STEPHEN CRANSTON: Will these two marry?

Slowly but surely, Alexander Forbes is moving back into the Sanlam fold

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Coronation’s global picks

Many advisers and investors don't like the idea of an unconstrained unit trust

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Getting back together

Sanlam and Absa have had a cultural affinity for many years

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: If you panic, do it early

I don’t think long-term savers should invest in anything more conservative than a low equity fund

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Don’t raid the pensions

It is tempting to see retirement savings as a large pot that can be used to help either individuals or the state

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Beware the titans

Only Apple and Microsoft have remained in the top 10 since 2010

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Governance headaches at SA firms

We rather smugly assume that we have world-class corporate governance. But is that still true?

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Asset management in need of a shake-up

Maybe it is time for Old Mutual, and the other life offices, to exit asset management

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Does SA really need more investment awards?

The industry was beginning to look like a Satrix/Sygnia duopoly, but competition is starting to creep in

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Old Mutual stumbles into battle

With Moyo’s final departure, new CEO Iain Williamson has changed from the battleground to five ‘pillars’

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Quilter flourishing on its own

Unlike most SA financials, Quilter did not even have to debate paying a dividend

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Liberty’s fall and fall

Now with a market cap of barely R19bn, Liberty is not even large by mid-cap standards

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Treasury’s 12J blunder

12J funds have focused on areas such as hospitality, agriculture, energy, student accommodation and selected manufacturing

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: Financial advisers still only serve a tiny, top layer of the population

Hiring a financial planning firm that lacks investment expertise is like hiring an ad agency without a creative department

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: No guillotine this time

The state should prevent citizens from squandering their retirement savings

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STEPHEN CRANSTON: PSG — a house for the patient investor

The difference in rating between value and growth has not been higher in 30 years

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