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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  • Snapshot May 2018
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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?
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    [VIDEO] Minister Pravin Gordhan - Reasons to be optimistic
    11 June 2018
    In this short video clip, Minister Pravin Gordhan summarises the key economic issues that South Africa needs to address and appeals to investors and all citizens to take part and hold government and businesses accountable. Read Article
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    A clear value proposition gives advisers the edge in an evolving retirement landscape
    9 June 2018
    The ticket to success for South Africa’s employee benefits consultants and independent financial advisers (IFAs) is to adapt to change while adding to their value offering to clients.
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    Ownership of production, not land, needed to tackle poverty and inequality
    5 June 2018
    According to Yanis Varoufakis, former finance minister of Greece, sensible market-related interventions coupled with smart redistribution of rights over factors of production could see South Africa triumph over poverty and inequality, creating a prosperous future for all its citizens.
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    A new dawn needs continued good investment decisions
    31 May 2018
    Investors need to be more vocal to prevent corporate capture – Pravin Gordhan at i3 Summit 2018.
  • Intelligence i3 Summit 2018
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    Investing for generations to come – i3 Summit 2018
    28 May 2018
    ‘A future to thrive in’ was the theme of the 2018 i3 Summit, hosted by Sanlam Investments and Glacier by Sanlam. More than 600 delegates attended the events and the agenda featured an exciting line-up of esteemed political figures and several investment specialists at the pinnacle of their careers, such as Minister Pravin Gordhan, former Greek Minister of Finance Yanis Varoufakis, political analyst Aubrey Matshiqi, fund manager Delphine Govender, blockchain advisory board member Monica Singer and AI specialist David Itzkovits. This was the fifth i3 Summit and it hosted experts in economics, politics and the investment industry - independent thinkers with a keen eye for future developments. Read on to find out what was covered at this year’s i3 Summit.