FIRST INTERNATIONAL TRUST
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First International Trust, with registered office in Johannesburg, South Africa, is an investment holding company. The company comprises unit investment trust, face-amount certificate offices, and closed-end management investment offices. The company provides activities and services auxiliary to insurance and pension funding.
First International Trust is the listed international holding company for the Liberty Life Group’s offshore interests in which Liberty Life Association of Africa Limited also has an interest. Liberty Life is a progressive South African financial services group, offering a comprehensive range of long-term insurance products and services to both individual and corporate markets. Liberty Life is the third largest life office in South Africa. It is also among the Top 40 groups listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in Johannesburg and is a member of the Standard Bank group.
First International Trust also owns various convertible preference shares, which on conversion into Liberty International ordinary shares would result in a 36 percent effective interest in Liberty International. Liberty International owns 72 percent of Capital Shopping centers PLC (CSC), the largest shopping center developer and operator in the United Kingdom.
First International Trust is the holding company for Liberty Life’s offshore interests.
Description and history
The company is the listed international holding company for The Liberty Life Group’s offshore interests inwhich Liberty Life Association of Africa Ltd has a 60.2% interest.The company owns 49.3% of Trans-Atlantic Holdings Plc which is a UK investment company. Its largest subsidiary is Capital & Counties plc in which it owns a 69% fully diluted interest. Major interests are also held in Sun Life Assurance Society Plc 29.8% and the Continental and Industrial Trust Plc 41.9%.
Delisted on 24 June 1999.
Investment holding company
GRANT THORNTON KESSEL FEINSTEIN
US SIC Code
Po Box 104999
Liberty Life Centre
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Phone: +27 11 408 3911
Country address: SOUTH AFRICA
Website url: www.liberty