Economic Prospects 

In Johannesburg and Cape Town, top South African economist, Dr Cees Bruggemans, addressed us on the country's economic prospects and how these relate to commercial and residential property. And in Durban and Port Elizabeth, Theunis de Wet of Rand Merchant Bank discussed the maturing global economic cycle. Please click here for a copy of his presentation.

 Quants and International Investing 

International speakers, Laurent de Greef and Constantine Papgeorgiou, examined the drivers that affect emerging markets in their presentation entitled "International Investing for Pension Funds". Please click here to access a copy. De Greef and Papageorgiou are from Acadian Asset Management, a subsidiary of Old Mutual Group.

 Preservation 

The issue of preservation funds was also also addressed at the Seminars, with Emda Hankey, Michael Prinsloo and Theo van Wyk of Alexander Forbes unpacking some of the issues. Please click here to access a copy of the presentation. And POA member and Chairperson of the Iscor Retirement Fund, Bully Singh, shared a personal experience around preservation in Johannesburg and Durban. Please click here to access his presentation.