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January ‎2022

MARKETS AND ECONOMICS

It was a tough start to the year in January, for offshore markets in particular. Rising geopolitical tensions between the United States (US) and Russia, a more hawkish Federal Reserve (Fed), continued inflationary pressures, and a pric e drop of more than 20% in a single day for Netflix and Meta (the parent company of Facebook) all contributed to a rollercoaster ride in the
markets that, for the most part, ended in signif icant losses.

November 2021

Novermber Market Overview

November was another good month for local equities. It was also positive for most other local asset classes, as the market moved in contrast to its global counterparts amidst the increasing rate of COVID-19 infections and the discovery of the Omicron variant by South African scientists.

4 October 2021

Private fund vs Umbrella fund

As consultants, we are often asked whether it is better to be in a private fund or an umbrella fund. At first glance, this is a complex question to answer, as it depends on an in-depth analysis to determine what is best for a company and its employees.

31 August ‎2021

The importance of a valid and up-to-date Nomination of Beneficiaries form

Life events, such as untimely death, occur as part of our normal lives and we seldom have any or very little control to prevent such life events. 

7 ‎May 2021

Aftreevoordele en fondse: 101

Werkgewers in die Suid-Afrikaanse Landboubedryf, groot en klein, voorsien beslis omvangryk in aftreefondsvoordele vir werknemers. Dit sluit risikovoordele soos sterfte, mediese ongeskiktheid en begrafnisvoordele i

‎22 ‎March ‎2021

EFBC Client Communication

Most employers provide retirement benefits to employees, but with the right input and relative ease, benefits can be more efficiently controlled and managed.

2 ‎March ‎2021

Welcome Christi Franken and Kobus Sadie to the team

At Efficient Benefit Consulting we have seen consistent growth in our client base over the past 24 months as clients become more aware of the benefit of having an independent consultant servicing their retirement fund.

7 ‎May 2021

Aftreevoordele en fondse: 101

Werkgewers in die Suid-Afrikaanse Landboubedryf, groot en klein, voorsien beslis omvangryk in aftreefondsvoordele vir werknemers. Dit sluit risikovoordele soos sterfte, mediese ongeskiktheid en begrafnisvoordele i

‎22 ‎March ‎2021

EFBC Client Communication

Most employers provide retirement benefits to employees, but with the right input and relative ease, benefits can be more efficiently controlled and managed.

2 ‎March ‎2021

Welcome Christi Franken and Kobus Sadie to the team

At Efficient Benefit Consulting we have seen consistent growth in our client base over the past 24 months as clients become more aware of the benefit of having an independent consultant servicing their retirement fund.

‎27 ‎January ‎2021

Annuitisation of provident funds

The annuitisation of provident funds was postponed several times to allow for proper consultation with labour

‎27 ‎November ‎2020

It has been a year since joining Efficient Group

It has been a year since my team and I joined the Efficient Group. We are pleased about what we have achieved in this year and we are excited about what the future holds.

‎10 ‎June ‎2020

Retirement Funding and Group Risk needs in the time of COVID-19

In the current economic times, we are all facing uncertainties. But I believe that now more than ever, it is important for you to consider the risks associated with everyday living. We all had to face the harsh truth that your life could change in an instant.