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 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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    Market review: January 2018
    anemptytextlline
    12 February 2018
    The year 2018 was off to a strong start with both the Nasdaq and S&P 500 closing at record highs several times during the month.
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    The balanced solution that’s far from passive
    anemptytextlline
    12 February 2018
    As investors we’re all looking for the same thing: a certain outcome and a smooth ride to that destination. On top of that, we also want maximum returns with minimum risk. Sounds impossible? Over the short term perhaps.
  • Raging Bull award
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    Sanlam on top of the interest game
    anemptytextlline
    1 February 2018
    Two Sanlam portfolio managers brought home awards for being top in their fund categories after the 22nd Raging Bull Awards ceremony held in Cape Town this week. The prestigious Raging Bull Awards ceremony recognises the top managers in the South African unit trust industry, measured on their long-term performance. The winners were the SIM Enhanced Yield Fund and the Sanlam Global Property Fund.
  • Sanlam Intelligence Snapshot December 2017
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    Market review: December 2017
    anemptytextlline
    15 January 2018
    December was another eventful month on the financial calendar and the year 2017 did not go down quietly. An important driver of global markets’ strong growth in recent months has been the expectation of the implementation of President Trump’s tax reform.
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    Events that moved the market 2017
    anemptytextlline
    9 January 2018
    Global markets have been on a canter since President Trump first promised the details around his proposed tax reform bill in February last year, despite US federal funds rate hikes and more signals of quantitative tightening in Europe. In contrast, South Africans experienced a tumultuous year with another Cabinet reshuffle in March and multiple credit downgrades of sovereign debt, as well as a brief technical recession in the first half of 2017. What else happened during 2017?
  • Wrap up
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    2017: Success in challenging times
    anemptytextlline
    15 December 2017
    While the year 2017 was challenging for most South Africans, we can also look back on a year of strong global growth and many rewards for the Sanlam Investments Retail business and for those investors who entrusted their savings to us.