The fund aims to maximise total return to investors through full exposure to a basket of major foreign currencies by investing in a foreign collective investment scheme focusing on global currencies. Any income earned will be of an incidental nature.
This fund is aimed at investors who want rand-denominated exposure to a basket of major foreign currencies, while avoiding equity risk. The investor can tolerate exchange rate volatility.
Apart from assets in liquid form, the feeder fund holds participatory interests in only one collective investment scheme, the Old Mutual Global Currency Fund, a sub-fund of the Russell Investment Company Plc. This underlying sub-fund will primarily invest in short-term securities with an outstanding term of 12 months or less including commercial paper, banker's acceptances, certificates of deposit and government securities.
The fund aims to offer exposure to a specific asset class. It therefore holds a higher allocation to international assets than what is allowed in terms of Regulation 28 of the Pension Funds Act. This fund is therefore not Regulation 28 compliant.