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What’s inside… FAnews Magazine November 2021

Our last edition for the year is out… packed with articles you want to read. We have close to 20 000 registered CPD users, and with this mail we are reminding you to make sure you stay up to date with your CPD hours. We’ve touched on content and issues that are topical and relevant, and ultimately written for you, to empower you. The articles are written by industry experts and FAnews journalists, so if you have specific issues or questions about anything, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

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Straight Talk
China’s common prosperity obsession leaves investors in a return twilight zone

Equity investors with heavy exposure to China will want to put 2021 behind them following a 12-month period of seemingly absurd policymaking by that country’s ruling Communist Party. It was a year during which regulators made repeated forays into both the business and financial market environments, causing untold financial harm to asset managers, entrepreneurs, investors and shareholders alike. Their actions, or so it is reported, are aimed at protecting the common prosperity goals that are part of the Communist Party manifesto.

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Featured story
Regulation 28, 29, 30: The nth Amendment

Local retirement fund members are breathing a collective sigh of relief as prescribed asset sabre-rattling is dropped in favour of a more sensible, voluntary infrastructure investment policy. National Treasury is spearheading changes to Regulation 28 of the Pension Funds Act to encourage allocators of capital to invest more in domestic infrastructure assets.

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Opportunities and challenges in the funeral space
Opportunities and challenges in the funeral space

The widespread adoption of funeral policies illustrates how an appropriately designed product can address financial market issues, such as access and affordability.

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QUESTION

The second draft amendments to Regulation 28 will allow retirement funds to allocate up to 45% of their assets to SA infrastructure, with a further 10% for rest of Africa; but the equity & offshore caps remain unchanged. What are your thoughts on the proposal?

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Infrastructure? You mean cash returns with higher risk!?!
Infrastructure cap is way too high
Offshore limit still needs to be raised
Who cares… Reg 28 does not apply to discretionary savings
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This month's headlines

New proposals to amend PPRs have major impact
The untold truth about intermediary agreements
Rethinking claims
Tik-Tok: The clock is ticking on SA’s R45 billion unclaimed benefits bomb
Medical schemes’ average increases for 2022
Disability claims aggregation
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