In the news | Friday, 17 August 2018

In line with ensuring that our members are up to date with current affairs, here are the top stories from the industry this week.

WHO ARE WE

Protecting and developing the professional intermediary in South Africa

Brokers and financial advisors play a key role in the financial services sector as well as the local economy. The FIA – a trade association for intermediaries – strives to protect and develop the professional service of our members and their employees so consumers can benefit from the value of advice, risk management and product fulfilment in today’s DIY world.

The FIA represents approximately 2 000 financial services providers, including multinational, large, medium and small businesses. Our members operate in healthcare, long-term insurance, short-term insurance, employee benefits and investments. The FIA represents members nationally and internationally with key stakeholders such as government and regulators.

Vision of the FIA

We promote and support the interests of the financial intermediated market - to be recognised by all stakeholders as a trusted and essential contributor to the South African economy.

Mission of the FIA

To be in an effective voice of our members businesses’ in South African and abroad by: Promoting, developing, educating, supporting and protecting the rights of members

FIA’s core strategic objectives are:

  • Representing the interests of our members and their clients with all stakeholders
  • Ensuring sustainability and relevance of our members by embracing diversity and inclusive market growth
  • Serving as a centre of intelligence that informs our market position and influence
  • Membership growth and retention – influence and unity in numbers
  • A relevant value proposition that talks to the needs of our diverse membership base

With our fingers firmly on the pulse of the ever-changing business, consumer and legislative environments, the FIA strives to keep pace with the modern economy to ensure intermediaries remain relevant and viable.

Learn More

EVENTS

Monday

29 January

FIA Employee Benefits Exco meeting

Pretoria

Unit 9 Corporate Corner, Corner of Marco Polo and John Vorster Drive, Centurion

10:00 – 12:30

Tuesday

30 January

FIA Executive MANCO

Pretoria

T.B.C

7:30 – 9:00

Wednesday

31 January

FIA Short Term Exco meeting

Pretoria

Unit 9 Corporate Corner, Corner of Marco Polo and John Vorster Drive, Centurion

10:30 – 13:00

Tuesday

06 February

FIA Financial Planning Exco meeting

Pretoria

Unit 9 Corporate Corner, Corner of Marco Polo and John Vorster Drive, Centurion

10:00 – 13:00

Tuesday

06 February

FIA Discretionary Investments subcommittee meeting

Pretoria

Unit 9 Corporate Corner, Corner of Marco Polo and John Vorster Drive, Centurion

13:00 – 15:00

Wednesday

07 February

FIA Healthcare Exco meeting

Pretoria

Unit 9 Corporate Corner, Corner of Marco Polo and John Vorster Drive, Centurion

9:30 - 12:00

Thursday

08 February

FIA Training & Education committee meeting

Preotria

Unit 9 Corporate Corner, Corner of Marco Polo and John Vorster Drive, Centurion

10:00 – 12:00

Thursday

08 February

FIA Transformation subcommittee meeting

Preotria

Unit 9 Corporate Corner, Corner of Marco Polo and John Vorster Drive, Centurion

10:00 – 12:00

Monday

12 February

FIA Membership Exco

Pretoria

Unit 9 Corporate Corner, Corner of Marco Polo and John Vorster Drive, Centurion

12:00 – 15:00

Tuesday

13 February

FIA Board meeting

Pretoria

Unit 9 Corporate Corner, Corner of Marco Polo and John Vorster Drive, Centurion

10:00 – 13:00

Monday

26 March

FIA Financial planning (FPC) and Investment management (CAT II) roadshow - Cape Town

