Glacier by Sanlam brings together leading experts and respected financial services companies to meet clients’ investment needs. We deliver focused investment services through specialist teams, partner with acclaimed financial intermediaries and pride ourselves on our superior products and solutions and high quality service.
We offer a comprehensive range of investment solutions, designed to assist in the creation and preservation of wealth. Our offering encompasses local investments, international investments, retirement saving solutions, and retirement income solutions.
All our services are offered through highly skilled individuals and leading industry contributors in collaboration with our business partners, the financial intermediaries.
We have established ourselves as an important business unit within the Sanlam Group. We maintain a significant share of assets under administration in the market, as reported by the Association for Savings and Investment South Africa (ASISA).
Glacier International was launched in January 2010 as part of Glacier's strategy to expand its solutions to meet the needs of its clients.
Glacier International provides South African investors with direct international investment opportunities. We offer a wide range of investment choices across a number of foreign currencies, and investments can also be structured to provide estate-planning advantages and tax-efficiencies, coupled with high levels of liquidity and consolidated reporting. As a specialist business, we cater for a range of investors, including those looking for a one-stop single fund solution, those looking to mix and match a focused range of funds, those requiring a wide choice of funds, and investors interested in share portfolios managed through a stockbroking account.
Bermuda as an international investment jurisdiction
Glacier International has selected Bermuda as the international jurisdiction for its investment solutions. Bermuda is acknowledged as one of the most important centres for global insurance, and about 75% of the Fortune 500 companies have a presence in Bermuda.
Glacier International's investment plans are issued by the Sanlam Life Insurance Bermuda branch, which is subject to the supervision of the Bermuda Monetary Authority, South African Financial Sector Conduct Authority and the Prudential Authority. Glacier International is a division of Sanlam Life Insurance Limited, a licensed financial services provider in South Africa.