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Questions to ponder when choosing an umbrella fund

By Andrew Reid on 18 Jan 2024

Reading time: 6 mins

With the ability to leverage economies of scale to provide a cost-effective offering, umbrella funds have the potential to significantly transform the countr...

Insights categories - ESG

Navigating valuations and values since 1973

By Raine Adams and Nicole Hamman on 16 Nov 2023

Reading time: 15 mins

ESG analysts Raine Adams and Nicole Hamman describe what responsible investing means to us, and demonstrate how we use a strategy of environmental, social an...

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Can long-term investors afford to invest without considering ESG?

By Nshalati Hlungwane on 12 Jul 2023

Listening time: 50 mins

In conversation with Nshalati Hlungwane, a manager in the Institutional Clients team, ESG analyst Raine Adams and governance analyst Nicole Hamman separate t...

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Governance update: It pays off to focus on executive remuneration

By Nicole Hamman on 10 Aug 2022

Reading time: 14 mins

The landscape of executive remuneration continues to evolve and, as a result, we have refined our remuneration framework by developing a qualitative scorecar...

Insights categories - Personal investing

Contextualising retirement reforms in South Africa

By Jaya Leibowitz on 10 Mar 2022

Viewing time: 1 min

National Treasury has proposed retirement reforms aimed at enabling retirement savers to better balance short- and long-term needs and boosting the governanc...

Insights categories - Retirement

Navigating a changing retirement savings system

By Richard Carter on 10 Mar 2022

Viewing time: 1 min

The finer detail may remain unclear for the moment, but National Treasury’s proposed retirement reforms have largely been welcomed by the retirement savings...

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Executive remuneration in times of uncertainty

By Vuyo Mroxiso on 13 Apr 2021

Reading time: 9 mins

We believe that a company’s remuneration policy should aim to attract, reward and retain competent executives, while incentivising alignment between these...

Insights categories - ESG

Stewardship and Business Sustainability Reports

By Andrew Lapping on 31 Mar 2020

Reading time: 1 min

This is the fifth year that we have published our Stewardship Report, which outlines how we integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into...

Insights categories - Retirement

How often should employers review their umbrella fund provider?

By Nazia Kahlon on 08 Aug 2019

Reading time: 4 mins

The 2019 Sanlam Benchmark Survey found that one-third of employers using umbrella funds have never reviewed their provider, while less than half of responden...

Insights categories - Personal investing

How are companies governed?

By Nadia van der Merwe on 19 Apr 2018

Reading time: 7 mins

When you invest in equities – either directly or through a unit trust – you become the part-owner of the business. Nadia van der Merwe explains the role of a...

Insights categories - ESG

How to be a responsible investor

By Raine Adams on 19 Apr 2018

Reading time: 7 mins

Responsible investing has become a front-page issue in the last year as companies, investors and asset managers have had to respond to a number of ethical an...

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