Improved customer service and fair advisor remuneration will be key features of new financial services landscape – Financial Services Board
Press Releases • May 15, 2014 12:06 GMT
Speaking at the Discovery Financial Planning Summit Jonathan Dixon, Deputy Executive Officer of the Financial Services Board’s Insurance Division remarked: “We are seeing rapid change in regulation, driven by international developments and lessons learned from the global financial crisis.”
Press Releases • May 15, 2014 10:28 GMT
Businesses and financial advisors should both plan with the end in mind, said Tom Deans, president of Détente Financial Corporation in Canada. Deans was speaking at the Discovery Financial Planning Summit in Sandton on Thursday 15 May 2014.
Press Releases • May 15, 2014 09:57 GMT
Discovery CEO Adrian Gore opens the first Discovery Financial Planning Summit - “Without great financial planning, without great financial planners and without brilliant financial advice, people will fail in their financial affairs in in their financial affairs in retirement” .
Press Releases • May 14, 2014 09:55 GMT
Discovery will host its first Financial Planning Summit on 15 May at the Sandton Convention Centre. The Discovery Financial Planning Summit follows on the highly successful 2014 Discovery Leadership Summit, held earlier this year. T
Press Releases • May 12, 2014 11:39 GMT
Today, Discovery Health launched the inaugural Discovery Excellence Awards for Nurses, which will see more than 40 nurses being recognised during the first round of quarterly awards.
Press Releases • May 08, 2014 09:25 GMT
Parkrun and Discovery Vitality invite all runners and walkers to celebrate World Move for Health Day this Saturday 10 May, 2014. Parkrun and Discovery Vitality will be celebrating the day with a special edition parkrun at Modderfontein Reserve. The run starts at 8am and all runners and walkers are encouraged to wear orange, the colour of Vitality to this event.
Press Releases • May 06, 2014 13:59 GMT
Entries for the third edition of the Discovery Healthy Company Index will open on 02 May 2014. This, a day after Workers Day, is an opportunity for all South African companies to participate in a survey which looks at the health status of employees and provides valuable insight into how employers can improve health and wellbeing in the workplace.
Press Releases • Apr 24, 2014 13:19 GMT
Following talks between the Nepalese Minister of Tourism and various mountaineering bodies, this year’s Mount Everest expedition has been officially cancelled. Saray Khumalo and Sibusiso Vilane will be returning home after setting off on a journey to climb Mount Everest in an attempt to raise money for The Lunchbox Fund and the Nelson Mandela Bangle Foundation.
Press Releases • Apr 24, 2014 07:39 GMT
Discovery Vitality’s Divisional Manager, Saray Khumalo, and renowned South African mountaineer, Sibusiso Vilane are both safe following last Friday’s avalanche which occurred off the West Shoulder of Mount Everest.
Press Releases • Apr 17, 2014 13:28 GMT
Saray Khumalo, Discovery Vitality Divisional Manager, reached the Everest Base Camp in Khumbu, Nepal on Tuesday, 17 April. She will now start, from Saturday, 19 April her challenging 5 364m ascent up from base camp to the summit of Mount Everest with her climbing partner, Sibusiso Vilane, who is South Africa’s “chief mountaineer.”
Press Releases • Apr 14, 2014 09:46 GMT
Discovery Insure reached a milestone of 50 000 active policies since its inception in 2011. This milestone, says Discovery Insure CEO Anton Ossip, “is a remarkable achievement that comes before Discovery Insure marks three years of operation..."
Press Releases • Apr 10, 2014 14:22 GMT
In April 2014, two South African mountaineers, Sibusiso Vilane and Saray Khumalo will climb Mount Everest in the Himalayas in an attempt to break records and raise money for the Nelson Mandela Bangle Library Initiative and The Lunchbox Fund.
Press Releases • Apr 02, 2014 14:44 GMT
The International Triathlon Union (ITU) in November announced an addition to the 2014 World Triathlon Series calendar. For the first time ever, a World Triathlon Series event will be held on the continent of Africa with a race slated to be held at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa on April 26-27, 2014.
Press Releases • Apr 01, 2014 08:13 GMT
The Discovery Health Journalism Awards’ Independent Judging panel has announced the list of finalists for the 2013 Discovery Health Journalism Awards. The judging panel received over 170 entries from a cross-section of media.
Press Releases • Mar 24, 2014 08:35 GMT
Discovery today announced the line-up of thought leaders in the financial planning industry who will be speaking at the first Discovery Financial Planning Summit, to be hosted on 15 May at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg. The event aims to bring together some of the world’s experts in financial planning to share their insights and best practices.
Press Releases • Mar 06, 2014 10:23 GMT
The joint venture, known as "AIA Vitality", was officially launched in Australia today. This launch to the wider Australian market follows a successful pilot phase where a limited number of financial advisers had the opportunity to trial the AIA Vitality programme. AIA Vitality was first launched in Singapore in 2013.
Leading SA economists respond to Dr Ben S. Bernanke’s address at the 2014 Discovery Leadership Summit
Press Releases • Mar 05, 2014 18:21 GMT
In one of his first formal public addresses since his recent retirement as Chairman of the US Federal Reserve, Dr Ben S. Bernanke addressed delegates as the keynote speaker at the 2014 Discovery Leadership Summit. In a one-on-one Q&A session, Discovery CEO Adrian Gore posed a series of questions, including questions submitted by renowned South African economists.
Press Releases • Mar 05, 2014 14:42 GMT
Minister in the Presidency Trevor Manuel called for South Africans to play an active role in the development of their country, at the 2014 Discovery Leadership Summit in Sandton, Johannesburg, on Wednesday.
Press Releases • Mar 05, 2014 12:56 GMT
Leading South African entrepreneurs offered diverse views and advice for start-ups and established businesses on Wednesday at the 2014 Discovery Leadership Summit in Sandton, Johannesburg.