Industry Directory (A-Z)

This page is dedicated to listing organisations / companies in the retirement industry and related services. The cost for listing is R 5,775 plus VAT for a full 12 month cycle. To apply for listing in this directory, please click the button below.

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AgendaWorx

10 February 2020

AgendaWorx is an innovative tool to manage your board meetings and keep track of and assign tasks to attendees.

 

It is easy to use for both secretaries and meeting attendees, allowing for public and private comments, notifications on action items, tasking team members and prioritisation. Attendees are able to perform tasks such as uploading private documents and maintaining their personal profiles.

AgendaWorx saves you time, money and makes you wildly efficient.

 

It’s an easy-to-use, powerful and secure tool, AgendaWorx can be used anytime, anywhere. AgendaWorx allows you to share and work on your online board packs with ease of use and speed!

Ashburton Investments

30 August 2019

Ashburton Investments is the FirstRand Group’s investment management business. We place our clients at the center of our thinking to grow and protect their money.

Despite market uncertainties, our focus on managing risk and volatility, as well as access to a wide range of sources of return, enables us to generate sustainable risk adjusted returns for our clients.

By tapping into the skills and capabilities of the broader FirstRand Group in both South Africa By tapping into the skills and capabilities of the broader FirstRand Group in both South Africa and international markets, we bring a broad range of traditional and alternative investment opportunities to investors. One such fund, the Ashburton Africa Equity Opportunities Fund provides access to a world of investment opportunities in Africa, and is designed for investors wishing to participate in capital markets with a medium to long term investment horizon.

Batseta

5 April 2019

Batseta (a word in Sepedi meaning “Council of Elders”) is a leading industry body which contributes actively towards the advancement of the retirement fund industry through engaging with appropriate authorities and stakeholders.

 

The organisation undertakes interventions that ensure that the regulatory environment is conducive to foster a culture of retirement savings and that retirement funds are active owners of the assets in their care.

 

Batseta aims to contribute towards the personal development and growth of its members in order to provide services of high quality in the interest of retirement fund members and beneficiaries.

 

The organisation promotes a culture of organisational effectiveness, with capable people performing the right work with clearly defined role accountabilities and relationships through a “fit for purpose” structure.

 

Batseta promotes transparency, cooperation and collaboration as well as the highest ethical and governance standards for retirement funds and their fiduciaries.

Colourfield

3 February 2020

Colourfield Liability Solutions (Pty) Ltd (“Colourfield”) is dedicated to providing cost effective and innovative liability-centric management solutions to its clients. We are South Africa’s first dedicated and leading “liability driven” investment management business.

 

Liability driven investing (“LDI”) is an asset management strategy dedicated to considering both sides of a institution’s balance sheet (i.e. both assets and liabilities) and monitoring how the assets perform relative to their unique liability based benchmark.

 

We are an independent organisation and have an established and successful track record of mitigating the key risks associated with various types of liability streams.

 

Contact person: Costa Economou

Email address: costa@colourfield.co.za

Telephone number: +27 (0) 11 994 5027

EBS Africa Portfolio Administration

21 September 2020

Investment Administration of Specialised Portfolios for Retirement Funds, Administrators, Institutional Clients and   Consultants

EBS Africa’s Portfolio Administration Services supports Free Standing Retirement Funds, Institutional Clients, Retirement Fund Administrators and Asset Consultants by providing a simple, fully automated and highly efficient Portfolio Administration Service in support of bespoke and generic investment portfolios.

EBS Africa provides a comprehensive portfolio administration service for all multi asset funds including Segregated Funds, Fund of Funds and Multi Class Funds. The service includes:

  • Unitisation

  • NAV/Unit Pricing

  • NAV Control

  • Fund Valuations

  • Cash Allocation and Rebalancing

  • Data Management

  • Reconciliations (Asset/Liability)

  • Look through reporting to stakeholders including SARB and Reg 28 reporting

  • Consolidations 

  • Investment Accounting Services

 

 

 

Contact us

25 Superior Road, Halfway House Estate, Midrand, Gauteng 

(T) +27 (21) 702 9300

Efficient Benefit Consulting

9 April 2020

Efficient Benefit Consulting is a specialist independent employee benefit consulting company that focuses on providing customised, value-added retirement fund solutions to members, employers and boards of trustees.  Efficient Benefit Consulting is a subsidiary of The Efficient Group, an integrated JSE-listed financial services company, and is an approved Financial Services Provider (FSP).

Efficient Benefit Consulting provides independent support and advice to clients in the ever-changing retirement fund industry. We are committed to assist trustees and management committees with managing their retirement fund, to achieve their goals and attend to members’ pre- and post-retirement needs.

We have a national footprint and offer the following services:

  • Retirement fund consulting

  • Group risk consulting

  • Asset consulting

  • Manage Section 14 transfers

  • Legal and technical support

  • Fund and member investment analysis 

  • Independent principal officer duties

  • Trustee training

  • Retirement fund counsellor

  • Member education workshops

  • Employee benefit induction program to employees

  • Member exit services

  • HR employee benefit training

 

We spend most of our time finding new and innovative value-add solutions and take pleasure in the enhanced savings we enable. Our consultants have various industry related and formal higher education qualifications.

Fairheads Benefit Services

17 March 2020

Fairheads Benefit Services is Southern Africa’s leading independent administrator for products and services in the retirement fund and fiduciary industries. 

The administration of beneficiary funds and umbrella trusts has been Fairheads’ core business for more than two decades and we have evolved to include unclaimed benefits, a legacy umbrella trust product and pension-backed lending.

Our fiduciary heritage dates back to 1925 as one of the first trust companies in South Africa. Fairheads participated in the pioneering of umbrella trusts in the 1980’s  and later played a major role in bringing beneficiary funds into being in 2009. Clients can ask us to administer their own beneficiary funds, or they can choose to participate in our proprietary funds.

Thousands of dependants, many of them vulnerable minors, depend on us for the safe management of funds left to them by loved ones. In this way we make a valuable contribution to the education, maintenance, advancement and well-being of children all over Southern Africa. We never lose sight of this responsibility.

The Fairheads brand has been developed through a steadfast commitment to integrity, professionalism and service excellence.

Our Value Statement

We act respectfully, doing the right thing for the right reason to ensure our clients are safe with us.

ICTS

1 January 2020

Investment Consulting and Trustee Services (ICTS) is a niche financial services company providing independent support services to administrators, consultants and trustees/ Manco's in the retirement fund industry. 

Established in 1995, we have developed long term partnerships with our clients, built on trust and consistent delivery.

ICTS has been acknowledged by trustees, Principal Officers and service providers in the industry for our contributions in education, tracing and technology.

Importantly, ICTS is independent and unaffiliated to any service providers, funds or industry organisations.

We specialise in:

  • Trustee and member education

  • Death Benefit Consulting

  • Specialist Communication Services

  • Independent Trustee Services

  • Legal Services via ICTS Legal

  • Tracing Services via ICTS Tracing

We have a rigid process in place to ensure proper governance and compliance. 

High levels of security protocols are in place to ensure maximum controls.

 

Disaster recovery processes are in place to ensure business continuity. 

inSite Innovative Education Solutions

10 February 2020

inSite Education is your all-in-one consultant for multi-platform member communication and marketing campaigns.  

Want to say something? At inSite, we help you say it! Whether to clients, employees, colleagues or an industry; whether online, with posters, slides, videos, apps, SMS, email or anything you can imagine... whether you know how to say it or not: we are there to solve all your communication challenges and have fun whilst we are at it.

