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Managing risks with 100% probability

Published: Fri, 02 May 14

    Dr David Hillson FIRM, HonFAPM, PMI Fellow        One of the first things I learned about risk was that every risk has both a probability less than 100%, as well as an impact on at least one objective. Some of my risk colleagues talked ...
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FAIS: Review of Intermediary Services Definition on the Cards

Published: Fri, 02 May 14

The postponement of the Insurance Laws Amendment Bill, 2013 also impacted on a proposed change by the FSB to the FAIS Act. The objective of the proposed changes was to close regulatory gaps which “…are increasingly being exploited by certain sectors in the financial services industry to circumvent regulation ...
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Dividends play a vital role for investors

Published: Fri, 02 May 14

The ability of a company to pay out steady or growing dividends is often a sign of a healthy business and a good long-term investment. These dividend payments can play an important role for investors. A dividend is a payment made by a company to its shareholders and typically represents a portion of a company’s ...
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Alternative measures to replace the Insurance Laws Amendment Bill, 2013

Published: Fri, 02 May 14

The Insurance Laws Amendment Bill, 2013 (“the Bill”) was tabled in Parliament on 21 June 2013. Given the busy workload of the Standing Committee on Finance in Parliament, the Bill was not passed, and (like all such outstanding Bills) will automatically lapse now that Parliament’s term will be expiring ...
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Use a debit order to give your savings a boost

Published: Tue, 29 Apr 14

By Nick Battersby, Chief Executive: PPS Investments It is probably fair to say that most of us would like to be saving more. However, by the time we get to the end of the month it may seem that there isn’t all that much left to save…. For this reason, it might be a good idea to take a fresh look at ...
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With performance fees the “Devil is in the detail”

Published: Tue, 29 Apr 14

Frank Richards, Head of Investments at Momentum FundsAtWork  Although the financial services sector is backed by a sound regulatory and legal framework, not enough is being done to ensure full transparency in terms of investment management fees. It is almost impossible for decision makers and members to make ...
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Surety and Contingent Liability

Published: Tue, 29 Apr 14

Compiled by Ryno van Niekerk, Fiduciary Consultant at Glacier by Sanlam It is general practice for financial institutions, when credit or financing is granted to a business entity such as a private company or closed corporation, that the business owner(s) sign security for the debt incurred. It is important to ...
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Kofi Annan and other Panel Members to launch 2014 Africa Progress Report – Grain, Fish, Money

Published: Tue, 29 Apr 14

The Africa Progress Panel will release its annual Africa Progress Report at the World Economic Forum on Africa held in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, Nigeria: On Thursday, May 8th 2014, the Africa Progress Panel will release its annual Africa Progress Report - Grain, Fish, Money – Financing Africa’s Green and ...
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New appointments at CGF Research Institute with yet another governance service

Published: Tue, 29 Apr 14

Since its establishment in March 2004, corporate governance specialist services company CGF -- a Level 4 BBBEE compliant company -- has steadily grown to become a recognised brand amongst many corporate businesses and state organisations in South Africa. With our continued expansion plans, we are delighted ...
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Wellness Programme Management Intervention, 20 - 21 May 2014, Jhb

Published: Mon, 28 Apr 14

CGF is proud to host two keynote speakers who will deliver their respective presentations at the next Wellness Programme Management Intervention scheduled for 20 - 21 May 2014. On the first day of the Intervention, Mr Nthato Malope (Kimberley-Clark: End User Marketing Manager), will deliver the opening address on ...
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Transacting in Africa – did you know?

Published: Thu, 24 Apr 14

By Steven Gamble and Katia Mengel Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Africa’s diversity is reflected in its legal systems. The following legal curiosities give a taste of what makes the continent such an interesting, and sometimes challenging, place to transact. Did you know? A Nigerian guarantor ...
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Retail property fund sector still positive despite weak operating environment

Published: Thu, 24 Apr 14

Global Credit Ratings (GCR) continues to view the retail property segment positively despite the weak consumer market and other economic challenges present in the retail operating environment. This is according to Eyal Shevel, Head of the Corporate Sector at GCR, who says most retail funds have the benefit of being ...
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The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) Transforms its Brand Identity

Published: Wed, 23 Apr 14

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa: Today the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) (http://www. jse. co. za) revealed its new brand which demonstrates the bourse’s identity as a modern African marketplace that connects investors to growth opportunities globally. The JSE’s logo and colour palette moves to a bold black, ...
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Sanlam teams up with Avocado Vision to improve financial literacy

Published: Wed, 23 Apr 14

Cape Town: Sanlam, through its Foundation has partnered with leading skills training provider Avocado Vision to empower communities countrywide with basic financial skills and insight to enable them to make better financial choices and encourage savings. The pilot project of the ‘Money fo Sho’ financial ...
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Pragmatic hedge fund supervision – a near reality

Published: Wed, 23 Apr 14

By George Cavaleros CFA, Partner – Deloitte & Touche Cape Town - Regulatory supervision of the R 45-odd billion South African hedge fund industry – which, depending on the strategy followed, returned approx. 7 % to 27 % to investors during 2013 – recently took a step closer to finalisation ...
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Mediation increasingly preferred over litigation

Published: Wed, 23 Apr 14

Mediation will be introduced as a preferred alternative to litigation in South African Magistrates’ Courts from August 1 this year, when amendments to the rules regulating the conduct of proceedings of South African Magistrates’ Courts come into effect. The revised rules under the Rules Board for Courts ...
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Saxo Bank’s TradingFloor named most innovative social trading platform by International Finance Magazine

Published: Wed, 23 Apr 14

Saxo Bank is pleased to announce that TradingFloor. com, the first major platform to offer multi-asset social trading, has been named most innovative social trading platform by International Finance Magazine. Launched earlier this year, TradingFloor. com is an investment solution for the social media age; all users ...
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Uptick in SA professionals confidence on rand, economy - survey

Published: Wed, 23 Apr 14

Results from the 2014 first quarter PPS Graduate Professionals Confidence Index (PCI) reveal that South African graduate professionals are slightly more confident about the outlook for the economy and the prospects for the Rand than they were in the last quarter of 2013. According to the PPS survey conducted among ...
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Tax considerations for when your hobby becomes a business

Published: Wed, 23 Apr 14

By Madeleine Schubert - Tax and Fiduciary Specialist at Citadel In today’s fast-paced world of juggling careers, partners, children and extended family, only a fortunate few are able to devote attention to a passion or pastime. In certain, often unforeseen, circumstances, such as retrenchment, divorce, or ...
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Successful cities of the future are agile to adapt to global trends and boost their sustainable competitiveness

Published: Wed, 23 Apr 14

Study analyses 24 urban projects around the world Worldwide cities face the challenge of growing economically while balancing the social and environmental side of the city to remain sustainable in the future. To succeed, they need urban projects that have a clear vision and goals, are well managed and involve a ...
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