The Anchor BCI Core Income Fund aims to preserve capital whilst providing income returns more than that offered by traditional money market portfolios. However, the mandate is more flexible as the average portfolio duration will be longer than that of traditional money market portfolios. To provide relative capital stability, the weighted average modified duration of the underlying assets is limited to a maximum of two years. Investments to be acquired for the portfolio may include assets in liquid form, money market instruments, bonds, fixed deposits, floating rate instruments and other interest earning instruments.
The portfolio may also invest in participatory interests and other forms of participation in portfolios of collective investment schemes, registered in South Africa and other similar schemes operated in territories with a regulatory environment which is to the satisfaction of the manager and trustee of a sufficient standard to provide investor protection at least equivalent to that in South Africa and which is consistent with the portfolio's primary objective.
The portfolio may from time to time invest in listed and unlisted financial instruments, in accordance with the provisions of the Act, and the Regulations thereto, as amended from time to time, in order to achieve the portfolio's investment objective. The manager may only include the following unlisted financial instruments for efficient portfolio management purposes: forward currency, interest rate and exchange rate swap transactions. The Trustee shall ensure that the investment policy set out in this Supplemental Deed is carried out.