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Gareth Stokes

Gareth Stokes

    Making healthy medical aid choices
    Making healthy medical aid choices
    The majority of citizens depend on State clinics and hospitals for their "means tested" healthcare services while the well-to-do enjoy...
    Getting to grips with your scheme's lingo
    Getting to grips with your scheme's lingo
    Designated Service Providers (DSPs) and Networks
    Navigating the risk and return minefield
    Navigating the risk and return minefield
    Retirement savings make up the bulk of the assets under management at South Africa's asset management companies.
    Getting to grips with asset management philosophies
    Getting to grips with asset management philosophies
    The world of saving and investing is confusing at the best of times. But you really need your wits about you when considering an investment in one of...
    Managing assets is important
    Managing assets is important
    Asset management firms play a crucial role in growing and safeguarding these and other savings and investment "pots".
    Offshore equities offer pockets of value
    Offshore equities offer pockets of value
    This year will go down in history as a year of extreme stock market volatility. Each time investors feel brave enough to venture back into...
    How much is enough for the golden years?
    How much is enough for the golden years?
    Ask a stakeholder in the retirement provisioning space how much you should contribute to your retirement fund and they'll probably say 15%. The...
    Beating the market again
    Beating the market again
    In 2008/9 world equity markets collapsed on what was essentially a US housing market crisis. Local investors suffered as the JSE All Share shed...
    Retirement rules need reform
    Retirement rules need reform
    Saving for retirement is not for sissies. It requires dedication, discipline and restraint to ensure you collect enough during your working life to...
    Choosing the right asset manager
    Choosing the right asset manager
    Asset managers belong to one of two schools. On the one hand we have passive managers -- the guys who "mirror" the return of certain benchmarks by...
    Stand up for your country
    Stand up for your country
    July is National Savings Month. It is an opportunity for the country's banks and financial institutions to raise awareness of the importance of...
    Boosting short-term savings
    Boosting short-term savings
    South Africa has a dismal savings track record. Once we tote up our bank deposits, additional capital repayments on bond accounts and a variety of...