Sanlam Intelligence

As a professional financial adviser, you have your clients’ best interests at heart. You want to make sure your advice includes solutions that are appropriate and deliver the results your clients expect. While investment principles are timeless, markets are in constant flux. It’s in times of great uncertainty that clients contact you more frequently for reassurance. To make your life easier and help you manage these queries proactively, we provide you with insights into the markets, the economy, and ever-changing investment legislation.

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    Investing offshore just became a lot easier
    anemptytextlline
    25 August 2016
    The past year’s dive-and-revive manoeuvre of the rand against the dollar has once again shifted the focus to the importance of appropriate offshore investments. It’s during times of currency volatility that the timing of going offshore becomes the focus point among investors. But at Sanlam Investments we instead focus on giving clients the right type of offshore investment and less on trying to time the transaction, as the case for going offshore is supported by several other factors other than the antics of our currency.
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    Market update: July 2016
    anemptytextlline
    10 August 2016
    The outlook for the South African economy remained glum during the month of July. The most worrying data came from the SA Reserve Bank (SARB), as it revised its growth forecast for 2016 down to 0%.
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    Why we’ll probably be OK - Eusebius McKaiser
    anemptytextlline
    1 August 2016
    ‘Yes, our democracy is facing very serious challenges. But we will probably be OK,’ was the view of political commentator Eusebius McKaiser at the 2016 i3 Summit hosted by Sanlam Investments and Glacier by Sanlam. ‘Provided we do a certain number of things to entrench our fledgling democracy and the institutions needed to sustain it.’
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    Delay in RDR implementation
    anemptytextlline
    21 July 2016
    The Financial Services Board (FSB) has announced a delay in the RDR Phase I timelines originally communicated in November 2015.
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    Market Update: June 2016
    anemptytextlline
    20 July 2016
    Tough business conditions continued during June. SA business confidence fell to a new all-time low, hurt by poor performances in sectors such as manufacturing and retail. Still, SA narrowly avoided a downgrade to junk status by Standard & Poor's, but the agency maintained its negative outlook. Days later data showed that SA GDP contracted by an annualised 1.2% in the first quarter of 2016, keeping the country tip-toeing in front of ratings agencies.
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    Events That Moved The Market - Q2 2016
    anemptytextlline
    14 July 2016
    From Panama papers & SA inflation, to Brexit and downgrades - What else affected the markets this quarter?