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

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

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