Maya Fisher French

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Chasing returns is for losers

Studies have shown that investors are paying a high price for switching between funds.

How to lower the costs of retirement

Restructuring the way we save for retirement could halve our costs and a new model that changes preservation rules will dramatically reduce charges.

Retail resources in race for returns

Fund managers are divided over South African retail shares, which have outperformed resources by 20%.

South Africa gets bond bonanza

Inclusion in Citigroup's world government bond index has resulted in big fund inflows, writes Maya Fisher-French.

Managers invest in the environment

Hard-core capitalist brings R200-bn muscle power to the field of sustainability. Maya Fisher-French reports.

Time is eroding nest eggs

Weak returns, longevity and consumption could leave youngsters worse off than their forebears, writes Maya Fisher-French.

Unearthing hidden pension costs

The treasury's new adviser, David McCarthy, wants to counter threats to the retirement industry, writes Maya Fisher-French.

Child savers are royally fica’d

Fica, a response to money laundering, is having a criminal effect on childrens' products, writes Maya Fisher-French.

Dark days ahead, warns finance guru

A well-known author has warned of high-debt states solving their widening deficits through predation. Maya Fisher-French reports.

All savings plans are not created equal

Reform is needed to simplify products for which the returns are barely worth the investment, writes Maya Fisher-French.

Treasury takes aim at savings costs

Compulsory fund preservation and simplifying products are among the options highlighted in the treasury's discussion document.

Get them while they are young

The key to being financially savvy and literate has been revealed: Teach your children about money matters from an early age.

Press Releases

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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