FAQ

What is a Living Annuity?

A Living annuity is a financial product that pays you a regular income. You can choose between two types of annuities: a Guaranteed Annuity or a Living Annuity. As member of a pension, pension preservation or RA fund, you must use at least two-thirds of your fund proceeds AT RETIREMENT to purchase a...

Why should I invest with an index fund instead of an active fund manager?

Index funds deliver better long-term returns than actively managed funds. In fact, statistics show that only 1 in 5 actively managed funds ever manage to beat the index.

What is a unit trust?

A unit trust refers to an investment portfolio that is managed as a Collective Investment Scheme and divided into equal parts or ‘units’. Unit trust investors therefore buy units of the portfolio, with each unit representing a proportionate share of all the assets underlying the portfolio. The unit...

What is a preservation fund?

A preservation fund is a retirement fund in terms of the Pension Funds Act. It is a tax effective investment vehicle designed for individuals who wish to invest the proceeds of their company-sponsored retirement plan in a tax-efficient manner.You may transfer the proceeds of your pension or providen...

What is a retirement annuity?

An RA is a retirement fund in terms of the Pension Funds Act. It is a tax effective investment vehicle designed for individual investors (as opposed to employees who contribute to a workplace retirement fund). An RA is ideal for people who- are self-employed;- don’t have access to a work-place pensi...

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