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  • 7 Aug 2015

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    Behavioural finance and its impact on retirement outcomes
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    Behavioural finance is a new area of financial research that explores the psychological factors affecting investment decisions. The fundamental basis of behavioural finance is that investors are not rational, they are prone to cognitive and behavioural biases. These psychological factors affect investment decisions, distorting information and causing investors to reach incorrect conclusions even if the information is correct. Whether we are active members, pension fund trustees or asset consultants, we are all prone to the same biases and decision-making foibles, says Andrew Rumbelow, Segment Head: Institutional Business at Sanlam Investments.
  • 12 Aug 2015

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    Boosting retirement outomes in a low-return environment
    anemptytextlline
    It has been well documented that the average retiree has not saved enough to maintain his/her lifestyle after retirement, and many will exhaust their funds altogether.
  • 12 Aug 2015

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    Longevity and retirement…60 is the new 40
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    One of the most significant market trends across the globe is the continuing increase in human longevity.
  • 12 Aug 2015

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    How Much Will Be Enough?
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    With the switch from defined benefit to defined contribution funds, the responsibility falls on retirement fund members to ensure they save enough money to provide a decent income for themselves in retirement.
  • 12 Aug 2015

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    Managing members’ investment return expectations
    anemptytextlline
    Retirement fund members are often split between two extremes – the ‘dreamers’ and the ‘market timers’.
  • 12 Aug 2015

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    Risk and volatility explained
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    “Risk comes from not knowing that you're doing.” - Warren Buffet
  • 12 Aug 2015

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    Phased Retirement Will ‘Revolutionise Retirement Planning’
    anemptytextlline
    The introduction of phased retirement in the 2014 Taxation Laws Amendment Act was excellent news for retirement fund members. When we called for these regulatory changes early in 2014, we did not expect the Government to respond so quickly.
  • 12 Aug 2015

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    10 things to consider to ensure a carefree retirement
    anemptytextlline
    Retirement is often referred to as the “golden years”. These days, the golden years have become longer – statistics show that on average, men aged 60 will live for another 18 years while women aged 60 are likely to live another 21 years.
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