The investment policy of the portfolio shall be to replicate the FTSE/JSE Top 40 Index as closely as possible by, apart from holding assets in a liquid form -
Buying only securities included in the Index, in the weightings in which they have been Included in the Index; and
Selling only securities which are excluded from the Index from time to time as a result of corporate actions or quarterly Index reviews, so as to ensure that at all times the portfolio holds securities included in the Index in the same weightings as they are included in the Index; or
Trading in derivative instruments, as permissible in terms of the Act, to replicate the Index.
The sole purpose of buying and selling securities in the portfolio is to ensure Index tracking and not a profit motive. The manager will therefore not buy or sell securities based on economic, financial, investment judgement or any market analysis. The objective of the portfolio is solely full Index replication. The composition of the portfolio will be adjusted quarterly or at any other time that the Index provider, FTSE/JSE affect changes to the index.
The portfolio shall hold securities purely for the economic rights and benefits attaching thereto and, accordingly, if there is a takeover bid or other corporate actions occurs in relation to any entity the securities of which are included in the portfolio, the portfolio shall not surrender any securities held by the portfolio which may be subject to such takeover bid or other corporate action, unless such surrender is mandatory in terms of any applicable law or under the rules of a regulatory authority or body having jurisdiction over the portfolio and/or the applicable securities. However if any takeover or corporate action results in an entity previously included in the Index no longer qualifying for inclusion in the Index, any securities in such entity held by the portfolio, shall be disposed of by the portfolio and the proceeds derived from such disposal shall be applied in effecting the appropriate adjustments to the portfolio so as to ensure same tracks the Index.
The portfolio's ability to replicate the price and income performance will be affected by the cost and expenses incurred by the portfolio.