Cautionary note to CIS Managers

Board Notice 92 of 2014 was promulgated in August 2014. It prescribed disclosure requirements, and came into effect on 1 May 2015. The Registrar adopted a phase-in approach in order to allow Managers time to gain an understanding of what is expected of them in relation to compliance with the Notice.

Information Circular 26, issued on 5 April 2016, provides details of how the Regulator intends start applying the prescriptions of the Notice. This includes imposing penalties from 1 May 2016 on all CIS managers who fail to comply.

It appears that certain managers are not aware of material produced by third-party portfolio managers. In many cases this material is not compliant with the law. The Registrar reminds managers that they retain full liability and accountability for these portfolios.

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