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01 December 2013

January 2014
Expect growth, but don’t be over ambitious - The Stage - 15 January 2014
OSTI ‘nails’ insurer - 16 January 2014
How will South Africa’s risk profile change in 2014? - 21 January 2014
Making huge strides towards an improved financial services industry - 22 January 2014
No place to hide for South African shareholders - 23 January 2014
Insurer debars multiple award winning adviser - 27 January 2014
A harder stance needs to be taken on drunk drivers - 28 January 2014
Determination shows the need for draconian measures - 30 January 2014
 
February 2014

PFA takes the bull by the horns with important determinations - 4 Febuary 2014
Insurance industry plays increasing role in immigration considerations - The Stage - 5 February 2014
SAIA platform to improve the industry in the long run - Featured Article - 10 February 2014
Kinsey report shows true cost of vehicle repairs - Straight Talk - 11 February 2014
Insurance engine hopes to revolutionise the industry - 12 February 2014
Diversification may be the key to economic stability - 13 February 2014
Tax system expected to be under pressure as Gordhan gathers his thoughts - 17 January 2014
Copying healthcare models may damage NHI ambitions - 18 February 2014
African growth increases as CEO’s show open optimism - 19 February 2014
March 2014

Momentum statistics point to cover needed for a younger audience - 5 March 2014 
Hollard continues to challenge industry norms - 6 March 2014
Increased civil disobedience prompts review of insurance covers - 10 March 2014
Budget provides welcome relief to retirees - 11 March 2014
Are your clients paying too much for fund management? - Straight Talk - 12 March 2014
Is bad driver behaviour costing the insurance industry? - 8 April 2014
The true motive behind regulation: is the FSB working towards improvement? - The Stage - 9 April 2014
Do we need to rethink the concept of retirement? - Featured Article - 10 April 2014
South African consumers are very satisfied with the insurance industry - Featured Article - 14 April 2014
Weather patterns highlight need for increased risk management - 15 April 2014
Are we getting the government we deserve? - The Stage - 15 April 2014
The insurance industry is healthier than you think - 16 April 2014
Tax implications could put retirement savings in major jeopardy - 22 April 2014
Cyber security becomes non-negotiable in the modern business environment - 23 April 2014
Will new tax reporting standards create shifting alliances? - 24 April 2014
Increased liability coverage becomes important as public gets more protection - 29 April 2014
Telematics' ability to improve the industry can no longer be ignored - 30 April 2014

May 2014
Will regulation of the hedge fund industry encourage investment? - Featured Article - 5 May 2014
M&A to take centre stage as deal volumes remain steady - 6 May 2014
Now is the time for action against industry fraudsters - 8 May 2014
Infrastructure development will be key to reach NDP targets - The Stage - 8 May 2014
PSG reports growth despite challenges at PSG 2014 conference - 12 May 2014
Landmark industry research takes a bold step towards industry transformation - 13 May 2014
Mediation may prove to be detrimental in exposing financial fraud - 14 May 2014
Equities still attractive despite cyclical worries - Straight Talk - 15 May 2014
FSB reports that industry costs will not lead to exclusion - 19 May 2014
Increasing risk factors raise concerns within the industry - 20 May 2014
Advisers need to start becoming their clients hero's - 21 May 2014
Determinations show that industry regulators need to get tougher - 22 May 2014
Are evolving tactics necessary to combat insurance fraud? - 26 May 2014
The underwriter's dis-ease with disease: Brain tumours - 27 May 2014
Trusts need to be seen as a legacy builder - Straight Talk - 28 May 2014
Is Brazil ready for an international samba? - The Stage - 30 May 2014

June 2014

Are we any closer to realistic retirement reform? - Featured Article - 2 June 2014
Climate change forum highlights the importance of the insurance industry - 3 June 2014
Introducing a new role that the adviser may well have to take on - 4 June 2014
Ransom insurance is growing in Africa as resources gain importance - 5 June 2014
How we can avoid the problems RDR will give the independent adviser - 9 June 2014
Making sense of big data could be key for the insurance industry - 10 June 2014
Illegal trading comes under pressure as the FSB flexes its muscles - 11 June 2014
Advisers expect competitive products that perform as promised  - 12 June 2014
Insurers will need to weigh up the true cost of compliance - Straight Talk - 17 June 2014
Boutique investment firms can add value to the investment landscape - 18 June 2014
Creating a level playing field for intermediaries and product providers - 19 June 2014
Sanlam re-brands to better reflect core business values - 23 June 2014
South Africa needs to avoid an impending recession - The Stage - 24 June 2014
Covering critical illness is no longer a case of a shot in the dark - Featured Article - 24 June 2014
The PFA paints a poor TCF picture of the retirement industry - 25 June 2014
Changing our view on storm activity becomes financially important - 26 June 2014
Industry looks towards resolving challenges with scrapping database - 30 June 2014

