NAV on 2019/03/22
|NAV on 2019/03/21
|52 week high on 2018/09/25
|52 week low on 2019/01/02
|Total Expense Ratio on 2018/12/31
|Total Expense Ratio (performance fee) on 2018/12/31
Sanlam Collective Investments
South African--Multi Asset--Income
110% STeFI Composite
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Terence joined Element Investment Managers in April 2001 and was appointed as a director and chief investment officer. He has worked in financial services since 1991. Prior to joining Element Investment Managers, Terence qualified as a chartered accountant after completing his articles with Ernst & Young and then worked at Allan Gray Ltd as an equity analyst and portfolio manager. In 1998 he became a director of Taita, a private equity house. At UCT he was awarded: Standard Bank University Scholarship, UCT Entrance Merit Scholarship, was on the Dean's Merit List in 1988 and was awarded the class medal for Business Finance (his Business Science special field) and the class medal for Applied Business Statistics II. Terence has been responsible for the investment process and investment team since joining Element Investment Managers over five years ago.
Jeleze joined Element Investment Managers in 2010 as an investment analyst. Jeleze is part of the Fixed Income and Asset Allocation teams, and she focusses predominantly on fixed income analysis and the applicable trading of related fixed income instruments. Her responsibilities further include analysis of the property sector and technical indicators. Jeleze started her career at ABSA with a focus on operational risk and strategic measures to comply with Basel II regulations. She was then employed by Standard Bank (SCMB), working on market risk methodologies and systems. She moved to London in 2005, where she was part of the Strategic Change Management team at Credit Suisse, focusing on projects that involved global integrated teams facilitating the development and implementation of a new market risk system. She ended her London journey as part of Deloitte Consultancy, engaging in various management projects and leading functional implementation teams. Jeleze returned to South Africa in 2008 and joined Allan Gray in Cape Town as the Fixed Interest Trader.
Element Specialist Income SCI Fund - Sep 18
The Element Specialist Income SCI Fund realised a total return of 2.5% for the quarter to the end September 2018, outperforming its benchmark (110% STEFI) return of 1.9%. The September 2018 quarterly performance brings the rolling one year total performance of the Fund to 3.8% (net of fees) – underperforming its benchmark return of 8.0% over the same period. It should be noted however that the Fund is still outperforming its benchmark over a rolling three year period, having returned 8.7% annually compared to the benchmark’s 8.1%. Furthermore, according to Longboat Analytics data, on a relative basis the Fund is rated in the top quartile of its category over the past rolling three years.
The quarter saw pretty dismal performance coming from the majority of the local income asset classes, with the JSE All Bond Index (ALBI) down -1.1%, the JSE Property Index (SAPY) down -1.0% and Inflation Linked Bonds (ILBs) flat. Our exposure to Preference Shares (the JSE Preference Share Index was up 2.5%), as well as our indirect exposure to offshore assets through mostly UK based property shares, provided some relief with the USDZAR weakening by 3%.
The Fund’s performance was further positively impacted by our short duration position (i.e. relative underweight bond position) as well as stock specific recoveries. Two examples are African Phoenix Investment Preference Shares (AXLP), which recovered 26% post a Board proposal to buy back all the outstanding preference shares at a price of R37, as well as Grit Real Estate Income Group (GTR) which also rallied by 19% post their successful listing on the LSE on 31 July 2018.
The objective of this portfolio is to provide investors with actively managed exposure to income generating investments that aim to deliver enhanced money market returns over the long term whilst minimising downside risk. The manager aims to do this by investing in a spread of both domestic and international equity securities and non-equity securities listed on exchanges that are full members of the World Federation of Exchanges. The portfolio will be subject to the Prudential Guidelines for South African retirement funds being Regulation 28 of the Pension Funds Act or such other legislation published from time to time.