In the news today: Sleep-deprived South Africans are costing the economy (and medical aids) billions a year, webinar on making ‘cents’ of insurance innovation, and Fairtree Hedge Funds scoops two HedgeNews Africa awards


Tired South Africans costing the economy billions

The cost to just one medical aid scheme of treating life-threatening diseases linked to sleep deprivation is around R22 billion a year, according to a University of Stellenbosch Business School study.  READ MORE

Making ‘cents’ of insurance innovation

Insurance innovation is on everybody’s lips these days. Dive deep into this subject with our friends over at Insurance Nexus on Wednesday 6 March.  READ MORE

Fairtree Hedge Funds scoops two HedgeNews Africa awards

Two Fairtree hedge funds won in their nominated categories in the 10th HedgeNews Africa Awards held in Cape Town.  READ MORE

Governance top ESG risk: Fitch

Fitch Ratings has revealed that nearly 20% of global financial institutional ratings are currently influenced by governance risk, according to an analysis of new Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Relevance Scores.  READ MORE

Elon Musk in hot water again

Tesla’s volatile CEO violated a settlement requiring him to get Tesla approval for social media posts with a tweet claiming the company would make about half a million cars in 2019.  READ MORE