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February 2013

Campaign contributions - The Stage - 1 February 2013
Raging Bull awards - 4 February 2013
New tax regulation will spruce up the industry - 5 February 2013
Insured against special risks? - Featured Article - 6 February 2013
Growing pains -Straight Talk -7 February 2012
The compliance industry gets a boost - 11 February 2013
Get up to speed with FAIS telematics conferences - 12 February 2013
Bingeing on credit - 13 February 2013
The tricky business of valuing private equity - 14 February 2013
The politics of power - The Stage - 15 February 2013
Prescribed investing back on the agenda - Straight Talk - 18 February 2013
How Basel III will affect banks - Featured Article - 19 February 2013
Landmark judgment sees trustees paying out R1m - 20 February 2013
* The underwriter's dis-ease with disease - Obesity - 21 February 2013
Is it time to tax the wealthy? - 25 February 2013
Managing global risk made easier - 26 February 2013
What CPI inflation figures do and don’t tell us - 27 February 2013
Funds collecting tax for SARS – who bears liability? - 28 February 2013

March 2013
Funds collecting tax for SARS – who bears liability? - 4 March 2013
How to grow our narrow tax base? - The Stage - 1 March 2013
After the fire: how short-term insurers can create good PR - Straight Talk - 5 March 2013
TCF could change bond insurance ‘rules’ - Featured Article - 6 March 2013
How do you judge and select a fund manager? - 7 March 2013
Why a Ponzi scheme can taint us all - 11 March 2013
Insurance industry reacts to doubled windscreen tariffs - 12 March 2013
Retirement annuities bolster long-term insurance- 13 March 2013
What employers can do about unsecured lending - The Stage - 15 March 2013
Umbrella funds: should we be concerned about governance? - Featured Aricle - 18 March 2013
Change agents: How independent financial advisors are evolving - Straight Talk - 19 March 2013
The interest rate and the residential property outlook - 25 March 2013
PwC’s Insurance Industry Analysis unpacks industry figures- 26 March 2013
Has gold lost its lustre? - 27 March 2013

April 2013
Can municipalities be held liable for flooding? - The Stage - 2 April 2013
Risks to the 'built environment' affect the financial services industry - Straight Talk - 3 April 2013
Why trust reform will affect your tax planning - Featured Story - 4 April 2013
FPI – selling on commission doesn’t foster professionalism - 8 April 2013
Why the insurance industry should consider mediation - 9 April 2013
Treasury’s saving strategy is worth considering - 10 April 2013
Crisis economics – what Nouriel Roubini can teach us - 11 April 2013
The insurance sector must ‘be fair’ to car owners - The Stage - 15 April 2013
Revised Regulation 28 reporting challenges not insurmountable - Straight Talk - 16 April 2013
SA REITs are finally a reality – what will this mean for investors? - Featured Article - 17 April 2013
Using ETPs as part of asset allocation - 22 April 2013
FSB on Fidentia – ‘crime doesn’t pay’ - 23 April 2013
Dissolving a testamentary trust - 24 April 2013
Is the commodities super-cycle really over? - 25 April 2013
Household wealth index highlights our financial weaknesses - The Stage - 29 April 2013
RE Level 1 exemption - last day to apply - 30 April 2013

May 2013
Why TCF should be in your DNA - Straight Talk - 2 May 2013
Do income funds fill a gap in the decumulation phase of retirement? - Featured Article - 6 May 2013
Intermediaries driving CIS industry sales - 7 May 2013
Majority of South African financial advisers are unprepared for RDR, CoreData - 8 May 2013
Taxpayers’ rights, the Tax Administration Act (TAA) and the Constitution - Featured Article - 9 May 2013
SA intermediaries find representation on the global stage - 13 May 2013
Withholding taxes: a costly administrative burden? - 14 May 2013
Global businesses should back enhanced corporate reporting-15 May 2013
FSB up in arms - 16 May 2013
FedGroup steps in to help Fidentia beneficiaries - 17 May 2013
New Codes of Conduct throw credit industry into disarray - Straight Talk - 20 May 2013
Could entrepreneurship be the solution for ‘discouraged’ workers? - The Stage - 21 May 2013
Members reluctant to pay for advice, says Sanlam - 22 May 2013
Why the Omnibus Bill is contentious - 23 May 2013
Hollard and Etana to 'integrate', says Hollard Group CEO  - 24 May 2013
Brokers to focus on retaining clients this year - 27 May 2013
The glamorous film industry is underpinned by insurance - 28 May 2013
FIA gets ready for its 15th industry awards  - 29 May 2013

