The Ninety One Active Quants Fund aims to provide investors with capital growth over the long term. Its objective is to achieve returns well in excess of the benchmark, measured over three year periods. The fund invests in a wide range of South African equities. The investment team uses Ninety One's proprietary research platform, which focuses on three sector groupings: resources, industrials and financials. Fundamental research is complimented by a quantitative stock selection model. This proprietary model forecasts equity returns and differentiates prospective stock winners from losers. The basic philosophy behind the quantitative model is to buy stocks that show value relative to long-term fundamentals, are benefiting from improving medium-term sentiment and are oversold in the short term. Risk management also forms an integral part of the investment process.