Press Releases

Fine wine shows crucial to growth of regional economy

18 Jun 2015
Fine wine shows make a crucial contribution to the regional economy by driving excellence in the industry and raising the profile of local wines locally and internationally.
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Old Mutual Investment Group Chief Economist clinches Economist of the Year award

19 Jun 2015
Old Mutual Investment Group Chief Economist, Rian le Roux, has been chosen as Sake24’s Economist of the Year, it was announced at the awards ceremony last night. Chosen from a group of 36 economists, the accolade recognises participating economists who make a valuable contribution by providing economic forecasts to businesses and people who cannot afford their own economic research.
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Old Mutual Emerging Markets announces new Finance Director

29 Jun 2015
Old Mutual today announced the appointment of Iain Williamson as the new Finance Director of Old Mutual Emerging Markets (OMEM) with effect from 1 August 2015. He will also join the OMEM board as an Executive Director.
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Old Mutual Investment Group clinches three Raging Bull Awards

29 Jan 2015
Old Mutual Investment Group has once again been recognised by Raging Bull Awards in last night’s ceremony, with the Old Mutual Global Equity Fund, Old Mutual International Growth Fund of Funds and the Old Mutual Community Gilt Funds all walking away with top accolades.
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Youth's response to economic growth

24 Feb 2015
The question of how government plans to improve South Africa’s economic growth will be a key component of this year’s National Budget Speech. In tandem, South Africa’s brightest economic students have also contributed their thoughts as to how best this can be achieved.
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Tax-free savings accounts a boon for younger savers

25 Feb 2015
The tax-free savings accounts (TFSA) that come into effect in South Africa on 1 March are an encouraging development for South Africans who want to save, says Derick Ferreira, product head of Customer and Intermediary Solutions at Old Mutual.
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Taxing today keeps the budget deficit away

25 Feb 2015
More convincing fiscal consolidation, as announced in the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBS) in October last year, should beyond doubt be the key focus of the Budget this week, says Old Mutual Investment Group. Government will need to ensure they adhere to the budget deficit targets as well as improve on them in order to convince markets and rating agencies of their commitment to lowering South Africa’s deficit, according Chief Economist, Rian le Roux. And with a spending ceiling already in place, that leaves tax increases as the only current answer to meeting further revenue shortfalls.
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Top economics students upbeat on SA growth

26 Feb 2015
Business and government leaders honoured the crème de la crème of South Africa’s young economics students – winners of the Nedbank Old Mutual Budget Speech competition - last night (Wednesday, 25 February) at a dinner hosted by Nedbank and Old Mutual, with Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene as guest of honour.
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Old Mutual urges South Africans to join the ‘Great Tax Free Savings Sign-up’

5 Mar 2015
To boost the nation’s savings and steer its customers towards a greater future, Old Mutual has launched a very attractive new savings plan that takes full advantage of the new tax free savings legislation effective from 1 March.
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Cash continues to be worst performing asset class over time

5 Mar 2015
Investor behavior shows that cash is generally favourable over the short-term, as it appears to offer security, but seen through a long-term lens, in reality cash is categorically the worst performing asset class. This was one of the key findings in the 2015 edition of the Long-term Perspectives review launched today by Old Mutual Investment Group’s MacroSolutions boutique, which also shows that global and local equities have been the best performing asset classes over a period stretching as far back as 1925.
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Old Mutual Green Kitchen project supports Eastern Cape schools

10 Mar 2015
More than 1 000 learners from Mbulelo Primary School and German Village Primary School in the Eastern Cape will be receiving meals prepared in the newly installed kitchens handed over this week by leading financial services provider Old Mutual.
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Old Mutual endurance sports season kicks into gear

11 Mar 2015
Old Mutual’s 2015 line-up of endurance sporting activities kicks off with the Old Mutual Om die Dam race at Hartbeespoort Dam on March 21.
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