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01 December 2007 Michelle Schreuder

March 2007
Getting to grips with FCR - 01 March 2007
Another asset manager sucked into the Fidentia black hole - 05 March 2007
Short-term insurers can benefit from infrastructure spend -06 March 2007
The importance of insurance intermediaries -07 March 2007
Returning R500 million to pension funds - 08 March 2007
Sanlams share buy back continues - 12 March 2007
Altrisk adds 900 brokers in 2006 - 13 March 2007
Bridging the gap - 14 March 2007
Some pressure on the economy - 15 March 2007
Another side effect of tough regulation - 19 March 2007
Consumers get a price tag that makes sense - 20 March 2007
Wheels of justice turn slowly for Fidentia accused - 22 March 2007
Direct insurers spending millions - 26 March 2007
Is this really an attack on the FSB? - 27 March 2007
Incorporating a dread disease - 28 March 2007
The outlook for residential property prices - 29 March 2007

April 2007
More education for retirement fund trustees - 02 April 2007
Receiver collects nearly R500 Billion Rand - 03 April 2007
Interim curator takes the reigns at Pro Sano - Yet another trustee problem - 04 April 2007
Big changes as the Companies Act gains a hold - 05 April 2007
Inflation eats away at retirement funding - 10 April 2007
Another investment scam unravels - 11 April 2007
Demand will underpin commercial property growth - 12 April 2007
Government Employees Medical Scheme attains big five status - 16 April 2007
JSE posts new record high - 17 April 2007
Pay close attention to tax matters - 18 April 2007
A busy year for the Long-Term Insurance Ombudsman -19 April 2007
Winning more money for pension funds = 24 April 2007
Hedge funds are here to stay - 25 April 2007
Life industry saves R1 billion over four years - 26 April 2007
Is South Africas consumption boom sustainable? - 30 April 2007

May 2007
Court approves final curatorship for Pro Sano - 02 May 2007
Credit junkies receive an early warning - 03 May 2007
FAIS Ombud blocks leave to appeal - 6 May 2007
Expanding the financial service offering - 07 May 2007
Fais Ombud blocks leave to appeal - 08 May 2007
Preparing for social security reforms- 09 May 2007
Surely this is not what the National Credit Bill intended - 10 May 2007
House prices face an uphill battle as affordability becomes an issue - 14 May 2007
Deja vu as FAIS Ombud refuses leave to appeal again - 15 May 2007
Certain as death and taxes SARS demands small business compliance - 16 May 2007
Short-term insurance faces structural challenges - 17 May 2007
GEMS continues its meteoric rise - 21 May 2007
The massive Fidentia auction continues - 22 May 2007
Supreme Court of Appeal backs Registrar of Medical Schemes - 23 May 2007
Tata my money Tata my chance - 24 May 2007
Protecting the consumer from himself - 28 May 2007
Is the gold mining industry in decline? - 29 May 2007
Debt counselling a good place to start - 30 May 2007
Waiting for the birth of a new profession - 31 May 200

June 2007
Using mortgages as a long-term savings tool - 04 June 2007 Big opportunities in micro-lending - 05 June 2007
The 9th annual SAFSIA Industry Recognition Awards - 06 June 2007
R4 Billion in four months - 07 June 2007
Chile provides a blueprint for pension fund reforms - 11 June 2007
The gray areas of the interest rate environment - 12 June 2007 Consumer education remains a top priority - 13 June 2007
To charge or not to charge the section 14(7) transfer debate - 14 June 2007
Another provident fund battle heats up - 18 June 2007
Santam announces a surprise change at the top - 19 June 2007
An introspective look at the domestic banking environment - 20 June 2007
Clearing the smoke and mirrors - 21 June 2007
An employment scam to channel stolen funds - 25 June 2007
Compensation nears the halfway mark - 26 June 2007
Check your credit status - 27 June 2007
Investing with a social conscience - 28 June 2007
Stokes Stage - Will higher inflation spoil our economic party? - 29 June 2007

Straight Talk - Making the National Security System work - 29 June 2007
Featured Article - Brace yourselves for the impact of climate change - 29 June 2007

July 2007
Applying passion to break poverty - 02 July 2007
Affordability a threat to motor vehicle insurers - 03 July 2007
Thorough checks required FSP licence or not - 04 July 2007
A five billion rand stockpile at the end of 2008 - 05 July 2007