We write, design, print, email, SMS and develop anything that you need to get your message across. You name it, we do it. Our goal is to help you really reach people with your campaigns. So that they actually listen and understand. No matter what the subject or medium, we can create a marketing or communication campaign that works for you and your audience.

Concerned your message is too complicated? Not to worry! At inSite we specialise in helping you break down complicated content into easily understandable messages. And we make it interesting and entertaining too. 

At inSite, we live and breathe innovation. Let us find creative methods to help you reach your target market. 

Contact inSite today and let's see how we can get your message across.

JUST

17 January 2020

Just is a retirement income specialist who focuses on addressing the widespread, recognised problem of people outliving their assets in retirement. We rethink retirement, offering an innovative range of income options that allow retirees to select an income structure that meets their needs.

 

Just’s lifetime income is a post-retirement monthly payment that provides a guaranteed and stable income in retirement. The income will never decrease no matter what happens to investment markets or how long you live. The annual increase in income depends on the income option selected.

 

Our products include:

  • Just Lifetime Income

  • Just Fixed Increase Income

  • Just Structured Endowment

 

An adapted form of Just Lifetime Income is also available as an asset class in a living annuity.

One-size-fits-all retirement income products don’t suit everyone. We know from research that many retirees would prefer to receive a guaranteed income for life rather than risk depleting their retirement savings, especially in a low return environment. Investment tools are very effective in managing investment risk, but longevity risk requires a different tool, one that allows individuals to pool and share risk. Insurance tools were designed to do exactly this.

We believe that individual circumstances, including lifestyle and existing health conditions, should be taken into account when developing a retirement solution, and so all our lifetime income options are offered as enhanced annuities -- a guaranteed monthly income that could pay more based on certain health and lifestyle factors, such as a chronic illness, or smoking.

Megatech Systems

17 July 2018

Megatech…

has been supplying systems and services to the Employee Benefits industry for more than 20 years and is one of the leading software development houses in the field.

 

Com_Pen @ Work…

is a fully integrated Retirement Fund Administration solution that can manage any kind of Pension, Provident, Retirement Annuity, Living Annuity, Life Assurance, Funeral Benefit or Investment fund and currently manages more than 2 million members and pensioners in a wide variety of organizations across Africa.

 

Partnerships…

Megatech is in the business of building partnerships with its clients by providing cost effective and reliable solutions that are backed up by a team of experts in the field of software development, system implementation as well as on-going maintenance, training and support.

Mergence Investment Managers

15 April 2020

Mergence Investment Managers is an independent South African investment manager founded in 2004. The long-term objective and strategy is to build a truly African financial services company that provides world-class tailored investment and financial solutions whilst creating shared value. Our investment capability spans all listed asset classes, as well as private equity, private debt, infrastructure & development, and impact investments. Our clients are largely institutional, with a growing offering for individual investors.

​Mergence pioneered impact investing in South Africa with a strong track record since 2010. Guided by the aims of the National Development Plan, the Mergence Infrastructure and Development | Debt Fund was our first impact fund and invests in a variety of areas including SME financing, education, housing, energy and transportation and obtained a GIIRS gold rating in 2015.​

 

​In addition to the specialised focus of the Mergence ESG Equity Fund, we incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into our investment process. We encourage the companies we invest in to strike a balance between profits and being socially responsible, and to actively manage the environmental impact while maintaining high levels of corporate governance standards.

 

​We have offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Windhoek, Maseru and Mbabane.

Motswedi

1 January 2020

Founded in 2019, Motswedi is an independent asset manager research business focusing on the South African investment management industry with specialisation in transformation initiatives. We are the industry leader in providing insight and access to the new generation of emerging asset managers in South Africa. We encourage the development of a more diverse industry that can contribute towards economic growth.​

 

As an asset management research business, we have a core competence in the understanding of and in-depth research of emerging asset managers. We offer a full-suite of investment manager research, implemented consulting solutions and off-the-shelf empowered multi-managed investment products. We engage clients in one of a combination of the following ways. 

 

  • Research - Manager research | Intense due-diligence | Industry insights

  • Strategic Consulting - Product development | Manager selection | Manager monitoring

  • Fund Management - Portfolio design | Portfolio construction | Portfolio management

Our vision is to create a financial services company which services both institutional and retail clients to better access high quality and exceptionally researched emerging asset managers. Our higher purpose is premised on “Reshaping the South African Asset Management industry” by promoting transformation, gender equality, skills development and stimulating economic growth through supporting and investing with transformed asset management companies.

NieuMan Chartered Accountants

17 January 2020

NieuMan is an experienced small-sized audit firm that specialises in the Retirement Fund Industry.

 

Our overriding philosophy is to provide a quality, value-for-money service that includes partner level involvement throughout the process, reflecting the importance we attach to delivering a personalised and professional service.

 

Our clients can be assured of our undivided attention at all times and we believe in building relationships with our clients and their administrators to establish an open communication channel and creating synergies in our audit approach.

Our team comes with a wealth of Retirement Fund knowledge and in totality, has over 25 years’ experience in auditing of which 19 years was spent specialising in Retirement Fund audits.

 

Our client portfolio includes various administrators’ funds, where we have developed well established processes ensuring an audit that is tailored to meet reporting deadlines.

Boards need to take comfort from the work done by their auditors and we believe that our approach to retirement fund audits, our tools and the way in which we can strategically deliver our skills as well as our commitment to quality and ethical values, provide us with a niche advantage to meet their requirements.

Old Mutual Investment Group

21 January 2020

As invested as you are

We are a leading African investment manager with more than R570 billion in assets under management. Our focus is on delivering market-beating returns for our clients, being responsible stewards of the assets we manage, and benefiting the communities in which we invest.

Our multi-boutique structure ensures that the interests of our investment professionals are aligned with those of their customers because our investment professionals and boutique heads own equity in their business and invest their money in the portfolios they manage. They are also 100% focused on investing because they are supported by legal, risk, compliance, and other business operational services.

A comprehensive range of listed and unlisted investments

 

We offer the full range of listed and unlisted assets, including equity, multi-asset class, fixed-income, and index-tracking investments, as well as alternative assets such as property, private equity, infrastructure, and impact investments.

PSG Wealth

10 July 2020

We offer a comprehensive wealth management offering, designed to meet your needs as an individual, family or business. You can trade directly in shares and other securities, or invest in unit trusts. We also offer a comprehensive estate planning and fiduciary service, including local and offshore trusts and the administration of deceased estates. For businesses, we offer a full suite of employee benefits and bespoke multi-managed investment solutions.

We offer a broad range of employee benefits to corporates, institutions and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMMEs). We can help you to make healthcare, retirement or risk benefits available to your staff, and can also help you to invest your business capital. We offer these benefits individually, or in combination.

We have a diverse employer client base and extensive group benefits and corporate investment experience. We also enjoy established relationships with all major product and service providers, but maintain our independence and hold no exclusivity agreements. This leaves us equipped to provide you with customised, best of breed business solutions.

Quantum Wealth Management

31 January 2020

Quantum Wealth Management (Pty) Limited is an authorised Financial Services Provider that offers a range of actively managed investment solutions to meet clients’ unique risk and return objectives. To increase your capital, we make every effort to deliver inflation-beating returns over three and five year periods. Our range of solutions offers everything you will need. We believe in sustainable and consistent returns, trust in our experience, disciplined processes and personal relationships.

