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Offshore toolkit part 4: Beneficiary payments to foreign bank accounts after death

By Alix Moreillon on 20 Oct 2023

Reading time: 8 mins

As mentioned in Part 3 of our Offshore toolkit series, the Currency and Exchanges Manual for Authorised Dealers (“the Manual”) governs payments from South...

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Offshore toolkit part 3: The lowdown on living annuity income payments to foreign bank accounts

By Alix Moreillon on 20 Oct 2023

Reading time: 7 mins

The rules around the payment of proceeds from South African long-term insurance policies to foreign bank accounts can be confusing. Alix Moreillon, legal...

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Q&A: Allan Gray and Orbis investment update

By Saleem Sonday on 01 Dec 2022

Viewing time: 21 Mins

After an eventful year, many investors are feeling uncertain about how to position their portfolios to fare well in 2023. At the recent Allan Gray and Orbis...

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Who’s right – personal finance experts or economists?

By Earl Van Zyl on 16 Nov 2022

Reading time: 6 mins

When it comes to managing your wealth, there’s a yawning gap between what personal finance pundits advocate and what economists believe. Who should you liste...

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Get your affairs in order during National Wills Week

By Jaya Leibowitz on 09 Sep 2022

Reading time: 12 mins

It is difficult to confront our mortality, but the fact is that we are all going to die one day and leave our loved ones behind. As a result, it is important...

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What happens to your minor children when you die?

By Felicia Hlophe on 28 Jul 2022

Reading time: 11 mins

While undoubtedly the worst-case scenario to consider, as parents, we need to make sure our children’s needs are accounted for in the tragic event of our...

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How SARS has changed tax for annuitants

By Carrie Norden on 26 Apr 2022

Reading time: 11 mins

The South African Revenue Service recently changed the way tax is calculated for living annuitants. Carrie Norden discusses the rationale behind this change...

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Should rules of thumb be used to plan for retirement?

By Thandi Skade on 26 Apr 2022

Reading time: 9 mins

There are several rules of thumb that are referred to in investing. Many of them have become widely accepted standards for determining how much to save for...

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Should I invest 45% of my portfolio offshore?

By Earl Van Zyl on 26 Apr 2022

Reading time: 11 mins

In the February 2022 Budget speech, the National Treasury announced significant changes to the framework that governs how much of South African retirement...

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Should rules of thumb be used to plan for retirement?

By Thandi Skade on 26 Apr 2022

Reading time: 9 mins

There are several rules of thumb that are referred to in investing. Many of them have become widely accepted standards for determining how much to save for...

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Key questions to help you prepare for your retirement

By Daniel van Andel on 26 Mar 2021

Viewing time: 41 mins

Although we all have different circumstances, our objectives in retirement are often similar. We want the income we receive to be sustainable for life and to...

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Understand your total tax liability if you have multiple sources of income

By Carla Rossouw on 15 Jan 2021

Reading time: 7 mins

If you have multiple sources of income, you must ensure that the correct tax rate is being applied by your employer and/or annuity provider – or you could be...

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Limiting allocations to offshore assets for Allan Gray Living Annuity and Endowment accounts

By Tamryn Lamb on 18 Dec 2020

Reading time: 3 mins

We are temporarily limiting allocations to offshore assets for Allan Gray Living Annuity and Endowment accounts, effective 14:00 on Friday, 18 December 2020,...

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Divorce and your retirement savings

By Lebona Khabo on 24 Nov 2020

Reading time: 10 mins

Divorce can be a traumatic and life-altering experience with wide-ranging social and financial implications. Lebona Khabo discusses entitlement when it comes...

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How to manage your living annuity in uncertain times

By Shaun Duddy on 17 Jun 2020

Reading time: 8 mins

Presenting via Zoom webinar, Shaun Duddy discusses the “Rule Book” for managing your living annuity over the long term and interrogates whether these rules...

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Managing your living annuity in an uncertain world

By Earl Van Zyl on 02 Jun 2020

Reading time: 11 mins

In response to the dramatic impact that measures to contain COVID-19 have had on asset prices, National Treasury has announced temporary changes to living...

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Don't let your hard-earned savings go unclaimed

By Tim Molloy on 29 Jul 2019

Reading time: 7 mins

According to reports, more than R17bn lies potentially unclaimed in unit trusts and policies. Tim Molloy explains how you can ensure this doesn’t happen to...

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Is there any tax benefit in saving over the annual tax deductible amount towards retirement?

By Carrie Norden on 05 Feb 2019

Reading time: 9 mins

One of the key benefits of investing for retirement using a retirement fund is the generous tax deduction for contributions, subject to a maximum of 27.5% of...

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How to make your retirement savings last: Common myths debunked

By Shaun Duddy on 01 Jun 2018

Reading time: 4 mins

There are many risks that need to be overcome to ensure that retirement savings last, says Shaun Duddy, including longevity, inflation and investment risk. I...

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How to achieve a sustainable retirement income

By Shaun Duddy on 23 Nov 2017

Reading time: 8 mins

Shaun Duddy discusses how to meet and manage risks while drawing a stable income in retirement. He explains why investing at least 50% in growth assets is a...

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Retirement fund withdrawals and tax

By Carla Rossouw on 06 May 2014

Reading time: 4 mins

The 2014 National Budget introduced changes to the retirement tax table. From 1 March 2014, the tax-free amount members and beneficiaries can take as a lump...

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Make sustainability a priority when planning your retirement income

By Richard Carter on 29 Oct 2012

Reading time: 6 mins

Over the last 20 years pension funds have increasingly passed the responsibility for generating income after retirement on to retirees and insurers, rather...

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Planning for income post retirement

By Richard Carter on 30 Sep 2012

Reading time: 9 mins

If you are knocking at 60's door and fall into the small minority of South Africans who have saved enough to retire comfortably, you may be planning your...

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Living annuities for life

By Richard Carter on 31 Mar 2011

Reading time: 8 mins

Living annuities need to provide an income stream for life. This means that the asset allocation in your living annuity investment should be aimed both at...

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Capital Gains Tax and how it affects unit trust investors

By Rob Formby on 31 Mar 2010

Reading time: 8 mins

At Allan Gray, we focus on managing your investments. We acknowledge that there are important aspects of investing - such as tax on your investments - that a...

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