The 14th KPMG and Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA) Venture Capital and Private Equity Industry Performance Survey is out. This latest private equity survey reflects an expanded industry with R162.2 billion in funds under management as at 31 December 2013. This significant growth in the South African market reflects both the […]
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The Private Equity industry in South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa is receiving a significant amount of interest and funding. In 2012, funds raised in for South African private equity funds amounted to R14.4 billion. This was marginally less than the peak in 2007 of R15.4 billion. The funds raised for 2013 are to […]
According to the latest KPMG / SAVCA Industry survey, Private Equity is growing again. “This year’s survey reflects an industry on the move, driven by revitalised global investor appetite and beckoning opportunity in the African and South African markets”, says SAVCA CEO, Erika van der Merwe. KPMG’s Head of Private Equity Markets and Restructuring […]
In 2012, the local private equity industry added 10.4% to its total funds under management, which closed at R126.4 billion. The 2012 growth surpasses the previous four years’ combined cumulative growth of only 4.6%. Results come from the annual Venture Capital and Private Equity Industry Performance Survey of South Africa conducted by KPMG and the South African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA).
The ability to access credit and finance operations influences the decision of which hedge fund, money market fund, private equity fund and other asset-backed financing vehicle you should place your money in. Shadow Banking is a non-banking entity that provides lending services, such as asset-backed securitisation through special vehicles, outside the traditional regulatory environment in […]
The Registrar of Pension Funds issued Directive No. 7 on 3 May 2013 which states: “This Office intends to publish the new prescribed format for annual financial statements during May 2013 and funds are hereby requested to use the revised format for 2013 financial statements.” However, following the SAICA Retirement Fund Meeting held on […]
The last five years have been tough for the global asset management industry. The industry has been in various states of crisis. Investors have not done well during this period and regulators have been much more intrusive. But things have started to change. 2013 has been a turnaround year. Industry analysts have started to […]
Recently some changes were made to pension funds’ annual financial statements. Following the SAICA Retirement Fund Meeting held on 3 September 2013, consensus was reached with the Financial Services Board (FSB) that the revised retirement fund annual financial statements will be effective for year-ends from 31 January 2014. SAICA Retirement Fund Interest Group members advised […]
With operators slashing the cost of data and the acceleration of network roll-outs, broadband in the country has doubled in last two years, signalling a sharp rise in internet access. The Internet Access in South Africa 2012 study, conducted by World Wide Worx and supported by the Howzit MSN online portal, reveals that the number of broadband subscriptions in the country grew from 3.6 million at the end of 2010 to 8.2 million by the end of 2012. This indicates a 128% growth and points to the increasingly popularity of internet access amongst individual users.
The Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is now a reality for financial institutions, regardless of where they are situated. The Act is anticipated to have a marked impact on the South African financial services sector, and KPMG advises that South African financial institutions educate themselves on FATCA, and take the necessary steps to comply with the FATCA obligations.
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