Regulations for Collective Investment Schemes differ from particular country to country or even region to region and our specialists at ENSafrica (Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs) have extensive experience in assisting clients with the relevant and necessary legislation relating to their funds and in relation to the Financial Services Board.
Collective investment schemes include mutual funds, investment funds, managed funds or simply funds developed for a specific aim as agreed on by the investors. A collective investment scheme enables a group of investors to participate in a more varied range of investments than would have been possible if they invested their funds individually. This follows then that it offers investors additional benefits as well as a sharing of costs and a reduction in risk as the investments are spread more widely than would have been possible if the funds were invested directly in specific assets. Many of these funds account for a substantial portion of trading on major stock exchanges worldwide. Collective investment schemes, also known as asset management, usually have an aim of either targeting specific geographic regions, such as emerging markets, or a theme, such as technology.
Where necessary, our collective investment scheme specialists utlilise other business areas within the firm, such as, banking and finance, corporate and commercial, tax and employee benefits, to ensure our clients receive optimum assistance for all their investing needs.