The Custodian BCI Income Plus Fund is a specialist income generating portfolio. The investment objective of the portfolio is to achieve a high level of sustainable income and stability of capital invested. Protection strategies may be implemented to reduce risk and volatility. In order to achieve its objective, the investments normally to be included in the portfolio may comprise a combination of assets in liquid form, money market instruments, interest bearing securities, bonds, debentures, corporate debt, equity securities, property securities, preference shares, convertible equities and non-equity securities.
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. 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 also include forward currency, interest rate and exchange rate swap transactions for efficient portfolio management purposes. However, the portfolio's equity exposure may be as high as 10% of the portfolio's net asset value. In order to achieve the portfolio objective, the asset allocation will be actively managed and will continually reflect the portfolio manager's view of the relative attractiveness of the various asset classes. Nothing in this Supplemental Deed shall preclude the manager from varying the ratios of securities, non-equity securities or assets in liquid form in changing economic environment or market conditions, or to meet the requirements in terms of legislation and from retaining cash or placing cash on deposit in terms of the Deed and this Supplemental Deed. 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.”