The Fairtree Invest Strategic Factor Prescient Fund will aim to deliver moderate to high growth above inflation over time.
The fund will invest in a diversified mix of worldwide assets including, but not limited to, equities, bonds, property, preference shares, money markets and other instruments, including listed and unlisted financial instruments as determined by legislation from time to time. The fund may also include forward currency, interest rate and exchange rate swap transactions for efficient portfolio management.
The fund will employ asset and geographical allocations to reflect changing economic and market conditions to maximise returns over the long term.
The fund will apply a strategic multi-factor approach across these multiple asset classes and may include key factors such as: Active Stock Selection (Equities), Quality (Equity), Momentum (Equity), Value (Equity), Investment (Equity), Volatility (Equity), Foreign Credit, Global Property and Local Bonds.
The fund may apart from assets in liquid form also include participatory interests or any other form of participation in portfolios of collective investment schemes, exchange traded funds 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 fund only where the regulatory environment 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.
The fund will apply a robust long-term strategic asset allocation approach that aims to optimize the growth potential within the constraints of Regulation 28 by consistently maximizing the allocation towards growth assets in the portfolio.
The fund will utilize and combine the expertise and strategies from different managers by allocating capital to different managers in one single portfolio.
The fund may include and utilize Smart Beta multi-factor strategies that refer to passive style systemic solutions. The Smart Beta multi-factorapproach entails efficient transformation of information into investment decisions, based on a well-researched, transparent and consistent set of theoretically and empirically verified factors that constitute a stock's intrinsic characteristics such as quality, value, momentum, investment and volatility.
The Manager may vary the ratios of asset allocation and securities, to maximise capital growth and investment potential in changing economic environments or market conditions or to meet the requirements, if applicable, of any exchange formally recognised in terms of legislation and from retaining cash or placing cash on deposit in terms of the Deed and any amendments thereto; provided that the Manager shall ensure that the aggregate value of the assets comprising the portfolio shall consist of securities of the aggregate value required from time to time by the Act.
The Trustee shall ensure that the investment policy set out in this supplemental deed, the Deed and in any amendments thereto is carried out. For the purpose of this portfolio, the manager in consultation with the Investment Manager shall reserve the right to close the portfolio to new investors on a date determined by the manager. This will be done in order to be able to manage the portfolio in accordance with its mandate. The manager may, once a portfolio has been closed, open that portfolio again to new investors on a date determined by the manager.