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This website is controlled by Marriott Asset Management (Pty) Ltd (Marriott) which is a company established in the Republic of South Africa. The site can be accessed from various other countries around the world but is designed specifically for persons located in the Republic of South Africa.

No representation or warranty is made that the materials contained in the site are appropriate to, available in or appropriate for any other jurisdiction. Those who access this site do so on their own initiative, and are therefore responsible for compliance with applicable local laws and regulations.

The information provided on this website is intended to provide you, the user, with objective information about Marriott’s products and services and is not intended to constitute advice, guidance or proposal as regards the suitability of any product in respect of any need you may have. Calculations made/obtained by means of the tools made available on this website are for illustrative purposes only.

Marriott and/or its service providers consider the information on this website to be reliable. However, they do not represent or guarantee, directly or indirectly, its accuracy, nor are they responsible for the consequences of any decisions taken based on the information.

In addition Marriott is not responsible for and disclaims all liability for any loss, liability, damage (whether direct, indirect or consequential) or expense of any nature whatsoever which may be suffered as a result of, or which may be attributable, directly or indirectly, to the use of or reliance upon any information, links, opinions or services provided through this website.

The user hereby indemnifies Marriott and or its service providers against any claim or liability arising out of the user’s use of this website.  The user waives any claim which it may have or acquire against Marriott arising out of the user’s use of this website.

E-mail Disclaimer

Marriott is a Licensed Financial Services Provider, FSP592.

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E–mail transmissions cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error–free and Marriott, therefore, does not accept liability for any errors or omissions in the contents of this message nor for any loss or damage caused as a result of the e–mail being intercepted or the recipient being infected with any virus or other malicious code.

Marriott does not endorse any opinions, conclusions, data or other information contained in this e–mail which is unrelated to the official business of Marriott and furthermore accepts no liability in respect of the unauthorised use of its e–mail facility or the sending of e–mail communications for other than strictly business purposes.

Please note that Marriott reserves the right to access, block, monitor and intercept e–mail addressed to Users in Marriott in accordance with Marriott’s e–mail policy.

Legal Notices

Collective Investment Schemes in Securities are medium to long term investments. The value of your investment may go down as well as up and past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance. Collective Investment Scheme prices are calculated on a net asset value basis. Net asset value is the net value of all assets in the portfolio including any income accrual and less any permissible deductions from the portfolio. Where initial fees are applicable these fees are deducted from the investment consideration and the balance invested in the units at the net asset value. A schedule of fees and charges and maximum commissions is available from the management company/scheme. Commission and incentives may be paid from the initial fee. Forward pricing is used.

Marriott Unit Trust Management Company is a member of the Association of Collective Investments. Marriott Asset Management (Pty) Ltd is a Licensed Financial Services Provider.

Privacy Policy

The companies represented on this website (“Marriott”) and its employees respect your privacy and the confidentiality of your personal information.

Personal information that you supply to us via this website (“your personal information”) is only used and processed for the purpose:

  • for which we request the information, as stated in the relevant web pages; and/or
  • to the extent necessary to enable Marriott to meet its obligations to you; and/or
  • to comply with our legal obligations.

Marriott will not disclose your personal information to third parties outside Marriott, unless:

  • Marriott is permitted or required to do so by law; or
  • it is in the public interest to do so; or
  • it is necessary to protect the rights of a company in Marriott; or
  • you have expressly authorised Marriott to do so.

Marriott may from time to time use your personal information to compile profiles for statistical purposes. However, such profiles or statistical data cannot be linked to any identifiable individual.

Marriott has put controls in place to prevent unauthorised access to, modification or destruction of your personal information, whether accidental or deliberate. These controls are based on the requirements of the business and conform to commonly accepted industry standards as well as contractual and legal requirements.

The various companies in Marriott may have different online privacy policies due to the fact that the nature of their services or products require a deviation from this general policy. If this is the case, the relevant company’s specific policy will govern your use of its web site, on–line services and products.

If you do not interact with us or if you browse our website anonymously, we may from time to time collect information such as your email address.

We may occasionally contact you to inform you of new services or products offered by a company in Marriott. You will, however, always be given the opportunity to instruct us to remove your details from our mailing list.

Marriott reserves the right to amend this online privacy policy at any time by posting the amended policy on our website. Unless otherwise stated, the current version will apply each time you access our website.

Marriott is not in any way responsible for the privacy practices or services of sites linking out of this website. 

Copyright

Copyright subsists in all materials and information on this website.  The copyright in and to these materials and information is exclusively owned by Marriott.  You may use the information and print or reproduce materials from this website only for your own non–commercial personal use.

