Issue: September-November 2011
Editorials

FIRST WORD

Financial institutions used to have huge power. Now, they do again. But differently, and better, if used properly. Read more...


NATIONALISATION 1

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...


NATIONALISATION 2

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...


NATIONALISATION 3

A case study on how it will affect you in your pocket. Short answer: Badly, unless you enjoy paying more for less. Read more...


FREEDOM CHARTER

An ANC/SACP authority discusses its history and implications for modern-day SA. He argues that it's being opportunistically misinterpreted. Read more...


RETIREMENT REFORM

A leading trade unionist offers his views on a social contract. Love it or leave it, but do engage on it. Read more...


CURRENTS

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...


COVER STORY

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...


SAVINGS MONITOR

Findings from the annual Old Mutual research. As usual, they're depressing. What's to be done? Read more...


BENCHMARK SURVEY

Sanlam is determined that there be a "sea change" in consumers' mindsets. Some bright ideas have been suggested. Read more...


RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT

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...


TENDER PROCESSES

Thanks, Principal Officers Association. The template for trustees will be a real help to them in reviewing their service providers.s Read more...


AFRICAN INVESTMENT

Looks good, so far. But it requires special understanding and lots of patience.. Read more...


LETTERS

Importance of trustee training; Report on ‘fruitless and wasteful expenditure' at the Adjudicator's office. Read more...


GRAVY

The savings industry should have a go at the retail industry. Read more...