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Absa closes its money market unit trust for good – here’s what that means

12 April 2021 6:18 PM

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield asks Denker Portfolio Manager Kokkie Kooyman what it means for the industry.

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Absa is ending its 25-year-old money market unit trust because, it says, many investors mistakenly believe it guarantees returns.

Investments will be paid out or they can reinvest into another fund by 1 July 2021.

Absa is shutting down its wildly popular money market unit trust because many investors have the wrong idea about it. © wirestock/123rf

RELATED: 4.8 million South Africans have unclaimed benefits worth R42 billion - Liberty


The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Kokkie Kooyman, a Portfolio Manager at Denker.

Standard Bank renamed their money market…

Kokkie Kooyman, Portfolio Manager - Denker

Interest rates have dropped considerably… They’re saying to clients to rather move their money to a savings account… It’s simply the pressure of lower interest rates on the fee…

Kokkie Kooyman, Portfolio Manager - Denker

Listen to the interview and a statement by Absa in the audio below.




12 April 2021 6:18 PM

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