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Trading places, what advice would you give?
Trading places, what advice would you give?Jonathan Faurie09 November 2016

When attending industry events, you often hear that people find their way into the financial services industry by mistake. But all accounts, nobody plans to go into insurance/financial planning; at least that is the prevailing message.

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Throwing pennies into the talent wishing well
Throwing pennies into the talent wishing wellJonathan Faurie09 November 2016

We come across a lot of articles about businesses and how they should be run. One of the most pertinent challenges today is how to attract – and retain – young talent.

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How to build your wealth in tough economic times
How to build your wealth in tough economic timesJonathan Faurie09 November 2016

Households are facing tough times as rising costs are stretching already thin wallets, but now is not the time to take desperate measures such as entering get rich quick schemes.

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A changing of the guard
A changing of the guardJason Dunn09 November 2016

A recent article in Forbes magazine revealed that Millennials will receive the largest transfer of wealth in recorded history.

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Advisers: the art of making professional connections - PART 2
Advisers: the art of making professional connections - PART 2Myra Knoesen01 September 2016

In the continuation to part 1 of ‘Advisers: the art of making professional connections’ the second part of the article looks at LinkedIn must do’s for financial advisers.

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Advisers: the art of making professional connections - PART 1
Advisers: the art of making professional connections - PART 1Myra Knoesen01 September 2016

There is no doubt that social media is an effective tool in promoting businesses and as such, marketing experts often recommend using social networks such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to reach consumers.

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Four steps to success: get in the mind of millennials
Four steps to success: get in the mind of millennialsJonathan Faurie01 September 2016

Those of us in the financial services industry have probably heard it before: Millennials are coming and they will be disruptors. But why? Why should your future client base be a disruptive force for your business? Do you want to wake up every day and dread facing the prospect of servicing the needs of this client base?

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Where to spend on your business - to save
Where to spend on your business - to saveKobus Engelbrecht, Sanlam26 July 2016

Minimising costs is key to running a successful business, however, there are some core areas of a business for which it is imperative to spend – ultimately in order to save.

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The quest to slay the digital dragon
The quest to slay the digital dragonJonathan Faurie29 June 2016

Look back over the past year and try and think of a time where someone in the industry didn’t bring up the topic of industry digitalisation and the challenges it poses. For those of you who have been in the industry for a long time and are used to doing business in a specific way, digitalising your business may seem daunting with many standing back wondering where to start.

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The next generation of advice (Part 2)
The next generation of advice (Part 2)Myra Knoesen29 June 2016

In this second part of “The Next Generation of Advice” we continue were we left off with the next generation of financial planners and clients and why they are essential to the industry.

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