Editorials

FIRST WORD

Colder grows the climate to stimulate household savings. There are simply too many known unknowns.
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LEGAL MATTERS

Registrar of Pension Funds can take action on a fund "notwithstanding" its rules.
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CURRENTS

Next annual report of Public Investment Corporation awaited for key information disclosures; Strange that the billions of rand in unclaimed benefits keep increasing; Community launches campaign on unpaid benefits; Contention over disclosure of asset-manager fees; Numsa benefits coordinator remains suspended; Pending transaction at Today’s Trustee; Arain is properly registered.
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COVER STORY

Gauteng R1,8 trillion infrastructure initiative, for development of post-apartheid cities, is launched. Participation of the private sector, especially investment by pension funds, is sought. The initiative has a political context with potentially profound social and economic ramifications. Then the MEC for Human Settlements, Paul Mashatile, answers pointed questions and offers relevant detail.
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ASSET MANAGEMENT

Active investment is alive and well. It will continue to kick in adaptations to fintech and fresh challenges that must meet customers’ needs.
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MARKET REGULATION

Introduction of ‘Twin Peaks’ is imminent. National Treasury could face hurdles in structuring and staffing the Financial Sector Conduct Authority. Straightforward absorption of the Financial Services Board inspires little confidence.
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UMBRELLA FUNDS

How the performances and fees in default portfolios compare. At last, there’s a survey. Big differences are apparent.
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FUND MANAGEMENT

Exchange-traded funds are enjoying a surge in popularity. By all means consider investment in them, but not on the basis of cost exclusively.
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TRUSTEE EDUCATION

The ASISA Academy is rightly proud of its successes to date. In recent years its programmes have reached more than 1 200 trustees.
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RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT

Dipstick inquiries by a putative retail client show up different responses, only a few of them good.
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INTERNATIONAL

Consensus on what makes some pension systems better than others. In certain respects, but not all, SA is exceptional.
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PERSONAL LIABILITY

What holds for directors also holds for trustees. The state should set the example with the enterprises it owns.
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GRAVY

A racket in the execution of debt judgments.
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