Complaints Policy and Guidelines

In terms of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act (The FAIS Act), it is important for Investors to note the following:

1. The Marriott Complaints Policy

Marriott is committed to:

  • Resolving complaints in a manner that is fair to our Investors, business and staff. 
  • Dealing with complaints in a timely and fair manner with each complaint receiving proper consideration in a process that is managed appropriately and effectively.
  • Ensuring clients have full knowledge of procedures for internal resolution of their complaint. 
  • Ensuring easy access to the complaints resolution facilities – the complaints resolution facilities can be accessed through the communication centre via post, email, fax or telephone.
  • Empowering staff at the Communication Centre to deal with complaints and ensuring that non–routine or serious complaints are brought to the attention of the managers and directors.  Training staff on the requirements of The FAIS Act and Marriott's rules pertaining to resolution of complaints.
  • Ensuring that complaints of a routine nature are dealt with in a predefined way.
  • Offering full and appropriate redress in all cases where a complaint is resolved in favour of a client – without delay.
  • Informing clients of their right to refer their complaints to The FAIS or Long Term Insurance Ombudsman should a complaint not be resolved to their satisfaction within 6 weeks from the date on which the complaint was received.
  • Maintaining records of all complaints received for a period of 5 years – this will specify whether or not the complaint was resolved.
  • Implementing follow–up procedures to:
    • Ensure avoidance of occurrences giving rise to complaints and
    • Improve services and complaints systems and procedures where necessary.

The complaints policy outlined above incorporates the requirements of The FAIS Act with the policy of Marriott.

2. Definition of a Complaint

A complaint means a specific complaint relating to a financial service rendered by Marriott to a client on or after the date of commencement of The FAIS Act alleging that Marriott:

  • Contravened or failed to comply with a provision of The FAIS Act and as a result the client has suffered or is likely to suffer financial prejudice or damage.
  • Willfully or negligently rendered a financial service to the client which has caused prejudice or damage to a client or which is likely to result in such prejudice or damage.
  • Treated the client unfairly.

We can classify complaints into

  1. Significant Complaints
    • A complaint involving a financial loss, reputational risk to Marriott, a repetition of a minor complaint or where the circumstances warrant it being treated as significant, eg. Investigation is required. These are also defined as complaints of a serious non–routine nature.
  2. Minor Complaints
    • A complaint that is not Significant.

3. Complaints Procedure

All complaints (Significant or Minor) from clients or on behalf of a client will be forwarded to the Communication Centre on the same day of receipt of such complaint, if the complaint was directed to staff external to the Communication Centre. The Communication Centre will log the complaint and follow up with the complaints resolution procedure.

  • When a complaint is received by the Communication Centre – this will be logged on the complaints register.
  • Minor complaints will be resolved immediately on the phone. These calls will be recorded.

If the complaint is Significant or if the complainant still seems dissatisfied or if the complaint will take time to resolve, then the following steps will be taken:

Significant and Unresolved Complaints

  • If the complaint is not in writing, the complainant will be required to lodge the complaint in writing and include all supporting documentation (eg the policy document, welcome pack or quarterly report). This is required in terms of The FAIS Act in writing via fax, email or post.
  • Once the complaint has been received in writing, it will be logged as such on the complaints register. An Acknowledgement of Complaint letter will be completed by the Communication Centre and sent within 48 hours to the complainant – detailing the nature of the complaint as understood and the contact details of the person responsible for resolving it.
  • The complaint will then be brought to the attention of the appropriate manager or director who will attempt to resolve it.
  • The complaint will be investigated to ascertain whether the complaint can be resolved immediately.
  • If the complaint can be resolved immediately (within 5 days), the necessary action will be taken and the client advised of the resolution telephonically and in writing.
  • If the complaint cannot be resolved immediately, the client will be sent a written summary of the steps to be taken to resolve the matter and the expected date of resolution.
  • If we are unable to resolve a complaint within 6 weeks of logging the complaint, or if the complaint cannot be resolved in favour of the client, the client will be notified accordingly in writing:
  • Of his/her right to proceed to refer the complaint to the Office of The FAIS Ombud (if any other than a Long Term Insurance product) or to the Long–Term Insurance Ombud.
  • The client may do so within 6 months of receipt of such notification.

4. Contact Details for the Resolution of Complaints

Telephone

0800 336 555

Outside South Africa +27 31 765-0700
Email info@marriott.co.za
Compliance Officer complianceofficer@marriott.co.za
Postal address PO Box 2099, Hillcrest, 3650, South Africa
Physical address Marriott House, 2 Delamore Road, Hillcrest, 3610, South Africa