NAV on 2019/09/18
|NAV on 2019/09/17
|52 week high on 2019/05/03
|52 week low on 2019/01/02
|Total Expense Ratio on 2019/06/30
|Total Expense Ratio (performance fee) on 2019/06/30
Sanlam Collective Investments
South African--Multi Asset--Medium Equity
South African - Multi Asset - Medium Equity Sector Average
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Graviton SCI Capital Growth comment - Jun 19
The World Bank reduced its growth forecasts in June due to the trade conflict between the US and China, given that between them the two countries account for more than a third of global economic activity. Global growth is now forecast at just 2.6% for 2019 from 2.9% previously forecast. Global trade is slowing, and countries directly exposed to the trade war are showing a marked deceleration. While a handshake deal between the US and China took some heat out of the trade war, existing tariffs look set to stay in place. The Fed has turned sharply dovish as a result of sluggishly low inflation, threats to the growth outlook due to weaker global trade and geopolitical tensions from the trade war. The US bond market continues to price in aggressive interest rate cuts over the next 18 months and was composed by the Fed's decision not to cut in June. Locally, South Africa's GDP posted its biggest quarterly contraction since 2009 in the first quarter of this year, printing a -3.2% quarter-on-quarter versus 1.4% growth in the previous quarter. The rand relative to the dollar appreciated some 3.24% in June as risk sentiment improved amid expectations of looser monetary policy in the US and the Eurozone.
The local equity market followed global markets higher, and the MSCI World index delivered some 3.25%. Furthermore, the MSCI EM index marginally underperformed its developed market counterpart, delivering some 2.94%. Underscoring yields moving lower in the month is a sense of cautiousness following the dovish pivot by a number of central banks in recent times. As such, the JP Morgan Global Aggregate index lagged risk assets and delivered -1.16% as the currency strengthened. Given the riskon month, emerging market bonds fared better than their developed market counterparts, delivering some 0.80%. The local equity market followed global markets higher, and the ALSI delivered 4.78%. The strong rally in the local market was largely driven by the Resi-20 index delivering some 10.28%. The ALBI lagged its risky counterparts and delivered 2.27%, with the 7-12 year area of the yield curve rallying some 2.70%. Furthermore, inflation-linked bonds underperformed their fixed coupon counterparts, delivering 0.13%. Given the risk-on environment the local property market delivered some 2.20%. Local cash delivered 0.59% for the month of June.
The objective of this portfolio is to provide investors with steady capital growth and to offer a return of at least inflation plus 4% over a rolling three year period. The portfolio will aim never to have a negative return over any one year period.
The Manager shall seek to obtain this objective through active management of a portfolio of assets which comprises a combination of equities, fixed interest, bonds and money market instruments and property. The portfolio may also invest in collective investment schemes in property as well as any other securities that the Act may allow from time to time. When investing in derivatives, the manager will adhere to prevailing derivative regulations. The portfolio will be managed in accordance with regulations governing pension funds.
Apart from the above, the portfolio may also invest in participatory interests of portfolios of collective investment schemes registered in the Republic of South Africa or of participatory interests in collective investment schemes or other similar schemes operated in territories with a regulatory environment which is to the satisfaction of the manager and the trustee of a sufficient standard to provide investor protection which is at least equivalent to that in South Africa.
The Trustee shall ensure that the investment policy set out in the preceding clauses are adhered to; provided that nothing contained in this clause shall preclude the Manager from varying the proportions of securities in terms of changing economic factors or market conditions or from retaining cash in the portfolio and/or placing cash on deposit.
The Manager will be permitted to invest on behalf of the Graviton Sanlam Collective Investments Capital Growth Fund in offshore investments as legislation permits.
For the purpose of this portfolio, the 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.