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    The crown of peace

    A closer look at the background to non-disclosures The “Momentum debacle”, as it became known in the media, ...

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Unpacking & understanding annuity strategies

New regulations which cover default investment portfolios, default preservation and annuity strategies were recently introduced. In an Asset TV Masterclass, a panel of experts discuss annuity solutions, retirement benefit counselling and regulation 39. On the panel are: ● Vickie Lange, Head of Best Practice, Alexander Forbes Financial Services  ● Katherine Barker, Head Funds at Work, […]

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Retirement fund default strategies

Trustees grappling with post-retirement risks According to a recent Moneyweb article, very few retirement funds have implemented default strategies ahead of the March 1, 2019 deadline. According to Barend le Grange, head of individual member support at Sanlam, a lot of funds are leaving the implementation of the default strategies quite late. Viresh Maharaj, chief executive for […]

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Virtual meetings – they make business sense

The number of devices connected to the Internet worldwide is increasing exponentially. Eighty percent of these are mobile devices. In South Africa, PricewaterhouseCoopers estimates that 77.8% of local consumers will have Internet access in the next four years. 90% of this access will be via mobile devices. The mass digital migration to mobile technologies is […]

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NHI Bill Update – will it reach Parliament as scheduled?

“Critics will do anything to stop NHI Bill, says Health Ministry” “Call to stop ‘substantively amended’ NHI Bill” “Party to seek legal advice on NHI rush job” These headlines are just a few in the midst of the announcement that the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill will be tabled in parliament next week. The bill, […]

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The crown of peace

A closer look at the background to non-disclosures The “Momentum debacle”, as it became known in the media, has certainly drawn a lot of public and media comment and interest. Many a commentator used it as a convenient whip to lash the insurance industry. The more balanced reports pointed out that the decision to refute […]

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Machine-learning algorithm beats 20 lawyers in NDA legal ana …

LegalBrief recently shared a Techspot article that reported that while most of the jobs that get displaced by computers require little or no education, even highly-educated positions could be replaced by automation: “A recent study by LawGeex pitted its machine-learning AI (Artificial Intelligence) against 20 human lawyers to see how it would fare analysing contract […]

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Behaviour change study on physical activity – Incentives d …

A recent study showed unique insights into how incentives drive sustained behaviour change. According to the results of a ground-breaking new health behaviour study by RAND Europe, a leading independent research institute, financial incentives in Vitality’s Shared-Value Insurance model combined with Apple Watch led to a sustained 34% increase in people’s physical activity levels. The […]

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