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Image gallery: Launch of the Transformation in South African asset management annual survey at the Nelson Mandela Foundation

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September 19, 2017|

Transformation in South African asset management annual survey now available

The theme of this year’s publication is industrialisation of the financial services sector and how to grow progressive and competitive financial institutions that contribute to structural change in the economy. We unpack the factors that contribute towards the lopsided topography of the sector and identify solutions to strengthen the virtuous cycle of inclusive economic growth.

In […]

September 5, 2017|

Black asset managers in South Africa grow in number but not in size

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27four survey reveals that B-BBEE asset managers now manage R416 billion of the South African savings and investments industry.

JOHANNESBURG: 16 August 2017 – Black asset managers have grown to 45 in number managing R416 billion of the South African savings and investments industry out of […]

August 16, 2017|

Few and far between

Women on boards remain the minority.

Over the last seven years there has been a slight increase in the number of board positions held by women in JSE-listed companies.

In fact it would seem that most women are being selected to round out diversity numbers, rather than for their capabilities as business leaders.

According to figures released by […]

August 10, 2017|

Social Security discussion – high-sounding rhetoric or subject for reform?

If the subject of social security is an emotive issue, then the politics of reforming it is undoubtedly a divisive one. As an ‘Opinionista’ for the Daily Maverick, Fatima Vawda say’s there is an urgent need for heightened focus on programme reform of the social security system in South Africa.

Continue reading on Daily Maverick. 

May 22, 2017|

Press release: Institute of Retirement Funds Africa and 27four National Transformation Workshops for Retirement Funds

The South African savings and investment industry represented by retirement funds in the main is under severe scrutiny by government and other key stakeholders for the slow pace of transformation within the sector. This is evident from the recent parliamentary hearings on Financial Sector Transformation and the hosting of the Financial Sector Summit at Nedlac […]

May 22, 2017|

Today’s Trustee: Battle for consensus

There’s a parliamentary inquiry into transformation of the financial sector. Sibongiseni Mbatha, president of the Association of Black Securities & Investment Professionals (ABSIP), puts under pressure the bigger established asset-management firms.

Read more in the March/May 2017 Today’s Trustee. 

March 6, 2017|

Moneyweb: ‘Keeping small businesses out of the value chain is anti-competitive’

Why is the asset management industry struggling to transform?

Patrick Cairns  |  19 September 2016 01:00

CAPE TOWN Since the first BEE.conomics survey on transformation in the South African asset management industry was conducted in 2009, the number of black asset managers in the country has grown by 193%. There are now […]

September 19, 2016|

BEE.conomics: Annual transformation in SA asset management survey 2016 | Now available

BEE.conomics presents an astounding and unique look at where we are today and beyond in transforming the South African asset management industry. Visit bee-conomics.com to uncover the findings of the 2016 survey.

Access previous surveys from 2009, exclusive monthly fund manager data, discover the products developed by the most innovative black management firms, gain access to […]

September 16, 2016|

Look out for the release of the Transformation in South African Asset Management Survey 2016

The eagerly awaited 2016 Transformation in Asset Management Survey will be released during September. 2016 marks our 8th year of publication of the survey. The survey is designed to provide industry stakeholders with unrivalled data and intelligence to measure the pace of transformation in South African asset management enabling asset owners to make informed allocation decisions. Here […]

August 23, 2016|