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FNB’s Jacques Celliers is in the C-SUITE

The star performer of the Firstrand Group is FNB with the bank firing on all cylinders despite the tough economic conditionals. A strong upswing in transactional activity speaks to a more confident consumer and potentially better times to come.

Firstrand Boss Alan Pullinger is in The C-SUITE

Firstrand this week reported robust results with overall performance reflecting the quality of the group’s operating businesses. The financial services group comprises of FNB, RMB, WesBank, Ashburton and Aldermore. Normalised earnings recovered faster than expected, increasing 54% to R26.6 billion, with ROE and economic profit coming back strongly. FirstRand accreted capital over the period, growing net asset value 10%, which enabled the group to pay a full-year dividend representing a 56% payout. Commenting on the results FirstRand CEO, Alan Pullinger, said: “The level...

The Value of a Brand should be taken into account when you make investment decisions – Brand Finance

Every year Brand Finance produces its GIFT (Global Intangible Finance Tracker) Report where company brands comprise a significant portion of the calculated intangible value. Brand Finance strongly believes that investors need more information about the nature and value of internally generated intangible assets such as a company's brand and that maintaining the status quo in financial reporting is simply irresponsible. Brand Finance executives Jeremy Sampson and Declan Ahern weigh in on the topic.

Roy Douglas the CEO of Africa’s largest private education provider ADvTECH is in the C-SUITE

After a period of significant investment ADvTECH is benefiting from the returns. This together with a robust performance and strong cash generation over the last six month period has given the private education provider's board the confidence to reinstate the group's interim dividend. ADvTECH BOSS Roy Douglas talks us through the group's half year performance.