Returns – Reality vs. Reality

Working in the retirement fund industry, it is often surprising how little Trustees or Management Committees understand about investment returns. The industry standard is for asset managers to use time-weighted returns when publishing factsheets. But, what does this mean? Simply put, time-weighted returns measure the return or rate of growth of an investment over a…
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2018 SALARY INCREASES IN THE UAE

Salary increases in the UAE are for some inexplicable reason, often shrouded in mystery and secrecy. Some salary surveys for the region are published however for 2018, the proposed salary increases range between 2.5% to 5.0%; cognisance must be taken of the fact that the implementation of VAT and lower housing costs does render it…
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SALARY INCREASES FOR 2018 – A MARCH UPDATE

In our article published in October 2017, which forecast the South African salary increase for 2018 -http://www.axiomatic.co.za/news/salary-increases-for-2018/, we stated that the general market salary increase would be between 6.0% and 6.5%. However, we did caution that the final increase would depend to a large extent on the trajectory of inflation and the exchange rate over…
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Why I Should Outsource My Company’s African Payrolls?

This is a common question that most international corporates have examined on a regular basis, even more so when it relates to African payrolls. Most out-sourced providers would immediately furnish the following traditional reasons: Saves time and valuable resources for the company; Reduces cost for the company; Provides better compliance with increased legislative compliance; and…
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