Issue: September-November 2011
Financial institutions used to have huge power. Now, they do
again. But differently, and better, if used properly. Read more...
Pension funds and other collective savings vehicles are
already the largest owners of JSE-listed mines and banks. So
proposals to nationalise them will take from "the people"
to give to "the people", to their detriment. Fund members
should be aware of how they'll be disadvantaged and get
their trustees to speak out. Read more...
Don't be lulled into a stupor that the nationalisation talk will
quietly expire. It will remain on the ANC agenda for months to
come. Elephant in the room is China. Read more...
A case study on how it will affect you in your pocket. Short
answer: Badly, unless you enjoy paying more for less. Read more...
An ANC/SACP authority discusses its history and implications
for modern-day SA. He argues that it's being opportunistically
misinterpreted. Read more...
A leading trade unionist offers his views on a social contract.
Love it or leave it, but do engage on it. Read more...
Admin problems at the PSSPF; Accounting problems at the
H&GPF; No evidence of SA country risk; When pension funds
don't invest in infrastructure; Advantages of beneficiary funds. Read more...
Controversies over surplus stripping are far from over. Criminal and civil trials are on their way. There's a
complex history, begging perspective. And the whole issue of curators' fees stands again to be examined.
There's a blow-up waiting to happen. Read more...
Findings from the annual Old Mutual research. As usual, they're depressing. What's to be done? Read more...
Sanlam is determined that there be a "sea change" in consumers' mindsets. Some bright ideas have
been suggested. Read more...
A selection of asset managers describes how the advent of CRISA will affect their investment decision-making.
It gets the code off to an encouraging start. Read more...
Thanks, Principal Officers Association. The template for trustees will be a real help to them in reviewing their
service providers.s Read more...
Looks good, so far. But it requires special understanding and lots of patience.. Read more...
Importance of trustee training; Report on ‘fruitless and wasteful expenditure' at the Adjudicator's office. Read more...
The savings industry should have a go at the retail industry. Read more...