Women’s financial literacy is key to economic empowerment and promoting gender equality

Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate the women who raise us, care for us and teach us. While this annual tradition involves thoughtful words and gifts, we often don’t truly appreciate everything mothers do. They don’t only provide comfort and support, but also usually shape their families’ financial culture, which is one of the…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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Ecsponent concludes a ZAR 700 million loan financing term sheet with Afreximbank

18 February 2019 Ecsponent concludes a ZAR 700 million loan financing term sheet with Afreximbank, transaction expected to close before June financial year end   Substantial move towards diversification of Ecsponent’s capital raising efforts; reducing reliance on retail funding Proceeds to bolster SME lending business Significant reduction in the Group’s weighted average cost of capital…

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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…

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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…

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