Illegal strikes and unattainable demands are disrupting productivity,
affecting investment and again threatening SA’s sovereign debt rating.
The rainbow nation desperately needs a social compact before the
National Development Plan becomes pie in the sky.Read more...
Where the sentence of J Arthur Brown went “sorely wrong”; Nash
trial wends its weary way; Contingency fees in the clear; SCA
decision can impact on surplus-strip claims; Standard Bank inches
forwards in Saccawu fund arbitration.Read more...
Canyon Springs wrongdoing at Trilinear revealed; PIC and GEPF get
bold in challenging directors’ pay practices; Where workers lose out
on strikes; IRF likely to be overtaken; R1bn pension-fund boost for
renewable energy.Read more...
Unintended consequences in the Protection of Personal Information
Bill. It can make more difficult the process of accessing information
about shareholders.Read more...
The great active versus passive debate. A representative panel discusses
the respective merits, and even reaches some agreement that there’s room
for both.Read more...
Mandatory preservation by individuals of their pension savings should not be allowed to become politically
contentions. The issue has been explosive in the past and can be exploited for point-scoring, or worse, in the
future. The stakes are too high for President Zuma to let it happen. He must be seen to back National Treasury.Read more...
Getting into Africa has become all the rage, and pension
funds can now invest as much as 30% of their portfolios in
other parts of the continent. Private equity looks a better bet
than market indices.Read more...
Member committees are vital to their structures, so much so
that there’s a case for making them statutory as the essential
liaison between employer and employee on pension matters in
the workplace.Read more...
Inconsistency is found in the way that companies are applying
the new JSE rule on print notices. Some say that the rule itself
is ambiguous and others seem not to be thinking through the
There’s unexplained shyness about remuneration disclosure.
It contrasts starkly with pressures in the European Union,
and should be considered as a component of retirementfund
FEES AND COMMISSIONS
They impact significantly on fund members’ net returns. Trustees
need to be aware of what they can, and should, try to negotiate
Pension funds tend to leave their JSE shares registered in the
accounts of servic\ames. With Strate, it’s actually quite simple.Read more...
How government plans to
incentivise members of pension
funds to take home less so that
they can retire on more.Read more...
Active v Passive and a little