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01 January 2023

January 2023

Crime, flood and power surge claims could KO non-life insurers - 11 January 2023
LCBO medical schemes like watching paint dry! -12 January 2023
Five megatrends to guide your investment decision making in 2023 - 16 January 2023
Where to for intermediaries in 2023? - Straight Talk - 17 January 2023
73% of global CEOs reckon the global economy has cracked - Featured Article - 18 January 2023
Do you have R1.5m plus for cybersecurity compliance? - 19 January 2023
Climate, inflation and war dominate global risk landscape - 23 January 2023
Risks in 2023… what are we likely to see? - 24 January 2023
Will we see rate hikes up the wazoo this year? - 25 January 2023
What if tomorrow’s con-artist speaks with your lover’s voice? - 24 January 2023
Eight themes for commercial property gurus to chew on - 30 January 2023
Getting the best from your advice practice for 2023 - 31 January 2023

February 2023

2022 was a painful year for insurers - 1 February 2023
Can the metaverse improve your clients’ retirement outcomes? - 2 February 2023
The onus to demonstrate insurable interest - 6 February 2023
Would you bet your pension on SA infrastructure? - Straight Talk - 7 February 2023
A positive bounce back, but are we out of the woods yet? - 8 February 2023
How does 4x on your wills and estate book sound? - 9 February 2023
Grab those life jackets and get your clients off the party boat - 13 February 2023
Fees and charges disclosed… there’s no disputing that fact - 14 February 2023
What’s inside… FAnews Magazine February 2023 - 15 February 2023
Your clients will get nothing if the electricity grid goes pop - 16 February 2023
Think twice before emailing banking details - 17 February 2023
You will pay more much more - 20 February 2023
Three rules to stop the behaviour tax bleed - 21 February 2023
Financial advisers readiness to offer crypto products - 22 February 2023
Is Budget 2023 another damp squib? - 23 February 2023
What the FATF - Featured Article - 28 February 2023

March 2023

Brokers, advisers and their PI policies - 1 March 2023
Three factors to run rings around your competitors this year - 2 March 2023
The pi-trillion déjà vu - 6 March 2023
Flooding sinks insurer profits - 8 March 2023
Navigating the world of work post a pandemic - 9 March 2023
From scepticism to 2x growth - 13 March 2023
What a difference one ‘A’ makes - 14 March 2023
Are you doing right by your investment clients? - 16 March 2023
Advisor firm consolidations and acquisitions - Featured Article - 20 March 2023
Valuable information on resolved complaints - 22 March 2023
Banks’ collapse sparks new active-passive debate  - 23 March 2023
Dear broker, I pranged my Ferrari - Straight Talk - 27 March 2023
Industry bodies’ advice on navigating uncertain times - 28 March 2023
Good for climate, good for you - 30 March 2023

April 2023

Reinsurers drive premiums through hard market - 3 April 2023
On the regulatory front… prepare for what’s to come - 4 April 2023
60-40 or bust - 5 April 2023
Clawing back from #FATF is no cakewalk - 11 April 2023
SA banks put global counterparts to shame, again - 12 April 2023
Compliance with the provisions of the Code -  Featured Article -17 April 2023
What’s inside… FAnews Magazine April 2023 - The Stage - 18 April 2023
FSCA ups the inclusivity stakes - 19 April 2023
R U OK? - 24 April 2023
Late complaint to OSTI - 25 April 2023

May 2023
These are the external risks you need to fret over… - Straight Talk - 2 May 2023
An unavoidable question - 3 May 2023
HNW exodus places cross-border financial advice in high demand - 4 May 2023
Nine bad behaviours the FSCA will not ignore! - 8 May 2023
Yes, the problem is overregulation - 10 May 2023
Since the greylisting, there seems to be uncertainty - 11 May 2023
Finally, a fit and proper #snot-klap- 16 May 2023
Insurers cannot operate how they did previously - 17 May 2023
Total death, disability, illness claims 30% lower - 18 May 2023
Cybercrime curse oozes into retirement funding - 22 May 2023
This is the financial sector you write business in - 23 May 2023
The Great Resignation… South Africa is not immune - 24 May 2023
Faltering economy puts your business at risk - 29 May 2023
Businesses need to be appropriately prepared - 31 May 2023

June 2023
SA insurers’ grid collapse dilemma - 1 June 2023
How to grow earnings 29% in tough economic times - 5 June 2023
Favouring realistic return expectations - 6 June 2023
A wake-up call for better risk management? - 7 June 2023
FIC your client or face FSCA enforcement - 8 June 2023
Gamification ups the ante - 12 June 2023
Two case studies to drive by - 14 June 2023
Underinsurance - a key concern - 15 June 2023
A smorgasbord of crypto assert regulation - 19 June 2023
Insurance Ombudsman could go 2x on recoveries from 2024? - 20 June 2023
Putting money and power over healthcare - Featured Article - 21 June 2023
Big change at the top for diversified FS giant - 22 June 2023
How bizarre: three pots in a two-pot system - 26 June 2023
Insuring and murdering for money - 27 June 2023
The who, what and when of financial advice fees - 28 June 2023
Exploring the post-pandemic mortality experience - 29 June 2023

