The Association of Unit Trust Namibia (AUTN) was established on the 16th of October 1998 in the light of a rapidly expanding Unit Trust industry in Namibia.
The AUTN's vision is to have Unit Trusts as the preferred investment vehicle in Namibia.
The objectives of the AUTN are:
To advance and protect Unit Trusts and their Management companies as well as to protect and promote the interests of unit holders.
To act as a representative body for the Managers of Unit Trusts and to act as a self-supervisory authority for the Industry.
To participate in the consultative process of proposed legislation and regulations affecting the Unit Trust Industry and/or the unit holders.
As at the end of June 2007 the Unit Trust Industry had assets under management in excess of N$12 Billion and is recognized as an important catalyst to the Namibian economy.
The AUTN strives to promote transparent and ethical business practices in the industry whilst providing a low cost easy access investment vehicle. The AUTN regularly liaise with government and policy makers to advance the investment environment for unit trust holders.