In the news today: Old Mutual will spend up to R2 billion on share buybacks, Alexander Forbes releases the results of its 2018 Manager Watch™ Survey of Retirement Fund Investment Managers, and Investec scoops four awards at the Africa Structured Products & Alternative Investments Conference

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Old Mutual to spend R2 billion on share buybacks

Old Mutual expects to return more capital to shareholders on the back of further cash inflows and the sale of its Latin American operations.  READ MORE

Alexander Forbes shares findings of 2018 Manager Watch™ Survey

The Alexander Forbes Manager Watch™ Survey of Retirement Fund Investment Managers confirms that last year was tough for managers – but over a ten-year period, the average retirement fund strategy has achieved returns above inflation of 6% a year.  READ MORE

Investec shines at the Africa Structured Products & Alternative Investments Conference

Investec beat off a number of local and global investment houses to land four awards at the annual conference, which is held by Structured Retail Products, an online resource for the global structured products community.  READ MORE

Start-up InvestSure secures R9.6 million to expand

Funding secured from Hannover Re Africa subsidiaries Lireas Holdings and Compass Insure, as well as venture capital firm 4Di Capital, will allow InvestSure to extend its business into new markets.  READ MORE

Emerging markets to drive insurance market growth over next decade: Swiss Re

The latest sigma report from Swiss Re Institute shows that emerging markets will remain the growth engine for both the global economy and insurance industry over the next decade.  READ MORE