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Regulatory Reform

Regulatory Reform

A comment on National Treasury’s Draft Default Regulations

Executive summary by Kobus Hanekom, Simeka Consultants & Actuaries The second draft of the proposed retirement funds default regulations was gazetted by National Treasury on 23 December 2016. Final public comments are invited by 28 February 2017. The first draft of National Treasury’s “default regulations” was published on 22 July 2015 and a process of […]

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    A comment on National Treasury’s Draft Default Regulations

    Executive summary by Kobus Hanekom, Simeka Consultants & Actuaries The second draft of the proposed retirement funds default regulations was gazetted by Nat...

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    Comprehensive Social Security in South Africa

    A year ago, unions called for T-Day legislation to be scrapped or postponed. As a result the  measures  requiring  compulsory  annuitisation  for  provide...

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    Why the need for King IV?

    What lies behind the new, evolving set of governance guidelines looming on the fiduciary’s horizon? Fiduciaries may wonder why a new set of King governance gu...

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    [Watch] Institutional Insights 2016

    Thursday, 8 September 2016 | Johannesburg | Strengthening your fiduciary network For more information please visit www.institutionalinsights.co.za...

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    Delay in RDR implementation

    The Financial Services Board (FSB) has announced a delay in the RDR Phase I timelines originally communicated in November 2015. At that time, the FSB planned fo...

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    Regulation on default annuities

    By Karen Wentzel – Head of Annuities at Sanlam Employee Benefits Background In the first discussion paper, “Enabling a better income in retirement” from N...

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    T-Day legislation gets the nod from parliament

    By Kobus Hanekom, Simeka Consultants & Actuaries Taxation Laws Amendment Bill, 2015 T-Day legislation gets the nod from parliament Update (13 January): . ...

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    Taxation Laws Amendment Bill of 2015

    The draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill (TLAB) was circulated for comment on 22 July 2015. It does not contain any new developments as far as retirement funds ar...

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    Comment on retirement reform

    Although current legislation gives boards of retirement funds substantial fiduciary responsibility to protect the interests of their members, many fund boards a...

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    T-Day: Worker Concerns

    By Lerato Mogopudi, Senior Consultant, Simeka Consultants and Actuaries Quarter 2: 2014 We have received a number of reports of member dissatisfaction with the...

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    Tax-free investments

    By Freddy Mwabi, Actuarial Specialist, Simeka Consultants and Actuaries Quarter 1: 2015 Last year National Treasury tabled amendments to the Income Tax Act and ...

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    Retirement Reform – why all the panic?

    With T-Day reforms just around the corner, many retirement fund members are reported to be nervous about how the changes will affect access to their money at wi...

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    De-risking and fiduciary duty

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    Is sentiment the new fundamental?

    Interest rates and asset classes