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Offshore shares

Offshore shares

Through our online trading platform, you have direct, real-time access to 25 major international stock exchanges. You can construct a hand-picked portfolio of global shares, exchange traded funds (ETFs) and exchange traded notes (ETNs) or can choose to have your portfolio managed by a team of advisers and expert analysts.

What are your investment options?

You can invest by using your own foreign investment allowance or by investing through our institutional asset swap facility.

If you are not comfortable with making these investment decisions on your own, you can also ask for the assistance of a PSG adviser , who can manage your portfolio on your behalf.

Offshore allowance account (Individuals)
If you want to move money overseas, you have two options:

  • You can use a single discretionary allowance of R1 million, which does not require South African Reserve Bank tax clearance.
  • You can use an offshore allowance of R10 million, for which you will need to get a tax clearance certificate (in respect of foreign investments) from the SARS. This certificate must include the SARS logo and specified watermark, and is only valid for a period of 12 months from the date indicated on the certificate.

We require a minimum initial investment of £5 000.

Offshore asset swap account
PSG's offshore asset swap account allows you to invest offshore without using your offshore allowance. The account is also available to trusts, companies, partnerships and joint account holders.

As you will not be using your personal allowance, this allows you to invest abroad without the South African Reserve Bank's usual administrative requirements.

We require a minimum initial investment of R100 000.

We can also help you to transfer money overseas, including taking care of the various legal structures and the South African Reserve Bank's requirements.

All funds remitted offshore in terms of the Asset swap facility can only be repatriated to South Africa.

Equip yourself

Markets are volatile and inexperienced share traders can lose money. However, you can be amply rewarded if you take the time to plan, prepare and educate yourself on share investments.

You can start by watching our tutorials , or can consider our seminars and webinars

For more information and how to invest, click here or visit our FAQ page.

To register for an online trading account, click here.

ready to invest?

With close to 200 offices throughout South Africa and two in Windhoek, quality advice is at your doorstep.Find an adviser or start trading by registering for our PSG Wealth trading and investment platform.
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