WHY US?

  • Sustainable Returns - Active asset allocation, manager selection and risk management are the key drivers to our investment philosophy.

  • Experience - With years of experience you can trust that we make the right choices for you, our team approach also makes us better at what we do.

  • Client Relationships - To us, you are very important. That is why we go the extra mile to make sure that you are satisfied.

 

OUR SERVICES

  • Fund Range – Our multi-managed fund range, managed in partnership with Novare Investments, has been designed to meet the needs of a variety of clients.

  • Financial Planning - Our qualified and experienced financial advisors assist individuals in the attainment of the critical financial goals of wealth creation and retirement planning.

  • Private Share Portfolios - Our portfolios are actively managed to take advantage of investment opportunities in the economic environment.

  • Employee Benefits - Quantum Employee Benefits (QEB) renders customised and professional consultation services to clients.

Sanlam Corporate

17 January 2020

At Sanlam Corporate, we know that we live in a world that is constantly changing and that the ability to weather difficult times or take advantage of opportunities that arise can be the difference between success and failure, for institutions and individuals.

Which is why we aim to partner with you to craft a transparent, meaningful and professional relationship that delivers robust, relevant and responsive solutions that enable your financial resilience.

 

Realised through an integrated Sanlam Corporate experience that ensures that the individuals as well as the institutions you are responsible for are financially prepared for both the expected and the unexpected.

We partner with you to enable financial resilience.

Our services:

  • Retirement Fund Solutions

  • ​Investments

  • Healthcare

  • Risk Insurance

  • FinTech Platforms

  • Consulting and Advice​

Visit our website for more details...

Sasfin Asset Managers

20 April 2020

Sasfin Asset Managers is no ordinary boutique asset manager. We are called “boutique” for a reason - we are smaller, more personal, independent and highly protective of the preservation and growth of our clients’ capital. In addition, we benefit from being part of the broader Sasfin Group, a bank-controlling company that listed on the JSE in 1987, and whose roots can be traced back to 1890. Since its founding in 2002, Sasfin Asset Managers has garnered a reputation as one of South Africa’s leading boutique Asset Managers. Our diverse offering has grown to incorporate a range of equity, income and multi-asset class funds designed to suit the needs of our discerning retail and institutional client base. 
 
Our investment team includes some of South Africa’s most highly-regarded Fund Managers, several of whom have managed large-scale institutional money for decades. This ability to attract top talent has also ensured that the meticulous research produced by our in-house team, coupled by close partnerships with leading global research houses, is always of the highest calibre.
 
We understand the importance of lasting and sustainable legacies, and we pride ourselves in the long-term partnerships we create with the individuals and institutions we serve. To this end, our priority is foremost to protect and preserve our clients’ capital, while remaining accessible.

Seshego Benefit Consulting

31 December 2019

Seshego Benefit Consulting and Seshego Consulting specialises in providing benefit and investment advice to companies or their retirement fund trustees.

Established in 2005, a team of specialist corporate benefits consultants with extensive industry experience and standing, provide a comprehensive understanding of pertinent issues to allow for informed decision-making. Seshego’s delivery of professional strategic consulting services is built on the philosophy of providing unbiased advice. This consulting approach allows Seshego consultants to objectively advise (i.e. critically assess the situation and best options), including the service delivery levels of other service providers.

We have a well-tested approach to delivering our service, training consultants and managing operational matters for of our clients; including performance of service providers.

Our service covers a wide range of activities including investment, benefit structure, regulatory and compliance, as well as risk consulting inputs, but the key aspect is that our approach recognises each client’s issues and requirements so that solutions are appropriate and that the employee benefits arrangements provide contribute to the company’s benefits and remuneration strategies, whilst complying with relevant legislation. To do this our independence from product providers and our “consulting” approach is critical.

Sukha & Associates

24 June 2020

S&A is a black-owned, owner-managed, award-winning, and independent asset consulting company that focuses on providing high-quality investment advice, which includes actuarial and risk management aspects of investments. We offer a dedicated and tailored service to institutional clients and are known for our solid performance and risk management track record. The business was founded in February 2011 by Shainal Sukha and is a Level 1 B-BBEE contributor. The company is based in Cape Town and currently consults to more than R42 billion of assets.


S&A is the first black-owned asset consulting company to have become a signatory to the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investing. We have actively promoted a more responsible investment approach within our own business, the asset consulting industry and within our clients’ investment strategies. Our firm has built a strong reputation for ethics, integrity, and independence, which is why it has earned the trust of quality clients.


We are passionate about impact investing having seeded at least 3 blended finance funds on behalf of clients. We have experience in alternative asset classes including hedge funds, private equity and private debt.

Alexander forbes

24 April 2020

The leading retirement funds consulting and administration provider and corporate health consulting business in South Africa.

 

Three main divisions:

 

Institutional cluster: Largest provider of retirement fund administration, actuarial and consulting services in South Africa

 

Retail cluster: Focused on providing comprehensive financial and wealth advice and solutions to individuals

 

Health cluster: Provides medical scheme and health-related consulting and actuarial services to corporate and individual clients and medical scheme trustees. Consulting to corporates, including the management and assessment of, ill health, incapacity and disability cases as well as employee wellness programmes.

ASI Financial Services

28 February 2020

ASI Financial Services is a B-BBEE Level 1 contributor in terms of the Generic Financial Sector Code Scorecard.

 

We are proud to be the fastest growing independent financial advisory consultancy on the continent – advising in over 20 African countries and providing support to companies with over R42 billion in annual premium income and assets. Using global standards, we partner with several international companies.

 

Easier, faster and with precision.

 

With this in mind, our actuarial based platforms offer integration and efficiencies which reduces costs and improves outcomes. Return on Investment is the pulse of our work. And people are at our heart.

BrightRock

14 June 2019

BrightRock is the provider of the first-ever needs-matched life insurance, and the fastest-growing insurer in the individual intermediated risk market. We now offer group risk schemes the same needs-matched approach and market-leading benefits, like:

Industry-first, objective clinical criteria for temporary and permanent disability so members can qualify for pay-out on diagnosis of listed conditions. No vague, subjective occupation-based criteria.

No annual reassessments of permanent disability claims.

Trauma IQ – market-first cover for traumatic events and accidents.

Claim-stage choice between recurring and lump-sum pay-out (or combination) for permanent disability and death claims.

Members can double cover free of underwriting (up to free cover limit) and convert group to individual policy when they leave the scheme.

Cover priced to match the financial exposure of each employee allowing schemes to buy up to 30% more cover for the same premium.

 

Through our unique approach, we provide cost-efficient cover that truly meets members’ needs and provides greater certainty and flexibility – now and in the future. 

Coronation

15 January 2020

Coronation was founded in Cape Town in 1993 by a group of investment professionals who left an established institution to start a dedicated fund management business. With zero assets and zero clients, their objective was to build a world-class, investment-led and independent fund manager. Today, Coronation is 25% employee-owned and a leading brand in the South African investment industry, solely focused on asset management. An active manager with a long-term valuation-driven investment approach, Coronation has a track record of delivering superior long-term returns to clients over the past two decades.

 

Our investment expertise extends across asset classes and geographies, with our longest-running strategies focused on specialist equity and multi-asset portfolios in global emerging and frontier markets. We operate as an integrated global team headquartered in Cape Town, and also have offices in London, Dublin, Johannesburg, Durban, Pretoria and Namibia.

