NAV on 2019/03/22
|NAV on 2019/03/21
|52 week high on 2019/03/19
|52 week low on 2018/11/23
|Total Expense Ratio on 2018/12/31
|Total Expense Ratio (performance fee) on 2018/12/31
Prescient Management Company Ltd. (PIM)
FTSE/JSE All Share TR index
Seed Equity Fund comment - Sep 13
The Seed Equity Fund was launched on 30 April 2013. The Fund will attempt to outperform the ALSI total return index (J203T).
The Fund is composed of two smart beta building blocks, value and momentum. Through his research, Prof Paul van Rensburg of Salient Quants, has developed a process to create both value and momentum portfolios that can be managed on a rules based approach. He has focused on value and momentum, as portfolios with these characteristics have historically had the best ability of outperforming standard market cap indices (like the ALSI) over time - this is something that we expect to continue into the future.
The allocation between the two strategies will be dynamically adjusted based on prevailing market conditions. The market goes through periods where one factor is favoured over the other and, by adjusting the Fund accordingly, we believe that we will be able to enhance the returns of the Fund compared to a static allocation. Salient has an excellent long term track record managing quant portfolios.
Salient's key differentiators from traditional quant processes are: they don't operate a 'black box' process, the process is constantly refined and updated, and all research is solidly backed both on theoretical and empirical research (Paul is Professor of Finance at UCT).
Dalebrook Equity Prescient Fund (hereafter referred to as The Fund) is a domestic fund with a mandate to invest in listed South African equities. The Fund's primary objective is to outperform the FTSE/JSE Capped All Share Index (Capped TR)* over the medium to long term on a net of fees basis. The Fund has a high risk profile, and is suitable for long term investors seeking high levels of investment growth, who can tolerate the associated high levels of capital volatility