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NAV on 2020/05/29
NAV on 2020/05/28 752.1858
52 week high on 2020/02/20 793.2195
52 week low on 2020/03/19 604.8182
Total Expense Ratio on 2020/03/31 1.34
Total Expense Ratio (performance fee) on 2020/03/31 0
NAV Incl Dividends
1 month change 2.52% 2.52%
3 month change 1.39% 1.39%
6 month change -1.35% 0.05%
1 year change -0.64% 2.35%
5 year change 0.44% 3.28%
10 year change 6.28% 9.18%
Price data is updated once a day.
  • Sectoral allocations
Basic Materials 195.33 5.55%
Consumer Goods 79.65 2.26%
Consumer Services 141.75 4.03%
Derivatives 6.28 0.18%
Financials 248.28 7.05%
Fixed Interest 95.39 2.71%
Gilt 0.15 0.00%
Gilts 870.86 24.73%
Health Care 7.09 0.20%
Industrials 43.71 1.24%
Liquid Assets 49.18 1.40%
Specialist Securities 19.57 0.56%
Technology 420.86 11.95%
Telecommunications 69.45 1.97%
Offshore 1273.95 36.18%
  • Top five holdings
O-SLHIALP 782.30 22.21%
 NASPERS-N 281.67 8%
O-SBSEASI 250.04 7.1%
 PROSUS 139.20 3.95%
O-SBEUGRO 78.70 2.23%
  • Performance against peers
  • Fund data  
Management company:
STANLIB Collective Investments (RF) (Pty) Limited
Formation date:
ISIN code:
Short name:
South African--Multi Asset--High Equity
60% FTSE/JSE All Share index; 25% BEASSA All Bond index; 9% MSCI World index and 6% JP Morgan Global Government Bond index
Contact details




  • Fund management  
Herman van Velze
With a mining engineering background, Herman started his asset management career in 1993 as a mining analyst. Winner of several awards in 2007, he has successfully managed the STANLIB Balanced Fund since 2005 and is currently Head of Balanced Funds.
Warren Buhai
Following 5 years in corporate finance at Standard Bank, Warren joined STANLIB in 2005 where he initially specialised in resources analysis and portfolio management. He has been a portfolio manager in the Multi-Asset Franchise since 2009.

  • Fund manager's comment

STANLIB Balanced Fund - Dec 19

2020/03/02 00:00:00
Fund review
The STANLIB Balanced Fund delivered a return of +0.3% for the quarter ended 30 September 2019.
Market overview
Global assets continued their recovery from 2018 levels, as equities and fixed income markets continued where they left off in the first six months of the year. Recent comments and actions from central banks added to the positive sentiment prevailing in equities and bonds. Global equities delivered a strong performance year to date (+23.8% in rand terms), MSCI EM (+16.1% in rand terms) and the FTSE/JSE SWIX All Share Index (+4.3%). The Resource Sector remained the biggest positive contributor to SA performance with a YTD gain of 13%. SA bonds also delivered positive returns in September, taking YTD performance for the ALBI to 8.4%, while the rand depreciated by a disappointing 7.1% against the dollar for the quarter.
Looking ahead
The outlook for 2019 has weakened from a global growth perspective, however, a positive feature is the continued lack of inflationary pressure globally allowing central banks to maintain accommodative monetary policies, which should act as a tailwind for risk assets. SA and Emerging Markets equities have been supported by the Fed’s dovish stance (this should limit further US dollar strength) and selective stimulus by Chinese policymakers, while uncertainty around US-China trade talks has swayed market sentiment.
In SA, the SARB reacted to slow growth and low levels of business and consumer confidence by reducing interest rates by 0.25% during Q3. We expect further easing in Q4. Lower interest rates and positive developments such as the restructuring and refinancing of Eskom together with further fiscal policy announcements should be mildly positive for growth in the medium term.
  • Fund focus and objective  
The STANLIB Balanced Fund aims to achieve a reasonable level of current income and capital growth by investing in a diversified spread of equities and fixed income securities in a manner similar to retirement schemes. Investments would include listed shares and preference shares, including property shares and property loan stock, non-equity securities and participatory interests of other collective investment schemes. Maximum direct and/or indirect foreign exposure: 25% of the portfolio

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