How times have changed. Once a bastion of apolitical sagacity,
National Treasury finds itself in the heat of power contests and
legal disputes. Pension funds are affected. Read more...
Asset prescription is on the table for the ANC national policy
conference. By all means, have the discussion. Then get over it. Read more...
FINANCIAL SERVICES BILL
There’s danger in some tiny print. It relates to officials of the
Financial Services Board being specially favoured, and could well be
unconstitutional. Read more...
Staggered progress on retirement-fund reform; What’s bad in the
draft Financial Sector Charter (an omission on trustees), and what’s
good (recognition of pension funds for BEE); Voting on directors’
remuneration; CMM curators have a go at Absa; Adjudicator
ruling on Muslim divorce; As in UK, so too in SA on pensions
Private equity gets
a lift-off from the
28. Trustees might
known little about
what it is and how it works. They’d
better get to know now. There’re
potentially great benefits for their
funds, and for the economy, but risks
too. Read more...
Mediate, don’t litigate. Not only is mediation preferable but it is in
any case about to become mandatory before litigation in the court
process. Read more...
A trade union’s provident fund wins against an asset manager.
Penalties for FAIS breach could follow. Read more...
A dedicated lawyer and teacher, Lavinia Khangala is making
her presence felt in retirement-fund activities. Read more...
The Association of Savings & Investment SA puts pertinent
questions. TT attempts to supply some answers. Read more...
They’re misaligned, an expert argues. There should be more
emphasis on investing and less on trading. Read more...
Welcome to a global framework for regulatory harmonisation. Read more...
Two schools of thought on living annuities; It’s a labour issue,
FSB tells dismissed trustee. Read more...
"Only" 10% of South Africans to retire comfortably? It's worse. Read more...