Sanlam Intelligence

Welcome to Sanlam Intelligence. This is your portal to the latest news on a variety of topics that feature prominently in a financial adviser’s life. We provide you with up-to-date market commentary, making sure that you always have your finger on the pulse of the latest events that moved the market and are able to give your clients prompt feedback on how these events can affect their portfolios. Sanlam Intelligence also provides you with the latest information on our core solutions, empowering you to speak with authority on the solutions you chose to implement in your client’s financial plan. We are here to provide you with insights into the markets, the economy, and ever-changing investment legislation. We hope you enjoy the read.

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    Events that moved the market Q2 2018
    17 July 2018
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    Will the South African precariat drive our new dawn?
    11 July 2018
    ‘History is a timeless repetition of error, folly and correction,’ said Aubrey Matshiqi, presenting at the fifth annual i3 Summit, hosted jointly by Sanlam Investments and Glacier by Sanlam. Aubrey is a Financial Mail rated political analyst and one of South Africa's most in-demand speakers on the subject of the state of the nation.
  • Snapshot June 2018
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    Market snapshot: June 2018
    10 July 2018
    The US trade war threatens to spread, reducing investor confidence while the Eurozone enjoys newfound stability.
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    AI – investment manager with machine vs investment manager without
    25 June 2018
    David Itzkovits, CEO of Sanlam Global Investment Solutions, presented at the fifth annual i3 Summit in Cape Town and Johannesburg last month. David defines AI as the use of computers to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, including activities such as speech recognition, visual perception and problem solving.
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    Forget bitcoin; blockchain will usher in a new world order
    19 June 2018
    Future technology giants will build applications entirely on the blockchain infrastructure.
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    Market review: May 2018
    15 June 2018
    The US economy continues to steer towards 2% inflation as the trade war temporarily ceases. Following the local and international displeasure voiced over the hikes in American trade tariffs, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced a consensus has been reached with China to reduce trade tariffs. This helped the Fed maintain the federal funds target rate at 1.5-1.75%. However, oil prices are surging in the wake of Trump removing the US from the Iran nuclear deal. What else happened during the month of May?