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Latest Statistics Encouraging

Earlier this week, there was a discussion on the regulatory exams on Radio Sonder Grense where a broker André, from Cape Town, said that, as far as he knows, the pass rate is between 10% and 15%. He added that, if he does not pass before the end of September, product providers will not pay […]

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Back to the Future

 Bobby Londt reports: Proteas re-writing history The 1st test win was described as one of the most significant wins for the Proteas since re-admission. Reasons may be down to the way it was done. After day one we were all a bit worried, thinking that, if we could salvage a draw, we would have done […]

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Just a wee bit…

Big Jimmy, an extraordinarily handsome man decided he had the responsibility to marry the perfect woman so they could produce beautiful children beyond compare. With that as his mission he began searching for the perfect woman. Shortly there after he met a farmer who had three stunning, gorgeous daughters that positively took his breath away. […]

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Continuous Professional Development

In May we published a series of articles on what can be regarded as phase 3 of the Regulatory Examinations: Continuous Professional Development (CPD). It now appears as if a number of training service providers are jumping on this band wagon to capitalise on the opportunity at the expense of advisors who are keen to […]

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It’s Amla. Who Els?

Bobby Londt reports: After the 1st day of the 1st test few of us would have been so brave as to predict the current situation in the test at the Oval. In my previous post, I mentioned that I thought the difference would be in the batting and so it proved to be, with Kallis […]

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FSB Broadcast on CIS and ETFs

The first telematic broadcast by the FSB in its new season of communications with the industry was broadcast last week on 18 July 2012. John Eksteen of Analytics Consult discussed investment management from a Collective Investment Schemes perspective, while the Exchange Traded Fund perspective was supplied by Lance Solms. To order a copy please click […]

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SAICA Information Circular on Audit Requirements

We publish below an information circular published by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) to assist readers in understanding how the new Companies Act affects their business in terms of audit requirements. Owners of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have been obliged to bear the cost of an audit for years. The criteria […]

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Clarity on Remuneration Practices

The Regulator published a guidance note last week on the payment of commission and fees in the financial services industry. It affects both short- and long-term insurers, and includes guidelines on practices which may be seen as contraventions of the Conflict of Interest legislation. It concludes with a warning that those acting in contravention of […]

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No News, Bad News?

Successful candidates eagerly await information about the next phase of the REs. There is general consensus that those who embraced the learning culture, created by the introduction of the regulatory exams, want to “stay in the groove”, as it were, but they do not want to proceed down the wrong path. News about the way […]

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