The portfolio recognises that one of the greater risks facing investors, is inflation. The portfolio seeks to provide investors with consistent capital growth and income after inflation (CPI). The objective of the portfolio is to maintain a strong bias towards fixed interest securities that exhibit a high correlation to inflation at all times. Accordingly the portfolio seeks to provide a low volatility investment option to investors seeking real returns relative to inflation.
The manager's objective is to achieve a consistent 12-month rolling portfolio return of at least CPI(X) + 3%. The portfolio will invest primarily in fixed interest securities, as the total return offers a high correlation to the rate of inflation. The manager may vary the mix of fixed interest securities with the objective of securing for investors' consistent capital growth and income after inflation. The intention is that the portfolio will hold between 35% and 85% inflation linked interest-bearing instruments at all times. Apart from this limitation, the manager is not restrained in managing the portfolio to produce real returns. The manager may therefore take advantage of trading opportunities that arise between yield and duration characteristics in these markets, as well as changing the allocation between bonds, inflation linked bonds and money market instruments depending on interest and inflation expectations.