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Fairheads Times March 2019

Fairheads Times March 2019

2018 was, to put it mildly, a difficult year for investment markets with over 90 percent of all asset classes recording negative returns for the period. Trade tensions between the United States and China, Brexit jitters,  Sovereign debt concerns in Italy and...

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Fairheads Times December 2018

Fairheads Times December 2018

Looking back on 2018, I believe it is a time for deep reflection on our society. What a year it has been, with a change of President, several changes of Finance Minister, and a few commissions of enquiry under way. The Nugent and Zondo commissions have been unearthing...

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Fairheads Times August 2018

Fairheads Times August 2018

As reported previously in Fairheads Times, Fairheads has launched two unclaimed benefit funds the Fairheads Unclaimed Benefit Preservation Pension Fund and the Fairheads Unclaimed Benefit Preservation Provident Fund. Fairheads has long been South Africa’s leading...

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Fairheads Times February 2018

Fairheads Times February 2018

The housing crisis in South Africa is a complex problem, inherited by this generation from our past and still unresolved. Ownership of property, setting roots to the land and a home to live in is fundamental to a strong, vibrant and stable society. Homeownership is,...

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Fairheads Times August 2017

Fairheads Times August 2017

Many years ago, as far back as the 1920s in fact, Fairheads Benefit Services operated as a trust company for predominantly wealthy families. Our core business was looking after inter-generational wealth, advising on estate planning and administering and investing the...

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Fairheads Times January 2017

Fairheads Times January 2017

According to the Financial Services Board, registered unclaimed benefit funds currently hold around R7.5 billion in assets on behalf of close to 1 million members. That’s around R7 500 per member that’s sitting in unclaimed funds, generating administration fees for...

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Fairheads Times November 2016

Fairheads Times November 2016

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to buy a financial services product knowing exactly what it will cost, and what it will do for you? It seems that many financial services professionals have made an art out of obfuscation, confusing the consumer to such an extent that...

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Fairheads Times June 2016

Fairheads Times June 2016

Each year we witness with hope new Grade One children, joining as with others before them, the 12-year journey to attaining a matric qualification. One of these pupils is Sinethemba, whose mother embraces the eternal African hope that this child will achieve and even...

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Fairheads Times January 2016

Fairheads Times January 2016

We kick off 2016 with an issue of Fairheads Times that brings together the major industry themes we addressed last year. Yvonne Mahlatji summarises these themes in the lead article as a way of reminding readers  that they are ongoing issues that Fairheads continues to...

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