The Cadiz BCI Enhanced Income Fund is an enhanced income portfolio with an objective to achieve a high level of sustainable income and stability of capital invested. In order to achieve its objective, the investments normally to be included in the portfolio may comprise a combination of assets in liquid form, interest bearing securities, money market instruments, bonds, debentures, convertible securities, cash deposits, corporate debt, listed property, preference shares, non-equity securities, equity securities and any other securities which are considered to be consistent with the portfolio's primary objective and the Act or the Registrar my allow from time to time, all to be acquired at fair market value.
The portfolio‘s equity exposure, if any, will not exceed 10% of its net asset value and the portfolio may invest offshore. The portfolio will be managed in compliance with prudential investment guidelines for retirement funds in South Africa to the extent allowed by the Act. The portfolio may from time to time invest in listed and unlisted financial instruments, in accordance with the provisions of the Act, and the Regulations thereto, as amended from time to time, in order to achieve the portfolio's investment objective. The manager may only include the following unlisted financial instruments: forward currency, interest rate and exchange rate swap transactions for efficient portfolio management purposes.
The portfolio may also include participatory interests or any other form of participation in portfolios of collective investment schemes or other similar schemes in the Republic of South Africa. Where the aforementioned schemes are operating in territories other than South Africa, participatory interests or any other form of participation in these schemes will be included in the portfolio only where the regulatory environment is to the satisfaction of the manager and trustee as being 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.
The trustee shall ensure that the investment policy, as set out above, is adhered to, provided that nothing contained in the investment policy shall preclude the manager from varying the proportions of the aforementioned securities and assets in liquid form, or the assets themselves, should changing economic factors or market conditions so demand. For the purpose of this portfolio, 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 portfolio 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.