NAV on 2021/02/25
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|52 week high on 2021/02/16
|52 week low on 2020/03/19
|Total Expense Ratio on 2020/09/30
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IP Management Company
South African--Multi Asset--High Equity
(SWIX) (55%), MSCI World (17%), (ALBI) (12.5%), J253 (7.5%), Citi WGBI (2%), 3mnth JIBAR (6%)
Roeloff is a Director and the Head of South Africa Portfolio Management at MitonOptimal and Co-Manager on a range of local funds. He was a founder and Director of Eagle Asset Management and Bond Street Financial Services - now MitonOptimal Portfolio Management (SA). He has at National Certificate in Financial Markets & Instruments and an International Capital Markets qualification from the London Securities Institute.Roeloff founded Bond Street in 2000 and was instrumental in structuring the company as a Portfolio Management Company. Roeloff has managed the Diversified Income and Worldwide Flexible Fund of Funds since their inception in 2005 and 2008 respectively.
IP Active Beta Comment - Dec 19
The Capped SwixIndex delivered a positive 3.1% return in December 219, taking the total return for the year to a positive 6.8%. The JSE ALL SHARE INDEX returned 12.0% for the year 2019. Global Euities were strong in December with the MSCI World gaining 2.9% and the MSCI Emerging Markets Index gaining 7.2%. (All in US dollars terms). Year to date the MSCI World rose 24.1% and the MSCI Emerging Markets Index 15.1% (in Rand Terms). The rand rallied by 4.8% in December and ended the year 2.83% stronger against the US Dollar! Other Asset Class returns for 2019 are (in ZAR).
Not many will believe that the ALSI outperformed all the above asset classes in the past quarter (+4.40%) and that the Rand appreciated by 8.72% to the USD.
The SARB disappointed and kept its policy rate unchanged for the fourth quarter of 2019 despite inflation declining to about a ten year low at 4.1% and Eskom once again announced unplanned breakdowns of 12300MW with stage 2 4 and even an uprecedented stage 6 load shedding. This electricity rationing will more than likely force a weak fourth quarter GDP outcome and the SA economy into recession once again. The early indicators for growth in October were positive with both mining and maufacturing growing again.
The global scene in the fourth quarter of 2019 was dominated by encouraging news o n the progress made on the signing of a stage one trade deal between the world's two largest economies China and the US. Global equities and specifically value stocks have run hard on signs of a stabilization in global growth amidst further central bank looseing activity and fiscal stimulus from countries such as India, Australia, the UK and France. A clear victory for the Conservatives in the UK also removed the brexit uncertainty with the UK's departure from the EU now guaranteed at the end of January 2020. Global bond yields have also reversed their moves to new lows with the US 10 year bond settling in the 1.8 to 1.95% range.
As stated previously in 2019 we continue to see quite a fe areas of value on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange with several domestic sectors and shares trading at discounts to their 5 and 10 year average ratings. However, with the slow pace of reform and continued disappointments in critical areas of delivery such as electricity generation the prospects for growth in South Africa in 2020 remian poor and thus we are gognizant that these shares could remain cheap for the foreseeable future, as there is no near term catalyst to drive positive sentiment to unlock the inherent value. In addition, the prosepects of a full downgrade by all rating agencies of SA's credit rating to junk status in early 2020 could further impact negatively on domestic sentiment and growth prospects, although there is good argument to be made that this development.
The primary objective of the IP ACTIVE BETA FUND is to deliver capital growth over the medium to long term at moderate to high levels of volatility while maintaining a low Total Expense Ratio (TER). The generation of income will be of secondary importance.
The portfolio will aim to outperform its benchmark through active asset allocation. This will be managed in a top-down approach depending on macro-economic, fundamental, valuation and technical factors. The portfolio will aim to outperform its asset allocation benchmark over a 4 year rolling period.
In order to keep the TER low, the portfolio will invest in a combination of passive ETF instruments and / or index tracking funds as well as equity, bonds, money market and property securities. The direct holdings will be managed on an index replication basis but this fund will not track any index.
Investments to be included in the IP ACTIVE BETA FUND will, apart from assets in liquid form, consist of securities and financial instruments in the equity, bond, property and money markets.
The portfolio may also include participatory interests or any other form of participation in portfolios of collective investment schemes or other similar schemes in the Republic of South Africa. Where the aforementioned schemes are operating in territories other than 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 the trustee as being of a sufficient standard to provide investor protection at least equivalent to that in South Africa and which is consistent with the portfolio's primary objective.
The portfolio will comply with all prudential requirements and regulations controlling retirement funds or such other applicable legislation as may be determined for retirement funds.
The Manager will be permitted to invest on behalf of the portfolio in offshore investments as legislation permits.
The Manager may from time to time invest in listed and unlisted financial instruments, in accordance with the provisions of the Act, and the Regulations thereto, as amended from time to time, in order to achieve the portfolio's investment objective.
Nothing in this supplemental deed shall preclude the manager from varying the ratio of securities, to achieve the investment objective in a changing economic environment or market conditions or to meet the requirements, if applicable, of any exchange recognised in terms of legislation and from retaining cash or placing cash on deposit in terms of the deed and this supplemental deed; provided that the Manager shall ensure that the aggregate value of the assets comprising the portfolio shall consist of securities and assets in liquid form of the aggregate value required from time to time by the Act.
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.
The trustee shall ensure that the investment policy set out in this supplemental deed is adhered to.