"Leading Fiji to Economic Sucess"

Managed Investments / Unit Trust Market

This page provides useful background information on investing in unit trusts. When considering a unit trust, you must always read the prospectus for specific information. Bear in mind that the suitability of any unit trust will depend on the individual investor’s risk and return preferences. Inexperienced investors in particular are encouraged to consult a licensed investment adviser or broker for specific investment advice. A list of licensed brokers, investment advisers and unit trust managers can be obtained from us.

There are currently six licensed unit trusts in Fiji:

  1. Colonial First State Income Fund
  2. Colonial First State Income and Growth Fund
  3. Colonial First State International Fund
  4. Colonial First State Pasifika Fund
  5. Fijian Holdings Unit Trust
  6. Fijian Holdings Property Trust
  7. Unit Trust of Fiji

Colonial First State Income Fund

Fund Details

Fund Type Income
Financial Year Ending 31 December

Distribution

Dividend Distribution Quarterly (every 3 months)

Investment Requirements

Minimum Initial Investment Amount $1,000
Thereafter $250
Maximum Amount Unlimited

Fees

Entry Fees Nil
Exit Fees (% if application amount) Less than 1 year – 2%, 1-2 years – 1%
Management Fees 1.5%
Trustee Fees 0.125%

Structure

Manager of the Fund Colonial First State Investments (Fiji) Limited
Trustee of the Fund Guardian Trustees Limited

Colonial First State Income and Growth Fund

Fund Details

Fund Type Income and Growth
Financial Year Ending 31 December

Distribution

Dividend Distribution Every 6 months

Investment Requirements

Minimum Initial Investment Amount $1,000
Thereafter $250
Maximum Amount Unlimited

Fees

Entry Fees 4%
Exit Fees Nil
Management Fees 2%
Trustee Fees 0.125%

Structure

Manager of the Fund Colonial First State Investments (Fiji) Limited
Trustee of the Fund Guardian Trustees Limited

Colonial First State International Fund

Fund Details

Fund Type Income & Growth Fund
Financial Year Ending 31 December

Distribution

Dividend Distribution Every 6 months

Investment Requirements

Minimum Initial Investment Amount $5,000
Thereafter $1,000
Maximum Amount $20,00 per annum

Fees

Entry Fees 4%
Exit Fees Nil
Management Fees 2.5%
Trustee Fees 0.125%

Structure

Manager of the Fund Colonial First State Investments (Fiji) Limited
Trustee of the Fund Guardian Trustees Limited

Colonial First State Pasifika Fund

Fund Details

Fund Type Income & Growth Fund
Financial Year Ending 31 December

Distribution

Dividend Distribution Every 6 months

Investment Requirements

Minimum Initial Investment Amount A$5,000
Thereafter A$1,000 or more
Maximum Amount Unlimited

Fees

Entry Fees 5%
Exit Fees Nil
Management Fees 2.5%
Trustee Fees 0.125%

Structure

Manager of the Fund Colonial First State Investments (Fiji) Limited
Trustee of the Fund Guardian Trustees Limited

Fijian Holdings Unit Trust

Fund Details

Fund Type Income and Growth
Financial Year Ending 30 June

Distribution

Dividend Distribution 6 monthly (31 January & 31 July)

Investment Requirements

Minimum Initial Investment Amount 1,000 units
Thereafter Any amount
Maximum Amount Unlimited

Fees

Entry Fees 5.00%
Exit Fees Nil
Management Fees 2.00%
Trustee Fees 0.125%

Structure

Manager of the Fund Fijian Holdings Trust Management Limited
Trustee of the Fund South Pacific Trustee Limited

Fijian Holdings Property Trus

Fund Details
Fund Type Diversified Property Trust
Financial Year Ending 30 June
Distribution
Dividend Distribution 6 monthly (31 January & 31 July)
Investment Requirements
Minimum Initial Investment Amount 1,000 units
Thereafter Any amount
Maximum Amount Unlimited
Fees
Entry Fees 4.00%
Exit Fees Nil
Property Management Fees
Management Fees
0.5%
0.5%
Trustee Fees 0.125%
Structure
Manager of the Fund Fijian Holdings Trust Management Limited
Trustee of the Fund Guardian Trustees Limited

Unit Trust of Fiji

Fund Details

Fund Type Income and Growth
Financial Year Ending 30 September

Distribution

Dividend Distribution 6 monthly (15 June & 15 December)

Investment Requirements

Minimum Initial Investment Amount 100 units
Thereafter Any amount
Maximum Amount Unlimited

Fees

Entry Fees 2.00%
Exit Fees Nil
Management Fees 1.00%
Trustee Fees 0.125%

Structure

Manager of the Fund Unit Trust of Fiji (Management) Limited
Trustee of the Fund Unit Trust of Fiji (Trustee Company) Limited