Pension money under threat

The possibility that government may interfere with the pension industry will have a devastating impact on the retirement industry and add further pressure on pensioners who are already struggling to make ends meet.   In its election manifesto, the ANC indicated the intention to prescribe to local asset managers to invest in struggling state-owned enterprises,…

What qualifies as a suitable investment?

In the world of investment there is no one size fits all. A prudent advisor will recommend a plan based and built around your own personal circumstances and needs. “Investment suitability” is key.   There are no short cuts. Advisors worth their salt design a tailor-made investment strategy for each individual. These strategies are essential…

Calendar of upcoming events

Tuesday & Wednesday 19 – 20 March Third Party Risk Management Conference Ecsponent CEO, Terence Gregory, is one of the presenters at this conference and will focus on the risks and mitigation strategies for supply chain management.   02 – 11 April Ecsponent’s national investors’ roadshow Save the date for our next national roadshow for…

Annuity better protected

A Retirement Annuity (RA) is a savings vehicle with unique features that will provide you with a regular income upon your retirement.   It is a private pension plan to save for retirement and is the biggest or the only investment for many people.   On March 1, new regulations will come into effect to…

Updates to the Group’s board committees

Ecsponent’s board is ultimately responsible for the Group’s performance and affairs, which includes protecting and enhancing the Group’s wealth and resources, timely and transparent reporting, and always acting in the best interest of the Group and its stakeholders.   The Group’s committees all meet independently but report directly to the Board and decisions taken by…

Investment in Zimbabwe – buy low, sell high

The world seems to be precariously balanced on the edge, with instability lurking in almost every region of the globe.   There is the de facto Cold War between Trump and Putin, uncertainty around Brexit leading UK nationals to hoard canned food items and the escalating trade and aid conflict between Washington and Beijing. Africa…

Ecsponent in the media

Sensible way of getting behind SMEs Niche financial services firm is enabling entrepreneurs in a manner that traditional banks can’t – or won’t – and actively contributing to SA’s economic goals. www.moneyweb.co.za/in-depth/ecsponent-group/sensible-way-of-getting-behind-smes/   How Ecsponent is embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution The Group takes direct, minority equity stakes in high-growth segments, favouring enterprises in niche…