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Foord Global Equity Feeder Fund

CLOSED TO NEW INVESTMENT

For long-term investors in global equity securities

 

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INVESTMENT OBJECTIVE

To outperform the MSCI All Country World Net Total Return Index from an actively managed portfolio of global equities, without assuming greater risk.

FOR SOUTH AFRICAN INVESTORS

•    With a higher risk profile
•    Requiring diversification through investments not available in South Africa
•    Seeking to hedge rand depreciation
•    And able to withstand investment volatility in the short to medium term.

Performance

Returns
Year Fund Return % Benchmark Return % SA Inflation %
2014 (from 01/May) 6.7 12.0 1.6
2015 32.0 31.8 5.2
2016 -9.4 -5.1 6.8
2017 14.1 11.7 4.7
2018 -3.5 5.1 4.5
2019 24.3 23.9 4.0
2020 28.8 21.4 3.1
2021 (to 31/Mar) 5.1 5.2 1.4

Characteristics
Benchmark

The ZAR equivalent of MSCI All Country World Total Return Index.

Time horizon

Longer than three years.

Inception date

2 May 2014

Minimum investment

R50 000 lump sum or R1 000 per month

Significant restrictions

The portfolio may only invest in cash and one other collective investment scheme.

Income distributions

The Foord Global Equity Fund, in which the fund invests, does not distribute its income.

Income characteristics

Marginal to zero income yield as the Foord Global Equity Fund is a roll-up fund and does not distribute its income.

Portfolio orientation

Invests in Foord Global Equity Fund, a fund invested primarily in a diversified portfolio of global equities, priced in US dollars and domiciled in Singapore.

Risk of loss

Currency volatility means risk of loss in the short term is high. In general, the risk is high in periods shorter than one year and lower in periods longer than three years

Top 10
Security description Asset class Market Portfolio weight %
Alphabet Inc Equity US 5.8
Extended Stay America Inc Equity US 5.6
JD.Com Inc Equity US 4.6
Tencent Holdings Equity HK 4.6
Baidu Inc Equity US 4.0
IPG Photonics Corporation Equity US 3.8
Freeport-McMoran Inc Equity US 3.8
Nutrien Equity US 3.2
AIA Group Ltd Equity HK 3.0
Corteva Inc Equity US 2.8
Commentary

Monthly Commentary – March 2021

  • Global equities (+2.7%) rose on expectations for accelerating global growth following vaccine rollouts—underpinned by further stimulus measures and ongoing accommodative monetary policy
  • US share markets (+3.7%) rallied as President Biden signed a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill and announced his proposal for a $2 trillion infrastructure plan—economic data also continued to surprise on the upside
  • European bourses (+3.1%) gained as cyclicals rallied on higher bond yields—even as markets await clarity on the timing of the EU’s $880 billion recovery package
  • Emerging markets (-1.5%) underperformed as the dollar strengthened—weighed by rising cases of new COVID-19 strains, regulatory scrutiny on US-listed Chinese ADRs (-6.3%) and Turkish central bank turmoil (-15.8%)
  • Defensives and cyclicals led the sector gains—utilities (+7.4%), consumer staples (+6.1%) and industrials (+5.7%) outperformed, while information technology (+0.7%) lagged
  • Industrial commodities oil (-3.9%) and copper (-2.2%) retraced on dollar strength—precious metals gold (-0.8%) and silver (-10.1%) declined on the opportunity cost of higher bond yields and the benign inflation outlook from central banks
  • America’s largest long-term stay hospitality business Extended Stay (+23.4%) was the biggest positive contributor as Blackstone and Starwood offered to acquire the business for $19.5 per share—investment in Chinese tech names and the S&P hedges were the biggest detractors this month
  • The rand (+2.3% vs the US dollar) bucked emerging market currency weakness as Q4 2020 GDP growth surprisedthe lack of competitiveness and strained public finances continue to make the currency vulnerable over the longer term
Fees

The standard charge rate is a fixed fee of 0.35% plus VAT. A 0.85% fixed amount fee plus 15% performance sharing fee is charged in the Foord Global Equity Fund.

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Currency
Using rand returns of Foord’s best investment view South African funds. ? In calculating the current value of your hypothetical investment, we have applied the returns of Foord Asset Management’s retirement fund track record from 1 January 1990 to 31 March 2008 (gross of fees) combined with the net returns of the Foord Flexible Fund of Funds from 1 April 2008. Any information provided is not intended nor does it constitute financial, tax, legal, investment, or other type of advice, and the suitability or potential value of any information or particular investment source is not guaranteed. Performance may be affected by changes in the market or economic conditions and legal, regulatory and tax requirements. Distributions may be subject to mandatory withholding taxes. Foord does not provide any guarantee either with respect to the capital or the performance return of investments.
Using US dollar returns of Foord’s best investment view global fund. ? In calculating the current value of your investment, we have applied the long-term returns of the Foord International Trust. These returns are calculated net of fees. Past performance is no guarantee of future performance. Foord Asset Management (Singapore) Pte. Limited disclaims any liability for any loss, liability, or damages (whether direct or consequential) of any nature whatsoever that may be suffered as a result of, or which may be attributable, directly or indirectly to the use of or reliance upon the information provided.
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