The Methodical BCI Income Fund is a low risk profile portfolio with the objective is to provide investors with a high level of income combined with capital protection. The portfolio aims to generate a return of SteFI plus 1% over any rolling 12-month period. The portfolio complies with prudential investment guidelines to the extent allowed for by the Act. However, the portfolio's equity exposure will not exceed 10% of the portfolio's net asset value. Investments to be acquired for the portfolio may include equity securities, property securities, property related securities, bonds, interest bearing securities, non-equity securities, money market instruments, preference shares and assets in liquid form.
The portfolio may also invest in a participatory interest or any form of participation in portfolios of collective investment schemes or other similar collective investments schemes as the Act may allow from time to time, which are consistent with the portfolio's investment policy. Where the aforementioned schemes are operated in territories other than South Africa, participatory interests or any other form of participation in portfolios of these schemes will be included in the portfolio only where the regulatory environment is, to the satisfaction of the manager and the trustee, of sufficient standard to provide investor protection at least equivalent to that in South Africa. 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 portfolio may also include forward currency, interest rate derivatives and exchange rate swap transactions for efficient portfolio management purposes in line with 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.