NAV on 2020/02/25
|NAV on 2020/02/24
|52 week high on 2020/02/20
|52 week low on 2019/08/16
|Total Expense Ratio on 2019/12/31
|Total Expense Ratio (performance fee) on 2019/12/31
STANLIB Collective Investments (RF) Limited
South African--Multi Asset--Medium Equity
CPI(Gross of fees)
Malcolm Holmes has 11 years investment experience and has been a portfolio manager in his own right, which makes him the perfect candidate to oversee the evaluation of the underlying managers and their portfolios. As the head portfolio manager, Malcolm is the key person responsible for product development and design at STANLIB Multi-Manager. He is responsible for ensuring that our products meet their investment objectives and that the underlying managers meet their mandates.
STANLIB Multi-Manager was established in 1999 and is the centre of excellence for multi-managed solutions within STANLIB. The investment team, led by Chief Investment Officer Joao Frasco, consists of an experienced team with a diverse set of investment skills. We have offices in Johannesburg and London, and currently have mandates in excess of R90 billion under stewardship.
STANLIB Multi-Manager Funds are designed to deliver superior investment returns more consistently than through a single asset manager or mandate. Our approach allows investors’ to outsource the fund / manager selection decision, which includes the ongoing due diligence of managers and construction of portfolios, to meet pre-defined objectives over time.
Risk management is a fundamental component of our investment philosophy and process and is therefore approached holistically. It permeates every part of our investment process, requiring participation and accountability from all individuals involved in the process.
Richo transferred to the Multi-Manager Research and Development Team from within STANLIB. He started his career at STANLIB as a Portfolio Compliance Manager before starting and heading up the STANLIB Implementation Team. The team subsequently merged into the STANLIB Risk, Analytics and Implementation Team and his role broadened to include risk management and analytical related responsibilities. Prior to STANLIB, Richo worked within the Collective Investments Schemes Department at the Financial Services Board. He started his career in 2004 at Life Healthcare as an Information Analyst.
STANLIB MM Real Return comment - Mar 19
Global equity markets recovered strongly from the significant sell-off in the fourth quarter of 2018, gaining 12.6% in rand terms as trade tensions between the US and China eased following months of negotiations. The US Federal Reserve provided further impetus to the recovery with their more dovish tone. European equities bucked the trend, retreating 0.8% for the quarter on the back of a broad economic slowdown in the region. The European Central Bank (ECB) retaliated and pledged more support for the economy, committing to keep rates unchanged this year and pledging additional stimulus when needed. SA equities benefited from the global recovery and the JSE All Share Index returned 8.0% for the quarter. The Capped SWIX gained 3.9%. Resource shares returned an impressive 18.0% while listed property lagged equity. Local bonds rose 3.8%.
The Fund returned 6.3% for the quarter, 1.0% ahead of the average peer fund. The overweight exposure to resources and high global allocation assisted performance relative to peers. Sizeable allocations in Naspers and British American Tobacco (BTI) also contributed and it was pleasing to see BTI recovering after a tough 2018.
Coronation had an exceptional quarter, with many of the stock picks that took strain during 2018 recovering. Big contributors include Naspers, BTI, Anglo American, Northam Platinum and Impala Platinum. Coronation’s relatively high allocation to SA equities further assisted performance. They maintain their position in MTN and large property exposure.
Investec did particularly well during the quarter and over the past 12 months. The preferred asset class within the Investec Opportunity Fund remains high quality global companies generating high and sustainable returns on invested capital. Locally, they believe the best opportunity remains government bonds. In their opinion, these instruments offer far higher risk-adjusted return potential than the retail, banking and property sectors.
Prescient’s domestic defensive mandate performed relatively well for the quarter, returning 2.8%. The income generating assets coupled with the low equity allocation in this defensive mandate continued to deliver consistent returns.
Prudential maintained their consistent performance, remaining overweight SA equities and longer duration SA bonds. They prefer resource shares with exposure to global growth - such Sasol and Anglo American - but also find value in financials such Standard Bank and Old Mutual. They remain underweight retail and property stocks.
The Fund’s global allocation performed well in rands, fuelled by global optimism. Please refer to our global equity and bond factsheets for more detailed information.
Portfolio positioning and outlook
SA still faces many headwinds and we are of the opinion that solid growth is not likely if severe load-shedding persists. A sustainable solution to the power crisis is critical. Our managers are cautiously optimistic around valuations for many of the SA centric companies in the Fund, while many of the global shares held provide excellent diversification benefits. There are some concerns around the negative global earnings revisions that we currently monitor, but optimism is expected to continue into the second quarter of 2019. Local bonds and income-type assets are expected to deliver promising real returns and are key ingredients in the Fund’s composition. On balance, we believe the Fund is well positioned to deliver on its long-term objectives.
The Fund is a multi-asset class portfolio that is diversified across asset classes, sectors, various strategies and asset managers - both in South Africa and internationally.
The Fund aims to provide moderate long-term growth of capital and income with (max 60% equity) portfolio.
The objective of the Fund is to outperform the average of investable peers' returns i.e ASISA Multi-Asset Medium Equity category, at risk levels consistent with that of the sector.