The fund aims to provide long-term capital growth by gaining exposure to the FTSE RAFI® All World 3000 Index. This RAFI® Index comprises listed companies rated according to four financial factors: cash flow, sales and dividends (averaged over 5 years) as well as book value at review date.
This fund suits investors with a longer term investment horizon who primarily seek capital growth through exposure to the developed and emerging market equities that make up the FTSE RAFI® All World 3000 Index. These investors do not require income from this investment, and can tolerate stock market and currency volatility.
Apart from assets in liquid form, the fund holds participatory interests in only one collective investment scheme, namely the RIC-Old Mutual FTSE RAFI® All World Index Fund, which aims to replicate the performance of the FTSE RAFI® All World 3000 Index. The RICOld Mutual FTSE RAFI® All World Index Fund holds predominantly equity, but may also hold non-equity securities. Derivatives can be used to enable the portfolio to more effectively track the index.