At Holtzhausen Financial Services we believe in open, honest and transparent interactions with our clients. In the course of our business activities situations may arise whereby we may become entitled to certain financial interests supplied by external parties in addition to the commission that we earn or the fees that we charge.
At Holtzhausen Financial Services we take pride therein that our advice is objective and free of external influence, but wish to disclose to you, our valued client, that we have received the following financial interests and wish to disclose the value and the reason for receiving the financial interests.
We do not believe that the financial interests received constitute a conflict of interest, but would gladly address any concerns you may have.
We may also enjoy a preferred status with one or more of the product supplier companies with whom we hold contracts. This status allows us and our customers certain benefits when dealing with these providers.
We similarly make every effort to ensure that our advice is not influenced by our status with any one product supplier, but believe that disclosure of these business relationships and the benefits they include, allow you to make informed decisions.
In accordance with the General Code of Conduct for Financial Services Intermediaries we are required to disclose any ownership interest we may have in external parties.
We are proud to state that we are members of the Masthead Financial Advisors Association. This association is a voluntary body of independent financial advisors, regulated by its own constitution and code of conduct. This code of conduct requires its members to adhere to ethical and professional standards and to act in the best interest of our clients.
As members of the association I/we may become entitled to certain discounts by virtue of my/our membership.
The Masthead Financial Advisors Association holds 25% of the issued share capital in Masthead Distribution Services (Pty) Ltd, which is a separate legal entity that specialises in providing support services to independent financial services intermediaries. We have contracted with Masthead Distribution Services to deliver certain services to us, including compliance services. For these services we pay a monthly service fee.
For the sake of full disclosure please note that we derive no financial interest from Masthead other than services that are paid for.