NAV on 2020/05/27
|NAV on 2020/05/26
|52 week high on 2019/06/20
|52 week low on 2020/03/19
|Total Expense Ratio on 2019/12/31
|Total Expense Ratio (performance fee) on 2019/12/31
Sanlam Collective Investments
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Rayhaan joined RMB Asset Management as a Quantitative/Derivative portfolio manager in July 1999. He was appointed as Head of Quants and Product Development in September 2002. Rayhaan manages the RMB Absolute Focus Fund, the RMB International Conservative Fund of Funds and jointly manages the RMB High Dividend Fund.
Imtiaz started his career at a major life insurance company as an Actuarial Analyst. He then joined RMB Asset Management in 2004 where he worked in the Portfolio Construction team for a short stint before joining the Alternative Investments team. He is responsible for the management of structured products and overseeing the implementation of equity derivative dealing. Imtiaz also manages the RMB High Dividend Fund and co-manages the Momentum Optimal Yield Fund.
Sentio SCI General Equity Fund - Dec 19
December was a risk-on month for global markets. The primary reasons were positive outcomes in global politics. In the UK, Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party won a parliamentary majority that provided him with free rein to take Britain out of the European Union. This brought more certainty to the prolonged separation and increased the likelihood that some sort of deal will be reached at the end of January. More importantly, the United States and China managed to reach a phase 1 deal in their trade war that slowed global trade in 2019. The exact nature of the deal is not known, but the agreement did avert the 15% tariffs that were to be put on a broad range of consumer goods by the US on Chinese imports. Despite some trade uncertainty going forward, the positive political outcomes resulted in the MSCI World and MSCI Emerging Market (EM) delivering 2.89% and 7.17% respectively (both in USD). On the back of the risk-on sentiment global bonds were up only 0.52% (in USD), while EM bonds delivered 2.52% (in USD). Global property fared slightly better than global bonds, delivering 0.62% (in USD).
Locally, any positivity that resulted from SAA being placed under business rescue was short-lived when heavy rains in the north of the country and potential foul play led to rolling blackouts. In spite of this, the local market followed the global risk-on trend. Local equities were up 3.30% (in rands), driven primarily by the rally in the resources sector, which was up 6.85% (in rands). The blackouts did weigh on the property sector, which was down 2.07% (in rands). The global risk-on sentiment and search for yield benefitted local bonds – which gained 1.86% (in rands). Local cash was up 0.58% and inflation-linked bonds gained 0.89% (both in rands).
The portfolio's investment universe consists, apart from assets in liquid form, of equity securities listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The portfolio may also invest in participatory interests and other forms of participation in portfolios of collective investment schemes, registered in the Republic of South Africa. The investment manager will also be allowed to invest in listed and unlisted financial instruments (derivatives) as allowed by the Act from time to time in order to achieve its investment objective. The Manager may vary the proportions of securities in terms of changing economic factors or market conditions or from retaining cash in the portfolio and/or placing cash on deposit. The Manager shall be permitted to invest on behalf of the portfolio in offshore investments as legislation permits.