Glacier’s Sustainable World Enhancer is a five-year, tax-efficient, structured investment that lets you grow your capital with the certainty of capital protection, while also letting you contribute to global sustainable development goals. It is set up in the Glacier Vantage Plan (a sinking fund policy underwritten by Sanlam Life Insurance Limited).
This solution has a valuable role to play in the portfolios of more cautious investors.
Why use the Glacier Sustainable World Enhancer?
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected markets and economies immeasurably over the past year, with many job losses and employed people drawing a reduced income. At the same time, those who remained employed may have managed to save more over the past year and may have a cash amount to invest.
Provided you have an emergency fund in place, and a certain amount of liquidity available to you (e.g. the Glacier Cash Option), you could start considering investment options that require longer investment time horizons. The Glacier Sustainable World Enhancer with its five-year term offers the opportunity for growth, while still protecting capital as well.
Positioning the Glacier Sustainable World Enhancer
In addition to the above advantages, the more cautious investor would obtain peace of mind from the Glacier Sustainable World Enhancer in the following ways:
The investor has exposure to the Solactive Sustainable Development Goals World RC 8 EUR Index, which limits volatility to 8% and is suited to a more cautious risk profile.
The investor has exposure to global markets without currency exposure. There is therefore no currency risk – you invest in rand and receive returns in rand.
Your capital is protected, with the guarantee provided by a leading global bank. Important to note is that all fees (including the 3% initial intermediary fee) have been allowed for and will not further reduce the maturity value of the investment.
Investors receive the above benefits while at the same time being able to maintain, and grow, the value of their investment, which may not be the case with cash in a bank account. It could even be a way to protect a portion of your capital in the lead-up to retirement.
The current issue of the Glacier Sustainable World Enhancer is open to investments until 23 July 2021.