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Offshore shares

Offshore shares

Through our online trading platform, you have direct, real-time access to 35 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.

Choosing the right offshore account

You can invest by moving your money overseas and converting it to foreign currency, or by investing through our institutional asset swap facility.

  • Option 1: You want to invest up to a maximum of R1 million in offshore shares and do not want to repatriate your funds to South Africa

You can use a single discretionary offshore allowance of R1 million, which does not require South African Reserve Bank tax clearance.

  • Option 2: You want to invest more than R1 million, up to R10 million in offshore shares and do not want to repatriate your funds to South Africa

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 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.

  • Option 3: You want to invest without the administrative requirements of applying for South African Reserve Bank tax clearance, and are willing to repatriate funds to South African rands when you withdraw your investment.

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

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

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.

We require a minimum initial investment of £5 000 or the rand equivalent.

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.

Get the Offshore Shares Key Information Document.

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

Find more information on how to invest or visit our FAQ page.

Construct your portfolio of Global Shares today and register for an online trading account.

ready to invest?

With more than 200 offices throughout South Africa and both a Namibian and Mauritian presence, quality advice is on your doorstep. Find an adviser or start trading by registering for our PSG Wealth trading and investment platform.
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