The Stage
Complacency is not your friend

As we come to the end of the CPD cycle, we are getting a clearer picture about the new approach that the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) and National Treasury (Treasury) want to take when it comes to the conduct of the financial services industry. The various pieces of regulatory reform that the industry has had to deal with will eventually come together and be governed by the Conduct of Financial Institutions (COFI) Bill when it is finally implemented.

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Straight Talk
Perception is everything

According to Liberty’s research the barriers to getting a financial adviser are that 22% of clients believe that advisers are too expensive, while 19% believe they will not add value to their lives. FAnews spoke to Jac de Wet, Wealth Manager at PSG Wealth, Jason Bernic, CFP® and Financial Planning Coach at Old Mutual Wealth and Richard Rattue, Managing Director at Compli-Serve SA about this perception, how we can change it and whether digital marketing could be the answer to gaining trust.

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The future is bright for data driven insurers

Smart devices have been a revolution since their introduction. Smart technology has evolved from the tablets and phones that we own and love, to wearable devices such as fitness trackers and telematics devices that are installed on our vehicles. The link between these devices and our lifestyles is growing daily. In addition, they will be a major influencer when it comes to insurance policies and assessing and pricing risk in the future.

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This month's headlines

Differences aside… in the name of fairness
Advice… now more important than ever
COFI… is this a reason to be positive?
Cyber cover: One size does not fit all
The need for member education
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