Articles by Leandi Kolver

Latest Kurtosys release introduces document watermark passwords, disclaimer & commentary hyperlinks

By Leandi Kolver on September 20, 2018

We’re excited to announce the latest release of Kurtosys which includes various feature enhancements to improve document security and give you more control and flexibility.   Improved document security with Watermark Passwords To give you even…

Less jargon, more social responsibility – a vision for the SA asset management industry

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Elize Botha, MD of Old Mutual Unit Trusts shares her views on the need for the asset management industry to follow responsible investment practices; provides insight into how asset managers can reach millennial investors; and explains…

AMMF #52: Private equity trends, new African fund and fintech GDP predictions

By Leandi Kolver on September 14, 2018

Welcome to our Asset Management Marketing Focus. This week’s roundup brings you Africa-focused news and insight on topics ranging from private equity investment to fintech and AI. Website Spotlight: Rezco Asset Management South African asset manager…

Automation and AI – the future is digital for SA asset managers

By Leandi Kolver on September 12, 2018
Digital transformation in asset management

Nic Andrew, MD at Nedgroup Investments shares his views on digital transformation in the South African asset management industry, tells us about the vision behind the company’s roboadvisor platform and explains why he doesn’t believe traditional…

AMMF #51: New crypto funds, blockchain research and the potential of AI

By Leandi Kolver on September 7, 2018
Asset Management Marketing Focus #51

Welcome to our asset management marketing focus This week’s roundup focuses on the South African asset management space, bringing you news about crypto funds, blockchain, AI and Sygnia’s hedge fund decision. Website Spotlight: Allan Gray Allan…

Fund marketing to reach South African millennials – what you need to know

By Leandi Kolver on September 5, 2018

South African millennials (those born between 1982 and 2000) are good at saving money, with 69% of individuals having a savings account, but they are failing when it comes to investing for the long term, research…

What does POPI mean for your marketing department?

By Leandi Kolver on August 22, 2018

The effective date of the South African Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) has not yet been announced, but that doesn’t mean your organisation shouldn’t be preparing for it. Especially since the Act that was first…

Kurtosys’ latest release introduces Enterprise Security Features

By Leandi Kolver on August 21, 2018

We’re excited to announce the latest release of Kurtosys which includes various new enterprise security features. The features included in this release helps you reduce risk by providing flexible security settings in line with common InfoSec…

10 SA Wealth Management Twitter Influencers to Follow

By Leandi Kolver on August 1, 2018

Whether you’re looking for wealth management and investment advice or just want to keep on top of industry news, Twitter is a good bet. That is, if you know who to follow. If you’re interested in…

Latest Kurtosys release introduces 2FA, user emulation, custom identifiers

By Leandi Kolver on July 10, 2018

We’re excited to announce the latest release of Kurtosys which includes various new features and feature enhancements. This release enhances the security of the Kurtosys platform through two-factor authentication and eases troubleshooting with the inclusion of…

Saving vs investing – will South Africans make the shift?

By Leandi Kolver on July 9, 2018

Most South Africans aren’t saving and investing enough for a comfortable retirement, and many of those who are saving (for retirement or otherwise) aren’t doing so smartly. This is the harsh reality. A comfortable retirement? According…

South African Robo-Advisors: Hype or Worthy Investment?

By Leandi Kolver on June 13, 2018
South African robo-advisors

By 2022 robo-advisors will manage US$177 million in South African assets, up from only US$22 million this year, data by Statista shows. This translates into a compound annual growth rate between 2018 and 2022 of 68.8%….