In this newsletter:
Benchtest 10.2013, Africa Cup of Investments Conference part 2, commodities and how they impact our equity markets and more...
Challenging your investment mindset
Facilitating investment in Africa and overcoming potential deterrents
Commodities and currencies
Upcoming structural game changers - SA retirement and savings reform and new regulatory requirements
Opportunities in African private equity
The great reversal: an analysis of the potential effects of capital outflows on selected African countries
Read the full version of Part 2 and more interesting observations here...
RFS sponsors Gimmie Cricket
"Behind every successful 'Gimmie' cricket team there is a great sponsor" comments the cricket newsletter 'The Bat and Ball' of Windhoek Gymnasium cricket committee in its latest edition.
News from the market
Ben Bertolini new Prudential Namibia MD
Ben is a familiar face of the Namibian asset management industry having been with Namibia Asset Management before leaving for the Cape.
Read the official announcement here...
(for stakeholders of the retirement funds industry)
Well-structured employee benefits are good for workers and profits
Many employers land up with a hotchpotch of employee benefits that they and their employees do not really understand and, even worse, that their staff sometimes fails to appreciate.
The "right" package of employee benefits involves finding the appropriate rewards mix of pay, "traditional" benefits, such as a retirement fund, and additional benefits, such as staff training. Essential elements of a benefits package that provides value are:
"An engaged workforce is more productive" concludes the article
Read the full article by Robyn Cowie, Legal Director of Fairheads Benefit Services, which appeared in Pensions World of Pensions World of September 2013 here...
An opportunistic fraudster - first-time offender, trusted employee, in a position of responsibility, perpetrator's alleged behaviour comes as a surprise to others. Predators, someone who seeks out an organisation to start a scheme almost immediately up upon being hired and deliberately defrauds the organisation with little remorse, are less common.