How to Invest

You can invest in our hedge funds either directly or via an investment platform.

For all direct investments, complete the necessary forms (below) and email us the ‘Know Your Client’ (KYC) documents required by the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment (FICA) Act. Your documents will be reviewed, and you will receive an Investor Number if all is in order. The final step is to transfer your investment directly to the bank account of the relevant fund using your allocated Investor Number as reference – it’s that simple. You will receive monthly statements (and an annual tax report) from the independent administrator (SANNE).

SANNE is a leading global provider of alternative asset, corporate and private client administration and reporting services. Established in 1998 and with 22 locations across the globe, SANNE employs more than 1,900 people worldwide and administers structures and funds that have in excess of £200 billion of assets. SANNE’s Management Company is a registered Collective Investment Scheme Management Company regulated by the Financial Sector Conduct Authority. Core deliverables of the Management Company are to ensure regulatory and mandate compliance of the portfolios and to perform an independent risk monitoring function. The Management Company maintains a strong internal control structure to minimise risk of operational and financial failure.

You need to complete an application form to invest. Note that there are separate forms for individuals (natural persons) and for legal entities.

Application Form – Protea Worldwide Flexible SNN QIHF (Individual)
Application Form – Protea Worldwide Flexible SNN QIHF (Legal Entity)
Application Form – Protea South Africa and/or Protea Global SNN RHF (Individual)
Application Form – Protea South Africa and/or Protea Global SNN RHF (Legal Entity)

Send completed forms and required KYC documents to and feel free to phone SANNE’s Investor Services Department on +27 (0) 21 402 1600 should you have any queries regarding the forms.

Other forms for specific use:
Additional Investment Form
Change of Investor Details Form
Investment Switch Form
Redemption Form
Transfer of Ownership Form

Advisors can enter into an IFA agreement with SANNE directly – click here to download the application form.

Our funds are available on most major investment platforms, including the ones listed below. These platforms also offer our funds via Living Annuities and Endowments. If you do not see our funds on your preferred investment platform, please reach out to us for assistance.

Momentum Wealth
Sanlam Glacier
Global Nominees
Absa (AIMS)
27four Life

In addition to the platforms listed above, our funds are also available ‘on request’ via certain other major platforms – please contact the platform to request access, or reach out to us for assistance. If you invest via a platform, you will not receive monthly statements from SANNE but may receive statements from the platform/advisor, depending on your arrangement with them.

“In the short run, the market is a voting machine, but in the long run, it is a weighing machine.”
– Benjamin Graham