Key market indicators for South Africa and other selected African countries
Publications | October 2021
Key market indicators for South Africa and other selected African countries

Dashboard: 30 September 2021
Despite a poor showing by the JSE over the last quarter, All African markets considered outperformed the global emerging market index in local currency terms. The Rand weakened against all currencies considered over the last quarter.

Key market indicators for South Africa and other selected African countries
Publications | September 2021
Key market indicators for South Africa and other selected African countries

Dashboard: 31 August 2021 The Rand strengthened against all currencies considered over the month except the Zambian Kwacha. The Zambian Kwacha has strengthened significantly over the last 3 months due to stronger copper prices, a formal Extended Credit Facility agreed with the IMF and more recently due to positive investor reaction to its national election.

Key market indicators for South Africa and other selected African countries
Publications | September 2021
Key market indicators for South Africa and other selected African countries

Dashboard: 31 July 2021
The JSE continues to grow steadily in real, local currency terms following its 2020Q1 low. The global emerging market saw a dip over the last month however on the back of a market correction following new regulatory announcements in China.

IFRS 17: Ready to go live
Publications | August 2021
IFRS 17: Ready to go live

IFRS 17 insurance contracts will become effective 1 January 2023 Are you ready to go live? Do you understand the standard and what impact it will have on your organisation, IT systems and your profit and loss? Have you completed the implementation? QED has spent the last 3 years building our IFRS 17 capacity and

Key market indicators for South Africa and other selected African countries
Publications | July 2021
Key market indicators for South Africa and other selected African countries

Dashboard: 30 June 2021 With the exception of the South African and Nigerian markets – which posted negative returns – the other African markets considered returned positive real returns in local currency terms over the second quarter of the year. These performing markets exceeded the yields on the FTSE Emerging Market Index over the same

VALUE PROPOSITION: QED Pensions Consulting, Mauritius
Publications | May 2021
VALUE PROPOSITION: QED Pensions Consulting, Mauritius

QED has provided actuarial services to clients in Mauritius for over 20 years. This led to the opening of a local office in 2018, currently based in Moka. We now have growing local teams with members in Mauritius covering all of our key practice areas, namely:crucial information. Which is why you need to partner with

Valuations under International Accounting Standard 19: Employee benefits (IAS19)
Publications | May 2021
Valuations under International Accounting Standard 19: Employee benefits (IAS19)

Year end audits can be busy, stressful times for finance professionals the world over. More so when you have to rely on external parties to provide you with crucial information. Which is why you need to partner with a firm that ensures you receive world-class valuation services within the short available timelines which often come

The role of the HAF in the South African market
Publications | February 2021
The role of the HAF in the South African market

An industry report based on the paper presented at the Actuarial Society of South Africa’s 2020 Convention1 Click here to access the abovementioned paper This report is based on an investigation done on the role of the Head of the Actuarial Function (HAF) and its implementation in the South African Insurance market, two years after

Comparing Apples to Oranges: Choosing the right project to increase company value
Publications | September 2020
Comparing Apples to Oranges: Choosing the right project to increase company value

Authors: Christine van Heerden & Caesar Balona Insurance companies are finding the current times increasingly more challenging and it is becoming ever more difficult to meet shareholder’s expectations of profits and return on capital. The difficulty insurers face is that they have limited resources available to manage a few changes which are expected to have

Maximising your company’s value
Publications | July 2020
Maximising your company’s value

Increasing the value of the company is commonly done through increasing profitability but also through decreasing the capital required to support the business. QED has developed a toolbox of methods available for improving profits and decreasing the cost of capital. With multiple options available, we would look to which provide the greatest increase in value