The Custodian BCI Global Balanced Fund of Funds is a moderate to aggressive risk profile global portfolio that aims to provide investors with a high long-term total return by way of investing actively across asset classes. The portfolio's combined direct and indirect offshore exposure will be at least 80% of its asset value whilst its maximum equity exposure will be limited to 75% of its asset value. Investments to be included in the portfolio will, apart from assets in liquid form, consists of participatory interests and other forms of participation of local and global 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 underlying portfolios will invest in, amongst others, equity securities, property securities, non-equity securities money market instruments, preference shares, listed and unlisted financial instruments, bonds and other interest bearing instruments and securities. To the extent that the assets in the portfolio are exposed to exchange rate risk, the manager may enter into financial transactions for the exclusive purpose of hedging such exchange rate risk subject to the conditions and limits as stipulated by the Act. Nothing in this Supplemental Deed shall preclude the manager from varying the ratios of 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.