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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.

FirstRand targets the subcontinent

The FirstRand group has moved into India's retail banking space and its 700-million unbanked residents.

Bold bid to win a bigger slice

Bidvest Bank says its decision to cap fees at R72 a month does not signal a price war with the big four banks in South Africa.

Flexible policy bucks the trend

A new product from BrightRock has allowed people to tailor their insurance cover to circumstances and lower premiums gradually over time.

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