Associations

Farmers urged to use informed brokers

Farmers face myriad risks to their business, including the deadly combination of rising input costs and flat commodity prices. This means that now, more than ever, it is essential that farmers don’t overlook the importance…
Associations

President's Report: The first ten months

The IISA held its 42nd AGM on 21 October 2009. At the meeting, Nash Omar, IISA President, delivered a report on IISA’s activities and progress of the past year. IISA completed the 2008 with a…
Associations

Meeting the needs of the financially vulnerable

In 2008, delegates from the Financial Intermediaries Association of Southern Africa (FIA) attended a presentation by the Life Offices’ Association (LOA) – now incorporated into the newly-formed ASISA – which had published a survey that…
Associations

Alternatives: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow.

2009, so far, has been a much better place for the local alternative investments industry than a year ago. Market volatility has subsided somewhat, offering some opportunity to make up for the tumultuous period faced…
Associations

Life industry phases out S Reference System

The Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (ASISA) has imposed its last debarment ruling – referred to as S Reference ruling by the long-term insurance industry – on a financial adviser. The promulgation of…