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  •  Alexander Forbes Investments Inflation Linked Bond Fund (A)
The Manager shall apply a multi-manager investment management style in the management of the fund. The fund aims to earn the inflation rate (as measured by the consumer price index (CPI)) plus a real yield over time. The fund will provide income on an inflation-adjusted capital amount. We expect the fund to experience capital gains primarily through the upward inflation adjustment of capital. The fund will generally protect investors' capital but this is only true when the inflation rate is positive and real yields are stable or falling. The fund may experience capital erosion if the rate of inflation is negative (deflation) or if real yields increase. The fund will have a flexible maturity profile.
The INVESTMENT SOLUTIONS INFLATION LINKED BOND FUND will combine inflation-linked bonds issued by government, parastatals and corporations and produce inflation-adjusted income and capital adjustments. It is an inflation-protected income fund, blending income-earning asset classes such as, money-market instruments, bonds, and inflation-linked bonds. The fund is expected to have at least 50% invested in inflation-linked bonds, subject to that market's liquidity. Derivatives may be used in accordance with the regulations promulgated in terms of the Act as may from time to time be amended. The fund may not be leveraged. The Manager may from time to time invest in participatory interest or any other form of participation in portfolios of collective investment schemes or other similar collective investment schemes as the Act may allow from time to time. Where the aforementioned schemes are administered in territories other than South Africa, participatory interest or any other form of participation in portfolios of these schemes will be included in the fund when such funds are invested within South Africa. The Manager will not be permitted to invest on behalf of the INVESTMENT SOLUTIONS INFLATION LINKED BOND UNIT TRUST FUND in offshore investments. For the purpose of this fund, the Manager shall reserve the right to close the fund to new investors on a date determined by the Manager. This will be done in order to be able to manage the fund in accordance with its mandate.
The Manager may, once a fund has been closed, open that fund again to new investors on a date determined by the Manager. The investment managers selected for this portfolio invest mainly in inflationlinked bonds issued by the South African government and corporate. Inflation linked bonds differ from conventional bonds in that they protect the investor against inflation as the capital amount increases with inflation and the fixed real coupon rate is applied to the inflation adjusted capital. This causes the coupon interest payments to move in line with the inflation index over time. At the end of the term, the investor receives the final coupon payment and the inflationadjusted capital.
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