Units of trust are simple investment devices based on preferential debentures. Put simply, you invest money in a company you purchase from regularly. You do not get back money primarily from the company, but you get what money can buy – goods, services, or use of physical assets. When you wish, you can get the original investment back.
Of course, any company can issue an investment instrument like this, but we believe a local scheme has several advantages.
1) Education: the effort needed to explain to the public and to entrepreneurs is shared amongst those companies participating
2) Recognition. Local consumers will recognise the scheme and a shared scheme carries more credibility
3) Comparison. If units are valued similarly across the board, investors will be able to compare and contrast offerings from local companies. […]