CN&CO’s fin-blog picks for the week ending 22 April 2016

Team CN&CO is passionate about financial services (among other things) and we love reading about what’s happening in various quarters of the industry. We canvassed our team for their favourite fin-blogs of the past week. Here’s what they shared: 

Gianluca’s pick:
Value propositions will aid brokers in post-RDR world
Jacques Coetzer, GM of Sanlam Brokers, shares his thoughts on the role of independent insurance brokers.

Gabbi’s pick:
The car-sharing future
Two South African MBA students have developed a local car-sharing app that allows users to locate the car closest to them from a pool of available cars and then book it for either short- or long-term use.

Kurt’s pick:
The power of ownership
EasyEquities is making massive inroads into the loyalty and staff rewards arena, opening up even more avenues for South Africans to get invested in equities.

Colin’s pick:
Tech taking insurance back it its roots with peer-to-peer solutions
Is peer-to-peer insurance the next market disruptor? Or is it just a fad?

Carel’s pick:
Lessons from the mountains

Emperor Asset Management hosted an event in East London with Everest conqueror Sibusiso Vilane as the guest speaker. Vilane has done a number of talks for Emperor on the correlations between mountain climbing and long-term investing using the #EyeOnTheSummit hashtag.

Rob’s pick:
The (near) future of technology
From Augmented Reality to Bitcoin, there is a lot happening in the technology world which affects the financial industry. Read here for a quick update about the latest trends in tech and how they influence the world

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