Industry News

A Primer on Life Insurance: What you need and why

by Sinenhlanhla Nzama - Investec Life Head of Product Actuary

A primer on life insurance: what you need and whyEverything is okay until it isn't. When we're in good health with a stable income and a fulfilling professional career, it's tempting to think that nothing could possibly go wrong. But if Covid-19 has taught us anything, it's that a lot can go wrong quickly. We simply can't predict when a life-changing event like cancer, disability, let alone a disease we haven't seen yet like Covid-19, will affect our ability to earn an income...

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Absa Money Market Fund Closure

by Mark Moir - CFP - Beanstalk Online Investments

Absa Money MArket Fund ClosureOn the 7th of April 2021, Absa announced that it will be winding up the Absa Money Market Fund (AMMF) as the fund will be closed on the 6th of July, in line with Section 102 of the Collective Investment Schemes Control Act (CIS). Absa have not been clear to their reasoning as to why the fund is being closed but alluded...

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Annuitisation of Provident funds with effect from 1 March 2021

by Jenny Gordon - Alexander Forbes Head of Technical Advice

Annuitisation of Provident Funds

The Taxation Law Amendment Act of 2020 was signed into law by the President on 20 January 2021. This has enacted the long-awaited legislation which provides for the same annuitisation rules that apply to members of pension funds, pension preservation funds and retirement annuity funds, to be applied to members of provident funds and provident preservation funds, after 1 March 2021 (T Day)...

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President's Letter 2020

by William Gray - Allan Gray President

Allan Gray President's Letter.

Our purpose at Orbis is to empower our clients by enhancing their savings and wealth. We are convinced that if we focus on earning and retaining the trust and confidence of our clients - by adding value through our investment decisions and aligning our interests with theirs - we can translate our passion for investing into making a meaningful difference for our clients, ourselves and our communities over the long term. By design, we are also careful to ensure that our interests are similarly aligned at times when we fail to deliver on our aspirations.

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Government looks to amend tax laws to keep hold of retirement funds

by Michael Haldane - Global & Local Investment Advisors

Government looks to amend tax laws to keep hold of retirement funds

On July 31, the National Treasury and South African Revenue Services (Sars) released a draft of the new Tax Laws Amendment Bill (TLAB). The proposed law changes again effectively proved to be another move from the government to get their hands on retirement funds. Please note that for the purpose of this article, retirement funds include, pension preservation, provident preservation, and retirement annuities...

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