Cape Town

Auditorium, Investec, 36 Hans Strijdom Avenue, Foreshore

11:30 - 15:00

Tuesday

27 March

FIA Financial planning (FPC) and Investment management (CAT II) roadshow

Durban

Auditorium, Investec, Ridgeside Office Park, 5 Richefond Circle, Umhlanga

11:30 - 15:00

Tuesday

27 March

FIA Highveld Branch AGM and Member Meeting

Middelburg

HR City

09:00

Wednesday

28 March

FIA Financial planning (FPC) and Investment management (CAT II) roadshow

Johannesburg

Auditorium, Investec, 100 Grayston Drive, Sandton

08:00 - 11:30

Wednesday

28 March

FIA Financial planning (FPC) and Investment management (CAT II) roadshow

Pretoria

Auditorium, Investec, Atterbury Road and Klarinet Street

13:30 - 17:00

Thursday

29 March

FIA Financial planning (FPC) and Investment management (CAT II) roadshow

Port Elizabeth

Room GM3 and GM4, Investec, Waterfront Business Park, Pommern Street, Humerail

10: 00 - 13:30

Wednesday

11 April

FIA Border branch meeting

East London

Buffalo Club, 1 Buffalo Park Dr, Quigney Beach

08:00 - 10:30 am

Please RSVP to khuthalaz@nfb.co.za

Please RSVP to khuthalaz@nfb.co.za

Friday

13 April

Boland branch outdoor day

Boland

Elgin Country Club, Grabouw

09:30

Friday

20 April

FIA Southern Cape Branch member and bowls day

George

Outeniqua Bowling Club, 33 Airway Road, Heather Park

09:30 am

RSVP to alet@fia.org.za by 13 April 2018

RSVP to alet@fia.org.za by 13 April 2018

Wednesday

25 April

FIA Lowveld branch forum

Nelspruit

Mercure Hotel, Cnr N4 & Graniet Street

09:00

RSVP to amanda@fia.org.za by 20 April 2018

RSVP to amanda@fia.org.za by 20 April 2018

Thursday

26 April

FIA Executive MANCO

Pretoria

T.B.C

7:30 – 9:00

Thursday

03 May

FIA Employee Benefits Exco meeting

Pretoria

FIA Employee Benefits Exco meeting

10:00 – 12:30

Tuesday

08 May

FIA Training & Education committee meeting

Pretoria

Unit 9 Corporate Corner, Corner of Marco Polo and John Vorster Drive, Centurion

10:00 – 12:00

Tuesday

08 May

FIA Transformation subcommittee meeting

Pretoria

Unit 9 Corporate Corner, Corner of Marco Polo and John Vorster Drive, Centurion

10:00 – 12:00

Wednesday

09 May

FIA Short Term Exco meeting

Pretoria

Unit 9 Corporate Corner, Corner of Marco Polo and John Vorster Drive, Centurion

10:30 – 13:00

Thursday

10 May

FIA Algoa branch member meeting

Port Elizabeth

Elizabeth Place, Pickering Street, Newton Park, Port Elizabeth

10:00 am

Please RSVP to alet@fia.org.za by no later than 4 May 2018

Please RSVP to alet@fia.org.za by no later than 4 May 2018

Thursday

10 May

FIA Protea Branch Committee Meeting

Johannesburg

TBC

Friday

11 May

FIA Peninsula member meeting

Cape Town

Barristers Grill, Cardiff Castle, Kildare Road, Newlands

10:30 am

If you have any other topics you would like to put forward for discussion, please forward them to sandra@fia.org.za

If you have any other topics you would like to put forward for discussion, please forward them to sandra@fia.org.za

Friday

11 May

FIA Platinum Branch Committee Meeting

North West

TBC

Tuesday

15 May

FIA Financial Planning Exco meeting

Pretoria

Unit 9 Corporate Corner, Corner of Marco Polo and John Vorster Drive, Centurion

10:00 – 13:00

Tuesday

15 May

FIA Discretionary Investments subcommittee meeting

Pretoria

Unit 9 Corporate Corner, Corner of Marco Polo and John Vorster Drive, Centurion

13:00 – 15:00

Wednesday

16 May

FIA Healthcare Exco meeting

Pretoria

Unit 9 Corporate Corner, Corner of Marco Polo and John Vorster Drive, Centurion

9:30 - 12:00

Thursday

17 May

The FIA West Rand branch member cocktail function

Johannesburg

Tres Jolie, 22 Peter Rd, Ruimsig, Roodepoort, 1724

17:30 for 18:00

Thursday

17 May

FIA West Rand Branch Member Cocktail Function

Johannesburg

Tres Jolie, 22 Peter Rd, Ruimsig, Roodepoort, 172

17H30

amanda@fia.org.za by Friday, 11 May 2018
(Please include special dietary requirements with RSVP)

amanda@fia.org.za by Friday, 11 May 2018
(Please include special dietary requirements with RSVP)

