The 10X Low Equity Index Fund shall be a low equity portfolio. The primary investment objective of the 10X Low Equity Index Fund is to track as closely as possible, the performance of the 10X Low Equity Index, a published multi-asset low equity composite index that is diversified across a number of constituent indices, and calculated and published daily by a recognised index compiler.
The 10X Low Equity Index Fund in tracking the 10X Low Equity Index shall provide a steady level of income and long term capital growth while seeking to preserve capital through a spectrum of investments in the equity, bond, money and property markets.
The portfolio may also invest in assets in liquid form and listed and unlisted financial instruments subject to prevailing legislation, as amended from time to time.
The asset composition of the 10X Low Equity Index Fund shall comply with the limits provided in the regulations governing retirement fund investments to the extent allowed by the Act since the 10X Low Equity Index rules require that the index complies with the aforementioned limits. Where the investment limits and/or instruments as prescribed by Regulation 28 are wider than the investment limits and/or instruments as prescribed by the Act, the Act shall take precedence.
The portfolio may also include participatory interests or any other form of participation in portfolios of collective investment schemes or other similar collective investment schemes as the Act may allow from time to time. Where the aforementioned schemes are operated in territories other than South Africa, participatory interests or any other form of participation in portfolios of these schemes will be included in the portfolio only where the regulatory environment is to the satisfaction of the manager and trustee of a sufficient standard to provide investor protection at least equivalent to that of South Africa.
Nothing contained in this deed shall preclude the manager from varying the ratios of securities and instruments relative to each other to achieve the fund's objective, should changing economic factors or market conditions make this appropriate. Furthermore, nothing contained in this deed shall preclude the manager from retaining assets in liquid form in the portfolio and/or placing cash on deposit as appropriate.
The manager will be permitted to invest on behalf of the fund in the offshore investments to the extent that legislation permits.
The Trustee shall ensure that the investment policy set out in this Supplemental Deed is carried out by the manager. The manager reserves the right to close the fund to new investors to preserve the fund's ability to meet its objectives. The manager may, after the fund has been closed, open the fund again to new investors, at its sole discretion.