NAV on 2019/11/11
|NAV on 2019/11/08
|52 week high on 2019/02/06
|52 week low on 2019/10/30
|Total Expense Ratio on 2019/06/30
|Total Expense Ratio (performance fee) on 2019/06/30
Old Mutual Unit Trust Managers (RF) (Pty) Ltd.
95% SA Listed Property Index, 5% Cash
Tyrone van Wyk
Tyrone joined Old Mutual Investment Group Namibia (OMIGNAM) in January 2004 as an investment analyst.
As a member of the Namibian team, he is responsible for overseeing the Namibian investment processes and the overall performance of funds under management.
Prior to joining OMIGNAM, he was a trainee accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers for three years.
Tyrone has seven years' experience in the asset management industry, and 10 years' experience in the financial services industry.
Old Mutual Namibia Property Comment - Sep 19
The South African equity market disappointed during the third quarter of 2019 after it had a good first half. The Shareholder Weighted Index (SWIX) decreased by 5.28% during the third quarter, with property shares returning a similar number of -5.34% for the quarter. The South African economy is still under pressure even though there was some relief in the GDP number for the second quarter of 2019, reading 3.1% annualised quarter on quarter.
The rand weakened against the US dollar and other major currencies during the quarter. It fell roughly 9.6% against the US dollar halfway through the quarter, then strengthened by nearly 6% in the beginning of September, just to weaken again and close the quarter at R15.16 to the USD. The weakening in the rand can mainly be attributed to trade war tensions and outflows of foreign investments.
Globally, we have seen a slight uptick in the market towards the end of the quarter after a small pullback midway through. The S&P 500 increased by 1.2% over the quarter, slightly lower than the all-time high reached in July. The trade war is far from over but has already had a negative impact on growth. With some economies slowing down, central banks responded with rate cuts during the quarter to stimulate growth.
The fund underperformed its benchmark for the quarter, returning -5.2% gross of fees, underperforming its benchmark by 100 basis points gross of fees. Our overweight position in Oryx Properties contributed most towards performance of the fund relative to its benchmark, while the overweight position in Fortress Reit was the biggest detractor from performance relative to benchmark over the quarter. The fund continues to be aligned quite closely to the benchmark due to the current volatile market conditions.
The fund offers investors a high income yield, accompanied by capital growth
over the medium to longer term
WHO IS THIS FUND FOR?
Investors seeking a high income yield, with growth potential.
The fund invests in selected property shares, which are identified on the basis
of growth potential, quality of the entities and the value they present. The fund
may also invest in international property shares.