The Wisian Capital South African Equity Fund is a sub-fund of Sanlam Universal Funds plc. The Fund is authorised in Ireland and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.  First Avenue Investment Management (pty) Ltd, who is the investment manager appointed to the fund, is an authorized financial services provider.

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Shares of the Wisian Capital South African Equity Fund (the “Fund”) can be offered in Switzerland exclusively to Qualified Investors as defined by Article 10 § 3 of the Collective Investment Scheme Act (“CISA”) and Article 6 of the Collective Investment Scheme Ordinance (“CISO”) (Qualified Investors). The Fund has not been and will not be registered with the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (“FINMA”). This Supplement and/or any other offering materials relating to the Fund may be made available in Switzerland solely to Qualified Investors.

Representative in Switzerland:

The representative in Switzerland is OpenFunds Investment Services AG 1 Seefeldstrasse 35, CH-8008 Zurich, Switzerland, Tel.: +41 44 500 3108, Fax: +41 44 500 3106.

Paying Agent in Switzerland:

The paying agent in Switzerland is Società Bancaria Ticinese SA, Piazza Collegiata 3, 6501 Bellinzona, Switzerland.

Location where the relevant documents may be obtained

The statutory documents of the Fund such as the Prospectus, the key investor information documents, the memorandum and articles of association of the Company, the annual and semi-annual reports and/or any other legal documents as defined in Article 15 CISA in conjunction with Article 13a CISO may be obtained free of charge from the Representative. The place of performance and jurisdiction for Interests of the Fund offered or distributed in or from Switzerland are the registered office of the Representative.

Payment of retrocessions and rebates

Financial intermediaries may pay retrocessions as remuneration for distribution activity in respect of Shares in or from Switzerland to the distributors and sales partners listed below:

  • Distributors subject to authorization as defined in Article 19§ 1bis of the CISA (Swiss or foreign distributors regulated in their home jurisdiction);
  • Distributors that are not required to obtain an authorization as defined under Article 19§ 1bis of the CISA and Article 8 of CISO (financial intermediaries regulated by FINMA, banks, insurances, fund managers, representatives); and
  • Sales partners who place shares in funds/sub-funds with their customers exclusively through a written commission-based asset management mandate (Independent Asset Managers) i.e. the customer has to be transparently informed that the sales partner is receiving retrocessions.

This remuneration may be deemed payment for the following services in particular:

  • the introduction of potential qualified investors; or
  • the organization of road shows.

Retrocessions are not deemed to be rebates even if they are ultimately passed on, in full or in part, to the investors.  The recipients of the retrocessions must ensure transparent disclosure and inform investors, unsolicited and free of charge, about the amount of remuneration they may receive for distribution.  On request, the recipients of retrocessions must disclose the amounts they actually receive for distributing the collective investment schemes of the investors concerned.

Rebates are permitted provided that:

  • financial intermediaries pay them from the fees due to them (so that they are not charged to the Fund);
  • they are granted on the basis of objective criteria (see below);
  • all Shareholders (irrespective of whether they are qualified investors or not), who qualify on the basis of these objective criteria and demand rebates are also granted these within the same timeframe and to the same extent; and
  • they are disclosed transparently in the fund documents (see below).

The objective criteria for the granting of rebates by the Financial Intermediaries are as follows:

  • the size of a Shareholder’s holding;
  • the seed money investors;
  • the long-term relationship;
  • the overall relationship; and
  • the capacity of the Fund.

At the request of a Shareholder, the aforementioned financial intermediaries must disclose free of charge the objective criteria for granting rebates, and the corresponding amounts. The names of the persons who already receive rebates need not be disclosed (business confidentiality).

Mentioning of other funds in the Offering Memorandum

OpenFunds Investment Services AG acts as Representative only to Wisian Capital South African Equity Fund. In case there is any reference made in the Offering Memorandum to any other fund, that fund is not legally represented in Switzerland by OpenFunds Investment Services AG

Place of performance and Place of jurisdiction

In respect of the Shares distributed in Switzerland, the place of performance and jurisdiction is the registered office of the Representative.