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R250 billion alter ownership of SA’s banking sector

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R244.6 billion. And this is what it’d cost investors and funders for the JSE’s top 17 listed financial sector companies to get the 25% black ownership target, as stipulated through the country’s broad based black economic empowerment codes.

This can be as calculated from the National Empowerment Fund, whose CEO presented the NEF’s suggestions on transformation from the Financial Sector to parliament’s standing committee on finance on Wednesday.

The NEF calculated this figure below:

Total market cap of your top 17 listed financial sector?companies is: ?R1.6 trillion

BEE (direct) ownership achieved as of yet in an average of 6%: ? ? ? ? ? R97.8 billion

Funding gap to realize 10% FSC ownership target @4%: ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? R65.2 billion

Funding gap to achieve 25% ownership target to Codes @ 15% ? ? ? ? ? ?R244.6 billion

Chief among the list of criticisms from the parties making presentations (which included the B-BBEE Commission and National Association of Cooperative Banking institutions of SA additionally, the SA Reserve Bank) is the fact even though the Financial Sector Charter (FSC) sets an ownership target of 25%, it sets direct black ownership at 10%, using the other 15% made up of indirect ownership.

“There is not any doubt the FSC remains an essential document, yet it’s imperative that you highlight its shortcomings,” said Philisiwe Mthethwa, CEO in the NEF. “The 10% target for direct ownership is the wrong size.”

The contentious subject of once empowered, always empowered showed up for discussion. On the JSE’s top 17 listed financial service companies, twelve have concluded their BEE transactions, therefore the vesting period may be fulfilled plus the black shareholders will bound by lock-ins. Consequently in every but three cases, direct black shareholding has fallen to under the 10% threshold.

When sought after his opinion of the individual by EFF MP Floyd Shivambu, Nedbank CEO Mike Brown replied the fact that concept was valid. “It is correct in an entity with regulated capital,” he explained. Because banks use their own personal capital to fund an empowerment transaction, that financing effectively sterilises the regulated capital base of the bank. That’s because the bank is certainly investable capital which can be used elsewhere. Put simply it??diminishes productive capacity on the economy.

The FSC also set a target of R122 billion for empowerment financing, which has been designated for purchase of four targeted investment components, namely, low-income housing, black SMEs, transformational infrastructure and agriculture. “This figure was based on the 2002 baseline possesses not been adjusted to plan for inflation, population or economic growth,” says Mthethwa. “This figure is the wrong size poor a market with R4.8 trillion of assets, adjusted September 2016.”

Among other recommendations designed to the standing committee was to your formation on the state-owned bank with Mercantile Bank and African Bank touted as potential targets. The aim is usually to increase competition and deconcentrate the sector.

The committee hearings are continuing.?

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