Wealth Management

Solving the problem of retirement in South Africa

People argue, ‘Why should I make provision for retirement, but before I get to retirement I might starve of hunger?’ says Sentinel Retirement Fund’s Eric Visser

South Africa's retirement reform initiative has been postponed, but the country must still address its unemployment problem. Sentinel Retirement Fund CEO Eric Visser tells World Finance how the industry is addressing these challenges. World Finance...

Mauritius: A gateway financial centre for the Indian Ocean

Positioned between Asia’s capital and Africa’s need for capital, AfrAsia Bank is becoming a nexus for business in the region

James Benoit, CEO of AfrAsia Bank, tells World Finance about the latest trends in wealth management for the bank's diverse client base. World Finance: The Asian growth story is continuing - unlike sluggish economic performance in neighbouring regio...

AFP Capital addresses Chile’s ageing dilemma

With higher life expectancy rates facing the Chilean population, the current retirement system shows the challenges that lie ahead to bridge the gap between pensions and expectations

Life expectancy rates in Latin America, particularly in Chile, are steadily increasing; averaging around 80 years old. Pensions have become one of the first red flags for this demographic change, as current replacement rates are not meeting the needs and ...

Solving the problem of retirement in South Africa

People argue, ‘Why should I make provision for retirement, but before I get to retirement I might starve of hunger?’ says Sentinel Retirement Fund’s Eric Visser

AFP Capital addresses Chile’s ageing dilemma

With higher life expectancy rates facing the Chilean population, the current retirement system shows the challenges that lie ahead to bridge the gap between pensions and expectations

Private pension system key to Peru’s future prosperity

Peru has reformed its pensions system, but its coverage remains limited. If that can be overcome, the country could capitalise on masses of untapped potential and expand its reach

A recent spat of volatility has made investing in the Asian credit market even more challenging than before, as Chew Heng Yong and Roger Carlson attest, but the alternative investment industry shows positive results

Chiliogon Asia on the Asian credit market and its risks

A recent spat of volatility has made investing in the Asian credit market even more challenging than before, as Chew Heng Yong and Roger Carlson attest, but the alternative investment industry shows positive results

Finanz Konzept: masters of the EU asset management market

Even in spite of the global financial crisis, investors like Finanz Konzept have been able to successfully navigate the European asset management market

Emerging markets key to high returns, says Argo

Argo – the alternative asset management firm – has been investing in emerging market distressed securities for over ten years, with great results

Sarasohn-Kahn: We don’t believe in healthcare for everyone

Obamacare was implemented in 2010 and is now in full swing, but is it the success the US president says or a black hole for money?

As China booms, do you need renminbi insurance?

BOC Life Assurance’s Terry Lo updates World Finance on the Hong Kong insurance market

Etiqa leads the Malaysian insurance market

The insurance sector in Malaysia is growing fast, though the opportunities will only come to those with an understanding of the local market

Concern that foreign investors are pricing local buyers out of the real estate markets in major cities is provoking debate. But that shouldn’t detract from the real problems

Foreign property investment: what does it mean for economies?

Concern that foreign investors are pricing local buyers out of the real estate markets in major cities is provoking debate. But that shouldn’t detract from the real problems

Europe’s real estate industry goes from strength to strength

New market circumstances forced a rethink for companies and investors involved in European real estate. Those quick to adapt are likely to reap the rewards in the not-so-distant future

CapitaLand expands its focus on integrated developments in Asia

Against the backdrop of urbanisation, one of Asia’s largest real estate companies has shown how it pays to seize endless opportunities for integrated developments

Amid mounting pressure last year, the US launched a supposed crackdown on tax inversion. But it might not have been as far-reaching as was made out, and with good reason

America’s crackdown on tax avoidance: will it work?

Amid mounting pressure last year, the US launched a supposed crackdown on tax inversion. But it might not have been as far-reaching as was made out, and with good reason

Intercorp: Multi-jurisdictional legislation pays off

The tax management profession in Brazil is thriving, and one firm that has risen above the rest in this sphere is Intercorp Group

PwC Sweden on the OECD’s tax action plan

World Finance speaks to PwC Sweden about whether the OECD’s 15-point tax action plan will reduce tax avoidance