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FSCA CIS/ Hedge Funds Online Submission : Financial Sector Conduct Authority

Organisation : Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA)
Facility Name : CIS / Hedge Funds Online Submission
Country : South Africa
Website :

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How To Submit FSCA CIS / Hedge Funds Online?

The portal allows for electronic submissions
** Submission of Statutory Reports and Returns including Capital Adequacy reports, Annual Financial Statements, Mark to market report, Quarterly Portfolio holding reports and compliance certificates/reports and Quarterly Foreign Scheme Statistics
** Submission of advertising, marketing and information disclosure requirements for CIS
** Applications for new CIS, amendments, amalgamations and terminations for CIS
** Update user rights to be able to submit information on behalf of the Manager or Foreign Scheme it represents

Related / Similar Facility : FSCA Retirement Online System

In order to login to this portal, you need to register as a user. If you have already registered as a user, enter your email address and password above and click on “Logon”. If you are not registered, click on the “Register” button.

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Step-1 : Go to the link
Step-2 : Click On “Register” Button

Step-3 : Fill the Online CIS Online System Registration Form and Click On ‘Register’ Button.
Step-4 : After Successful Registration, Login with your credentials to access ‘Online CIS System’.

After providing your details above and clicking on “Register”, you will receive an email with instructions to modify your profile.


Frequently Asked Questions FAQ On CIS

What are the requirements in terms of marketing rules?
​A manager may not advertise or market any collective investment scheme or portfolio in a manner that is likely to create a misleading or false statement. The advertisement should not be fraudulent or deceptive in any manner.

​What are the advertising platforms that a manager can use?
​The advertising platforms that a manager may use can be direct or indirect visual or oral communication transmitted by any medium. The manager may use brochures, prospectuses and websites as its advertising platforms.

​Can a manager publish marketing and advertising information without lodging material with the registrar?
​No. A manager must lodge with the registrar copies of all advertising and marketing material to be published by the manager prior to the publication or use of the material.

In which material should mandatory disclosures be made?
​Mandatory disclosures must be included in all marketing material about that specific portfolio as well as on the MDD. The statements must be clearly shown for investors to read and understand.

​How should the risk and disclosure requirements be made for portfolios that include foreign securities?
​The disclosure of any material risk is expected prior to effecting the transaction. The method or medium is not prescribed and it should be considered as to whether the manager can prove that that disclosure took place when challenged thereon.

Is forecasting and commentary allowed?
​Forecasts or commentary is only allowed about future performance of asset classes or markets in general- i.e. performance projections are not allowed; however it should be based on disclosed reasonable assumptions. It must also be accompanied with a statement that the included commentary is not guaranteed to occur.

​Is comparative advertising allowed?
​A manager may only make comparisons between its collective investment scheme or portfolio and another collective investment scheme or portfolio if the collective investment schemes or portfolios have sufficiently similar features and Commonality. The scheme or portfolio being compared to may not be mentioned by name. The information used when making comparison based on portfolio returns must be accurate and up to date.


If you have any enquiries please contact the FSCA call centre 0800 20 37 22

Additional Simplified Procedure

To submit FSCA CIS/Hedge Funds online, you will need to use the FSCA’s Electronic Submission (ES) portal. The ES portal allows for the electronic submission of a variety of documents, including applications for new CIS, amendments, amalgamations, and terminations; statutory reports and returns; and advertising, marketing, and information disclosure requirements.

To access the ES portal, you will need to create an account and register as a user. Once you have registered, you will be able to log in to the portal and submit your documents.

To submit a CIS/Hedge Fund document, you will first need to select the appropriate document type from the list of available options. Once you have selected the document type, you will need to complete the required fields and upload any supporting documentation.

Once you have completed the form and uploaded all required documentation, you will need to review your submission and confirm that it is accurate and complete. Once you have confirmed your submission, it will be sent to the FSCA for processing.

Here is a step-by-step guide to submitting FSCA CIS/Hedge Funds online:
1. Go to the FSCA’s Electronic Submission (ES) portal:
2. Create an account and register as a user.
3. Log in to the ES portal.
4. Select the appropriate CIS/Hedge Fund document type from the list of available options.
5. Complete the required fields and upload any supporting documentation.
6. Review your submission and confirm that it is accurate and complete.
7. Confirm your submission.

The FSCA will review your submission and process it as soon as possible. You will receive an email notification once your submission has been processed. Please note that the FSCA may require additional information or documentation from you before processing your submission. If this is the case, you will be contacted by the FSCA.

Here are some additional tips for submitting FSCA CIS/Hedge Funds online:
** Make sure that you have all of the required information and documentation before you start your submission.
** Review your submission carefully before confirming it.
** If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the FSCA.

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