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Note from the CEO - Robert Roux
The past few months spent preparing for our annual Benchmark Symposium have been an exciting time for all of us at Sanlam Employee Benefits. At this year’s Symposium, we focused on both the retirement reform process and the lack of a retirement savings, and whether the former would be able to effectively change the latter.
Note from the Editor: Welcome to the November issue of insight. Sanlam Employee Benefits (SEB) has had a busy few months with the production of yet another successful annual Benchmark Symposium, themed Savings Heroes. Read more....
The search for heroes
By Danie Scholtz, Head of Marketing: Sanlam Employee Benefits
Celebrating our countries‘ Savings Heroes’ – everyday South Africans who show that despite adverse conditions, saving is possible. Read more....
Default Annuity Strategies
By Kobus Hanekom, Head of Strategy Governance and Compliance at Simeka
Engaging with the industry: A consumer's perspective
By Maya Fisher-French, Freelance Financial Journalist
As a personal finance columnist for City Press there are two questions I receive most often: “How do I get out of debt?" and “Where do I save?" Read more....
Invest in kindness
By Tonnea Bradbury
Gabriel*, 83, has never let poverty or apartheid and its legacy get the better of him – or his family. Now, in retirement, he lives earnestly with only love in his heart. Read more....
Is there a role for intermediaries in the future?
By Richard van Dijk, General Manager at Sanlam Employee Benefits
The short answer to this provocative question is an unequivocal yes; however, the profile of tomorrow’s intermediary will be vastly different to what we’ve become accustomed to over the years. Read more....
Retirement Fund Reform – the Umbrella Fund Response
By David Gluckman, Head: SEB’s Future Positioning and Research
Companies predict continuing massive industry consolidation over the next few years. Read more...
The next generationFor the up-and-coming generation, Generation Y, retirement poses many challenges. Let’s get them thinking and talking realistically. Read more...
Prescribed assets a futile debate
By Precious Buthelezi (Monitoring specialist at Simeka) and Dirk Oosthuizen (Investment Consultant)
The debate on prescribed assets has resurfaced as a means to address social and economic inequality in SA. Read more...