Thursday

17 May

FIA West Rand Branch Member Cocktail Function

Johannesburg

Tres Jolie, 22 Peter Rd, Ruimsig, Roodepoort, 1724

18H00

RSVP:    amanda@fia.org.za by Friday, 11 May 2018
               (Please include special dietary requirements with RSVP)

RSVP:    amanda@fia.org.za by Friday, 11 May 2018
               (Please include special dietary requirements with RSVP)

Friday

18 May

FIA Peninsula branch member meeting

George

George Golf Club

10:00

Friday

18 May

FIA Southern Cape Branch Member meeting

George

George Golf club, 16 C J Langenhoven Road, George

10H00

RSVP asseblief na alet@fia.org.za nie later as 14 Mei 2018.

Agenda

RSVP asseblief na alet@fia.org.za nie later as 14 Mei 2018.

Agenda

Tuesday

22 May

FIA Kosmos branch forum

North West

More info about the venue and time to follow soon.

Tuesday

22 May

FIA Kosmos Branch Forum

Mpumalanga

Ermelo Inn, Cnr Kerk & Fourie Streets, Ermelo.

9H00

RSVP:  amanda@fia.org.za by Thursday, 17 May 2018
(Please include special dietary requirements with RSVP)

RSVP:  amanda@fia.org.za by Thursday, 17 May 2018
(Please include special dietary requirements with RSVP)

Thursday

24 May

FIA Board meeting

Pretoria

Unit 9 Corporate Corner, Corner of Marco Polo and John Vorster Drive, Centurion

10:00 – 13:00

Monday

04 June

FIA West Rand Branch Committee Meeting

Johannesburg

TBC

Friday

08 June

North Coast Branch Member Meeting

Durban

Mount Edgecombe Conference Cnt.

More details to follow soon

More details to follow soon

Wednesday

13 June

FIA Protea Branch Committee Meeting

Johannesburg

TBC

Monday

18 June

Sasria Product Training

Johannesburg

The Capital 20 West

9h00 -16h00

 Should you require further information, contact Colette Lemmentjies: colettel@sasria.co.za

 Should you require further information, contact Colette Lemmentjies: colettel@sasria.co.za

Tuesday

19 June

Sasria Product Training

Johannesburg

The Capital 20 West

9h00 -16h00

Should you require further information, contact Colette Lemmentjies: colettel@sasria.co.za

Should you require further information, contact Colette Lemmentjies: colettel@sasria.co.za

Wednesday

20 June

FIA Algoa Branch Workshop: Compliance with the New Fit & Proper Requirements

Port Elizabeth

Old Mutual Insure Boardroom Greenacres Office Park Block 1 78-84, Second Avenue, Port Elizabeth

09h00 - 12h00

Session 1:    09h00 to 10h00
Session 2:    10h30 to 12h00

Kindly RSVP:  by 12h00 on 15 June to Alet De Vries - alet@fia.org.za
For more information visit www.skyetek.co.za or email Shannon@skyetek.co.za
 

Session 1:    09h00 to 10h00
Session 2:    10h30 to 12h00

Kindly RSVP:  by 12h00 on 15 June to Alet De Vries - alet@fia.org.za
For more information visit www.skyetek.co.za or email Shannon@skyetek.co.za
 

Wednesday

20 June

Sasria Product Training

Johannesburg

The Capital 20 West

9h00 - 16h00

Should you require further information, contact Colette Lemmentjies: colettel@sasria.co.za

Should you require further information, contact Colette Lemmentjies: colettel@sasria.co.za

Thursday

21 June

Sasria Product Training

Johannesburg

The Capital 20 West

9h00 - 16h00

Should you require further information, contact Colette Lemmentjies: colettel@sasria.co.za

Should you require further information, contact Colette Lemmentjies: colettel@sasria.co.za

Friday

22 June

Sasria Product Training

Johannesburg

The Capital 20 West

9h00 - 16h00

Should you require further information, contact Colette Lemmentjies: colettel@sasria.co.za

Should you require further information, contact Colette Lemmentjies: colettel@sasria.co.za