July 2014


Advisers fill their skills toolbox as they approach a changing industry - 1 July 2014
Are we creating a positive looking industry for the public? - Straight Talk - 2 July 2014
SAIA takes a big step forward in its Green Geyser Replacement Programme - The Stage - 3 July 2014
Advisers need to set themselves apart from the industry clutter  - Featured Article - 7 July 2014
Using technology to become a business leader gives advisers an advantage - 8 July 2014
Are industry regulators preserving the integrity of the industry? - 9 July 2014
Enhancing Altrisk's reputation: a major achievement for Blain - 10 July 2014
FSB responds to the media storm surrounding Seedat and Gihwala - 14 July 2014
Stories become key in unlocking the success of intermediaries - 15 July 2014
South Africans not achieving retirement savings goals - 17 July 2014
Advisers look towards legal obligations in client interactions - 21 July 2014
Increasing the retirement age - The Stage - 23 July 2014
Industry unites at Sun City conference - 28 July 2014
An honest picture of the industry painted at the insurance conference - Straight Talk - 29 July 2014
FAnews launches The Insurance Apprentice  - 30 July 2014
Momoniat presents erratic view of the industry at the Sun City Conference - 31 July 2014

August 2014

Using telematics to give you the edge in the industry - 4 August 2014
The adviser's role in estate planning - 5 August 2014
Fighting vehicle crime through industry collaboration - 6 August 2014
Technology vital for industry growth - Featured Article - 7 August 2014
Actuaries to play an active role in TCF risk mitigation - Featured Article - 11 August 2014
Active fund managers treading troubled waters - 12 August 2014
Pension fund turns tables on complainant - Straight Talk - 13 August 2014
Emerging market expansion - 14 August 2014
Regulatory change based on treating customers fairly - 18 August 2014
Is the industry prepared for drivers of change? - The Stage - 19 August 2014
Criminals go digital in a modern terrorist war - 20 August 2014
Can Africa fully open its doors to company expansion? - 21 August 2014
Brokers: key players in emerging markets - 25 August 2014
The hard truth behind FAIS determinations - 26 August 2014
The challenge of adopting best practice principles - 27 August 2014
If it is not broken, why fix it? - 28 August 2014


September 2014

FIA roadshows highlight the important role of intermediaries  - 1 September 2014
The FSB wants to become the industry’s new best friend - Featured Article - 2 September 2014
Football and insurance square off in salary war - The Stage - 2 September 2014
FAIS Ombud determination: be diligent and treat clients fair - 3 September 2014
Human errors may cause poor investment decisions - 4 September 2014
Has South Africa lost touch with financial common sense? - Straight Talk - 8 September 2014
Determination: Risky advice - 9 September 2014
Changing mindsets from a young age - 10 September 2014
Growing demand increases African allure - 11 September 2014
FSB bans serious industry concern - 15 September 2014
Increasing vigilance as the festive season draws closer - 16 September 2014
Well positioned life sector consolidates its position - 17 September 2014
Remaining profitable despite challenges - 18 September 2014
High ranking officials meet for panel discussion - 22 September 2014
The changing face of motor insurance to a technology driven industry - 25 September 2014
A look into the future of the insurance industry - 29 September 2014
The impact of retirement reform on advisers - 30 September 2014

 October 2014

Are active investments purely the realm of the super-rich? - Straight Talk - 1 October 2014
Surpassing exposure - 2 October 2014
The Insurance Apprentice rounds up over a hundred applicants - 6 October 2014
Calls to strike items off the retirement investment list - Featured Article - 7 October 2014
Telematics could give you the industry edge - The Stage - 8 October 2014
Model Insurance finally faces the music - 9 October 2014
Getting serious about Third Party Insurance - 13 October 2014
Challenges in developing a nation of progressive investors  - The Stage - 14 October 2014
Government's ongoing battle with retirement reform  - 15 October 2014
A little white lie - 16 October 2014
Opportunity in adversity to wet appetites of fund managers - 20 October 2014
A deeper problem to the retirement challenge - 21 October 2014
The fight for control is becoming a key battle in the insurance industry - 22 October 2014
The Insurance Apprentice 'spots first 21' - 23 October 2014
Are insurers winning the disclosure battle? - 27 October 2014
Bobroff uncovers apparent hidden clauses in dramatic fashion - 28 October 2014
Taking a stand against fraud is a growing crusade - 29 October 2014
No relief in sight for consumers as Nene brings bad news - 30 October 2014

November 2014

An industry punching well above its weight - 3 November 2014
Myth busting the bad retirement behaviours clients can make - 4 November 2014
Discovery voices its concerns regarding Bobroff - The Stage - 5 November 2014
Going beyond the call of duty - 6 November 2014
Steading the ship in a challenging economic climate - 10 November 2014
Industry to plan its future following the RDR White Paper - 12 November 2014
Complaints streaming in at the FAIS Ombud - 13 November 2014
Living your partner’s dying wish - Straight Talk - 17 November 2014
Think before you act when it comes to investments - 17 November 2014
Keeping the directors of an FSP liable - 18 November 2014
PI is necessary but so is avoiding the courts altogether - 19 November 2014
A call for calm as RDR causes waves amongst intermediaries - The Stage - 24 November 2014
Bestmed trustees removed over fraudulent activities - Featured Article - 25 November 2014
Challenging year for the PFA  - Straight Talk - 26 November 2014

December 2014

Avoid clients’ frustrations with living annuities - 1 December 2014
Is the industry facing a case of micromanagement? - 2 December 2014
Are we throwing the law and common sense out of the window? - 3 December 2014
Will the NHI be the industry’s four leaf clover? - 4 December 2014
A challenging year for the industry as regulation forges ahead - Straight Talk - 8 December 2014
Do we have to polish the looking glass for 2015? - 9 December 2014
Will the short-term industry be immune from major RDR change? - 10 December 2014
Investments get a decent tailwind moving towards 2015 - Featured Article 11 December 2014
Are we all truly equal in the eyes of the law? - The Stage - 11 December 2014

 

 

 



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