Investec GIBS Savings Index

06 Feb 2018

The Investec GIBS Savings Index aims to unpack the real facts about South Africa’s decline in savings and create an aspirational benchmark for savings in South Africa.

Over time, the index will measure the performance of the economy in terms of its critical savings components. Through this initiative, we hope to create more awareness of the importance of our national savings and provide a call to action for all sectors of South Africa’s society to make a positive contribution to SA’s savings culture.

Why was the Investec GIBS Savings Index developed?

"Fresh thinking and a new perspective on the savings dilemma that we face as a nation."

René Grobler - Investec Cash Investments head

"Fresh thinking and a new perspective on the savings dilemma that we face as a nation."

René Grobler - Investec Cash Investments head

Savings Index findings released to conclude Savings Month.

Index figure sparks urgency to transform SA's savings culture.

Investec GIBS Savings Index Latest results

Near-term relief for SA savings rate?

Investec GIBS Savings Index in the past

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How is the Investec GIBS Savings Index constructed?

"The Savings Index is built on 3 pillars"

Prof. Adrian Saville

"The Savings Index is built on 3 pillars"

Prof. Adrian Saville

What are some of the key insights of the Investec GIBS Savings Index?

"One of the key insights is the important role that savings plays in economic growth and socio-economic inclusion"

Prof. Adrian Saville

What do the numbers say about savings in SA?

We ask Investec Cash Investments’ René Grobler and Dr Adrian Saville, a professor in Economics and Competitive Strategy at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and chief strategist at Citadel to discuss these numbers and its implications.

Listen to podcast

Is the outlook for SA's economy dimming?

Annabel Bishop, Investec's chief economist, gives Lindsay Williams an update on the performance of our economy.

PODCAST: George Best and the Psychology of Saving

While we know we should save, it’s a tough thing to do. Investec's Marc Kahn and René Grobler bring to light how to think about savings differently and how we should be teaching rather than preaching financial responsibility.

Press Releases

South Africa falls short of national savings ‘pass rate’: first Savings Index launched

Why South Africa needs to ‘save itself’.

SA’s savings continue downward trajectory but surprising upsides: Investec GIBS Savings Index latest data released

Contributors

René Grobler

Head of Investec Cash Investments

 

Prof. Adrian Saville

Author; Professor in Economics and Competitive Strategy GIBS and Chief Strategist Citadel

Professor Nicola Kleyn

Dean of the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)

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