Merchant West Investments (Pty) Ltd, (FSP) License No. 44508, is an Authorised Financial Service Provider under the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, 2002.
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The document should not be seen as an offer to purchase any specific product and is not to be construed as advice or guidance in any form whatsoever. Investors are encouraged to obtain independent professional investment advice before investing. Investors should be aware that investing in a financial product entails a level of risk which depends on the nature of the investment.
The merits of any investment should be considered together with the investor’s specific risk profile and investment objectives. Collective Investment Schemes are generally long term investments. Merchant West Investments (Pty) Ltd does not provide any guarantee, either with respect to the capital or the return of a portfolio. Past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance. Fluctuations in exchange rates and underlying investments may cause the value of international investments or underlying investments, if included in the mandate, to go up or down. Illustrations are not guaranteed but are for illustrative purposes only. Merchant West Investments Pty (Ltd) is an Authorised Financial Service Provider (FSP44508).
Sanlam Collective Investments (SCI), Sanlam Global Funds and Merchant West Investments
Merchant West Investments (Pty) Ltd has signed a discretionary mandate with Sanlam Collective Investments (RF) (Pty) Ltd “SCI” and Sanlam Global Funds PLC and is the appointed Investment Manager on specific co-named funds. SCI is the Manager of the Merchant West Investments Sanlam Collective Investment Schemes (CIS) and Sanlam Global Funds PLC is the manager of the Merchant West Investments Global Sanlam Collective Investment Schemes (CIS). “Sanlam Collective Investments (RF) (Pty) Ltd “SCI”, is a registered and approved Manager in Collective Investment Schemes in Securities. Collective investment schemes are generally medium- to long-term investments. SCI retains full legal responsibility for the third-party portfolio.
The Sanlam Group is a full member of the Association for Savings and Investment SA. Collective investment schemes are generally medium- to long-term investments. Please note that past performances are not necessarily an accurate determination of future performances and that the value of investments / units / unit trusts may go down as well as up. A schedule of fees and charges and maximum commissions is available from the Managers, Additional information of the proposed investment, including brochures, application forms and annual or quarterly reports, can be obtained from the Manager, free of charge. Collective investments are traded at ruling prices and can engage in borrowing and scrip lending.
Collective investments are calculated on a net asset value basis, which is the total market value of all assets in the portfolio including any income accruals and less any deductible expenses such as audit fees, brokerage and service fees. Actual investment performance of the portfolio and the investor will differ depending on the initial fees applicable, the actual investment date, and the date of reinvestment of income as well as dividend withholding tax. Forward pricing is used. The Manager does not provide any guarantee either with respect to the capital or the return of a portfolio.
The performance of the portfolio depends on the underlying assets and variable market factors. Performance is based on NAV to NAV calculations with income reinvestments done on the ex-div date. Performance is calculated for the portfolio and the individual investor performance may differ as a result of initial fees, actual investment date, date of reinvestment and dividend withholding tax. An annualised return is the weighted average compound growth rate over the period measured. Lump sum investment performances are quoted.
The portfolio may invest in other unit trust portfolios which levy their own fees, and may result is a higher fee structure for our portfolio. All the portfolio options presented are approved collective investment schemes in terms of Collective Investment Schemes Control Act, No 45 of 2002 (“CISCA”). The fund may from time to time invest in foreign instruments which could be accompanied by additional risks as well as potential limitations on the availability of market information.
The Manager has the right to close any portfolios to new investors to manage them more efficiently in accordance with their mandates. The collective investment scheme may borrow up to 10% of the market value of the portfolio to bridge insufficient liquidity. The portfolio management of all the portfolios is outsourced to financial services providers authorized in terms of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, 2002. Standard Bank of South Africa Ltd is the appointed trustee of the Sanlam Collective Investments Scheme.
Foreign securities within portfolios may have additional material risks, depending on the specific risks affecting that country, such as: potential constraints on liquidity and the repatriation of funds; macroeconomic risks; political risks; foreign exchange risks; tax risks; settlement risks; and potential limitations on the availability of market information.
Fluctuations or movements in exchange rates may cause the value of underlying international investments to go up or down. Investors are reminded that an investment in a currency other than their own may expose them to a foreign exchange risk. Associates of the manager may be invested within certain portfolios and the details thereof are available from the manager.
Merchant West Investments (Pty) Ltd
Registration number 2006/018046/07
FSP number 44508
Address: 6th Floor, The Terraces, 25 Protea Road. Claremont, Cape Town, 7735
Tel: +27 21 492 0200
MANAGER: SANLAM ASSET MANAGEMENT (IRELAND) AND SANLAM COLLECTIVE INVESTMENTS
Company registration number: 267640 – UCITS IV Management Company & Alternative Investment Fund Manager regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland and is licensed as a Financial Services Provider in terms of Section 8 of the South African FAIS Act of 2002.
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