Empowering South Africa’s female financial planners
Women financial planners in South Africa are on the rise and pushing to represent a third of the certified financial planning industry by the end of 2018.
News 16 Feb 18
S Africa advisers want ‘cool heads to prevail’ post-Zuma
The resignation of South Africa’s embattled president Jacob Zuma is a positive step for the country’s economy, but advisers warn the change of guard does not guarantee success for the struggling nation.
Bitcoin to become ‘significant feature’ in modern day divorce
The rise of cryptocurrency, and in particular Bitcoin, means divorcing couples may use the currency to hide their wealth from one another, warns a family law expert.
The story of a young financial planner firm in South Africa
A volatile political landscape, constant regulatory upheaval and a recent economic downgrade to junk status are just some of the many challenges an adviser must overcome when setting up a new financial planning firm in South Africa.
Offshore specialist in Middle East and Africa expansion
Offshore financial services specialist Ocorian is to acquire ABAX, an integrated advisory, corporate and business services provider based in Mauritius.
Half of professional athletes fail to seek financial advice
Almost half of professional athletes have given no thought to planning their finances for when their sporting careers end, according to findings from Old Mutual Wealth’s Financial Adviser School (FAS) and MA Sports consulting (MA).
South African advisers win praise for high learning standards
A dedication to career-long learning and meeting ongoing qualification requirements means certified financial advisers in South Africa are being praised around the world by industry experts.
Hansard shows Q2 growth despite Middle East decline
Hansard Global is still recovering from losing a major distribution partner in the Middle East, as it reports low-level growth in new business premiums for the second half of 2017.