Tag - fees

Sleepwalking to retirement

National Treasury recently released its latest paper on retirement reform entitled "Retirement reform: lowering charges and improving market conduct" in which it makes recommendations for default retirement options which will provide a reasonable retirement solution to those individuals who don't want to be actively engaged in their retirement...

High fees, poor disclosure plaguing SA investment industry

The recently published Morningstar Global Fund Investor Experience 2015 study, which analyses 25 countries that offer investment funds, highlights high fees, poor disclosure levels and advisers’ lack of fiduciary duty as some of the key issues plaguing South Africa’s investment industry. Overall, South Africa was awarded a C and remains below its...

The impact fees have on your living annuity returns

For most people, cost is a primary consideration in almost every purchase decision.  Except, it seems, when it comes to critical financial decisions, such as buying a savings or investment product. Many South African retirement investors therefore also overlook the fees on their living annuity, or rather, the impact these fees will have on the...

Prioritising your retirement savings in 2015

Steven Nathan, CEO of 10X Investments, tells us why saving more and spending less is one New Year’s resolution we should all be sticking to. Research suggests that most people have abandoned their New Year’s resolutions by the beginning of February. Spending less and saving more is high on the list of proposed lifestyle changes, but...