The South African investment environment is well regulated by relevant legislation, regulations and monitoring bodies. For ease of reference, below are short descriptions and links to regulatory websites.
Please note that these are external websites, and as such, STANLIB is not responsible for their maintenance or updates. Please report any broken links to the STANLIB webmaster.
The Financial Services Board
The Financial Services Board (FSB) is an independent institution established by statute to oversee the South African Non-banking Financial Services Industry in the public interest. The FSB is committed to promoting and maintaining a sound financial investment environment in South Africa.
Ombudsman for Financial Services
This office has been established in an effort to protect consumers from bad or inappropriate financial services advice. It was established as a result of section 20 of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, 2002 .
Long-term Insurance Ombudsman
The mission of the ombudsman is to review complaints against subscribing members and to resolve such complaints through mediation, conciliation, recommendation or determination.
Pension Funds Adjudicator
The purpose of the Pension Funds Adjudicator is to resolve disputes in a procedurally fair, economical and expeditious manner. The adjudicator’s office investigates and determines complaints of abuse of power, maladministration, disputes of fact or law and employer dereliction of duty in respect of pension funds.