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FSB warns the public against Real Noise Sounds (Pty) Ltd

Published: Mon, 17 Jul 17

It has been brought to the attention of the Registrar of Credit Rating Agencies that Real Noise Sounds (Pty) Ltd, which is not a registered Credit Rating Agency, is falsely advertising itself as a Credit Rating Agency called the “Global Credit Rating Co. (Pty) Ltd has confirmed that they have no links or connections ...
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King IV and BEE – previously voluntary, now mandatory in the amendments to the JSE Listings Requirements

Published: Fri, 14 Jul 17

By Alessia Maxwell and Christina Pretorius Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc. The Financial Services Board amendments to the JSE Listings Requirements (board notice 52 of 2017) which are now in effect, are primarily focused on two aspects: They include certain of the obligations set out in the King Report ...
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Action plan to reignite confidence in economy

Published: Fri, 14 Jul 17

Johannesburg: Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on Thursday unveiled details of an inclusive economic growth action plan, which is set to inspire confidence in the country. “The programme we are presenting today is drawn from our engagements with the rating agencies, domestic and international investors, [and takes ...
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Bold decisions needed for SA to achieve 6% growth

Published: Fri, 14 Jul 17

Johannesburg: If South Africa is to achieve 6% growth, extraordinary bold decisions that change the economy must be made, says Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba. “If we must rebound from a low growth trajectory into which we currently are in; if we must grow our economy at 6% on a sustainable basis; we must take ...
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Active versus passive fund management: So where does all the money go?

Published: Thu, 13 Jul 17

There is lots of debate in the media over the comparison between active and passive fund management. There’s no dispute that local active fund managers charge a lot more than index funds. However, where does the money go?   According to the most recent Morningstar study[1], the average retail fee ...
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Ten Tips for National Savings Month

Published: Thu, 13 Jul 17

With prices of basic essentials like fuel, food and electricity continuously rising, it seems almost impossible to have any money left over to save. Alexander Forbes Financial Planning Consultant Rita Cools offers ten tips to help when it comes to saving money this National Savings Month and beyond: Lunchboxes ...
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Aid for Trade: ITC launches Export Potential Map for more targeted trade

Published: Thu, 13 Jul 17

Geneva: The International Trade Centre (ITC) unveiled Export Potential Map yesterday, the latest addition to a series of online tools that makes it easier for businesses and countries to identify what goods and services to export and to where. Presenting Export Potential Map at the Aid for Trade Global Review, ...
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Glacier Capital Enhancer – providing more certainty in unpredictable times

Published: Thu, 13 Jul 17

Following the success of the first issue and the continuing market uncertainty, Glacier has launched the second issue of its Capital Enhancer. The solution is a tax-efficient investment linked to the performance of a global portfolio, and offers capital protection as well as an enhanced return with uncapped ...
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FSB fines Mzala and Company R20 000 for contravening the FAIS Act

Published: Thu, 13 Jul 17

The Registrar of Financial Service Providers (the Registrar) referred a case against Mzala and Company (Pty) Limited (the Respondent) to the Enforcement Committee of the Financial Services Board. The referral related to a contravention of section 7 (1) of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, 37 of ...
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FSB fines Tendai Nyadombo R40 000 for contravening the FAIS Act

Published: Thu, 13 Jul 17

The Registrar of Financial Services Providers (the Registrar) referred a case against Mr Tendai Nyadombo (Mr Nyadombo) to the Enforcement Committee of the Financial Services Board. The referral related to a contravention of section 7(1) of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, 37 of 2002 ...
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How to kickstart a savings regime

Published: Wed, 12 Jul 17

With modern lifestyles, there is so much to do, achieve and of course, to pay for. With just a bit of planning, anticipation and patience the future can be everything imagined and more - without paying interest, according to Mark Hawes, Certified Financial Planner at Alexander Forbes Financial Planning Consultants ...
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Financial advice for my teen self

Published: Wed, 12 Jul 17

By Craig Kiggen CFP®, Regional Head: Kwazulu-Natal, Citadel   Money is a wonderful thing and in a world of PlayStation and “in-app purchases” it is so easy to spend money and have very little to show for it. When I think back to my teen years, it is fair to say that I had very little spare ...
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FSB Appeal Board again rules against FAIS Ombud

Published: Wed, 12 Jul 17

In May 2016 we published an article titled Ombud holds insurer liable for Sharemax loss. Briefly: A Momentum representative (Marais) introduced the client to a broker (Storm) who had a Sharemax contract. The representative was not allowed to conduct business with the property syndication in terms of his contract of ...
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Financial planning: a business reinventing itself

Published: Tue, 11 Jul 17

Cape Town: The world is currently poised at a very interesting point and we’re facing significant challenges economically and politically. These challenges are not new, but we need to prepare our clients for a few rough years ahead. ‘Where do investors go for help? To the press? To friends and family? ...
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Buy and hold or buy and sell?

Published: Tue, 11 Jul 17

Dawid Botha, Financial planner, PSG Wealth Winelands   In a perfect world, your initial share analysis will always be correct, and shares in your portfolio will be held for the long term. The reality is often different and investors do not hold shares forever. Using the investment guru Warren ...
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Important strategic questions for recessionary times

Published: Mon, 10 Jul 17

By Paul Aucamp and Jene’ Palmer, Lead Independent Consultants CGF Research Institute (Pty) Ltd   Is your business equipped to survive the pressures of a rapidly changing business world, which is being exacerbated by the growing uncertainty presented by South Africa’s re-entry into another recession?  ...
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SA signs Tripartite Free Trade Area agreement

Published: Mon, 10 Jul 17

Pretoria: South Africa has become the 19th country to sign an agreement establishing the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA). Signed on Friday, the TFTA represents an integrated market of 26 countries with a combined population of 625 million people and a total gross domestic product (GDP) of $1. South Africa signed ...
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Investing just got as easy as sitting in the sun or going for a run

Published: Mon, 10 Jul 17

Johannesburg: It’s national Savings Month, the perfect time of the year for South Africans to revisit their saving and investment exploits. For those people who haven’t started saving, or feel that they are saving too little can now start doing so with Stash, a new savings and investment app powered by ...
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Major leap for Africa at G20 summit

Published: Mon, 10 Jul 17

Pretoria: The G20 Leaders’ Summit, which concluded in Hamburg, Germany, on Saturday, has recorded positive outcomes for global development, with significant benefits for the African continent. The office of South African President Jacob Zuma on Sunday said critical developmental issues were tabled at the summit, ...
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Euler Hermes: Despite its woes, Africa’s potential remains significant

Published: Mon, 10 Jul 17

JOHANNESBURG: Euler Hermes, the global leader in trade credit insurance recently presented its latest analysis on Africa’s economic performance at a ‘Risk Frontiers 2017’ conference in London. Highlights of the speech by Stéphane Colliac, chief economist for France and Africa with Euler Hermes, ...
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Value Funds:

The primary investment objective of these funds is medium to long-term capital appreciation. They seek out value shares with low rice/earnings ratios and shares which trade at a discount to net asset value. This means if you sold off all the assets of the company, the total amount you would get would be worth more than the total value of the shares.
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