The Methodical BCI Equity Preserver Fund is an equity focused portfolio that aims to achieve sustainable real returns over time. The portfolio objective is to deliver capital growth over the medium to long term while employing some level of capital preservation via asset diversification and through the systematic application of equity hedging strategies using derivative instruments. The hedging strategies will be designed and monitored using quantitative modelling to ensure effective hedging and to test the robustness of the hedging through stress-testing for large market movements.
The hedging strategies will be used for efficient portfolio management and to the extent permitted by legislation. Since the portfolio maintain a high strategic equity market allocation, the impact of the hedging strategies will cause the effective equity exposure within the portfolio to vary over a wide range. The portfolio's investment universe consists of equity securities, bonds, 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.