NAV on 2019/07/19
|NAV on 2019/07/18
|52 week high on 2018/11/07
|52 week low on 2019/05/28
|Total Expense Ratio on 2019/03/31
|Total Expense Ratio (performance fee) on 2019/03/31
STANLIB Collective Investments (RF) Limited
South African--Real Estate--General
FTSE/JSE Capped Property Index
After beginning his career as a financial accountant in the employee benefits industry, Ryan joined STANLIB Asset Management in their Institutional Pricing team in 2008. He got experience in the Offshore Trades Processing team from 2010, before moving on to Alternative Investments as market maker for the ETFs and executing trades for the index-tracking funds, as well as assistance with portfolio management. He was appointed a Portfolio Manager in 2017. Ryan has a BCom in Taxation degree, is a JSE Registered Securities Trader, as well as a Registered Bond Trader and has been awarded a MBA from Wits Business School.
STANLIB Capped Prprty Index Trckr Comment - Mar 19
The fund has performed in line with its benchmark for the quarter. In the last FTSE/JSE rebalance, the index remained the same, with no additions or deletions. The fund benefited from its exposure to Capital & Counties, NEPI Rockcastle and Fortress REIT, which were the top three performers, with Capital & Counties returning 8%. However, exposure to Fortress REIT B, Hyprop Investments and Intu Properties detracted from performance, as these were the three worst performers. Fortress REIT B returned -20.4% over the quarter.
In the first quarter of 2019 equity markets shrugged off any negative sentiment arising from the second half of 2018. The majority of equity markets across the globe recorded strong positive returns, with the MSCI World Index recording 13.5%, MSCI Emerging Markets recording 11.1% and the South African equity market, as represented by the FTSE/JSE All Share Index, recording 8%. Global growth continues at a slower pace with many of the major economies progressing to later stages of the business cycle. The less hawkish Fed provided some relief for financial conditions but the era of easy money has shifted towards gradual tightening of monetary policy. Locally, Eskom and corruption in other SOEs remain in the headlines as domestic asset classes such as bonds (ALBI), property (PCAP) and cash (SteFi) recorded gains of 3.8%,1.73% and 1.9% respectively.
Against the backdrop of slowing global economic growth, there is potential for trade uncertainty to continue, resulting in higher prices and a significant drag on business and consumer confidence. We expect risk aversion will rise as the ability of developed markets and vulnerable emerging economies to weather the impact of trade wars remains uncertain. Emerging economies with sizeable dollar debts and fiscal deficits may struggle. After more than two years of steadily rising interest rates, 2019 could mark the peak for US treasury yields for the current business cycle, however the road ahead is likely to remain bumpy. Locally, uncertainty will remain high until the widely anticipated national election provides some direction on the future of SA’s economic policy. We believe investors should focus on liquid market segments with risk dialled down compared with market benchmarks.
The commentary gives the views of the portfolio manager at the time of writing. Any forecasts or commentary included in this document are not guaranteed to occur.
The investment objective of the STANLIB CAPPED PROPERTY INDEX TRACKER FUND is to fully replicate the capital and income return of the FTSE/ JSE Capped Property Index. The FTSE/ JSE Capped Property Index caps any individual company's weighting in the index at 15% to increase the diversification of the fund relative to a market capitalisation weighted index.
In order to achieve this objective, the STANLIB CAPPED PROPERTY INDEX TRACKER FUND will invest in 20 equity securities listed and traded on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and forming part of the FTSE/ JSE Capped Property Index.The manager will, at all times, endeavour to track the performance of the index by replicating its constituents, in their correct weightings as closely as possible. In the ordinary course of business the manager anticipates a tracking error of approximately 25 basis points (0.25%).The manager may from time to time invest in participatory interests or any other form of participation in portfolios of collective investment schemes or other similar collective investment schemes as the Act may allow from time to time, and which are consistent with the portfolio's investment policy.
The STANLIB CAPPED PROPERTY INDEX TRACKER FUND may from time to time invest in both listed and unlisted financial instruments, in accordance with the provisions of the Act, in order to achieve the portfolio's investment objective.
For the purpose of the STANLIB CAPPEDPROPERTY INDEX TRACKER FUND, the manager shall reserve the right to close the portfolio to new investors on a date determined by the manager. This will be done in order to be able to manage the fund in accordance with its mandate. The manager may, once a portfolio has been closed, open that portfolio again to new investors on a date determined by the manager.The Trustee shall ensure that the investment policy set out in this Supplemental Deed is carried out.