 

We believe we are one of the largest and most successful managers of institutional and retail assets in southern Africa and offer both segregated and pooled investment vehicles. Our clients include pension and provident funds, medical schemes, unit trusts, banks, insurers and other fund managers. We also manage assets for a growing number of international retirement funds, endowments and family offices.

EBS Africa Retirement Fund Admin

21 September 2020

Independent Retirement Fund Administration Services Provider.

EBS Africa, a subsidiary of the EBS International group of companies, is a registered Section13(B) Retirement Fund Administrator established exclusively to perform independent, transparent, efficient, flexible and robust administration services to the South African and African market. 
EBS Africa’s administration services extend to freestanding and umbrella funds and include its own registered Cornerstone Umbrella Funds. 
 
In its provisioning of administration services to retirement funds EBS Africa operates completely independently of Asset Managers and Insurers.

​EBS Africa makes use of the world’s leading fund administration platform. This modern integrated platform is devoid of legacy hangovers and tailored completely to the South African market.

 

The platform has been used over the last 15 years to successfully administer some of South Africa’s largest Retirement Funds and to deliver technology solutions to complex environments where service delivery is an absolute prerequisite. 

Contact us 
25 Superior Road, Halfway House Estate, Midrand, Gauteng  
(T) +27 (21) 702 9300

ElectionWorx

10 February 2020

ElectionWorx is a world-class online, SMS and smartphone election tool.

 

An easy-to-use, powerful and secure election tool that can be used anywhere, anytime: ElectionWorx allows you to set up and run your election with ease and speed, no matter how big or small!


It is easy to use for both the administrator as well as the people who nominate and cast votes.

The ElectionWorx system does not limit the number of people who can nominate or vote at any one time.

ElectionWorx saves you time and money and makes you wildly efficient.

 

  • Run your entire election online.

  • Upload an information document about your election.

  • Vote from any device, any platform.

  • Specify the number of times any one person may nominate or vote.

  • Load CVs of nominees before you open voting.

  • Audit your results to ensure the fidelity of all processes.

  • Upload a list of everyone who will be able to nominate and vote.

  • POPI compliant.

 

ElectionWorx was developed with security and confidentiality in mind: it is hosted in a secure environment and all information is encrypted.

Join the growing list of our completely satisfied election clients.  Contact us today and step into the future with green, great elections.

Global Investment Reporting

31 January 2020

REGULATION 28 and SARB Reporting Services – ISAE3402 Audit Certified

 

As the requirement for transparency and accuracy increases, retirement funds are being challenged to provide higher levels of assurance to Regulators that their members retirement savings are safe and protected.

 

Global Investment Reporting (GIR) provides comprehensive Regulation 28 and SARB reporting for retirement funds in South Africa and Namibia. Our process is audited quarterly using the international standard ISAE3402 for service providers.

 

GIR assists retirement funds with complete regulatory reports (Schedule IA, Schedule IB, Non-compliance and SARB D427) as well as Investment Policy Statement (IPS), fund manager mandates, product level and member level reporting. We apply the full look-through principle on all funds and account for derivative effective exposures.

 

Our range of services also extends to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting, Shareholder Proxy Voting and investment risk reporting for retirement funds.

 

For an obligation free consultation and fund evaluation please contact:

 

Laven Chetty, CEO | (010) 595 1010 | Lchetty@girsa.co.za | www.girsa.co.za

ICTS Tracing Services

1 January 2020

ICTS Tracing Services is a multi-award winning tracing services company that provides services to administrators, life offices, consultants and trustees of retirement funds. 

ICTS Tracing Services provides a range of specialised products relating to the tracing of current and former members and beneficiaries of funds across many industries. 

ICTS Tracing has embraced Treating Customers Fairly (TCF) & Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) and they are fully embedded in our company culture.

Having invested in a state of the art call centre, unique software, the latest technology and, most importantly, highly-skilled and multi-lingual staff, ICTS Tracing has been recognised as the industry leader which has lead to us being the recipient of numerous industry awards.
 

Our services include:

  • ICTS Tracing & Document Collation Process (Level 1 & 2)​

  • Data Enhancing​

  • Member Tracing

  • ​Document Collection and Collation

  • ​Investigative Tracing

  • ​Verification of deceased

  • ​Bank account verification

  • ​Administration & Reconciliation

  • ​Client Reports

Institute of Retirement Funds Africa

22 July 2020

The Institute of Retirement Funds Africa (IRFA) is a non-political body which represents and promotes the interests of the retirement industry in Southern Africa, to the ultimate benefit of the members of retirement funds. The most important function of the IRFA is to represent the retirement industry in negotiations with government authorities and the Financial Services Board (FSB), which would include commenting on legislation and tax matters affecting retirement funds/pensioners etc.

 

The IRFA therefore depends on total support from all parties concerned with the retirement benefit provision industry.

 

The IRFA has been actively involved in setting out the key principles of retirement provision for all South Africans:

 

All segments of South Africa’s population need to be addressed by any retirement provision objective and policy. 

 

  • Continuation of tax incentives to encourage saving for retirement 

  • A solid funding and financing system to ensure stability and certainty for the future 

  • Transparency and member involvement 

  • Preservation of funds until retirement to be encouraged 

  • Provision to make retirement income inflation linked

Keystone Actuarial Solutions

18 December 2019

Keystone Actuarial Solutions, established in July 2017, is an actuarial firm specifically providing independent, specialist actuarial and consulting services to a limited number of retirement funds and the sponsors of such funds.

 

While most of our work relates to retirement funds, we also provide additional actuarial services to employers for employment benefits, other than pension benefits, that are provided to their employees.

The key facts in relation to the company are:

  • Keystone is a Johannesburg-based, South African company;

  • Keystone is independent of all retirement fund service providers (including administrators, asset managers and risk benefit insurers), allowing us to always act in the best interest of our clients without a conflict of interest;

  • We currently have four employees, three of whom are retirement fund valuators, all with extensive experience in the retirement fund industry;

  • We have a “Level 2” BBBEE rating, and this rating will be retained through the ownership structure of the business which is a minimum of 51% ownership by Historically Disadvantaged South Africans - either directly, or through staff trusts and education trusts targeting grass roots education and supporting actuarial studies;

  • The company provides actuarial and/or consultancy services to more than 10 retirement fund arrangements or their respective sponsors.

Kerrin Lynch

Keystone Actuarial Solutions

T  +27 11 728 5546

C  +27 83 381 0702

E  Kerrin.Lynch@KeystoneAS.co.za

Mentenova

30 January 2020

Mentenova, directly translated to mean ‘new mind’, is an award-winning financial services company that is synonymous with innovation, independence, excellence, integrity and long-term partnerships.

 

Since our founding in 2012, Mentenova has been at the forefront of innovation in the financial services industry. We were the first to launch a member-focused retirement consultancy model that focuses on the needs of the individual members of the retirement fund as opposed to typical blanket strategies built to suit the average member.

 

This new way of ensuring better outcomes for each member of the retirement fund quickly attracted industry attention and only 3 years after opening our doors, Mentenova received the Investment / Asset Consultant of the Year award, presented by the Council of Retirement Funds, BATSETA.

 

Our investment strategists continuously research local and global investment trends and economic developments and we offer tailor-made investment services that assist our clients in achieving their investment objectives with the highest level of consistency. These services include numerous innovative offerings such as tax-effective share incentive schemes, and a unique investment model to manage the solvency and liquidity requirements of medical aid schemes. 

