NAV on 2020/02/24
|NAV on 2020/02/21
|52 week high on 2020/02/17
|52 week low on 2019/02/25
|Total Expense Ratio on 2019/09/30
|Total Expense Ratio (performance fee) on 2019/09/30
Sanlam Collective Investments
South African--Multi Asset--Medium Equity
South African - Multi Asset - Medium Equity Sector Average
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Graviton SCI Medium Equity Comment - Sep 19
September was a risk on-month globally. This was supported by the US Federal Reserve cutting rates by 25 basis points and the European Central Bank (ECB) reducing rates further into negative territory to -0.5% from -0.4%. The ECB added additional stimulus into the European economy by implementing indefinite quantitative easing. From November it will buy €20 billion worth of bonds on a monthly basis. Although the Fed did cut rates, there remained divergent views as to the appropriate policy path. On the back of monetary policy easing the MSCI World Index delivered 1.94% (in US Dollars) and the MSCI Emerging Markets (EM) Index delivered 1.55% (in Dollars). Due to lower global bond yields, the search for yield continued, with emerging market bonds as measured by the JPMorgan EM Bond Index delivering 0.18% (in Dollars), while developed market bonds lost 1.30% (in Dollars). Global property continues to benefit from the low global interest rates, delivering 2.46% (in Dollars). Locally, the South African economy managed to escape a technical recession after GDP grew at 3.1%. This was driven by growth in the primary sector and mining, which increased 9.7% and 14.4% respectively. Although GDP was positive, the headwinds facing the South African economy were confirmed when the RMB/BER Business Confidence Index fell to a 20-year low. The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry declined to 89.1 – the lowest since April 1985. On the back of this, South African equities had a muted month, delivering 0.19% (in Rands). The Top 40 was flat, while small caps delivered a stellar 2.21% (in Rands). Local bonds delivered 0.51% (in Rands), underperforming cash slightly, which delivered 0.57% (in Rands). Local property delivered 0.3% (in Rands) and inflation-linked bonds delivered 0.39% (in Rands).
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.