Collective investment schemes in securities are generally medium- to long-term investments. The value of participatory interests or the investment may go down as well as up. Past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance. MET Collective Investments (RF) (Pty) Ltd (the manager) does not provide any guarantee, either with respect to the capital or the return of a portfolio. The manager has the right to close certain portfolios to new investors, in order to manage it more efficiently, in accordance with its mandate. Collective investment schemes are traded at ruling prices and can engage in borrowing and scrip lending. The collective investment scheme may borrow up to 10% of the market value of the portfolio to bridge insufficient liquidity.
Different classes of participatory interests apply to these portfolios and are subject to different fees and charges. A schedule of fees, charges and maximum commissions is available on request from the manager, or is available on the website at www.metci.co.za. Forward pricing is used. The portfolio valuation time is 08h00 for fund of funds and 15h00 for all other portfolios and the transaction cut-off time is 14h00. The transaction cut-off time should be 14h00, for portfolios except fund of funds, but execution is not always guaranteed. If execution could not take place on the same day, it will take place the next business day, or at the earliest possible opportunity. For fund of funds, the cut-off time for the execution of trades is 14h00 on the day preceding the pricing date.
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.
The terms and conditions, a schedule of fees, charges and maximum commissions, performance fee frequently asked questions as well as the minimum disclosure document (MDD) for each portfolio are available on MET Collective Investments’ website at www.metci.co.za. Associates of the manager may be invested within certain portfolios and the details thereof are available from the manager.
MMI Holdings Limited is a full member of the Association for Savings and Investment SA.
The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited is the trustee of the MET Collective Investments Scheme, 20th Floor Main Tower, Standard Bank Centre, Adderley Street, Cape Town, 8001.
The manager and trustee are registered and approved under the Collective Investment Schemes Control Act (No. 45 of 2002).
The manager retains full legal responsibility for the third-party-named portfolio.
A fund of funds is a portfolio that invests in portfolios of collective investment schemes that levy their own charges, which could result in a higher fee structure for the fund of funds.
The yield of the GCI MET Income Fund is current and the yield is calculated monthly.
Annualised returns are period returns re-scaled to a period of one year. This allows investors to compare returns of different assets that they have owned for different lengths of time. Actual annual figures are available to the investor on request. Performance figures quoted are from Morningstar for a lump sum investment, using NAV-NAV prices with income distributions reinvested on the ex-dividend date. Investment performance calculations are available for verification upon request by any person. Reinvestment of income is calculated on the actual amount distributed per participatory interest, using the ex-dividend date NAV price of the applicable class of the portfolio, irrespective of the actual reinvestment date. The performance is calculated for the portfolio. The individual investor performance may differ, as a result of initial fees, the actual investment date, the date of reinvestment and dividend withholding tax.
The investment manager of the portfolios is GCI Asset Management (Pty) Ltd, registration number 1999/016234/07 and FSP number 821. The investment manager is an authorised financial services provider under the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act (No. 37 of 2002), to act in the capacity as investment manager. The address is the same as the Manager. This information is not advice, as defined in the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act (No. 37 of 2002). Please be advised that there may be representatives acting under supervision.