The Fairtree ALBI Plus Prescient Fund will aim to deliver a return of ALBI plus 1%, after fees, which comprises a reasonable level of income as well as capital performance relative to the benchmark. Due to the nature of the fund, the majority of the returns through the interest rate cycle will be dominated via income distribution. In order to achieve the objective the fund will invest in interest bearing and non-equity securities (including, but not limited to, bonds, cash deposits, money market and other interest-bearing securities) as well listed and unlisted financial instruments in line with the conditions as determined by legislation from time to time.
The underlying investments are actively managed and will change over time to reflect the change in interest rates. 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.
Nothing in the supplemental deed shall preclude the manager from varying the ratios of 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 Supplemental Deeds 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.