The Methodical BCI Equity Fund aims to provide investors with high long-term capital growth at average or lower than average volatility. In order to achieve this objective, the portfolio will seek on capturing value by focusing on equity selection opportunities. The portfolio will invest in selected equity securities across all industry groups across large, mid and small cap companies. The minimum equity exposure will be 80% of the portfolio's net asset value.
The portfolio's investment universe consists of equity securities, preference shares, property shares and property related securities listed on exchanges, interest bearing instruments as well as assets in liquid form. The portfolio may also invest in participatory interests and other forms of participation in portfolios of collective investment schemes or 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.
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 Trustee shall ensure that the investment policy set out in this Supplemental Deed is carried out. 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.