The fund aims to outperform the FTSE/JSE Capped All Share Index over the long term, with lower risk of loss.
FOR SOUTH AFRICAN INVESTORS
- With a higher risk profile
- Seeking long-term growth over periods exceeding five years
- From a portfolio of JSE-listed equity, commodity and property stocks
- And able to withstand investment volatility in the short to medium term.
|Year||Fund Return %||Benchmark Return %||SA Inflation %|
|2002 (from 01/Sep)||5.3||-2.9||3.1|
Total return of the FTSE/JSE Capped All Share Index.
Longer than five years.
1 September 2002
R50 000 lump sum or R1 000 per month
SA equity exposure between 80% and 100%, with balance invested in cash and oither JSE listed securities.
End-February and end-August each year.
Low gross yield, similar to FTSE/JSE All Share Index dividend yield. Income distributions are reduced by the annual service charge, which varies with the relative performance of the fund against its benchmark.
A portfolio of quality JSE shares that present compelling long-term investment value.
|Risk of loss||
High in periods shorter than one year. Lower in periods greater than three years.
|Security description||Asset class||Market||Portfolio weight %|
|British American Tobacco||Equity||ZA||3.5|
Monthly Commentary – December 2020
- Global equities (+4.2% in US dollars) again reached new highs on the first COVID-19 vaccine approvals by US, UK, and EU regulators and the passage in the US of a $900 billion pandemic relief bill—emerging markets (+7.2%) outperformed on the improving global economic sentiment
- Industrial commodities including oil (+8.9%), copper (+2.7%) and iron ore (+25.1%) rose on expectations that COVID-19 vaccines may result in higher global growth in 2021—precious metals gold (+6.6%) and silver (19.6%) rebounded after three months of retreat
- The FTSE/JSE Capped All Share Index (+4.9% in rands) was buoyed by the positive global emerging markets sentiment and net foreign buying—resources (+9.5%) and financials (+8.3%) advanced while industrials (-1.0%) lagged
- The fund underperformed given the low allocation to the resources sector (platinum miners +20.8% in particular) and the full holding in mid-cap Spurcorp (-12.5%) on the reinstatement of early curfews—the core holding in FirstRand (+12.3%) and zero allocation to MTN (-9.3%) contributed positively to relative returns
- Listed property (+13.7%) was the strongest performing asset class in the month as investors were lured by optically attractive yields—despite attractive valuations, risks in the sector are elevated and the managers maintain the cautiously low positioning
- The rand (+5.0% vs the US dollar) gained on broad-based dollar weakness and positive emerging markets sentiment on COVID-19 vaccine news and expectations for accelerating global economic growth in 2021—despite recent dollar weakness, the rand (-5.0%) is weaker over 2020 and remains vulnerable over the longer term
The fee is a performance based fee that varies around the at-benchmark fee rate as disclosed on the fact sheet. The daily fee rate is adjusted up or down based on the portfolio’s one-year rolling return relative to that of its benchmark. Minimum fee rates apply.
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