The Sygnia Skeleton Worldwide Flexible Fund is a Worldwide-Multi Asset Flexible portfolio and shall comprise investments in multiple asset classes as set out below, both in South Africa and internationally. The portfolio represents Sygnia's best investment view at any time on the optimal combination of different asset classes required to achieve superior long-term returns at a reasonable level of risk. The portfolio exploits the benefits of diversification and will change its exposure to different asset classes on an active basis, based on prevailing market conditions.
The unconstrained nature of the mandate should ensure that risk of capital loss can be managed in an effective manner over both the medium and the long term via active asset allocation strategies.
The portfolio shall consist of financially sound equity securities, property shares and property related securities listed on exchanges, fixed interest instruments and assets in liquid form. The portfolio may also invest in listed and unlisted financial instruments, including derivatives, in accordance with the provisions of the Collective Investment Schemes Control Act and applicable legislation, as amended from time to time, in order to achieve the portfolio's investment objective. The Manager may also include unlisted forward currency, interest rate, index and exchange rate swap transactions for efficient portfolio management. In selecting securities for the portfolio, where possible, the manager shall seek to sustain long-term capital growth.
The portfolio may also invest in participatory interests and other forms of participation in portfolios of collective investment schemes, registered in South Africa and other similar schemes operated in territories with a regulatory environment which is, to the satisfaction of the manager and trustee, of a sufficient standard to provide investor protection at least equivalent to that in South Africa and which is consistent with the portfolio's primary objective.