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Big-data

Big data: What’s the big deal?

They say big data is here to stay and yet, globally, many organisations have no clue what it means or how to use it. Like confidence, big data can mean different things to different people. In the Complete Beginner’s Guide to Big Data in 2017, industry analyst Bernhard Marr writes: “In 2017, we generate data […]

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Women in the Financial Services Industry

In The Ascent of Money, Niall Ferguson tells the human story about the evolution of the world’s financial system, noting that “the ascent of money has been essential to the ascent of man.” Indeed. In June 2016, global management consultancy, Oliver Wyman, released its second paper on women’s progress in the world’s financial services sector. […]

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Training

Wealth Management Training Opportunities

Align your training and development needs with the Regulator’s drive towards professionalization by making use of the services listed below. Just click on the title for more information. HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN WEALTH MANAGEMENT (NQF 5) This qualification provides learners with a wide range of specialised and technical skills, as well as a broad based knowledge of […]

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FSB: Guidelines on Advertising and Marketing

In the light of an increase in practices relating to advertisements, brochures and similar communications that are contrary to section 4(3) of the Long-term and Short-term Insurance, steps aimed at addressing this were announced at the FSB’s recent Regulatory Seminar. An information letter is being drafted to provide guidance to insurers on the interpretation and […]

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Regulatory Overkill?

There are some who will say that rugby is not as serious as work – it is much more important. Recent incidents in the sporting world confirmed a theory also held by many esteemed people in the financial services industry, that excessive regulation is strangling the hen that lays a substantial number of golden eggs […]

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Managing an FSB Compliant Practice

The FSB presentation on Tuesday, 3 September, is possibly the most comprehensive, up to date guide available on managing a practice, and the DVD belongs in the library of everyone who is serious about compliance. The agenda confirms this: Profile changes The representative register Risk-based supervision Services under supervision Regulatory examinations Date of first appointment […]

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