SATRIX500: Big Listing Boosts Investor Opportunities

  • SATRIX500 Lists 100,000 More Securities: SATRIX500 expands with an additional 100,000 securities listed on the JSE, boosting investment opportunities.
  • Enhanced Diversification: The listing provides investors with improved diversification within the S&P 500, potentially lowering risk.
  • Improved Liquidity: Increased trading volume is expected to enhance liquidity, benefiting both retail and institutional investors.

In a significant development in the South African investment landscape, the Satrix S&P 500 Feeder Portfolio, commonly referred to as SATRIX500 or STX500, has announced the listing of an additional 100,000 securities on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). This move, effective as of September 1, 2023, aims to further expand and diversify the investment opportunities available to investors in the region.

Growing Investment Opportunities

The listing of these additional securities at an issue price of approximately R86.37 per security brings the total number of SATRIX500 securities in circulation to an impressive 49,074,051. This expansion is likely to be seen as a boon for investors looking to gain exposure to the S&P 500, one of the world’s most renowned equity indices, which comprises 500 leading companies in the United States.

The SATRIX500 portfolio, registered under the Collective Investment Schemes Control Act, Act 45 of 2002, has gained prominence in the South African investment landscape due to its unique strategy. It serves as a feeder fund, directing investments into the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF, which, in turn, provides investors with exposure to the S&P 500.

Investor Benefits

The listing of additional securities comes as a welcome development for both retail and institutional investors. Here’s how investors stand to benefit:

  • Diversification: The expanded number of securities provides increased diversification opportunities within the S&P 500. This diversification can help mitigate risk and enhance potential returns for investors.
  • Accessibility: With more securities available for purchase, investors have greater accessibility to the SATRIX500 portfolio. This accessibility is crucial for those seeking a cost-effective and efficient way to invest in global equities.
  • Liquidity: The increased trading volume resulting from the additional securities listing is likely to enhance liquidity in the SATRIX500 portfolio. This liquidity can lead to narrower bid-ask spreads and improved execution prices for investors.
  • Alignment with Global Markets: Investing in the S&P 500 allows South African investors to align their portfolios with global market trends and performance.

Sponsorship and Regulatory Compliance

The success of this listing can be attributed, in part, to the efforts of the JSE Sponsor, Vunani Sponsors, who played a vital role in facilitating the process. Additionally, on the Namibian Stock Exchange (NSX), PSG Wealth Management (Namibia) (Pty) Ltd, a member of the Namibian Stock Exchange, serves as the NSX Sponsor.

The SATRIX500 portfolio’s registration under the Collective Investment Schemes Control Act underscores its commitment to regulatory compliance and adherence to industry standards.


The listing of an additional 100,000 securities by the SATRIX500 portfolio is a significant milestone in the South African investment landscape. With greater accessibility, diversification, and liquidity, investors have more reasons to consider the SATRIX500 as a valuable addition to their investment portfolios.

As the world continues to navigate through the complexities of global financial markets, opportunities like these serve as a reminder of the dynamic nature of investment instruments and the evolving needs of investors. For South African investors seeking exposure to the S&P 500, the SATRIX500 portfolio stands as a reliable and accessible choice.



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