 

It is as a result of this continuous commitment to innovation and excellence that Mentenova has grown to be widely recognised as the market leader in the industry.

MIP Holdings

20 December 2019

MIP Holdings is one of the world's leaders in the provision of "risk-based" billing services to mainly, but not exclusively, the financial services industry. The company designs and develops software solutions that focus on the collection of contributions and payment of benefits in the employee benefits, healthcare, individual and group life, and integrated lending systems.

 

With a focus on meeting client-specific requirements and through extensive investment in technology, MIP "future proofs" its solutions. Strict adherence to industry standards, as well as stringent internal control over standards and quality assurance, ensure that the systems MIP develops meet all client expectations.

 

Expanding into the telecoms sector through its purchase of Itemate, MIP Holdings provides telecom operations and management solutions to communications service providers worldwide. The company's specific skills in the area of mobile pre-paid value chains, pre-paid product life cycle management analysis, voucher management systems and mobile financial services enable it to provide an end-to-end service. It's most recent acquisition, Waytag, further enhanced the company's ability to provide a comprehensive solution to its clients through the unique Waytag offering of location-based services.

 

MIP Holdings was founded in 1989 and is based in Johannesburg, South Africa with an additional office in Cape Town.

NBC Holdings

30 May 2019

NBC Holdings (Pty) Ltd when it was established in 1998  was the first black owned and  black managed employee benefit company.

NBC aspire to be “Leaders in People Benefits in Africa” and its mission is to provide cost efficient financial services designed to meet clients’ needs; achieved through sustainable partnerships with clients, staff and stakeholders though out Africa

 

NBC  has extended its operations beyond South Africa into  Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Namibia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Ghana. NBC consults to and administers over 250 registered funds throughout Africa, with a client base which includes large industry – based retirement funds, government employee funds as well as retirement funds of many South African and African blue- chip companies.

NBC products and services include, Retirement Fund Administration and Accounting, Retirement Fund  Consulting, Legal Services, Actuarial Services. NBC Home Loans, NBC  Health Risk Management, NBC Investment Consulting Services, NBC Umbrella Retirement Fund, NBC Unclaimed Benefits Fund,  NBC Beneficiary Umbrella Fund, NBC Funeral Products, Personal Financial Planning Advice, Vukani Member Education, NBC Savings Plans, Short Term Insurance Trustee Training and Elections and NBC Legal Services.

NBC Legal Services run  free legal  seminars 4 times a year, in the different main venues in South Africa , which are open to all  who wish to attend.

Ninety One

17 August 2020

Ninety One | Investing for a world of change

 

We are an independent, active global asset manager dedicated to delivering compelling outcomes for our clients.

 

Established in South Africa in 1991, as Investec Asset Management,  we started offering domestic investments in an emerging market. In 2020, almost three decades of organic growth later, we demerged from Investec Group and became Ninety One.  Since we started in ’91, we learned the importance of recognising and embracing change and uncertainty. It’s taught us that active investing can be a force for good. It’s also given us a different perspective on the issues that matter – from how we invest sustainably, to the major thematic and structural challenges facing investors.

 

Today we offer distinctive investment strategies spanning equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives to help institutional investors, those advising others and individuals navigate an ever-changing world. Our corporate structure ensures employees are stakeholders in the firm and with our founding leadership still in place, we are well-positioned to offer stability and a long-term outlook for our clients.

 

We focus on where we can make a real difference for our clients. We work with clients based all over the world who have entrusted us to manage R2.29 trillion (as at 31.03.20) in assets on their behalf.

Pensions World SA Magazine

1 January 2020

Pensions World SA is a quarterly journal that includes articles from employee benefit practitioners throughout the spectrum of organisations throughout South Africa.

The publications keeps our readers up-to-date on topical aspects of retirement funds, including developments in the legal, taxation, investment, wellness and financial planning areas. Our articles cover topical issues and challenges facing the employee benefits market and also provide educational information for trustees.

In December 2019, Pensions World SA was acquired by EBnet, a unique digital retirement industry knowledge portal in South and Southern Africa with the widest digital footprint in the industry. Pensions World uses the EBnet distribution platform that consists of e-mails to over 12,000 subscribers, several times a week with Social Media postings daily to our 12,000 followers and a weekly summary is done to our broader LinkedIn affinity groups with over 227,000 members.

The format of the magazine has been overhauled and updated to the latest e-magazine interactive format. 

This enablement further steps up the entire digitisation of the combined Pension World / EBnet / Social Media presence to unrivalled levels in this unique market segment to the benefit of our readers and advertisers alike and we are excited by the new opportunities this brings to the retirement industry and its stakeholders.

PwC

17 January 2020

We have a dedicated retirement funds industry group with extensive experience in providing services to both retirement funds and administrators. We have a considerable skills base in South Africa and have an in depth knowledge of the functions and operations within the Industry.

 

Assurance and accounting services

  • Statutory audits and section 15 reporting to the Registrar of Pension Funds;

  • Accounting, regulatory and governance advice;

  • Detailed checking of the roll up of individual member records;

  • Checking on completeness and accuracy of migration of member data to a new administration platform;

  • Valuations of unlisted investments.

Tax services

  • Retirement funds reform impact analysis

Actuarial services

  • Identifying fund risks, assessing fund risk appetite and risk mitigation / risk transfer strategies;

  • Benefit design and implementation of cost-effective packages;

  • Checking of complex benefit calculations;

  • Independent assessment of assumptions and methodology in fund actuarial valuations;

  • Financial reporting on IAS 19 and IFRS 2 valuations;

  • Merger /acquisition support on risks linked to benefit arrangements, BEE trusts and share option plans;

  • Independent valuation of structured products or derivative overlay structures to hedge market risk.

Advisory services

  • Forensic investigations ,including data mining techniques applied to detect invalid benefit payments;

  • Information systems and process assurance;

  • Trustee and administrator training on retirement fund accounting and governance; and

  • Strategy development including IT strategy.

Robson Savage

17 January 2020

Our specialty

If you are looking for high-quality administration or untainted advice with the freedom to choose the best solution for your retirement fund or company, then you should talk to us.

With no links to insurers, asset managers or product houses, Robson Savage is un-conflicted and uniquely positioned to find the best cost-effective solution for you.

 

Our services

Full administration of all types of retirement funding arrangements, whether an umbrella participant or free standing fund, preservation pension or provident fund, retirement annuity or unclaimed benefits fund.

Technical expertise in employee benefit consulting, analytical actuarial and investment advisory services complement our core administration services.

 

It’s no surprise that our understanding and delivery of what retirement funds and trustees need leads to us being regularly nominated and winning the highest accolades for excellence in the employee benefit industry.

 

We are the Batseta Imbasa Yegolide Administrator of the Year for 2016!

 

Your solution

With a 17 year proven track record, Robson Savage offers world class service delivered by world class people.  Join the happy group of clients who have already discovered the secret!

 

Contact: +27 (0)11 643 4520: email home@robsav.com

Sanlam Beneficiary Trust

12 February 2020

At Sanlam, our reputation is built on a devoted, vigilant and caring approach. We look at the world of beneficiary support differently. We assess each beneficiary’s unique needs and ensure that we build and preserve their income to maintain an appropriate lifestyle.

 

Our philosophy: Investment to create the right income – an investment to create the right outcome for all our beneficiaries.

