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Stonehage Fleming appoints Non-Executive Director to Boards in South Africa

Published: Tue, 22 Oct 19

Stonehage Fleming has recently welcomed Fred Robertson to the Stonehage Fleming family as a Non-Executive Board member on its local Board of Directors. His impressive resume reflects over 3 decades of experience on both the national and international business stage. He currently serves as the Executive Chairman of ...
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Classification of SA hedge funds underway

Published: Thu, 10 Oct 19

South African hedge fund managers have begun the process of categorising their hedge fund portfolios in line with the provisions of the new Hedge Fund Classification Standard, which was recently introduced by the Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (ASISA). The new ASISA Hedge Fund Classification Standard ...
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The risk of a US bear market is higher than a year ago – PSG Wealth

Published: Thu, 03 Oct 19

The current bull market reached its 10-year anniversary this June, making it the longest bull market run in modern history. Understandably, this makes investors nervous. Everyone remembers the mayhem of 2008 – and with the prices of shares at all-time highs, especially in the US, the fear of a recession is a ...
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Allianz Global Risk Dialogue

Published: Mon, 30 Sep 19

The rise of the cobots   Collaborative robots – or “cobots” – are a key manufacturing technology for tasks requiring human and machine cooperation and have been identified by the AGCS Trend Compass as a trend that will gain significant traction in a number of industries over the ...
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Work your data to make it work for you

Published: Wed, 18 Sep 19

The financial services industry generates huge volumes of data and storing it safely and correctly has always been an essential element of business. Data, however, is typically stored in old mainframe systems, which while robust and capable, become problematic when new age analysis is required, as it can be difficult ...
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Coface South Africa Champions at the 2019 Gender Mainstreaming Awards

Published: Mon, 09 Sep 19

Coface South Africa, the international credit insurer, was the overall Gender Mainstreaming Champion at the 2019 Awards. Winning four different awards: The award for a Non-JSE listed company in the category Women Empowerment in the Workplace. The Women on Boards Award and Women on Executive Committees in Multinationals ...
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Tial Turning Twenty

Published: Mon, 09 Sep 19

As Tial celebrates 20 years, it is time to reflect on what has been an incredible journey that has led to us being the successful entity we are today. It is incumbent on us to say a very big thank you to all of our business partners who have travelled and shared the journey with us and shaped our destiny as an innovative ...
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Still hope for a New Dawn?

Published: Tue, 03 Sep 19

With GDP up 3. 1% in the second quarter of 2019 (seasonally adjusted, annualised) and 0. 9% for the year to June 2019, the markets have responded positively. The rand appreciated by some 10 cents on publication of the data and bonds yields declined by about 10 basis points. It is comforting to see that we ...
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How often should employers review their umbrella fund provider?

Published: Tue, 03 Sep 19

The 2019 Sanlam Benchmark Survey found that one-third of employers using umbrella funds have never reviewed their provider, while less than half of respondents conducted a review of their provider every one to three years. “Employers have a duty of care to ensure that they choose an umbrella fund that ...
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IoT and Big Data, the tech that’s disrupting Africa

Published: Sun, 01 Sep 19

Disruption is now known as the means of changing the way business is being conducted due to the advancement of technology and ability to use innovative new business models. In a digital and connected era where every industry is being disrupted by a wave of innovative technologies, it’s no surprise that the insurance ...
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1Life launches 1Life Vantage

Published: Thu, 22 Aug 19

1Life announced the launch of their new digital intermediary solution for life and investment financial advisors – 1Life Vantage - aimed at enabling financial advisers to provide superior financial planning, product advice and ongoing product service to customers for long-term insurance and investment products ...
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OLD MUTUAL LAUNCHES HANDPICKED RANGE OF PRODUCTS TO SUIT SPECIFIC INVESTMENT GOALS

Published: Mon, 05 Aug 19

According to the 2019 Old Mutual Savings and Retirement Monitor, less than 30% of people are saving for emergencies and more than 42% are not making contributions to formal retirement savings. Coupled with this, consumers are often overwhelmed by the myriad of unit trust options available and don’t know where ...
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Looking to reduce PI exposure and develop premium growth at the same time?

Published: Thu, 01 Aug 19

Commercial Risk surveys; Critical for growth in current market conditions. Looking to reduce PI exposure and develop premium growth at the same time? PI exposure mitigation with premium growth all under the same roof   AMS, the largest independent commercial risk surveying company in SA, with over 21 ...
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What SA investors can learn from the case of Greek government bonds

Published: Wed, 31 Jul 19

Justin Floor, PSG Asset Management   Ten-year Greek government bonds – deemed ‘uninvestable’ at the height of the eurozone crisis – are currently yielding 2. 2%. What makes this remarkable is firstly that yields in Greece are now only slightly higher than those in the US, meaning ...
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Millennials and the coming war for talent

Published: Wed, 31 Jul 19

At the stroke of midnight 2018, the last-born millennial turned 18. As more and more of this coming generation complete formal education and take up jobs, they are dramatically changing the nature of the modern workforce. By as early as 2025, as much as 75% of the global workforce could be millennials and they will ...
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Introducing Our New Website!

Published: Mon, 29 Jul 19

The Insurance Gateway® team is excited to share our new website with you. Given our strategic objectives for 2019 and the fact that our last website redesign was over five years ago, we decided on a much anticipated mid-year launch. za was founded in 2005 by the late Michael Stoker as an insurance and financial ...
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Insurers evolving with the digital world

Published: Mon, 29 Jul 19

The digital revolution promises to change the face of insurance as we know it and as digital disruption creates a new world of opportunities, insurers are ready and awaiting. We are in the Information Age, the synergy between technology and our everyday lives has become so entangled that we must accept we can no longer ...
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Exciting prospects in both equities and bonds, despite negative sentiment

Published: Thu, 25 Jul 19

A prolonged period of poor performance from the local equity market has left many investors anxious and frustrated. While most understand the importance of taking a long-term view, it’s usually more difficult than anticipated to put this into practice. When the values of investments fall, investors’ gut ...
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Are you cut out for investing in tough times?

Published: Mon, 22 Jul 19

By Anet Ahern, CEO PSG Asset Management   Contrarian investors deliberately go against prevailing market trends. They buy when others are selling, and sell when others are buying. Why? This investment strategy is based on the belief that herd behaviour in the markets can result in mispriced shares – ...
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The consequences of missing your CPDs

Published: Mon, 22 Jul 19

The extended deadline (to 31 July 2019) to earn required Continuous Professional Development (CPD) hours is around the corner. For those in financial services who are behind in earning theirs, it is best to act fast. The previous deadline of 31 May arrived sooner than anticipated, revealing how many in the industry ...
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