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15 October 2021 Rianet Whitehead

The October edition is packed with articles you want to read. We have close to 19 800 registered CPD users, and with this mail we are reminding you to make sure you stay up to date with your CPD hours. We’ve touched on content and issues that are topical and relevant, and ultimately written for you, to empower you. The articles are written by industry experts and FAnews journalists, so if there’s a topic you would want to read more about, or have very specific issues or questions about, please don’t hesitate to raise it with us.

CPD Articles
It is not just about POPIA
Risk management in the 4IR era… the pandemic saw digital integration explode
Tightening of policy wordings… likely in the future?
W&I insurance could unlock more deals in Africa
Where leaders’ responsibilities and risks lie

FSCA weighs in as universal life policy premiums rocket
A cautious approach to SA’s pension fund cancellations backlog
POPIA… till death do us part!
Why capex is key to solving supply chain issues
Disability claims aggregation. So, what does aggregation mean and how is it applied when it comes to disability benefits?

Looking for articles in a specific segment of the industry? We’ve got some good ones listed for you.

In the news
Close the skills gap and take the industry forward
How imposter syndrome can hurt your clients’ finances… we share a few tips to combat it
IFA nuggets: Prospecting for clients in the digital world
Channel strategy… capitalize on countless opportunities

Astute… servicing the needs of intermediaries
New National Assurance… new brand with renewed purpose
New identity for Prudential Investment Managers
Bryte launches Jewelstart - bespoke cover for entrepreneurs and businesses

Regular Feature
Professor Vivian & Co: Fundamental principles of consequential losses
SHA Claims Corner: Managing complex and technical liability issues
Sanlam: The weakest link against surging cybercrime

Brokers beware: you cannot blame the platform for compliance failings

The story behind the numbers
Crabs, coffee cans and the patience premium

Holistic financial advice includes a will discussion

One more reason why income protection is critical
Building a solid reputation starts with a promise

Employee Benefits
Supplement your business to diversify income streams
The pandemic is shaking up Group Benefits

Emigrating? The latest changes to retirement savings
An age-old conundrum meets modern revolutions
Is this the solution to the retirement savings crisis?

Understanding the people behind the purchase

If you could change one thing… what would it be? FAnews spoke to a few insurers about the potential opportunities and challenges for the year ahead. They also share one thing they would change in the short-term industry… if they could
Technology to manage heavy commercial fleets
You must evolve to thrive… evolution is not always about technology, but the way to successfully navigate changing consumer dynamics
Value trumps price as motor insurers adapt to the changing mobility environment
Weathering the risk of climate threats
Lessons from SA’s civil commotion trenches

And don’t forget…

The Income Protection, Critical Illness and Disability supplement. Advisers assisted us in asking insurers the questions they needed answers on, so hopefully we have answered quite a few of your pertinent issues. You can also earn a few CPD hours. Click here if you have not seen it yet.

Editor’s thoughts:
Another great edition packed with content you will find interesting, useful and relevant. Our aim is to address the issues you grapple with, or just talk about stuff you need to understand better. With every edition we learn, because we are never too old (or too clever) to learn something new. Enjoy the read, and, as always, I will welcome any topic suggestions… my door is open.


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The second draft amendments to Regulation 28 will allow retirement funds to allocate up to 45% of their assets to SA infrastructure, with a further 10% for rest of Africa; but the equity & offshore caps remain unchanged. What are your thoughts on the proposal?


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This month's headlines

New proposals to amend PPRs have major impact
The untold truth about intermediary agreements
Rethinking claims
Tik-Tok: The clock is ticking on SA’s R45 billion unclaimed benefits bomb
Medical schemes’ average increases for 2022
Disability claims aggregation
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