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Sizwe Nxasana to highlight trends affecting the financial services sector at upcoming Discovery Financial Planning Summit


Sizwe Nxasana to highlight trends affecting the financial services sector at upcoming Discovery Financial Planning Summit

12 May 2015

The second Discovery Financial Planning Summit will take place on 19 May 2015 at the Sandton Convention Centre under the theme ‘Making sense of today’s financial complexities.’ Over 1500 financial advisers are expected to attend the event, which is notably a key highlight in the 2015 financial services calendar.

The summit will once again bring together renowned speakers in the field of financial planning and financial services. Speakers include; the Honourable Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene, Deputy Executive Officer at the FSB Insurance Division, Jonathan Dixon, Investec Asset Management’s Economist and Strategist, Nazmeera Moola, and Canadian author and communication expert, Nicholas Boothman.

FirstRand CEO, Sizwe Nxasana will now be speaking at the summit as a replacement for Discovery’s CEO, Adrian Gore. Nxasana, who has been at the helm of the FirstRand Group since 2009, will provide an outlook on the state of the financial services sector, highlighting trends and opportunities for sustained growth.

Gore is travelling to Switzerland to receive the Geneva Forum for Health Award at the 8th annual Geneva Forum for Health held during the World Health Assembly, organised by the Health Practice of McKinsey and Company. The award honours and recognises advances and contributions in health systems that have improved or have the potential tofundamentally improve the health of people around the world.

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Discovery Limited is a South African-founded financial services organisation that operates in the healthcare, life assurance, short-term insurance, savings and investment products and wellness markets. Founded in 1992, Discovery was guided by a clear core purpose – to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. Underpinning this core purpose is the belief that through innovation, Discovery can be a powerful market disruptor.

The company, with headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, has expanded its operations globally and currently serves over 4.4 million clients across South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, China, Singapore and Australia. Discovery recently announced a joint venture with Generali, a leading insurer in Europe. Vitality, Discovery’s wellness programme, is the world’s largest scientific, incentive-based wellness solution for individuals and corporates. The global Vitality membership base now exceeds three million lives in five markets.

Discovery is an authorised financial services provider and trades under the code “DSY” on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange.

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