Thursday

28 June

FIA Awards 2018

Johannebsurg

Sandton Convention Centre

Time and event details to be confirmed

TBC

TBC

Wednesday

11 July

FIA Border branch meeting

East London

Buffalo Club, 1 Buffalo Park Dr, Quigney Beach

8:00 am

Please RSVP to Khuthala Zantsi 
khuthalaz@nfb.co.za

Please RSVP to Khuthala Zantsi 
khuthalaz@nfb.co.za

Tuesday

17 July

Sasria Product Training Cape Town

Cape Town

TBA

9H00

RSVP to colettel@sasria.co.za by 11 July with the required information

RSVP to colettel@sasria.co.za by 11 July with the required information

Wednesday

18 July

FIA Highveld branch member meeting and Mandela day initiative

Middelburg

HR City, Middelburg

8H00 - 12H00

Wednesday

18 July

FIA Highveld branch member meeting (CPD accredited training) and Mandela day

Middelburg

HR City, Middelburg

8H30 - 12H00

Wednesday

18 July

Sasria Product Training Cape Town (extra day)

Cape Town

TBA

9H00 - 16H00

Wednesday

18 July

FIA Highveld Branch Mandela Day Project 18 July 2018

Middelburg

Koppie Street, Middelburg

Thursday

19 July

FIA West Rand branch member meeting

Johannesburg

GTC Johannesburg, @Grant Thornton, 52 Corlett Drive, Wanderers Office Park, Illovo

15H30 - 18H10

RSVP: amanda@fia.org.za by Monday, 16 July 2018

RSVP: amanda@fia.org.za by Monday, 16 July 2018

Thursday

19 July

FIA Algoa branch – member meeting

Port Elizabeth

Elizabeth Place, Newton Park, Port Elizabeth

10H00 - 12H00

Friday

20 July

FIA Southern Cape Branch Sasria Product Training

George

Protea Hotel by Marriott King George

9h00 - 16h00

Wednesday

25 July

FIA Protea Branch Coffee Club

Johannesburg

Higher Ground Restaurant, St Stithians College, 40 Peter Place, Lyme Park, Sandton

Thursday

26 July

FIA Executive MANCO

Pretoria

T.B.C

7:30 – 9:00

Thursday

26 July

FIA Peninsula branch member meeting and CPD accredited training

Cape Town

King David Mowbray Golf Club, Mowbray

Thursday

26 July

FIA Peninsula branch – member meeting

Cape Town

King David Golf club, Mowbray

09H00 -12H00

RSVP: alet@fia.org.za by 20 July

RSVP: alet@fia.org.za by 20 July

Friday

27 July

FIA Boland branch – member meeting

Cape Town

Kleinplasie Museum, Worcester

10H00 - 13H00

RSVP: alet@fia.org.za by 23 July

RSVP: alet@fia.org.za by 23 July

Friday

27 July

FIA Pilanesburg branch member meeting and CPD Accredited Training

Mpumalanga

Dupwest

8H30

Full program / agenda will be available shortly 

Full program / agenda will be available shortly 

Friday

27 July

FIA Pilanesberg branch member meeting and CPD Accredited Training

North West

DUPWEST

8H30

RSVP to amanda@fia.org.za by 12h00, 26 July 2018

RSVP to amanda@fia.org.za by 12h00, 26 July 2018

Thursday

02 August

FIA Employee Benefits Exco meeting

Pretoria

Unit 9 Corporate Corner, Corner of Marco Polo and John Vorster Drive, Centurion

10:00 – 12:30

Tuesday

07 August

FIA Transformation subcommittee meeting

Pretoria

Unit 9 Corporate Corner, Corner of Marco Polo and John Vorster Drive, Centurion

10:00 – 12:00

Tuesday

14 August

FIA Financial Planning Exco meeting

Pretoria

Unit 9 Corporate Corner, Corner of Marco Polo and John Vorster Drive, Centurion

10:00 – 13:00

Tuesday

14 August

FIA Discretionary Investments subcommittee meeting

Pretoria

Unit 9 Corporate Corner, Corner of Marco Polo and John Vorster Drive, Centurion

13:00 – 15:00

Wednesday

15 August

FIA Healthcare Exco meeting

Pretoria

Unit 9 Corporate Corner, Corner of Marco Polo and John Vorster Drive, Centurion

9:30 - 12:00

Wednesday

15 August

SASRIA product training Middelberg/Witbank

Emalahleni

Fortis Hotel Highveld, Corner of Woltemade and Mandela Street Emalahleni

09h00 - 16h00

Thursday

16 August

FIA West Rand branch member meeting and breakfast (CPD approved)