Featured Story
- Has this bull market run out of steam? - 06 July 2007
Stokes Stage - It is time for our crime busters to step down - 06 July 2007
Straight Talk - Has Mboweni halted the new vehicle sales Juggernaut? - 06 July 2007
Clever commissions and incentives fall foul of the Act - 09 July 2007
Time to get your house in order - 10 July 2007
Adding pillars to the World Bank pension model - 11 July 2007
Stokes Stage - All the country needs is another toll road! - 13 July 2007
Straight Talk - Geared trading a big hit in South Africa - 13 July 2007
Featured Story - Good governance of retirement funds - 13 July 2007
Life cover probe looms - 16 July 2007
Something wicked this way comes - 17 July 2007
The world of real estate spin - 18 July 2007
SARS has not forgotten you! - 19 July 2007
Featured Story - Recommendations on Board of Trustee Governance - 20 July 2007
Stokes Stage - Does anyone remember Iscor? - 20 July 2007
Straight Talk - Billions more flow into the Collective Investment space - 20 July 2007
Medical aid administrator rebrands - 23 July 2007
Product transparency - 24 July 2007
Say goodbye to projected maturity values - 25 July 2007
Sparks fly at Board of Health Care Funders conference - 26 July 2007
Featured Article - Managing stakeholder relationships in retirement funds - 27 July 2007
Stokes Stage - An abnormal business environment - 27 July 2007
Straight Talk - Household assets reach four times annual income - 27 July 2007
Structural changes in SA economy - 30 July 2007
Sanlam embraces convergence to prosper - 31 July 2007

August 2007
A red light for blanket exemptions - 02 August 2007
Featured Story - FCR deadline looms for short-term insurers - 03 August 2007
Stokes Stage - The trouble with quiet diplomacy - 03 August 2007
Straight Talk - Long-term investors should ignore market volatility - 03 August 2007

Insurance giants interim results loom - 06 August 2007
The grand ex gratia gesture - 07 August 2007
Featured Story - Solid half-year interims from Liberty Life - 10 August 2007
Stokes Stage - Spammers beware! Your activities are under the spotlight - 10 August 2007
Straight Talk - Discoverys specialist reimbursement arrangement still under fire 10 August 2007
Sub-prime concerns hammer global markets - 13 August 2007
It takes years to undo a financial scandal - 14 August 2007
Make sure the punishment fits the crime - 15 August 2007
To resell or surrender that is the question - 16 August 2007
Featured Story - Old Mutual battles a strong British currency - 17 August 2007
Straight Talk - Mbowenis deputy delivers another crushing blow - 17 August 2007
Stokes Stage - Six goals too far - 17 August 2007
The role of education in the financial service industry - 20 August 2007
The long awaited life insurance jargon buster - 21 August 2007
Using reduction in yield to guide investment decisions - 22 August 2007
The RA illustrative value debate - 23 August 2007
Featured Story - Delivering growth in a tough short-term environment - 24 August 2007
Stokes Stage - You can sell anything with a strong enough brand - 24 August 2007

Straight Talk - Foreigners pour billions into South Africa - 24 August 2007

The skills shortage is no urban legend - 27 August 2007
Paying the price for the 'Ghavalas Option' - 28 August 2007
Plugging South Africa's savings gap - 29 August 2007
Focus on growth to eradicate poverty - 30 August 2007
Featured Story - If the regulator had three wishes - 31 August 2007
Stokes Stage - The war at home government and the broadband debacle - 31 August 2007
Straight Talk - The regulatory shield is full of holes - 31 August 2007


September 2007
More power to the regulator - 03 September 2007
Prosecution delays Fidentia trial - 04 September 2007
Destiny Health triggers its stop loss - 05 September 2007
Featured Story - A socially responsible index tracker - 07 September 2007
Stokes Stage - A proudly South African moral dilemma - 07 September 2007

Straight Talk - Long-term insurance business leads the way - 07 September 2007
Life assurance giant expects a tough second half - 10 September 2007
The battle for old-age grant equality - 11 September 2007
Short-Term Ombudsman to recognise insurer excellence - 12 Septmber 2007
International insurers reveal industry stumbling blocks - 13 September 2007
Featured Story - Metropolitan posts strong half year - 14 September 2007
Stokes Stage - Curators confirm that a massive Fidentia loss is inevitable - 14 September 2007
Straight Talk - Rand Merchant Bank to top Discovery shareholder list - 14 September 2007
Does anyone remember SAAMBOU Bank? - 17 September 2007
Hurricane Katrina leaves her mark on insurance law - 19 September 2007
All the fuss over FirstRand - 20 September 2007
Featured Article - FirstRand milks the consumer cash cow - 21 September 2007
Stokes Stage - Police pounce quickly on the real threats - 21 September 2007
Straight Talk - Time for the US to fix its mess - 21 September 2007
SARS announces another bumper harvest - 25 September 2007
A package deal for domestic workers - 26 September 2007
Brace for an October rate hike - 27 September 2007
Stokes Stage - Selective action speaks louder than words - 28 September 2007
Featured Article - An alternative approach to financial planning - 28 September 2007
Straight Talk - Killing the sacred cow - 28 September 2007

