rates on hold at 7.0%

Published: Mon, 29 May 17

Sanisha Packirisamy, Economist, and Herman van Papendorp, Head of Asset Allocation at Momentum Interest rates steady in line with consensus The South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB) interest rate decision was in line with the Reuters consensus, in which all 24 surveyed analysts predicted that the SA repo ...
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Do you really get what you need from your bank?

Published: Mon, 29 May 17

Do you really get what you need from your bank? This is the critical question that every South African who holds a bank account should attempt to answer in order to determine whether they get the best value from their bank, says Firoze Bhorat, Head of FNB Retail Marketing. “Banking is an important ...
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OPEC extend production cuts: Strong oil price reaction expected

Published: Mon, 29 May 17

By Richard Robinson, Fund Manager at Ashburton Investments As expected OPEC have extended their remarkable display of collaborative behaviour by extending their production cuts for a further nine months. However, despite the fact that the production cuts were extended, there is remarkably little evidence that market ...
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The search for higher ground

Published: Fri, 26 May 17

Sanlam’s i3 Summit takes a global view of opportunities amid uncertainty Johannesburg: ‘Finding higher ground’ was the theme of the fourth i3 Summit, hosted by Sanlam Investments and Glacier by Sanlam, taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre on 25 May 2017 and attended by more than 400 delegates ...
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Behavioural finance and your investments

Published: Fri, 26 May 17

How a new investment house is simplifying the traditional investment approach Behavioural finance seeks to combine behavioural and cognitive psychological theory with conventional economics and finance to provide explanations for why people make sometimes misguided financial decisions. So, what does this have to ...
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How can I use a money market fund?

Published: Thu, 25 May 17

Money market funds have become synonymous with safe, secure and reliable investments, but are they right for you?   “Understanding how money market unit trusts work can help you use them effectively in your portfolio,” says Bekithemba Mafulela, business development manager at Allan Gray. What ...
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South Africa: the “wait-and-see” economy

Published: Wed, 24 May 17

Maarten Ackerman, Advisory Partner and Chief Economist, Citadel   Last week the International Monetary Fund upgraded their 2017 growth forecast for South Africa to 1%. Markets reacted with surprise given the spate of recent investment grade downgrades the country has faced, with Moody’s verdict still ...
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What keeps the LT Ombudsman awake at night? Part 2

Published: Wed, 24 May 17

Following on from Part 1. From the Long-term Ombud’s 2016 annual report: The Assessors and Adjudicators in the Long-term Ombud’s office were canvassed about the issues that currently fall into this category. Complainant behaviour The LT Ombud wrote about difficult complainants in the 2015 Annual ...
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Standard Bank Consumer Trends Report: 2016 income estimates

Published: Wed, 24 May 17

Higher income growth for lower income groups; signs of population migration up the income groups We present the 2016 income estimates for South Africa’s population. We also measure income changes across different income groups since 2011. We rely on the latest personal income data from the Bureau of Market ...
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FNB promotes access to banking in rural South Africa

Published: Wed, 24 May 17

Johannesburg: FNB has become the first bank in South Africa to introduce a non-cash dispensing ATM with deposit capability. These ATMs are a smaller version of the standard ATM which FNB introduced in 2013 as a way of bringing banking services directly into communities. The roll-out out of the new generation of ATMs ...
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Global conditions have improved for active managers to outperform

Published: Tue, 23 May 17

Henko Roos (CFA, CIPM), Senior Fund Analyst, PSG Wealth   The best reason for South African investors to gain offshore exposure is diversification. It offers various benefits, and specifically, access to sectors and industries that are not available in South Africa. A key benefit for investors using strong ...
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SA still number one Foreign Direct Investment recipient in Africa

Published: Tue, 23 May 17

Pretoria: South Africa continues to be the largest recipient of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) on the African continent, Brand South Africa said on Monday. Brand SA said South Africa also continues to be the largest source of intra-regional investment, in addition to having recently made a comeback in the top 25 ...
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New Coface Survey Shows Optimism Among UAE Non-oil Private Companies

Published: Mon, 22 May 17

UAE companies are cautiously positive. 43. 5% of exporters and 42% of domestic suppliers expect increased profitability, with 52. 2% and 59% respectively anticipating an upsurge in sales over the previous year. UAE companies’ outstanding receivables and unpaid invoices accounted for, on average, a single digit ...
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2017 SITEisfaction® survey celebrates Capitec as best digital bank

Published: Mon, 22 May 17

Modern Independent Insights Agency, Columinate, today revealed the results of its sixth annual Internet Banking SITEisfaction® survey, highlighting Capitec’s steady rise to securing the top spot in the digital banking category, ousting FNB as the category owners. Capitec also secured top honours in the Mobile ...
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Momentum calls for investment industry to put clients first

Published: Mon, 22 May 17

JOHANNESBURG: Momentum Group head of Investments and Savings Marketing Steven Schultz has called for a fundamental mindset shift in the investment industry, from an obsession with past performance to delivering on client goals. “Clients don’t measure success in terms of outperforming generic ...
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Finalists announced for FNB Business Innovation Awards

Published: Mon, 22 May 17

The FNB Business Innovation Awards are aimed at businesses that are able to demonstrate real innovation that has the potential to change the way an industry operates both locally and internationally. The businesses must be founder-led, exhibit high-growth potential and have the capacity to add substantial economic ...
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Parliament to resume budget votes on Tuesday

Published: Mon, 22 May 17

Pretoria: Government departments’ budget votes schedule will resume in Parliament on Tuesday. In a statement on Sunday, Parliament said the Budget Vote debate programme will resume with six debates on budget votes in separate mini plenary sittings of the National Assembly and a policy debate on higher education ...
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