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About the Author:
Kobus is the principal officer of the Sanlam Umbrella Fund. He qualified as a Chartered Principal Executive Officer in 2017, soon after the qualification became available. In 1983 he was admitted as an attorney, notary and conveyancer after completing the B.Iur. and LL.B. degrees. He is a Certified Financial Planner and has served on the board of the Financial Planning Institute. Kobus is a founding member of the Pension Lawyers Association of South Africa, serving as president for the first two years. He has also served on the Steering Committee of the International Pension and Employee Benefit Lawyers Association (IPEBLA), was Secretary of the Pensions Legal and Technical Committees of both the Life Offices Association and the Institute of Retirement Funds for many years. A regular speaker at conferences and workshops, Kobus has also lectured the pension subjects in the Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management offered by the University of Stellenbosch. He was the head of strategy, governance and compliance at Simeka Consultants & Actuaries and served as a core member of the Sanlam Benchmark Survey team for many years and is a Director of the Batseta, Council for Retirement Funds of South Africa.