The fund will invest primarily in South African equities, fixed income, money markets, instruments based on the value of any precious metal, currencies and property, with the ability to diversify further with exposure to global equities, fixed income, money markets, instruments based on the value of any precious metal and property, as permitted by regulations. The fund will aim to deliver returns in excess of a blended benchmark. This will be obtained by following a disciplined and methodological investment process of selecting the most appropriate asset allocation for the market environment, and then selecting the securities which will maximise the probability of outperforming the benchmark over a rolling 3 year period.
The portfolio is permitted to invest in listed and unlisted financial instruments in line with the conditions as determined by legislation from time to time. The portfolio will predominately invest in South African markets, but is however permitted to include investments in offshore jurisdictions subject to the investment conditions determined by legislation from time to time. The portfolio will be subject to the Prudential Investment Guidelines for South African Retirement Funds, being Regulation 28 of the Pension Funds Act, or such other legislation published from time to time. The portfolio may apart from assets in liquid form also include participatory interests, exchange traded funds or any other form of participation in portfolios of collective investment schemes or other similar schemes. Where the aforementioned schemes are operated in territories other than in South Africa, participatory interests or any other form of participation in these schemes will be included in the portfolio only where the regulatory environment is to the satisfaction of the manager and trustee and is of a sufficient standard to provide investor protection at least equivalent to that in South Africa.