The Visio BCI Property Fund aims to provide investors with a combination of high income and long term capital appreciation. The investable universe of the portfolio includes property securities, property collective investment schemes, property loan stock, real estate equity, money market instruments, bonds, preference shares, fixed deposits and other interest bearing securities and assets in liquid form.
The portfolio will invest at least 80% of the market value of the portfolio in securities listed in the FTSE / JSE Real Estate industry group or similar sector of an international stock exchange and may include other high yielding securities from time to time. Up to 10% of a portfolio may be invested in securities outside the defined sectors in companies that conduct similar business activities as those in the defined sectors. 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 unlisted forward currency swaps, interest rate and exchange rate swap transactions. The portfolio may also invest in participatory interests or any other form of participation in portfolios of collective investment schemes or other similar collective investment schemes as the Act may allow from time to time, and 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 equal to that in South Africa.
The Trustee shall ensure that the investment policy, as set out above, is adhered to, provided that nothing contained in the investment policy shall preclude the Manager from varying the ratio of securities in terms of changing economic factors or stock exchange conditions and from retaining cash in the portfolio and/or placing on deposit in terms of the Deed. 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.