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MERCHANT WEST SCI* Enhanced Income Fund

This Fund is suitable for a conservative investor seeking regular income payments or moderate capital growth. 

7.2%

The Annualised Performance of the fund is calculated over a 10 year period.

 

Annualised Performance

0.63%

The management fee you pay is based on the fund selected and calculated on your total contributions, and then applied to the overall value of your portfolio. The annual management fee differs for each fund. Please view the fund’s factsheet for the fee percentage.

MANAGEMENT FEE

Conservative investing is an investment strategy that prioritizes the preservation of capital over growth or market returns, thus seeking to protect an investment portfolio's value by investing in lower-risk securities.

Risk profile:

Cautious

An investment time horizon refers to the minimum amount of time needed to hold onto an investment to see possible growth.

Investment Horizon:

1-2 Years

The investment objective of the portfolio is to provide investors with a high level of income. As a secondary objective the portfolio aims to achieve low to moderate levels of capital growth over the long term.

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FUND STRATEGY

In order to achieve the portfolio objective, the portfolio’s asset allocation and instrument selection will be actively managed and will continually reflect the portfolio manager’s view of the relative attractiveness of the property shares, property related securities, loan stock listed on exchanges, non-equity securities, bonds, money market instruments and preference share markets. Apart from achieving the primary objective of generating high income, the portfolio will actively invest in bonds and/or property securities in order to achieve the secondary objective of long term capital growth. The portfolio’s property exposure could be aligned with that of the Asisa South African Multi Asset Income portfolios category. The portfolio may also invest in listed and unlisted financial instruments in accordance with the Act as well as in offshore investments as permitted by legislation. The Manager may also include participatory interests and other forms of participation of local and global collective investment schemes, or other similar schemes operated in territories with a regulatory environment which is to the satisfaction of the Manager and Trustee of a sufficient standard to provide investor protection at least equivalent to that in South Africa and which is consistent with the portfolio’s primary objective. However, the fund will purposefully only invest in South African securities to allow investors the option of a clean asset allocation between their domestic and foreign exposure.

ASISA FUND CATEGORY

South African - Multi Asset - Income

BENCHMARK

STeFI

INCEPTION DATE

3 Jan 2012

REGULATION 28

Yes

PORTFOLIO MANAGER
DANIEL KING

Daniel King

Head of Fixed Income

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FAQ's

Tax-free investing does not require payment of tax on interest and dividends earned, nor on capital gains. In a tax free investment, you may invest up to R36 000 per tax year and up to R500 000 over your lifetime.
Yes you may withdraw from a tax-free investment. After withdrawing a portion, you cannot reinvest more to your investment if you’ve already contributed to the maximum limit for that tax year.
The exact minimum investment amount is listed on the fund fact sheet however, the general minimum lump sum deposit is R10 000.00.

The exact minimum investment amount is listed on the fund fact sheet however, the general minimum monthly investment amount of R500.00

Yes, the exact minimum investment amount is listed on the fund fact sheet however, the general minimum lump sum deposit is R10 000.00 and a monthly investment minimum amount of R500.00

Yes, you are able to change your monthly recurring debit order – provided it’s not less than the minimum of the fund you are invested in. You’re also able to make additional investments and withdraw money at any time. You can do this online via Secure Services, rather than through Smart Invest itself.
Note: If a debit order collection date falls on a non-business day, we will collect it on the first available business day thereafter.

Once you commit to investing, you have the option of paying a lump sum amount once off or a lump sum payment as often as you would like. The minimum lump sum deposit is R10 000.00. You may invest monthly at a minimum of R500.00.

No notice is required to withdraw money from a unit trust investment. It takes 2 – 3 business days for a withdrawal instruction to be processed from the time the instruction is successfully submitted.
We don’t charge performance fees and the cost of our portfolios averages as the lowest in the market within active fund management. To view all the fees charged, read through the Fund Fact Sheet available on this site alongside the Fund.
For an individual investor: Certified South African ID (green or bar-coded identity document) or a valid passport (for foreign residents). Proof of residential address such as a recent copy of a utility bill. Contact Details SA Income Tax Registration Number, where applicable

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Choose between a Tax-Free savings or Standard Unit Trust investment option

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Tax Free Investment

In a tax-free investment like a unit trust, you may save up R36 000 per year through a once off lump sum payment. Alternatively, you may invest from R500 per month. All interest, capital gains, and dividends you receive will be fully tax-free. You cannot invest more than R36 000 every tax year and R500 000 in total across all of your tax-free items throughout the course of your lifetime. If you do, you will be subject to a 40% tax penalty on any sum that exceeds this cap.

Standard Unit Trust Investment

A unit trust, also known as a fund, combines the funds of several investors, to purchase assets including stocks, bonds, and real estate. A unit trust gives the investor exposure to a variety of assets, all of which are chosen and managed by investment professional, so you don't have to make individual investment decisions.

ASSISTED APPLICATION

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Download and complete an application form for individuals, non-individuals or tax-free savings accounts along with all the required supporting documents.

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Submit the completed application form and supporting documents to utinstructions@sanlaminvestmentssupport.com

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Once you have received confirmation from Sanlam that your application has been correctly submitted, you may go ahead with the payment of the relevant investment amount. Please send proof of payment to utinstructions@sanlaminvestmentssupport.com. You will receive electronic confirmation once your investment is finalised.

 

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