The purpose of this document is to provide clients with information on how to lodge a complaint.
Coronation is committed to handling client complaints in a timely and fair manner and has implemented systems and procedures to satisfy this commitment.
This document has been prepared in accordance with the provisions of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, 37 of 2002 and the General Code of Conduct for Authorised Financial Services Providers and Representatives issued thereunder (“FAIS”), the relevant provisions contained in the Collective Investment Schemes Control Act, 45 of 2002 (“CISCA”), the Long-term Insurance Act, 52 of 1998 as amended, and the Policyholder Protection rules issued thereunder (“LTIA”), as well as the principles embodied in the “Treating Clients Fairly” (“TCF”) initiative published by the Financial Sector Conduct Authority.
Commitment to Client Service
Our commitment is to provide excellent service to our clients.
All complaints are taken seriously, and we aim to resolve complaints to the satisfaction of our clients wherever possible.
This document applies to all South African subsidiaries and affiliates of the Coronation group.
Any client may lodge a complaint in the manner described in this document.
Definition of Complaint
For the purposes of this document a “complaint” means a specific complaint relating to a financial service rendered by Coronation or any of its representatives to the complainant.
The complainant must allege in the complaint that:
Coronation, or its representative, has contravened or failed to comply with an agreement, legislation or code of conduct which is binding on Coronation or to which it subscribes; or
Coronation’s, or its representative’s, maladministration or wilful or negligent action or failure to act, has caused the person harm, prejudice, distress or substantial inconvenience; or
Coronation or its representative has treated the complainant unfairly.
Complaints which do not satisfy the above definition, while always taken very seriously, will not necessarily follow the procedure outlined in this document.
Receiving of a Complaint
Clients may lay a complaint by telephone, however, to ensure that all complaints are properly understood and speedily dealt with, clients are urged to submit complaints, where possible, in writing (via email, fax or letter). Our lines are recorded and telephone calls may be retrieved when investigating a complaint.
Clients may complain by:
- Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Fax to: 021 680 2500
- Letter to: Coronation Fund Managers, PO BOX 44684, Claremont, 7735
- Phone to: 0800 22 11 77
The complaint must contain all relevant information and copies of relevant documentation must be attached to the written complaint.
Coronation will confirm receipt of a complaint to the complainant within 48 hours of receipt. Coronation will also endeavour to provide the complainant with a time frame within which it is likely to complete its investigation of the complaint but, depending on the complexity of the complaint, this may not always be possible.
Resolution of a Complaint
Coronation will endeavour to resolve all complaints received in a timely and fair manner.
Where a complaint is resolved in favour of the complainant, a full and appropriate level of redress will be offered in writing as soon as possible.
Where a complaint has not been resolved in favour of the complainant within six weeks of receipt of the complaint, Coronation will send a communication to the complainant providing clear and adequate reasons, advising the client:
- that the complaint may be referred to the FAIS Ombud or other relevant adjudicator if the complainant wishes to pursue the complaint, together with the contact details of such adjudicator; and
- that it should be done within 6 months of receipt of such notification.
Coronation will keep clients informed of the progress of their complaints, potential delays, revised timelines and any decisions taken by Coronation in response to the complaint.