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The top ten risk myths

Published: Tue, 17 Nov 15

      Dr David Hillson The Risk Doctor Partnership     Myths help us to make sense of the uncertainty that surrounds us. In the world of business and projects, risk management performs the same role. These are often partly true, but they do not represent reality ...
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A medical titan

Published: Tue, 17 Nov 15

By Riaan Gerber, Portfolio Manager, Sanlam Private Wealth Mediclinic, the Stellenbosch-based multinational hospital group, made global headlines in mid-October when it announced a possible merger with London-listed Al Noor, a UAE healthcare group based in Abu Dhabi. This move would make the enlarged group the ...
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Turkey Returns to Single-Party Rule but Some Uncertainty Remains

Published: Tue, 17 Nov 15

By Seltem Iyigun at Coface, the Trade Credit Insurance Company  The Islamist-rooted Justice and Development Part (AKP) regained in the 1st November election the majority in the parliament that it lost in June. Yet the AKP fell 14 seats short of the number needed to call a referendum on changing the constitution ...
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Dysfunctional Boards: Impacts on Organisations and Remedies

Published: Tue, 17 Nov 15

Business Seminar: Presentation by Terrance M. Booysen CEO, CGF Research Institute (Pty) Ltd Power of the board As we all know, boards are powerful forces; and through their collective knowledge, skills, experiences and practice, their output is intended to cause positive and sustainable change for companies. ...
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Africa Forward Together: 50 African bankers discuss outsourcing in Mauritius

Published: Mon, 16 Nov 15

The Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB) hosts 50 top executives representing 37 African banks at the week-long 2015 Africa Forward Together conference PORT LOUIS, Mauritius: The Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB) (www. com) hosts 50 top executives representing 37 African banks at the week-long 2015 Africa Forward Together ...
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Taxing the future

Published: Mon, 16 Nov 15

By Stanley Broun, Tax and Fiduciary consultant, Sanlam Private Wealth Although Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene played it very close to his chest regarding the specifics of tax reforms we can expect in the February 2016 Budget, we’ve compiled a snapshot of the possible tax reforms announced in his 2015 Medium ...
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Macro matters in SA – looking from the outside in

Published: Fri, 13 Nov 15

By Alwyn van der Merwe, Director of investments, Sanlam Private Wealth In many situations you can form a better perspective when you look from the outside in, rather than forming an opinion when your judgment is clouded by the daily noise. I found this particularly true recently while spending many weeks in London, ...
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Are investors becoming more conservative?

Published: Fri, 13 Nov 15

By Carl Roothman, Chief Executive of Retail Business at Sanlam Investments Cape Town: ASISA recently released the unit trust industry’s Q3 2015 statistics, revealing a few interesting investor trends. These numbers include flows into institutional unit trust funds, retail unit trust funds and funds of funds ...
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Myanmar’s Elections: A Test of Democratic Transition

Published: Thu, 12 Nov 15

By Charlie Carré at Coface, the Trade Credit Insurance Company Myanmar has just experienced its most highly-anticipated political event since 1990. On November 8, around 80% of about 30 million potential voters took part to Myanmar’s general election which is seen as a new step in the country’s ...
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Investing the Shariah way with Sanlam Private Wealth

Published: Thu, 12 Nov 15

Cape Town: Muslims account for 11% of high net worth individuals in South Africa, and are the fastest growing millionaire group in the country, according to the South Africa 2015 Wealth Report. The report, by market research firm New World Wealth, states that the number of Muslim high net worth individuals – ...
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Don’t be a victim of ATM theft this festive season

Published: Thu, 12 Nov 15

Many South Africans will be taking it easy during their well-deserved end-of-year holiday, but one portion of the population that will be working as hard as ever– financial scammers. The festive season is traditionally big business for fraudsters and thieves, because they are aware that many people would ...
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10X brings its simple and low cost model to SA unit trust sector

Published: Thu, 12 Nov 15

        Tracy Jensen, Chief Product Architect at 10X Investments       After shaking up the local retirement fund industry with its unique retirement fund products, 10X Investments has brought its simple and low cost model into South Africa’s ...
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Option to purchase agricultural land without ministerial consent prohibited

Published: Thu, 12 Nov 15

      Patrick Bracher, Director Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc.   In one of the worst judgments to come out of the Supreme Court of Appeal recently (by judges who should know better) the court in Four Arrows Investments 68 (Pty) Ltd v Abigail Construction ...
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Investors’ offshore appetite still growing – db X-trackers

Published: Wed, 11 Nov 15

db X-trackers, the JSE-listed range of five exchange traded funds (ETFs) focused on leading global equity markets, continues to win significant support from South African investors. For the 10 months to October 31, total assets under management (AUM) rose 43. Biggest winner was the fund focused on the Japanese market ...
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New tax landscape places major burdens on companies, says PwC report

Published: Wed, 11 Nov 15

An expanding compliance burden, more audits and the potential for increased and double taxation are some of the challenges facing companies due to the rapidly evolving global tax landscape, says a PwC report. The demand for greater tax transparency is reflected in the agendas and action plans of the Organisation for ...
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PPS Investments launches index tracking fund

Published: Wed, 11 Nov 15

PPS Investments has launched PPS Balanced Index Tracker Fund, a passive portfolio which aims to track the PPS Balanced Index. Duane Littler, Executive of Business Development at PPS Investments, says that the PPS Balanced Index is a customised multi asset high equity composite index that is diversified across a number ...
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The resignation of organisational leaders at a time of crisis appears to be an increasingly worrying trend

Published: Wed, 11 Nov 15

While the exact circumstances surrounding the resignation of MTN CEO, Sifiso Dabengwa, have not been publically disclosed, Nonkululeko Gobodo, CEO of Nkululeko Leadership Consulting, says the resignation of leaders at a time of crisis appears to be an increasingly worrying trend impacting organisations across the ...
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Investing for good on rise in Africa but impact remains low

Published: Wed, 11 Nov 15

New research from the UCT Graduate School of Business shows that the idea of investing for positive social, environmental and governance impact is gaining ground in Africa – but professional investors still have a long way to go in terms of practice and disclosure. Almost half of all assets under investment ...
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Future Approach to Financial Services Market Conduct Supervision

Published: Wed, 11 Nov 15

A presentation at the FSB Insurance Regulatory Seminar provided practical insight into what we can expect from market conduct supervision when the new regulatory body is in place. We are rapidly approaching the time where you can start pencilling in “FSCA” in place of “FSB”. The formation of ...
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Why invest in Africa?

Published: Tue, 10 Nov 15

By Lloyd Aneke, Founder/Ceo-Africanstates, Head – Senior Partner Goldstock Chambers ABUJA, Nigeria, November 9, 2015/ -- Investment project for Africa - www. africanstates. info Africanstates provides information on the investment opportunities in all 54 countries in Africa. It also provides advice ...
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Burning Cost:

A term used (more commonly in reinsurance) to denote the pure loss cost of a particular class of business or reinsurance treaty. Burning cost may be expressed either 1. In currency, or 2. As a ratio to some particular measure of the class of business or the reinsurance treaty; for example, in thecase of a direct account it may be the ratio of claims incurred to total sums insured; in the case of a reinsurance treaty, the ratio of claims incurred ...
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