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Media Centre

Looking for the latest news and updates on developments shaping the financial world and your investments? Or the latest research to keep you informed of economic developments that may have an impact on your financial wellbeing? Our Media Centre has all the information you need to stay informed up-to-date with news and sight from industry experts and thought leaders

13 OCTOBER 2020

Momentum Investments’ international investment management division acquires UK-based asset manager

Momentum Investments’ international investment management division, Momentum Global Investment Management (MGIM), has made a significant acquisition which will increase its market share in the UK and its other global markets.


15 SEPTEMBER 2020

Momentum will not renew its One-Day cricket sponsorship, but continues to support women’s team

Financial services provider Momentum announced today that they will not be renewing their sponsorship of One-Day cricket when their contract with Cricket South Africa (CSA) expires in April 2021. However, they will continue their support of the Momentum Proteas as the naming rights sponsor for the national women’s team.

16 JULY 2020

Momentum still offers Hello Doctor service for COVID-19 and other client requirements


Momentum notes and understands Dis-Chem’s decision to close its COVID-19 testing facilities due to the backlog in obtaining test results from laboratories.



25 MAY 2020

SA households lost over R800 billion in net wealth during Q1 of 2020



Latest Momentum/Unisa research reveals real effect of COVID-19’s market jitters

15 APRIL 2020

Momentum Short-term Insurance providing automatic 10% premium rebate for insurance premiums due in May and June 2020

MSTI also announces support for service providers.


30 MARCH 2020

Momentum Metropolitan partners with government to fight COVID-19



Partnership provides a hotline to doctors, 24/7/365, anywhere, on any device, for free.

27 MARCH 2020

Momentum Short-term Insurance giving clients early access to R26 million in future no claims and safety bonuses

Momentum short-term insurance makes R26 million in futute no claims and safety bonuse available to ease the financial burden of COVID-19.






06 MARCH 2020

Coronavirus: Momentum provides support



Following the diagnosis of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Africa, we understand that people are concerned. During times like these, the last thing a person needs is to worry about whether one is covered. Momentum reaffirms that our clients are covered, protected and supported – aligned to the specific medical scheme and life insurance products they selected.

25 FEBRUARY 2020

Momentum Investments wins prestigious Hedge Fund Award 2020


After delivering a strong return for 2019, Momentum Investments received the coveted award for the best fund of hedge fund in the 2019 Fund of Hedge Fund category for its Momentum RCIS ZAR Diversified Qualified Investor Fund of Hedge Fund at the 2019 HedgeNews Africa Awards on 20 February 2020, in Cape Town.


25 FEBRUARY 2020

Momentum Investments wins the 2020 Raging Bull Award



Momentum Investments has been recognised by the Raging Bull Awards at the annual event held in January 2020 in Cape Town. Now in its 24th year, this esteemed awards ceremony is industry lauded for recognising top performers in the unit trust and collective investment schemes sector.



10 FEBRUARY 2020

Novel coronavirus




While health organisations around the world are fighting the spread of the coronavirus, we would advise you to take note of the basic facts surrounding this new virus. As a Momentum Medical Scheme member, you can call a doctor for free via Hello Doctor, to discuss your symptoms or get more information about any specific questions you may have.

31 JANUARY 2020

Momentum Metropolitan Holdings acquires Alexander Forbes Short-term Insurance business in South Africa

Momentum Metropolitan Holdings Limited (previously MMI Holdings Limited) is pleased to announce that it has completed its acquisition of the Alexander Forbes Short-term Insurance business (AFI) from Alexander Forbes Limited following unconditional regulatory approval.





18 DECEMBER 2019

Saray Khumalo partners with Momentum Multiply


On 26 November Momentum Multiply announced it will be partnering with Saray Khumalo as their official brand ambassador.



13 MARCH 2019

Astute and Momentum Corporate partners to enhance holistic financial advice

Astute‘s information services form a significant part of financial advisers’ advice process.




27 FEBRUARY 2019

2019 National budget review



2019 National budget review: Eskom financial support killing the green shoots of renewed fiscal prudence.



11 FEBRUARY 2019

MMI Health scoops PMR.africa Golden Arrow Award


MMI Health Pty Ltd. was awarded the prestigious Golden Arrow Award at the PMR.africa Business Excellence Awards on 11 February 2019.



05 FEBRUARY 2019

Momentum Investments walk away with three top awards at prestigious industry event

Momentum Investments has been recognised by the Raging Bull Awards – lauded as the Oscars of the asset management industry – for top performance in three categories at the esteemed event held in Cape Town on Wednesday, 30 January 2019 .

20 NOVEMBER 2018

Momentum creates a solution for the victims of violent crime



It is clear from market reaction over the last two days that under certain circumstances, current industry practice creates the impression that insurers are looking for reasons not to pay a claim.



18 NOVEMBER 2018

Momentum emphasises the importance of full disclosure in response to media reports on declining a death claim

We acknowledge the tragic circumstances of Mr Ganas’ death and would like to clarify the detail that led us to make this very difficult decision.




02 OCTOBER 2018

The Journey Towards Success: Momentum's Health Solutions Launch for 2019


"Balancing benefits with contributions and understanding innovative solutions that reimagine possibilities, ensure long-term stability," says Damian McHugh Head: Health Marketing, Momentum.


05 SEPTEMBER 2018

Momentum Corporate wins Silver at Loeries



Momentum Corporate’s Smart Underwriting solution, an industry-first in South African group insurance, won the silver award in the Service Design category at this year’s Loeries. The Service Design category was introduced in 2015 to recognise brands that engage their customers in an innovative way.


05 JUNE 2018

South African consumers’ financial vulnerability looking positive for the first quarter of 2018

South Africa’s “new political dawn” has had a positive impact on consumers’ feeling less financially vulnerable in the first quarter of 2018 (Q1 2018).





24 JANUARY 2018

Momentum launches Safe Dayz™ to promote road safety



24 January 2018 - Momentum has launched Safe Dayz™, a pioneering telematics solution aimed at promoting road safety and incentivising both drivers and passengers for being safe.





29 SEPTEMBER 2017

Momentum Health announces an average weighted increase of 8.3% for 2018


Announcing a weighted average annual contribution increase of 8.3% for 2018, Momentum Health cited stability and growth in terms of its financials, product and service offerings in a challenging industry landscape.


26 SEPTEMBER 2017

Consumer Financial Vulnerability Index Quarter 2, 2017



During the second quarter of 2017 South African consumers witnessed a mix of adverse economic events and negative political developments.




21 AUGUST 2017

Momentum wins Gold at Loeries




Momentums’ Smart Exit solution, developed together with Accenture, won the gold award in the Service Design category at this year’s prestigious Loeries. The Service Design category was introduced in 2015 to recognise brands that engage with their customers in an innovative way.

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