 

With high PO and guardian satisfaction levels, our credentials as market-leading wealth protectors are well-founded.

  

As the second largest Beneficiary Fund in South Africa, we take care of 18 000 beneficiaries with R 2.1 billion assets under management.

 

We offer:

  • A Unique Life-Stage Investment Model

  • Competitive and transparent fees

  • Cost effectiveness, with required flexibility

  • Tracing of beneficiaries and guardians

  • Dedicated client account managers

  • Subsidy on food, clothing and stationary through our retail partners.

  • Annual Guardian Roadshows

  • Dial-a-teacher educational support service to students (9 to 18 years)

Schroders

29 May 2020

As a global investment manager, we help institutions, intermediaries and individuals across the planet meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future. But as the world changes, so do our clients’ needs. That’s why we have a long history of adapting to suit the times and keeping our focus on what matters most to our clients.

 

Doing this takes experience and expertise. We bring together people and data to spot the trends that will shape the future. This provides a unique perspective which allows us to always invest with conviction. We are responsible for £500.2 billion (€590.3 billion/$662.6 billion) of assets for our clients who trust us to deliver sustainable returns. We remain determined to build future prosperity for them, and for all of society. Today, we have 5,100 people across six continents who focus on doing just this.

 

We are a global business that’s managed locally. This allows us to always keep our clients’ needs at the heart of everything we do. For over two centuries and more than seven generations we’ve grown and developed our expertise in tandem with our clients’ needs and interests.

 

Source: Schroders, all data as at 31 December 2019.

 

Disclaimer:

Investing in securities is subject to risk. The value of investments can go down as well as up and is not guaranteed.

Simeka Consultants & Actuaries

17 January 2020

We are a consulting and advisory business that operates in the employee benefits industry.


We are business partners who will walk with you through the ever-changing landscape of retirement funds and employee benefits.

Our Customised Solutions Offerings


We at Simeka take immense pride in crafting individual solutions for your unique needs, in line with our commitment to provide customised employee benefits solutions.

  • Retirement

    • Crafting retirement solutions for your unique needs.

  • Actuarial

    • Translating complicated calculations into meaningful solutions.

  • Investments

    • Structuring investment solutions to address the right risk at the right time

  • Health

    • Developing healthcare strategies to create employee wellbeing.

  • Wealth

    • Addressing individual needs to improve financial outcomes.

Tennant group

28 January 2020

The Tennant Group (Tennant Life Benefits, Tennant Administration Services, Tennant Wealth and Tennant Human Capital Solutions) offers a unique and personal service in partnering with their clients’ to maximize clients’ wealth, consistently improve employee benefits offering, and assisting in human resources matters. This is achieved through our commitment to professionalism, multi-disciplined personnel and our application of cutting-edge technology.

 

We have, and continue to invest substantial resources in computerizing every facet of our business and have developed our own administration system in the Windows® environment. Our software development team have a wide range of experience having built, over some 20 years, a fully integrated Retirement Management System. This internationally acclaimed system focuses on high productivity and accuracy when managing pension funds. As a result, we offer professional fund administration and related services to our retirement fund clients. To ensure full compliance, we also utilise a cutting edge CRM programme, storing digital records of all documents and interactions with our clients.

 

We are also Medical aid intermediaries and advise clients on plan choices according to personal circumstances and affordability.

 

For individuals, our Certified Financial Planners make use of leading edge Financial Planning Software to assist our clients in putting together a personal financial programme aimed at creating a suitable path toward successful retirement.

Alexander Forbes Investments

24 April 2020

Alexander Forbes Investments was established in 1997. We are a forward-thinking and trusted global investment provider, with roots in Africa.

 

In Pursuit of Certainty we set out to understand our retail and institutional clients’ circumstances and risk tolerance to set clear goals.

 

Our adaptive investment approach, called Living*Investing allows us to maximise opportunity and minimise risk at every stage of the investment cycle. Living*Investing connects our clients’ goals to the investment journey with focus on the client experience.

We believe this is the only way towards achieving holistic financial well-being, ending the cycle of disappointing investment outcomes as well as fear and anxiety.

Axiomatic

17 December 2019

Axiomatic Consultants (“AC”) is an independent company that specialises in a diverse range of services relating to employee benefits, strategic remuneration consulting, strategy consulting and African payroll with a very clear focus on ensuring that advice is integrated with and aligned to the business strategy of the client.

Our strategic objective is to provide world class, value added service where every effort is made to customise solutions to address specific needs whilst simultaneously ensuring that solutions are compatible with and compliment the client’s goals, strategy and business objectives.

 

Our mission is to be regarded as the foremost specialist consulting firm in Africa. We believe in long-term, focused partnerships with our clients on the journey to discovering their greatness and enhancing their reputation. All of our focus is dedicated to ensuring that our clients receive a value-added service which will allow them to gain a competitive advantage in their respective industries.

Cadiant Partners

17 December 2019

Cadiant Partners provides advice to employers, retirement funds and individuals on retirement benefits, investment strategy and healthcare benefits.

Our clients and advice services range from individuals saving for retirement through to customised investment strategies for large multinationals. We provide services to over 30,000 people and consult to assets in excess of R20bn.

We pride ourselves on clear thinking, a hands-on approach, and the highest levels of integrity and independence.

Discovery Employee Benefits

31 January 2020

Discovery: Helping to close the retirement savings gap. 


The global retirement savings gap is expected to grow to $400 trillion* in 2050, due to three main reasons: people are living longer, saving insufficiently for retirement, and withdrawing from their retirement savings when changing jobs.

Encouraging the right savings behaviours can dramatically reduce the retirement savings gap.

 

That’s why our retirement solutions drive positive savings behaviour by motivating employees to save more, save for longer, and manage their finances.

 

We are then able to reward their behaviour by adding boosts to their savings, helping them to close their retirement savings gap.

Visit discovery.co.za for more information on our retirement solutions.

*World Economic Forum  

EBSphere

20 January 2020

EBSphere is a leading provider of comprehensive solutions to the Employee Benefits industry.  EBSphere builds and manages IT solutions that enable companies to collaborate like market leaders both internally and with other companies.

 

Our Company's unique combination of specialist skills means that we can provide the solutions our customers need to operate seamlessly. By developing an effective, on-line comprehensive administration system the objective of EBSphere is to present a true and accurate reflection of the transactions of the Fund on an instantaneous basis.

At EBSphere we nurture a very particular culture. Our principles of Innovation, Integrity and Trust drive everything we do. Why do we do this? We believe these three words sum up the key attributes that will continue our success and best serve our customers.

We are always thinking about ways we can improve the customer experience. This is not just in terms of product innovation. We are open to new ideas and exploring them constructively.

Keeping promises is vital in building trust and loyalty with our customers. 

We are there to help you run a better business and the advice we offer and the services we provide are in your best interests.

Ensimini

26 June 2020

Founded in 2011 and based in Parktown, Johannesburg, Ensimini consists of two companies, both of which are registered financial services providers. Ensimini Financial Services (Pty) Ltd provides consulting and advisory services and Ensimini Administration Services (Pty) Ltd provides administrative services.

Our experienced team of employee benefits professionals have been at the coal-face of the ever-changing employee benefits industry for decades.

Our experience, expertise and unique client insights allow us to anticipate how changes in the employee benefits industry will impact on our advice, services and products and allows us to continuously develop and maintain robust employee benefit solutions and strategies that improve the retirement outcomes of the employees and members we serve.

