NAV on 2019/01/18
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|52 week high on 2018/08/30
|52 week low on 2018/12/27
|Total Expense Ratio on 2018/09/30
|Total Expense Ratio (performance fee) on 2018/09/30
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David Shapiro has been a stockbroker and investment expert for over 30 years. He began his career with Max Pollak and is presently Deputy Chairman of Sasfin Securities.
Sasfin Value Fund comment - Sep 12
The JSE All Share Index gained around 1.04% in the month of September and is trading in record territory, supported by views that global central bankers are finally taking decisive action to tackle the various issues impeding world growth. We saw an appetite for resources re-emerge, with the resource index rising 4.7%.
Despite the best efforts by various authorities around the world to stimulate growth, the outlook remains uncertain. Members of the European Union are displaying anything but solidarity about policies to solve the debt crisis in the region, the Chinese economy is decelerating faster than forecast and, amongst other things, the US is battling with high unemployment, falling home prices and mandatory budget cuts. In South Africa, illegal strike action in the mining industry is destabilising the economy and threatening its international credit rating.
Nonetheless the world is still expanding, albeit at a slower pace, with the developing economies like China, India and Russia the major contributors to growth. Africa, too, has little exposure to the problems plaguing the rest of the world and is showing signs of increased business and industrial activity. We continue to be wary of the unsecured lending sector, and with this in mind, have eased out of our position in Capitec. During the month, both Sasol and Imperial released stellar results and we continue to favour our exposure to these counters.
The Sasfin BCI Equity Fund is a specialist equity portfolio with a 'quality' bias and will consist of financially sound equity and property securities listed on exchanges and assets in liquid form. The portfolio aims to have a slightly lower risk profile than typical equity funds by mainly investing in shares with a low price to earnings ratio, shares trading at a discount to their net asset value and shares whose prices do not reflect future earnings potential. At all times at least 80% of the portfolio's investments will be in listed equity securities. The portfolio may from time to time invest in listed and unlisted financial instruments.