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Solutions and Services: S65 Distribution Services

Providing globally competitive outsourced management company services to traditional and alternative collective investment funds

Distribution of Foreign Collective Investment Schemes in South Africa:

Section 65 Representative Office Services

Prescient Management Company (RF) (Pty) Ltd (“Prescient ManCo”) is an independent provider of globally competitive outsourced management company services to traditional and alternative collective investment funds.

Prescient ManCo manages three types of schemes and can assist its clients with regulatory approval to distribute non-South African funds that comply with these types of schemes to South African investors:

  • Collective Investment Scheme in Securities
  • Qualified Investor Hedge Fund Scheme
  • Retail Hedge Fund Scheme

Background to Section 65 of CISCA

All foreign (non-South African) collective investment schemes must be approved by the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA), prior to distribution to South African investors. In order to achieve this, the foreign investment manager must either establish a representative office in South Africa and seek authorisation from the FSCA or enter into a representative agreement with a third-party FSCA approved management company such as Prescient ManCo.

Key Facts:

  • Approved and regulated by the FSCA
  • Ten-year track record of providing ManCo services
  • Representative office for a large number of foreign schemes
  • Part of the larger Prescient financial services group

S65 Representative Office Services include:

Pre-Submission Review

  • Obtaining the prospectus of the foreign scheme and related funds and relevant documentation (annual financial statements, operator company information, representative agreement, regulator letter, etc.)
  • Document review, including obtaining written confirmation of the Scheme from the home regulator
  • Performing Know Your Client (“KYC”) checks and operational due diligence on the foreign scheme and related funds and related stakeholders

Submission Process to FSCA

  • Assistance with the completion of the FSCA application process for approval of a foreign collective investment scheme including submission of supporting documents
  • Assisting with the completion of the relevant FSCA Questionnaires, if applicable
  • Providing guidance on completing the FSCA “List of Similarities and Differences” to assess the suitability to South African regulatory environment
  • Drafting an application letter to the FSCA
  • Liaising with the foreign management company and/or its legal representatives regarding any application information required
  • Establishing the representative agreement and attending to signatures and submission to the FSCA
  • Liaising with the Representative Office auditors, including confirmation that the Representative Office has paid up share capital and reserves of no less then ZAR 2m annually
  • Dealing with any FSCA queries as they arise and working with the foreign manager to resolve any issues
  • Attending to further applications to the FSCA, for example: approval of additional sub-funds, including reviewing the sub-fund supplemental documentation, completion of the application forms, etc.

Ongoing Compliance Support and Maintenance

  • Review of any amendments to the scheme or fund legal documentation and submission to FSCA for approval, as required
  • Review of all marketing documentation (and amendments) and submission to FSCA
  • Pre-review of all proposed marketing activities by the foreign collective investment scheme in South Africa
  • Ongoing relationship management of the scheme and/or fund(s) over the life of Prescient ManCo’s platform services to ensure compliance and monitoring to the applicable platform and regulatory rules

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