Our principal aim is facilitating the optimal application of every cent contributed by and on behalf of employees towards retirement funds and other ancillary insured benefit arrangements.

This ensures meaningful financial outcomes at retirement and relevant benefits in the event of death, disablement or other life-changing events prior to retirement.

We are administrators to retirement funds nationally with a total membership of 36,500 and advisors to retirement funds with a total membership of 155,000 with a combined asset value of more than R2.5 billion.

Gryphon Asset Management

18 April 2019

Gryphon Asset Management, established in 1998, is a specialist fund manager focusing on innovative investment products, retirement and collective investment portfolios.

 

Mandates are managed on a core-satellite approach, utilising a combination of Indexation (Passive funds management), Alternative Investment strategies and active asset allocation.

 

Our product offering covers the entire investment spectrum ranging from Fixed Income investment products to Equity- and Multi-Asset funds.

 

We aim to provide a range of products that are differentiated from our competitors in methodology leading to enhanced value-add and risk mitigation.

 

Our approach is grounded upon our conviction that in an efficient market more value is added through the allocation of assets; therefore, making use of indexation or passively managed stock is a pivotal part of actively managing assets.

 

Our earnings and low-cost track record speak for themselves across the product range.  

 

Our range of services include Asset Management, Financial Engineering, Transition Management and Financial Planning.

ICTS Legal

1 January 2020

The employee benefits industry is a highly technical environment, often leaving service providers and trustees unsure, or even unaware, of all consequences of their actions. ICTS Legal Services is able to provide relevant and meaningful legal expertise to ensure that you have considered relevant law, case precedent and contractual obligations in your decisions.

We can assist with:

  • Contracts, mandates and Service Level Complaint responses to Adjudicator, Ombud, etc.

  • Drafting of retirement fund rules, employer letters, etc.

  • Financial services industry, legislative, regulatory and legal updates

  • Assistance with employee benefit and retirement fund matters

  • Managing litigation in conjunction with the business and law firm

  • Training and seminars for employees, customers and trustees

  • Assistance with the legal issues around internal restructuring

  • Assistance with, training and consulting on POPIA and TCF

  • Independent retirement fund Trustee, Chairman and Principal Officer services, including section 26 trustees

  • Policy drafting

  • Administrative services related to submission and management of rule amendments and adjudicator cases.

  • We can provide the above services on a flexible basis either directly to retirement funds, or through the intermediary broker or consultants.

i-Value Professional Services Group

14 January 2020

i-Value is a specialist in the retirement fund industry relevant to Corporate Governance Services including:

  • Business Process Effectiveness Reviews

  • Business Process Internal Control Reviews

  • Development of risk based internal audit mandates

  • Enterprise Risk Management Maturity Reviews

  • Enterprise Compliance Management Maturity Reviews

  • Financial Statement preparation, including working papers

  • Facilitation of Board of Fund self-assessment using i-Value’s assessment tool

  • Forensic investigations

  • Investment Management Business Process Risk Analysis

  • Investment Governance and Administration Reviews

  • Investment Migration Reviews

 

The current statistics relevant to our client’s indicate assets exceeding R 60 billion and member numbers exceeding 150 000. Our clients include:

  • Municipal Funds

  • Umbrella Funds

  • Private Funds

  • Employee Benefit Administrators

  • Investment Administrators

Liberty Corporate

31 January 2019

Liberty Corporate is a core division within the Liberty Group and part of the greater Standard Bank Group, our parent company. We are market leaders in employee benefits, investment and risk solutions to the South African business community. 

We provide a range of group risk solutions to choose from, also referred to as ‘insured benefits’. Mostly, these benefits relate to life, disability, health and dread disease insurance. In addition, we offer annuities which guarantee to pay an income for an employee into retirement. This insures against the risk of living longer than expected. For those employees looking to retain exposure to investment markets, our Living Annuity product is an attractive option. All of these annuities can be tailored to meet each employee’s unique income needs.

Liberty Corporate has a range of investment portfolios suitable as retirement funds and for businesses. These investment portfolios vary from specialist asset class investments to balanced mandates.

We understand that you need to focus on growing your business. Liberty’s umbrella solutions give you the flexibility to structure employee benefits that will empower your employees. This allows your employees to live their lives with the knowledge that their financial future is secure and their families are financially protected.

Liberty Corporate’s fully fledged administration team provides a comprehensive fund administration service to more than 11 000 retirement funds.

Liberty Corporate has been providing corporates, retirement funds, social security schemes and other institutions with a multitude of specialist consulting and actuarial solutions.

Mentenova Consultants & Actuaries

29 May 2020

Mentenova Consultants and Actuaries provides specialist benefit consulting and actuarial solutions to corporates, retirement funds and other institutions.

 

We provide original thinking on retirement, rewards, risk, healthcare and investments to provide the best possible outcomes for our clients.

 

This includes the use of data analytics to find innovative and bespoke solutions that meet the specific needs of our clients.

 

Mentenova Consultants and Actuaries helps you do better business and achieve superior outcomes through happy, financially empowered employees.

 

If you need help with retirement savings and fund advice, employee benefits, rewards, corporate risk management, actuarial advice and consulting or advanced data analytics, we can help you.

Mentenova Consultants and Actuaries helps you do better business through happy, financially empowered employees.

Phone

+27 11 408 3256

Momentum Investments

5 May 2020

Momentum Investments was created as a direct result of Momentum Metropolitan Holdings Limited’s client-centricity strategy and journey, through the consolidation of all the investment capabilities across MMI Holdings, and was established on 1 December 2010. The underlying investment businesses that came together to make up Momentum Investments include Momentum Asset Management, Momentum Outcome-based Solutions, Momentum Investment Consulting, Momentum Alternative Investments, ERIS Property Group and Momentum SP Reid and Momentum Global Investment Management.

 

We have one shared objective, which is ‘to keep our clients invested’. We have 59 investment professionals with more than 808 years of investment experience as well as R572 billion assets under management and administration.

 

We offer a brand that has a strong reputation for ethics, honesty, integrity and transparency, as well as strong parentage, stability and governance.

 

We have a history of innovation and research unrivalled in the industry. This knowledge and skill is readily available and shared with clients. Momentum Metropolitan Holdings is our shareholder, affording us the stability and strength of a listed company. The security of the Momentum Metropolitan Life Limited balance sheet offers protection that few others can. This access to the support and resources of a larger group allows you the peace of mind that cannot always be offered by smaller companies in the financial field.

Ness Consulting

20 July 2020

Mergence Investment Managers is an independent South African investment manager founded in 2004. The long-term objective and strategy are to build a truly African financial services company that provides world-class tailored investment and financial solutions whilst creating shared value. Our investment capability spans all listed asset classes, as well as private equity, private debt, infrastructure & development, and impact investments. Our clients are largely institutional, with a growing offering for individual investors.

​Mergence pioneered impact investing in South Africa with a strong track record since 2010. Guided by the aims of the National Development Plan, the Mergence Infrastructure and Development | Debt Fund was our first impact fund and invests in a variety of areas including SME financing, education, housing, energy, and transportation and obtained a GIIRS gold rating in 2015.​

 

​In addition to the specialised focus of the Mergence ESG Equity Fund, we incorporate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues into our investment process. We encourage the companies we invest in to strike a balance between profits and being socially responsible, and to actively manage the environmental impact while maintaining high levels of corporate governance standards.

 

​We have offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Windhoek, Maseru, and Mbabane.

