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Strate e-Tutor Training App Launched

To improve access to education for the financial markets, which includes both the local and the international community, Strate launched an online training portal, called Strate e-Tutor, on 29 October 2014. “Education is one of the most important investments that can be made to secure a brighter future for a country  and its people. Similarly, an investment in people who want to […]

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Collateral 101

Collateral Management is increasingly becoming a topic of interest. Not only has the volume of collateral exchanged rapidly grown over the past decade, but regulatory reforms and international recommendations are also expected to place additional pressure on the need for collateral in global financial markets.   Many financial institutions have only just begun to fully appreciate the high cost of inefficient Collateral Management […]

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Accelerating Entrepreneurship Amongst Learners

According to Youth Enterprise Development Strategy 2013 – 2023, the youth constitute 41,2% (14 to 35 years) of the South African population, but the number of young people involved in entrepreneurial activity remains extremely low at 6% of the total youth population.   There is no doubt that accelerating entrepreneurship among young people will have a positive impact not only on […]

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Empowering Youth to be Financially Savvy

South Africa’s government has highlighted financial education as one of the components of a comprehensive solution for empowering consumers to engage with financial services.   A 2013 financial literacy study prepared for the FSB reads , “It seems that young people in South Africa are inexperienced with regard to financial products, probably owing to their limited access to financial resources and their […]

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Strate Exams receive International Accreditation

Strate Training, in partnership with the South African Institute of Financial Markets (SAIFM), offers on-line examinations using SAIFM examination facilities for individuals interested in becoming accredited as Strate Compliance Officers in the equities, bonds and/or the money market securities environment.   During September, the UK-based Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) recognised Strate’s three-exam qualification as meeting its requirements for a local […]

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Transnational Securities Law Publication Now Available

The first book to provide a comprehensive analysis of securities law at the transnational level has been published. The book, titled ‘Transnational Securities Law’, identifies best-practice solutions that practitioners can apply pending formal harmonisation. It analyses the Geneva and Hague Securities Conventions highlighting gaps in the current legislation and identifying where improvements should be made. The book focuses […]

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Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day

Thursday 29 May 2014 marked the 12th Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day® annual campaign targeted at Grade 11 South African girl learners, giving them the opportunity to visit a place of work and to experience first-hand, the “world of work”.   We would like to thank all the learners for visiting Strate. We […]

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Supporting the Success of South Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow

Strate has become one of the sponsors of an exciting initiative called iValue, which aims to promote entrepreneurship within previously disadvantaged schools, where selected qualifying learners will participate meaningfully in economic activity.   “Given that South Africa is confronted with high levels of unemployment, Strate did not hesitate to partner with iValue’s Entrepreneurship Programme to invest and empower […]

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