New pressures are making it harder than ever to plan for a financially secure retirement, but it remains critical. Understanding the problem is the first step. By Alex Cook, CEO, GCI Wealth The sandwich generation generally describes those who fall into the broad age group between 40 and 60. These individuals are at the height of their earning power, just when they should be focusing on building up sufficient capital
The relegation of South Africa’s bonds to junk status has prompted many South Africans to rethink their investment strategies, and begin moving money offshore. Not necessarily such a good idea, argues Alex Funk, CEO of Cinnabar Investment Management, an independent discretionary fund management business. “Taking money offshore is only prudent when the decision is prompted by sound reasons and the timing is good,” say
Planning for a financially secure retirement is hard enough, but life often bowls a curve ball. The company retirement fund and group life policy is the best way a company can help.
By Jeremy Hawson, GCI Employee Benefits Divisional Manager
Participation in a group life scheme and retirement fund remains one of the most valuable employee benefits a company can offer, but they’re often... more»
"Good morning Alex, It takes a Special person to look after the interests of others. The ability to move funds and portfolios quicker than the rest was the selling point for me. Thank you for your wonderful work...."
"My husband passed away on the 15th July 2014 due to a massive heart attack. At that time I was unaware but was recently informed that it was members of the GCI Team that played a major role in helping..."
"Dear Mr Conway, I have been dealing with you for six years now and thought I would send a brief letter to you to express my appreciation for the service I receive. I have found GCI standard of service beyond..."
"My husband, Adrian Wright who was a Director of GCI (in Sedgefield, Western Cape), died very suddenly after a short illness in January 2009. Although I was fundamentally aware of our financial position, I was totally ignorant of tax implications,..."
"Dear Alex, It must be about 3 years since I decided to merge my business with GCI Wealth Group. I had spent many years building up my client base and have always operated on the basis of offering my valued..."