We offer investors a focused range of unit trusts to suit all risk profiles and return objectives. Our unit trusts include a combination of single and multi asset funds that invest locally and abroad. We’re immensely proud that our clients have entrusted us to manage over R200 billion of their savings (as of June 2016), making us one of South Africa’s top 10 largest investment managers.
Forms required to invest with Prudential
If you are applying for a new contract with us on behalf of yourself and your brokerage house
If your brokerage house already has a contract with us and you would like register yourself to sell our products
If you are currently registered with us and would like to change the brokerage house that you represent
Once your contract has been approved, one of our Business Development Managers (BDMs) will contact you to personally welcome you to Prudential.
Basic Fund Information
Each of our unit trust funds has a minimum lump sum and debit order (if applicable) investment amount, which is available on the fund detail page.
The distribution frequency for each of our unit trusts is included on the fund details page and fund fact sheets. It can range from monthly to annually, depending on the fund.
Note that the annual management fee and other operating expenses will be paid from the fund’s income before it is distributed or reinvested back into the fund.
For investments into our discretionary or tax-free unit trusts, you can have your distributions either paid to your bank account or reinvested in your fund. If you choose to reinvest your distribution, we will purchase additional units in your fund(s).
For investments into our living annuity product, all distributions will automatically be re-invested.
Simply complete a withdrawal instruction form and send it through to Prudential. Depending on the unit trust, it will take between 1 and 3 days for your money to reflect in your bank account after all the required documentation has been received.
No. Debit orders can only be collected on the first working day of every month.
Depending on the size and scope of your business, we’ll allocate you a servicing model that best suits your business needs. This will either be in the form of a dedicated BDM or our highly-trained Client Service Team.
Once registered, we will issue you with a secure account login where you will be able to view and manage your clients’ investments online. This includes being able to view your clients' account information, download statements, tax certificates and fee reports. You will also be able to access a range of tools and investment insights to help you when advising your clients.
There are three types of fees we pay. These include:
- Initial fees
- Ongoing fees
- Annual standard adviser fees
How are the fees paid?
Initial and ongoing fees are negotiated between you and your clients. Initial fees are deducted from your clients’ investments before units are purchased. We redeem units from your clients’ investments each month to pay ongoing fees. Annual standard adviser fees are paid directly from Prudential’s annual management fee which are included in the fund’s Total Expense Ratio (TER).
When will we pay you?
Local fees are accrued from the 26th of the previous month to the 25th of the current month and paid to you on the 27th. Offshore fees are accrued from the 1st of January to the 30th of June and from the 1st of July to 31st of December. Offshore payments are made biannually in mid-July and mid-January.
What are the minimum fee payment amounts?
The minimum payment amount for local fees is R300 and £50 for offshore fees. If the fees accrued are less than the minimum payment amount, the amount will carry over to the next payment cycle and will be paid once it reaches the applicable minimum.
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