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Technology fulfils human purpose in pension fund environment

By Yolisa Skwintshi Technology plays an important role in how a pension fund interacts with each of these stakeholder groups, which all have different needs. Employers need to know how their contributions are being invested; members need to see how their investments are growing; and pensioners need to be able...
10 July 20
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The Great COVID-19 Crisis, where is the bottom?

By Spencer KorbSince the news broke that the Covid-19 coronavirus had spread substantially outside China to Europe and the United States, we have witnessed the mass destruction of wealth globally. One does wonder where the bottom is. If you want a good example, the CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX, which...
18 March 20
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INFRASTRUCTURE: HOW PENSION FUNDS CAN SERVE MEMBERS – AND THE NATION

By Ndabe Mkhize Chief Investment Officer, Eskom Pension and Provident Fund Infrastructure development is at the centre of government’s agenda for inclusive economic growth and job creation, President Cyril Ramaphosa said in his latest State of the Nation Address (SONA). He makes an important point. Without both economic infrastructure...
03 March 20
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The future of transformation in the investment industry and the EPPF’s role

By Ndabezinhle Mkhize A first in the investment industry! The Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (EPPF) recently made the announcement that our transformation and incubation programme is expanding to the private and international markets. This is a natural growth of the EPPF’s transformation initiative, which was launched more than...
23 January 20
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Responsible Investing by Pension Funds: The ABC Of ESG

By Ndabe Mkhize The core functions of a pension fund are to provide its beneficiaries with good enough returns for them to live on – and a good enough world to retire into. It makes little sense to simply strive to generate financial returns for pensioners, if the investments that provide...
23 January 20
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Sound corporate governance depends on ethical leaders – and you and me

By Levern Forley Risk and Compliance Officer, Eskom Pension and Provident Fund   The concept of corporate governance has been around for hundreds of years – but it’s only in the past 50, and since the 2008 global financial crisis in particular, that it’s really taken root.   It...
20 January 20
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