CN&CO’s fin-blog picks for week ending 13 May 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. Here’s our teams favourite fin-blogs of the past week…

Carel’s pick:

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Kurt’s pick:
They said i was too young! How many times do we hear people say that, they don’t take you seriously because of your age? Well, what happens when a 10 year old hacks and finds a coding fault in a multi billion dollar company?
One thing I am very proud of at CN&CO is that we don’t believe you have to be a certain age or have a specific qualification in order make something of yourself  (and in some cases get a frikken job)!
Big ups to Facebook (owner of Instagram)  for acknowledging their fault and giving the kid a reward for his effort! Could have cost them a lot more with a real hack!

Gabbi’s pick:

Fulcrum Capital has just announced that they have acquired a 30% equity stake in Kapara Insurance Brokers (Pty) Limited. “This acquisition is another important step in the evolution of Fulcrum Capital, and one that will see the brand broadening its scope and offering within the industry.”

Gianluca’s pick:

Insurers critical in reviving SA economy

From COVER magazine this week, this article focuses on Delphine Maidou’s feedback about the key role insurance companies in South Africa have to play in reviving the SA economy.

Colin’s pick:
Research has shown that fees are a pretty good indicator of investment performance. Funds with lower charges are more likely to out-perform in future, while those with higher charges are not only more likely to under-perform, but to shut down altogether.

Rob’s pick:

Google: Payday Loans Are Too Harmful to Advertise

Why Google has decided to ban adverts for companies offering high-interest loans…

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