Ecsponent secures US$5 million in funding from Norsad Finance

July 20, 2018 – JSE-listed Ecsponent Limited (“Ecsponent”) announced that it has secured an international funding facility for US$5 million (R67-million) from Norsad Finance Limited (“Norsad”) at market-related terms. Ecsponent’s Investment Services business unit has raised R1.47 billion through its listed preference share programme between September 2014 and 31 March 2018. This capital has been…

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Ecsponent benefits from streamlined operations in interim results

Johannesburg – June 29, 2018 – African financial services group Ecsponent Limited (Ecsponent) today announced interim results for the 12-months ended 31 March 2018. The period was characterised by continued strong financial performance, as the Group looks to further expand and grow its business operations in line with its strategic focus. Key features The Group’s…

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Ecsponent expands equity holdings by investing in Shaka Sisulu’s Truth Digital group

Johannesburg, 19 June 2018 – JSE-listed, African financial services group, Ecsponent Limited, today announced its acquisition of 49% shareholding in Truth Digital Group (Pty) Ltd, a digital marketing group owned by entrepreneur and businessman Shaka Sisulu. Ecsponent CEO Terence Gregory said: “Truth Digital is a 100% black-owned digital media group, with an African growth agenda…

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What does Regulation 28 mean for my retirement savings?

Investors saving towards retirement, or anyone with a retirement annuity, will have seen and heard references to “Regulation 28.” This regulation is part of the Pension Funds Act. Its purpose is to protect individuals’ retirement savings through responsible fund management. These regulations aim to protect investors from poorly – or worse, recklessly – managed retirement…

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Ecsponent announces enhancements to its Equity Holdings portfolio in a series of transactions to the value of R740 million

23 May 2018 – Ecsponent Limited today announced a transaction that will expand its capability to stimulate the growth of South Africa’s small and medium enterprises (SME) sector. It is proposing an investment of up to R400 million into venture capital company (VCC), Capitis Equity Proprietary Limited (Capitis). The transaction is intended to be effective…

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Employee retirement benefits demystified – what employers must know

Different types of investments available to employers who wish to offer their staff retirement benefits What are employee benefits? Employee benefits are optional, non-financial compensation employers offer to staff in addition to their normal wages or salaries. These types of benefits may include group insurance (health, life, funeral etc.), disability income protection, retirement benefits, day-care,…

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