In the news today: BBB memories, OMI sued, and the complexity of Discovery


BBB’s memories

Last week’s BBB on commercial property held attendees spellbound with information.  READ MORE

OMI being sued

Old Mutual is being sued in New York by US company The Travelers Companies and its subsidiary Saint Paul Fire and Marine Insurance.  READ MORE

Discovery Life’s complexity

Lawrence Blake argues that: “if there’s an award for the most complicated life insurance product on the market, then Discovery would take it hands down”.  READ MORE

FirstRand gets Aldermore

A court has approved FirstRand’s R20 billion acquisition of UK-based specialist lender Aldermore.  READ MORE

From quinine to purple

William Henry Perkin’s try at lab-made quinine in the 1850s led instead to the first synthetic dye.  READ MORE