The investment objective is to grow income and capital over the medium term with the aim of achieving a low risk profile. The manager's strategy is to select asset classes mindful of downside risk and to select equity using primarily a valuation-driven and contrarian approach.
Equity exposure will be limited to 40% and this portion of the portfolio may behave very differently to the overall market, with a defensive and above-average income yield. Only stocks that meet these criteria will be included and the equity portion may be relatively concentrated, with a low turnover.
The remainder of the portfolio shall be invested in a diversified portfolio of interest-bearing securities. This portion is designed to reduce downside-risk by holding money market instruments which have favourable attributes including a reasonable yield and safety of capital. Allocations to other fixed income securities or other asset classes are made only after thorough analysis reveals an appropriate return for the risk premium. The fund is compliant with Regulation 28 of the Pensions Funds Act.