October 2007
South African wealth growing at snails pace - 01 October 2007
A closer look at the short-term insurance industry - 02 October 2007
Landmark ruling on payment of divorce benefits - 04 October 2007
Featured Article - Untangling another red tape bundle - 05 October 2007
Stokes Stage - Tuning out the background noise - 05 October 2007
Straight Talk - Asking the tough questions - 05 October 2007
Too much trumpeting - 08 October 2007
Financial services industry mostly on track - 09 October 2007
Headhunting is no longer a barbaric pursuit - 10 October 2007
Take care of your most valuable asset - 11 October 2007
Featured Article - The rand value of fraudulent insurance claims soars - 12 October 2007
Straight Talk - Resurgent RAs in favour once again - 12 October 2007
Stokes Stage - We dont need NO education - 12 October 2007

Another busy year for FAIS Ombud - 15 October 2007
Economic crime hits home in Africa - 16 October 2007
Drivers need a healthy dose of self preservation - 17 october 2007
Let the good times roll - 18 October 2007
Featured Article - No sign of a slowdown in collective investments inflows - 19 October 2007
Straight Talk - A different take on stock market value - 19 October 2007
Stokes Stage - Playing the trial-by-media defence card - 19 October 2007
Following the letter of the law - 22 October 2007
Another golden opportunity for investors - 23 October 2007
Auto & General steps into a new dimension - 25 October 2007
Stokes Stage - Justice system bends under the weight of crime - 26 October 2007
Straight Talk - Here come the Chinese - 26 October 2007
Featured Article - VW owners left out in the cold - 26 October 2007

The jury is out on credit life insurance - 29 OCtober 2007
Detailed credit life report to follow - 30 October 2007
Manuel plays ball and ups social spending - 31 October 2007

November 2007
The long walk to commission clarity - 01 November 2007
Featured Article - Structural shifts will shape African pension fund delivery - 02 November 2007
Stokes Stage - The kind of rubbish you expect from the PSL - 02 November 2007
Straight Talk - 2010 is just the beginning - 02 November 2007
Enforcement committee cracks its whip - 05 November 2007
Setting the record straight - 06 November 2007
Tough in the trenches - 07 November 2007
Business confidence plummets to a three year low - 08 November 2007
Stokes Stage - No place for “hanging” judges in Africa - 09 November 2007
Featured Article - Royal Bafokeng makes a play for Mutual & Federal - 9 November 2007
Straight Talk - Forget making ‘quick’ money in private equity - 09 November 2007
A response to the Tough in the Trenches newsletter - 12 November 2007
Two birds with one stone - 13 November 2007
JSE heavyweight gets caned - 14 November 2007
Ignore the warning signs at your peril - 15 November 2007
Stokes Stage - Denial is a river in Africa – SA skills shortage takes centre stage - 16 November 2007
Straight Talk - Panel beaters on the march - 16 November 2007
Featured Article - Life insurers prepare for 2008 - 16 November 2007
Measuring the value of advice - 19 November 2007
Service please South Africa - 20 November 2007
The long road to consistent exclusion practices - 21 November 2007
Have we seen an interest rate peak? - 22 November 2007
Featured Article - Avoid stockpiling ‘lightweight’ documentation - 23 November 2007
Stokes Stage - 8 000 Reasons to stay out of Zimbabwe - 23 November 2007
Straight Talk - Will government score a goal at their third attempt? - 23 November 2007
Avoid stockpiling ‘lightweight’ documentation - 26 November 2007
Intention is zero tenths of the law - 27 November 2007
Domestic economy powers ahead - 28 November 2007
The hardest part is still to come - 29 November 2007
Featured Article - The second secret of long-term investment return - 30 November 2007
Stokes Stage - Both horses should be scratched - 30 November 2007
Straight Talk - Seven years of rolling blackouts will hurt the insurance industry - 30 November 2007

December 2007
Forget inflation – fraudsters are after your cash too! - 03 December 2007
The world’s leading Aids insurer - 04 December 2007
The Fidentia saga drags on - 05 December 2007
Stokes - Stage - Not in a thousand years - 07 December 2007
Straight Talk - Shrinking disposable income to hit short-term insurers hard - 07 December 2007
Featured Article - Equity returns on a go-slow in 2007 - 07 December 2007
Business confidence on a steady downward spiral - 10 December 2007
Too good to be true - 11 December 2007
The S14 Transfer debate will continue next year - 12 December 2007
Quick Polls

QUESTION

Is 30 the new 65?

ANSWER

Yes, it is becoming inevitable that retirees need to save for a 30 year time horizon when it comes to retirement
No, why change a model that has been working for many years
At least if a retiree reinvests their pot of cash compound interest will resolve the longevity problem
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