June 2013
The devil's in the detail of the Short-Term Ombud's statistics - Stokes Stage - 3 June 2013
Liberty Medical Scheme’s trustees not ‘fit and proper’? - 4 June 2013
Brokers ponder Regent’s loss-making book  - 6 June 2013
Why a core-satellite investment strategy makes sense - Featured Article - 10 June 2013
Diversity celebrated at the 2013 FIA awards - 12 June 2013
Could South Africa have its ‘Turkish Spring’ moment? - Straight Talk - 13 June 2013
Specialised skills differentiate UMAs, says Santam’s Ian Kirk - 18 June 2013
Are IFAs ready for increased regulation, changing client behaviour? - 20 July 2013
Banning commission could have serious repercussions - CoreData - Straight Talk - 24 July 2013
Hospital cash plan abuse is growing - Featured Article - 25 June 2013
TCF: a consultative process you need not fear - 26 June 2013
Are we in an equity market bubble? - The Stage - 27 June 2013

July 2013
SARS general ruling urges short term insurers to take a holistic view of the industry - 1 July 2013
Motor industry braces itself for unreasonable government ruling - 3 July 2013
ASISA sets out new policies regarding claiming unclaimed assets - 4 July 2013
Retirement funds cringe at Government plans - 9 July 2013
Effective retirement needs a mindset change - 10 July 2013
Broker’s to play an important role in risk management - 11 July 2013
Unforeseen costs driving short term loan applications - 12 July 2013
Shifting deadlines and long-overdue discussion papers impact heavily on financial advisors - 15 July 2013
South African companies should improve communication about compensation & benefits - Featured Article - 16 July 2013
Industry to move to single vehicle pleasure by 2015 - 17 July 2013
Clarity is important when approaching insurance cover – Straight Talk – 18 July 2013
Driving the change that South Africa needs to grow - 18 July 2013
FSB responds to the FIA - 22 July 2013
Investment industry joins the direct fray - 23 July 2013
Unprecedented growth guarantees a bright future for the IISA conference - 29 July 2013
Empowering Africans to drive international growth -  30 July 2013
Insurance and financial wellness becomes important in current economic conditions - 31 July 2013

August 2013
The truth of the matter is…regulation is changing - 1 August 2013
Cyber protection becomes vital for company survival - Featured Article - 5 August 2013
South Africa’s role in the global business world - The Stage - 6 August 2013
South Africans on new trek into Africa - Straight Talk - 7 August 2013
Technology is changing the industry - 8 August 2013
When does material non-disclosure void an insurance contract? - 13 August 2013
SARS exclusions in line with international regulation - 14 August 2013
Will governance reform the financial services industry? - 15 August 2013
Survey paints a sobering picture as challenges plague the industry - 19 August 2013
Regulation needs to be a movement, not a hindrance - 20 August 2013
Are insurers prepared for the effects of climate change on the industry? - 21 August 2013
Attitudes to retirement savings shows clear need for industry reforms - 22 August 2013
The FPI takes a proactive role in addressing industry challenges - Straight Talk - 26 August 2013
Pension fund board’s duty regarding divorce order - The Stage - 26 August 2013
African expansion is growing, but is only for the brave - 27 August 2013
Insurers have a responsibility to follow up on questionable information - 28 August 2013