NMG Benefits

21 February 2020

NMG Benefits is the trusted partner of employers, medical schemes, pension funds, employees and retirees. We provide clients with unbiased and professional advice on the provision and management of employee medical, life and disability insurance, and retirement solutions.

 

Our approach is to help clients take a holistic view of their employee benefits programme to ensure the ‘common contract’ between the employer and the employee encourages greater productivity and loyalty, whilst at the same time protecting the future financial security of the business.

 

NMG provides advice to many blue chip corporations with a team in excess of 400 staff looking after the employee benefit requirements of more than 200,000 of our clients’ staff members and their families.

 

Financial security is at the heart of a business's employee benefits programme.

 

The advice we give equips employers with the confidence that the decisions they make on behalf of their employees are the right ones; decisions that protect the ongoing health and retirement opportunities of employees and their families, whilst ensuring business success.

PSG Asset Management

10 July 2020

PSG Asset Management offers investment management to long-term retail and institutional investors based on a bottom-up approach with a strong emphasis on risk management. We manage a suite of rand-denominated local unit trusts. We also give you access to global markets through rand-denominated unit trusts that invest internationally, and foreign currency-denominated global funds. This allows you to cater to your individual investment needs.

Partnering with Institutional Investors


The disciplined and consistent application of our structured investment process, coupled with our 'risk first' philosophy and longer-term view, makes us an ideal partner for institutional investors.

We understand that you're looking for superior long-term returns within a framework of capital risk commensurate with the fiduciary responsibilities of a retirement fund trustee board. We offer a spread of investment options:

  • fully Regulation-28 compliant balanced portfolios

  • asset allocation carve-outs, ranging from pure equity (domestic and offshore) through a risk spectrum of fixed income solutions to a money market facility

QED Actuaries & Consultants

13 January 2020

QED Actuaries & Consultants have been providing actuarial services over the past 25 years from South Africa and more recently from our offices in Mauritius, Kenya and Nigeria.

 

At QED we believe that the consideration of all the moving parts relating to employee benefits and social security, and especially the interplay between those parts, is crucial to ensuring that the right benefits are provided at the right levels to the right people, via the right channels.

We can devise simple but meaningful solutions to often complex problems by coupling our analytical skills and experience with powerful technology. We can thus provide you with:

  • Advice on different benefits

  • A valuation or measurement of the cost of those benefits

  • Tools with which you can monitor their impact


We offer a blend of traditional actuarial and consulting services to both stand-alone and umbrella DB/DC/hybrid funds and their sponsoring employers.

 

Our approach allows trustees and management committees to spend enough time on the right strategic matters to ensure that members and employees ultimately benefit to the best possible extent.

SALT Employee Benefits

10 December 2019

SALT Employee Benefits is one of the largest privately owned retirement fund administrators in South Africa.

 

We deliver innovative yet simple employee benefit administration solutions to more than 600 000 members and their extended families of our various risk schemes, pension, provident and umbrella funds.

 

Our conduct and service is guided by our values of:

 

  • Service Excellence

  • Integrity

  • Transparency, and

  • Community

 

As a completely independent and specialist retirement fund administrator SALT is positioned to accommodate independent best of breed investment and group risk benefit retirement funding solutions in order to ensure competitive employee benefit arrangements.

 

Our dedicated, friendly Call Centre staff handle more than 10 000 enquiries from members a day. 

 

Building on our significant history of service excellence, our aim is to continue to add real value to the lives of all South Africans by offering affordable and smart employee benefit solutions.

SARA

1 January 2020

The South African Reward Association (SARA) is a professional body aimed at promoting the reward profession and practices. While setting minimum standards for the industry, we award professional status to eligible members in various reward categories and create knowledge-building, sharing and networking opportunities for our members and those operating in our industry. We do this to promote and develop the reward industry and to ensure sound reward management practices and acceptable standards in the following areas: 
 

  • Remuneration (Fixed and Variable)

  • Employee Benefits

  • Work-life balance

  • Performance and Recognition

  • Important components of the employee value proposition

SARA's role is to promote, develop and empower the reward profession in South Africa, and to ensure that Reward specialists and managers, human resources professionals and executives dealing with and responsible for Reward management, have the skills, confidence and passion for the reward discipline to make a significant difference in the way organisations position themselves to achieve their strategic objectives.  SARA plays a key role in the professional development of Reward professionals in South Africa through its internationally recognised training and internship programmes. 

Sentinel Retirement Fund

31 January 2020

This self-administered fund was originally established in 1946 to serve the retirement fund needs of the South African mining industry and recently opened participation to employers from all industries in the country.

 

On 1 July 2013, the Mine Employees Pension Fund merged into Sentinel creating one of the largest umbrella retirement funds in the country with an asset base of R80 billion and a client base consisting of 91 participating employers, 45 990 members and 34 823 pensioners. 

 

In addition to providing modern best practise retirement fund benefits and investment opportunities in-fund Risk Benefit Cover (death & permanent disability) is offered on a self-insured basis.

State of the art, retirement fund specific systems are utilised with no capacity constraints and through daily pricing and unitisation, allow members to view their daily updated investment values, through a safe interactive web portal which is available 24X7. Employers submit contribution returns electronically through a secure website. A basic file validation is conducted and when accepted, contributions are deposited in the Fund's bank account. Contributions are deposited into members’ accounts within 5 days from receipt of contributions from the employer. IT infrastructure is hosted off-site, systems are all web based and the total systems infrastructure and data is mirrored in real-time, securing 100% business continuity.

SNG ARGEN

31 January 2020

SNG ARGEN is comprised of a significant group of actuaries with an eye for precision and a bent for innovation.


We're an innovative and independent company, providing a range of actuarial consulting services and advanced solutions for our clients. We aim to create strategic partnerships with clients to ensure that their actuarial needs are met and that their businesses are supported in ways that provide them the actuarial flexibility, innovation and power to have competitive advantage.

Through SNG ARGEN we provide our clients with a depth of experience and expertise when it comes to actuarial services. With offices in South Africa and Namibia, and actuarial projects on the go in Zambia, Malawi, Botswana, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe, we are better positioned to support clients throughout Africa.

We also have experience in handling outsourced work from Europe, where we are the first non-European member of EURACS (European Actuarial Consultancy Services), Europe’s oldest network of independent actuarial and pension consultancy firms. Through this association we are able to introduce cutting-edge developments from the European marketplace that contribute to the uniquely African solutions we propose for our clients.

Verso Group of Companies

15 January 2020

The Verso Group of Companies consist of a range of independently established financial services companies. We specialise in providing:

 

  • Retirement fund administration

  • Umbrella fund solutions

  • Employee benefit consulting

  • Trustee and fiduciary services

  • Member communication and education

  • Savings and investments

  • Retirement planning

  • Personal risk management

  • Medical aid scheme consulting and gap cover

  • Short-term money market instrument intermediary services

 

Verso Financial Services (Pty) Ltd, one of the associated companies, offers comprehensive employee benefits consulting and retirement fund administration services that encompass all aspects of independent advice, prudent retirement fund management and best practice principles. Our handpicked employee benefits team remains abreast of legislative changes and market trends to ensure our client’s compliance with all regulations and legislation.

 

We support our Boards of Trustees by offering fund secretarial services, responses to Pension Funds Adjudicator complaints, investigation and recommendations in respect of the allocation of benefits in terms of Section 37C of the PFA and independent Trustee training, to name but a few.

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