The portfolio will have an absolute return performance objective over the medium term but will still be relatively conservatively managed by diversifying across a wide range of asset classes. The portfolio shall comprise solely of participatory interests in collective investment schemes which will invest in a diversified mix of assets, including but not limited to, equities, bonds, property, money market instruments, derivatives on these assets, exchange traded funds and other instruments, including listed and unlisted financial instruments as determined by the Authority from time to time. The Manager will be permitted to invest on behalf of the portfolio in offshore investments as permitted by legislation. The asset allocation of the portfolio will be managed actively.
The portfolio may also invest in participatory interests in portfolios of collective investment schemes registered in the Republic of South Africa or participatory interests in collective investment schemes or other similar schemes operated in territories with a regulatory environment which is to the satisfaction of the Manager and the Trustee of a sufficient standard to provide investor protection which is at least equivalent to that in South Africa. This portfolio will comply with regulations governing pension funds.