September 2013
The world is prepared for risk as South Africa faces retirement quandaries - 2 September 2013
Education the key to mitigating the financial costs of cancer - 3 September 2013
Consumer education will play a significant role in addressing industry challenges - Featured Article - 5 September 2013
'Heartbreak Hotel' beckons as PPI becomes a UK industry issue - 9 September 2013
Cutting costs sparks a new debate in retirement reform - Featured Article - 10 September 2013
Openness about industry challenges is key to resolving them - The Stage - 11 September 2013
The FSB needs to sharpen its focus on enforcements - Straight Talk - 16 September 2013
Being smart does not beat the market - 18 September 2013
Defending the broker after an attack by the City Press - Straight Talk - 23 September 2013
POPI bill to significantly impact the financial services industry - Featured Article - 25 September 2013
Tax headaches further complicates the recovery process - The Stage 30 September 2013

October 2013
Tension rises as us plans to withdraw QE - 1 October 2013
Uncertainty follows Mutual & Federal resignations - 2 October 2013
Thoughtful change needed - 3 October 2013
FSB learn from mistakes made overseas - 7 October 2013
A bright horizon for umbrella funds? - Straight Talk - 8 October 2013
The FSB has its say on Model Insurance -  9 October 2013
Do not blame brokers - Featured Article - 10 October 2013
All aboard the e-toll gravy train - The Stage - 10 October 2013
Cost containment the driver behind MUAs Telesure move - 14 October 2013
Determination proves ROA necessary - 15 October 2013
The effects of POPI on direct marketing - 16 October 2013
Brokers are invited to join the King Price expansion  - Featured Article - 21 October 2013
Don't have misguided trust - Straight Talk - 22 October 2013
Growth on African continent is shaping the business agenda for CEOs  - The Stage - 23 October 2013
INSETA turns to proactive recruiting - 24 October 2013
Have your clients got sufficient event coverage? - 28 October 2013
What you need to know about money market funds - 29 October 2013
Old Mutual puts its weight behind umbrella funds as reform gains momentum - 30 October 2013
A history of hypertension and its treatment - 31 October 2013

November 2013
Brokers may play a role in South Africa's renewable energy future - 4 November 2013
Government's mandate is ostracising SARS - The Stage - 5 November 2013
Government considers public concerns on gap cover ban - Straight Talk - 6 November 2013
We need to invest time and money in developing industry talent - Featured Article - 7 November 2013
FAIS Ombud performs admirably during a tough year for the industry - 11 November 2013
Relations with SARS promise to improve through new Tax Ombud - 12 November 2013
FSB directive clarifies industry position on causal event charges - 13 November 2013
Changing behaviour to improve South Africa's roads - 14 November 2013
Death and disability insurance shortfall increases to R24 trillion - The Stage - 18 November 2013
Do you have what it takes to be a valued insurer? - Straight  Talk - 19 November 2013
Insurance industry achieves growth despite tough economic conditions - 20 November 2013
Global issues facing financial markets - 21 November 2013
Removing the AIDS stigma allows the industry to offer landmark products - Featured Article - 25 November 2013
Nomination forms become important to bypass legal issues - 26 November 2013
Determination raises trust issues - 27 November 2013

December 2013
Sanlam fined R3 million for overpaying brokers - 2 December 2013
Nigerian GDP growth a sign of the lure that Africa holds - The Stage - 3 December 2013
Facing the journey of a thousand miles - Straight Talk - 3 December 2013
When does the relentless paying end? - Featured Article - 4 December 2013
Life insurers, advisers encouraged to become more consumer-centric - 5 December 2013
The FSB looks beyond a significantly challenging year - 10 December 2013 

Regulatory uncertainty significantly affected the industry in 2013 - The Stage - 13 December 2013
Is the FSB truly ready for Twin Peaks? - Straight Talk - 13 December 2013
Risk management key during fire season - Featured Article - 13 December 2013




 

 

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