Investment Outcomes

  • 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
    anemptytextlline
    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?
    anemptytextlline
    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
    anemptytextlline
    “Risk comes from not knowing that you're doing.” - Warren Buffet
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