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October 23, 2018

Glacier by Sanlam has announced the appointment of Francis Marais as Head of Glacier Research with effect from 1 October 2018.  Francis was previously a senior research and investment analyst at Glacier.

The Glacier Research team comprises highly qualified investment professionals who support the business by providing independent research on local and global collective investment funds, as well as ongoing research on a wide variety of investment-related topics.  The team’s Shopping List is a highly sought-after publication that assists financial intermediaries in making better investment decisi...

September 12, 2018

Glacier by Sanlam recently launched its first Artificial Intelligence fund – the Glacier AI Flexible Fund of Funds.  The fund targets CPI plus 5% over rolling three year periods and uses AI to diversify away human manager risk.

“This fund demonstrates our commitment to innovation,” says Leigh Köhler, Head of Glacier Research.  “By actively adapting to changing markets, the fund helps to materially improve the consistency of achieving investment goals with significantly reduced downside risk.”

The fund utilises an artificial intelligence machine-learning investment engine that dynamically alters...

June 19, 2018

Natashja Terblanche has been appointed Head of Client Services at Glacier by Sanlam with effect from 1 June 2018.  She will look after the whole of Client Services, including the Communication Centre, the Investment Administration team and the Operations team.

She was previously the Head of Operations at Glacier, and has worked in the financial services industry for over 24 years.  Natashja joined Sanlam in 1994 in a temporary position as a data-capturer, but very quickly was offered a permanent position as an administration consultant. By the age of 22 years old she led her first team.

While pe...

May 17, 2018

Your clients have enough reasons to deposit a percentage of their income into a savings plan that yields good returns. Their children’s higher or tertiary education fees; a financial boost to start a business or to purchase an investment property; or a product to complement their retirement savings. These are some pretty sound reasons for your client to start – and persevere – on the journey of long-term, high-earning savings. Nowadays, the three key elements around long-term savings are tax efficiency, discipline and patience. All are required for a successful investment plan. 

“Don’t touch!”...

May 4, 2018

We’ve all heard the saying, “It’s time in the market – not timing the market – that counts,” but what does this mean in practical terms and how does timing the market affect your investments?

Human emotions

Humans are emotional beings and we work hard to earn our money.  Naturally, volatile markets can cause panic, when we see the value of our investments falling. But this is not the time to panic or to make emotional decisions…or leave.

No-one can be certain about what markets will do in future or what returns will be like for various asset classes (property, equity, bonds and cash), but what on...

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