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The FSB proposes to implement the RDR proposals in three broad phases: Phase 1: Changes to be effected within the existing regulatory framework, using existing subordinate legislative and administrative powers. These changes will be introduced either by amending existing subordinate regulatory instruments or issuing new instruments. The…
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Final dates for level 1 REs in 2014 Permanent Centres: 15 December 2014 (registration closes 28 November) Moonstone reopens on 5 January 2015, and the first exams will be available as follows: Permanent Centres: 12 January 2015 Satellite Venues: 26 January 2015…
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The role of the African National Congress (ANC) in the labour movement’s disintegration remains something of a mystery. While it is not clear what role the ruling party and the South African Communist Party (SACP) played in the decision – apparent determination – to expel the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) from the…
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The information below was extracted from a supplementary report to the FSB’s Integrated Annual Report which provides an overview of activities of all divisions in the FAIS department for the year which ended March 2014. Registrations During the period ending March 2014, 514 new licence applications were approved, including 53 for category…
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The FAIS Ombud’s annual report contains a list of trends picked up during the course of the year. The golden thread which runs through all of these, concerns insufficient disclosure across all sectors of the market. Failure to disclose full details on trial commission, short-term excesses, termination costs, replacement penalties and complex…
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Padova, where the Springboks play Italy over the weekend is apparently a beautiful city, boasting the largest square in Europe, the Prato della Valle. Hopefully, the South Africans will not approach the match as a walk-in-the-park contest. Word from the camp is that the Boks learnt their lesson after failing to come down from the clouds when they…
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Financial Planning under RDR

Contrary to what many appear to think, the Retail Distribution Review is not about abolishing commission and forcing brokers to negotiate fees directly with clients. It is in fact a far wider process aimed at simplifying compliance, and the regulation thereof. The matter of remuneration is only one of three main thrusts to be reviewed and revised:…
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Priority RDR Proposals

The FSB proposes to implement the RDR proposals in three broad phases: Phase 1: Changes to be effected within the existing regulatory framework, using existing subordinate legislative and administrative powers. These changes will be introduced either by amending existing subordinate regulatory instruments or issuing new instruments. The…
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Bok Barometer

One gets a more balanced perspective on your team’s performance when you see what the opposition has to say. We copied the comments in the UK Telegraph, and inserted Sunday’s rating by Rapport in brackets, then our rating last. Willie le Roux – One moment of pure class with a collect and pass out of the back of the hand for Reinach’s…
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