Divorce and your retirement savings
Divorce and your retirement savings

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Investment Indicators | 29 March 2021
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R1 000 000 (3% commission)
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Clientéle Life (G 5.450% 5.350%
ABSA (L) 5.393% 5.372%
Assupol (G) 5.341% 5.308%
R1 000 000 (1.5% commission)
Company This week Last week
OUTvest (L) 6.200% 6.000%
Clientéle Life (G) 5.770% 5.670%
Momentum (L) 5.760% 5.570%
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R100 000
Company This week Last week
Cadiz 4.470% 4.450%
Allan Gray 4.150% 4.200%
Coronation 3.990% 3.430%
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Assisting your clients in choosing an affordable medical aid that meets their needs, requires a solid support system.

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Divorce and your retirement savings
Divorce is a traumatic and life-altering experience. More and more reports are showing a spike in the divorce rate. What are the implications of such a decision on a couple’s financial affairs?
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Important changes to Top 3 Rates in Moonstone Investment Indicators
We adjusted our Top 3 rates by not only publishing the 3% commission rate, but also the 1.5% rate, which allows advisers to show clients the positive impact of their “commission sacrifice”.
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Long-term insurance complaints - What does the Ombud require from insurers?
The Ombud recently provided a list of the minimum substantiating documents required from insurers when responding to a complaint. This can be of value to advisers when assisting clients.
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Countdown to POPIA compliance
With less than 100 days to the deadline for public and private bodies to ensure that the processing of personal information conforms to the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), the Information Regulator (IR) announced the prioritisation of certain processes in preparation for the full implementation and enforcement of POPIA on 1 July 2021.
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CPD requirements - Deadline approaching
The deadline for CPD compliance is in less than 70 days on 31 May 2021. Here are some possible solutions if you have not yet crossed the CPD finishing line.
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FAIS Compliance Officer: Moonstone Compliance. Moonstone Compliance is looking for an approved Compliance Officer. Duties will include risk identification and management, strategic and operational commentary, monitoring and administrative support functions to mitigate the risk of non-compliance with legislation and regulations. A non-negotiable requirement for this position is being an approved Category I Compliance Officer with the Financial Sector Conduct Authority with no supervision requirements.
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Wealth Managers: GTC national offices. GTC, one of South Africa’s leading advisory practices (formerly Grant Thornton Capital), has several vacancies for wealth managers. As a consequence of the counselling requirements of Section 36 of the Pension Funds Act, GTC is required to provide financial advice to numerous members on an ongoing basis. GTC seeks wealth managers to fulfil this advisory role. These positions are in each of the GTC offices around the country and accommodate financial planners with varying degrees of experience and expertise.
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Commercial Accounts Executive: Constellation Financial Services, Johannesburg. We are a young, dynamic, independent short-term insurance brokerage based in Johannesburg looking for experienced commercial sales professionals. If you are passionate, hardworking, and driven to succeed, you’re just what we are looking for. We require a minimum of 5 years short-term commercial insurance experience with 2 years commercial insurance sales and marketing experience.
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POPIA Specialist: Moonstone Compliance, Stellenbosch. We have a position for a POPIA Specialist. The successful candidate will be appointed as a specialist regarding regulatory compliance and risk management as it pertains to the POPI Act. They will be responsible for the development of a POPIA regulatory compliance service offering, and the building and maintenance of our POPIA client base.
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Student Acquisitions Administrator:Moonstone Business School of Excellence (MBSE), Stellenbosch. We are looking for a candidate who will be responsible for implementing the MBSE Sales Strategy for inbound sales activities, establish contact, develop, and maintain relationships. To qualify for this position you will need a Grade 12 certificate, Call Centre or tele service experience and must have the ability to interact with clients and communicate effectively.
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Never underestimate a woman

Husband’s Message (by cellphone):

Honey, a car hit me as I walked out of the office. Paula brought me to the Hospital.
They have been doing tests and taking X-rays.

The blow to my head was very strong, fortunately it seems that it did not cause any serious injury, but I have three broken ribs, a compound fracture in the left leg, and they may have to amputate the right foot.

Wife’s Response:

Who is Paula?

A Matter of Punctuation...

An English professor wrote the words,

"Woman without her man is nothing" on the blackboard and directed his students to punctuate it correctly.

The men wrote: "Woman, without her man, is nothing."

The women wrote: "Woman! Without her, man is nothing."

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