Johannesbrg

Hole in One Boutique Hotel & Conference Centre, 171 Hole in One Avenue, Ruimsig, Roodepoort,

8h30

Friday

17 August

FIA Tygerberg branch member meeting

Cape Town

US Business School, Bellville

10h00 – 13h00

Friday

17 August

FIA Jacaranda Branch: Bowls Day

Pretoria

Wingate Park Country Bowling Club 539 St., Wingate Park

09h30

Tuesday

21 August

FIA Short Term Exco meeting

Pretoria

Unit 9 Corporate Corner, Corner of Marco Polo and John Vorster Drive, Centurion

10:30 – 13:00

Tuesday

21 August

Sasria Product Training Krugersdorp

Johannesburg

TBA

9h00 - 16h00

Thursday

23 August

FIA Executive MANCO

Pretoria

T.B.C

7:30 – 9:00

Friday

24 August

FIA Southern Cape branch member meeting

George

George Golf Club

09h00 – 13h00

Tuesday

28 August

FIA Training & Education committee meeting

Pretoria

FIA Training & Education committee meeting

10:00 – 12:00

Wednesday

29 August

FIA Protea Branch Coffee Club

Johannesburg

Higher Ground Restaurant, St Stithians College, 40 Peter Place, Lyme Park, Sandton

Tuesday

04 September

FIA Employee Benefits Workshop

Johannesburg

Alexander Forbes Head Office, Sandton

8h30 - 13h00

Wednesday

05 September

FIA West Rand Branch Cansa Charity Golf day

Johannesburg

Randpark Golf Club (Firethorn Golf Course)

More info to follow soon

More info to follow soon

Thursday

06 September

FIA Protea Branch Annual Education Forum (CPD approved)

Johannesburg

Rosebank Union Church, Cnr. William Nicol & St Andrews Rd, Hurlingham

8H30

Thursday

13 September

FIA West Rand Branch Golf Day

Johannesburg

TBC

Tuesday

18 September

FIA Jacaranda Branch Golf Day

Johannesburg

TBC

Wednesday

26 September

FIA Protea Branch Coffee Club

Johannessburg

Coffee Club by Higher Ground Restaurant, St Stithians College, 40 Peter Place, Lyme Park, Sandton

Friday

12 October

FIA Advice Summit 2018

Johannesburg

Sandton Convention Centre

Time and event details to be confirmed

TBC

TBC

Wednesday

31 October

FIA Protea Branch Coffee Club

Johannesburg

Higher Ground Restaurant, St Stithians College, 40 Peter Place, Lyme Park, Sandton

Thursday

01 November

FIA Transformation subcommittee meeting

Pretoria

Unit 9 Corporate Corner, Corner of Marco Polo and John Vorster Drive, Centurion

10:00 – 12:00

Thursday

08 November

FIA Employee Benefits Exco meeting

Pretoria

Unit 9 Corporate Corner, Corner of Marco Polo and John Vorster Drive, Centurion

10:00 – 12:30

Tuesday

13 November

FIA Discretionary Investments subcommittee meeting

Pretoria

Unit 9 Corporate Corner, Corner of Marco Polo and John Vorster Drive, Centurion

13:00 – 15:00

Wednesday

14 November

FIA Healthcare Exco meeting

Pretoria

Unit 9 Corporate Corner, Corner of Marco Polo and John Vorster Drive, Centurion

9:30 - 12:00

Thursday

15 November

FIA Short Term Exco meeting

Pretoria

FIA Short Term Exco meeting

10:30 – 13:00

Thursday

15 November

FIA Financial Planning Exco meeting

Pretoria

FIA Financial Planning Exco meeting

10:00 – 13:00

Wednesday

21 November

FIA Training & Education committee meeting

Pretoria

Unit 9 Corporate Corner, Corner of Marco Polo and John Vorster Drive, Centurion

10:00 – 12:00

Wednesday

28 November

FIA Protea Branch Coffee Club

Johannesburg

Higher Ground Restaurant, St Stithians College, 40 Peter Place, Lyme Park, Sandton

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