‘Pot of money’ approach is wrong

South African retirement plans that are designed to provide you with “a pot of money” at retirement have completely the wrong focus, a Harvard profe... Read Story

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Colin Daniel

Treasury wants you to retire better by default

The government’s new retirement reform proposals, if implemented, will have far-reaching consequences for the retirement and investment industry.

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Colin Daniel

‘Employer RAs don’t benefit all members of retirement funds’

Employers typically offer group RAs to middle- and high-income earners, with the result that their contributions no longer subsidise the costs and group risk be... Read Story

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Treasury wants you to retire better by default
July 24 2015 at 19:34

The government’s new retirement reform proposals, if implemented, will have far-reaching consequences for the retirement and investment industry.

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‘Pot of money’ approach is wrong
July 24 2015 at 19:24

South African retirement plans that are designed to provide you with “a pot of money” at retirement have completely the wrong focus, a Harvard professor says

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‘Employer RAs don’t benefit all members of retirement funds’
July 10 2015 at 19:02

Employers typically offer group RAs to middle- and high-income earners, with the result that their contributions no longer subsidise the costs and group risk benefits of low-income earners.

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Unclaimed benefits: beware ‘dodgy’ outfits
July 10 2015 at 19:00

An estimated R20 billion of unclaimed benefits in retirement funds has spawned a number of “dodgy organisations” and an industry of lawyers and tracing agents

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Many trustees ‘not doing their duty’
July 10 2015 at 18:57

Serious governance failures by retirement fund trustees have resulted in an increase in complaints to the Pension Funds Adjudicator.

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‘Be wary’ of new living annuity findings
July 3 2015 at 18:45

An actuary has poured cold water on research done by a Stellenbosch University academic that shows that, since 1960, living annuities have provided a better pension than guaranteed annuities.

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Average pension is R5 702 a month
June 12 2015 at 18:49

The average pension of a South African pensioner whose monthly income is deposited in a bank account is R5 702.

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How your retirement plans may fail you
June 5 2015 at 19:22

Traditionally, we have been told that if we save a certain amount, we will have enough to retire on. But it’s not as simple as that.

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Funds, administrators see law as a ‘guideline’
June 5 2015 at 17:46

The Financial Services Board and the Pension Funds Adjudicator say trustees and retirement fund administrators can to do a better job of complying with the Pension Funds Act.

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Asset management ‘not the key to a secure retirement’
June 5 2015 at 17:45

Trustees should focus on controlling the other factors that ‘play a much greater role’ in determining whether or not retirement fund members will retire financially secure.

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