July 2023
Will industry players be ready to implement the new laws? - 3 July 2023
Five insurance determination smackdowns - 4 July 2023
SA pension system in the doldrums - 5 July 2023
Professional syndicates drive insurance fraud higher - 6 July 2023
Less ego and more combined focus - 10 July 2023
Why reinsurers make unpopular exclusion decisions - 11 July 2023
Fraud is fraud, even in insurance - 12 July 2023
Insurance with an ART-SY flair - 13 July 2023
Ray of hope as life claims pay-outs fall 31% - 17 July 2023
NHI framework fatally flawed - 18 July 2023
Barometer reveals SA’s investor appeal - 19 July 2023
FSCA planned refresh leaves COFI percolating - 20 July 2023
Decisive, ethical, value-based leaders needed - 24 July 2023
Ensuring TCF in complex, triumvirate advice relationships - 26 July 2023
Salary adjustments and employee expectations - 27 July 2023
The Big Bang Theory vs cell captives - 31 July 2023

August 2023
FAIS Ombud ‘disappears’ 1000 complaints against advisers - 1 August 2023
Directors and officers still unprepared, despite increasing risks - 2 August 2023
How smart insurance stops cybercriminals in their tracks - 3 August 2023
Industry heavyweights share messages - 8 August 2023
New risks, new opportunities - 10 August 2023
Fair retirement fund ruling; but what about sustainability? - 14 August 2023
What’s inside… FAnews Magazine August 2023 - 16 August 2023
Inflation, interest rates, recession… - 17 August 2023
This Armageddon-like claims environment will cost you - 21 August 2023
Where does the intermediary fit in all of this? - 23 August 2023
Plan for succession, or pay the price - 24 August 2023
Non-compliance with a policy requirement - 28 August 2023
Tough enforcement key to financial sector’s pardon - 30 August 2023
On Trump, Zuma and US economic insanity - 31 August 2023

September 2023
Even experienced financial planners occasionally forget - 4 September 2023
Future complications and potential claims - 5 September 2023
The low-drawdown plus portfolio growth tonic - 6 September 2023
Overall service increased by 30% - 7 September 2023
Side-stepping the non-disclosure landmine - 11 September 2023
On their own, regulations and policies will not ensure compliance - 13 September 2023
Finessing your underwriting margin back to health - 14 September 2023
Take small bites - 18 September 2023
SA likely to languish on the grey-list post-2025 - 19 September 2023
Financial advisers are in a fortunate position - 21 September 2023
The R50 million checkbox you do not want to tick - 26 September 2023
How can you sail when your EV is burning? - 27 September 2023
The compliance game is changing - 28 September 2023

October 2023
Say “AI” one more time… - 2 October 2023
SA retirement fund industry faces multi-component challenge - 3 October 2023
Be wary of assumptions and check wordings - 4 October 2023
Competent leaders needed to pump out SA’s fiscal ooze - 5 October 2023
Thermal runaway: not your average motor risk - 9 October 2023
Still unprepared, despite increasing risks - 10 October 2023
Asset allocation insights for a messy world - 11 October 2023
Brokers brace for weather-related premium surges - 12 October 2023
A red-hot insurance topic in 2023 - 17 October 2023
Bungled waiting periods beget unpaid claims - 18 October 2023
Fund managers still courting SA Inc - 19 October 2023
Like clients in a candy store; choosing from 1805 CIS funds - 23 October 2023
SA market has high penetration and strong product innovation - 25 October 2023
FSCA finances in the spotlight - 26 October 2023
Brokers add value through economic turmoil, extreme weather, loadshedding - 30 October 2023
Forcing people’s actions will be met with significant opposition - 31 October 2023

November 2023
Data, information the lifeblood of positive healthcare outcomes - 1 November 2023
Advisers: the cybercrime onslaught is just beginning - 2 November 2023
The truth must out on SA equities - 6 November 2023
We have seen this type of scam-dal before - 7 November 2023
RAF squares up against medical schemes - 8 November 2023
Growing regulatory demands and compliance burdens - 9 November 2023
Plugging retirement funding GAPs with hybrid solutions - 14 November 2023
A material pre-contractual misrepresentation - 15 November 2023
How an alien adviser might see SA’s adviser-book buying obsession - 16 November 2023
Implement now, and fight for your survival later? - 20 November 2023
Top advisers sell advice, not financial product - 21 November 2023
Insurers badly shaken - 22 November 2023
The imperative role intermediaries play - 23 November 2023
An innocent-looking email could scupper your advice practice - 27 November 2023
A nine-year grind to commission and fee uncertainty - 28 November 2023
The long road to interest rate recovery - 29 November 2023
A frustration that has far-reaching impacts - 30 November 2023

December 2023
Industry wanted 12-months for not-so-simple two-pots - 4 December 2023
The lowdown on insurable interest - 6 December 2023
Advisers, this is the change you must rise to - 7 December 2023
Finding the ‘right’ fit - 11 December 2023
FSPs under close regulatory scrutiny - 12 December 2023




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