ARTICLES RELATING TO RETIREMENT FUNDS

Tumultuous year deals Alexander Forbes a R45m loss

2018-12-13 20:45

Alexander Forbes has released its interim results, two months after removing a CEO, losing R339m to a failed software project, and protests over an estimated R49bn in unpaid retirement funds.

10X Investments CEO Steven Nathan: Clients' ignorance is fund managers' bliss

2018-09-09 14:30

10X Investments CEO Steven Nathan tells Fin24 how a Cape Town-based group of retirement specialists managed to impress the biggest trade union in the country.

How to make your retirement savings last: common myths debunked

2018-05-31 11:16

There are many risks that need to be overcome to ensure that retirement savings last, says Allan Gray’s Shaun Duddy, including longevity, inflation and investment risk.

How to choose a retirement package that best suits your needs

2017-11-23 11:42

Numerous surveys conducted throughout the country have found that not enough South Africans have retirement savings. Also, those who have saved towards their retirement do not have enough saved to sustain themselves post-retirement. Here we take a look at common funds and how they differ from each other.

New retirement fund rules to better protect consumers

2017-08-28 09:27

National Treasury has gazetted new retirement fund regulations that will ensure members of retirement funds get good value for their savings and be able to retire comfortably.

Have you factored in medical expenses into your retirement savings?

2017-03-29 06:00

In an environment where medical costs are rising and markets are constantly fluctuating, is it wise to not make consideration for your medical care in retirement?

Real cost of retirement fees

2016-10-27 14:34

When making a decision about which retirement package to invest in, one of the factors that are often overlooked is the monthly fees.

How well do you understand your death benefit?

2016-06-07 10:02

Understanding your retirement fund death benefits is important - you have to be aware whether your lump sum will be subject to tax or estate duty.

5 things you may not want to hear about your RA (Part 2)

2015-11-10 10:41

When it comes to taking out a RA, there are certain things you need to hear, even though it may pain you.

How to choose between a Pension Fund and a RA

2015-09-30 09:41

Don't know where to start? Here are 3 very effective ways in which you can save up for retirement.

 

9 Cosatu priorities for the 2019 election, including banning private hospitals and a 50% tax on companies

2018-09-12 06:01

The trade union federation says retirement funds must be forced to invest half their money in state-owned companies and job-creation projects, and the independence of the Reserve Bank must end.

Investing: A multi-decade endeavour

2018-06-06 15:11

Managing retirement capital is one of the few industries that is a multi-decade endeavour. Yet, most money is managed with an obsession about this quarter, this year or next year.

How the budget affects retirement funds

2018-02-23 14:31

South Africa’s latest budget flirted with changes to the way South Africa’s retirement funds operate.

PIC looting concerns raise red flags for proposed state pension fund

2017-10-11 06:01

Concerns that politicians view the Public Investment Corporation as a cash cow will loom large over discussions to establish an overarching pension fund for South Africa.

Ratings downgrade will impact a 'generation' of employees - CEO

2017-04-11 19:01

South Africans planning to retire within the next 20 years will have to work longer, following the country’s recent sovereign credit ratings downgrade to junk status, says Dawie de Villiers, CEO at Sanlam Employee Benefits.

Why you should not cash out your retirement fund

2016-11-14 08:35

When most of us think about our retirement, we consider lounging on the beach, playing with our grandkids or picking up a new hobby.

Why trustees need new take on pension funds

2016-09-12 06:00

In an investment environment marked by low growth and low interest rates, retirement fund trustees have to find new ways to act in the best interest of investors.

Independent financial advice is critical for employees

2016-05-12 11:12

The confusion over the upcoming reform of retirement fund regulations clearly shows that there is a critical need for financial education and advice.

5 key things to know about a RA (Part 1)

2015-10-28 12:27

Before you sign that contract, here are a few things you need to know when getting a Retirement Annuity plan.

New CEO for Institute of Retirement Funds

2014-04-23 15:27

The new CEO of the Institute of Retirement Funds Africa wants to ensure that legislation does not adversely affect members' future retirement income.

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