The portfolio will achieve this objective through including a range of interest-bearing securities, including, but not limited to, bonds, debentures, debenture stock, debenture bonds, notes, non-cumulative preference shares (treated as non-equity securities), other non-equity securities, money market instruments, assets in liquid form, participatory interests in portfolios of collective investment schemes, as well as listed and unlisted financial instruments, as permitted by the Collective Investment Schemes Control Act 45 of 2002 ('CISCA') and subordinate legislation promulgated thereunder, and any other securities of a similar nature, in meeting the objectives of the portfolio. The portfolio will predominantly invest in short term non-equity securities, but it may include a proportion of the portfolio in longer dated securities, should the market conditions permit, within the permissible parameters for a predominantly South African, short-term interest bearing portfolio. The portfolio may not include equity securities, property securities, or cumulative preference shares. The Manager will be permitted to invest, at its discretion, on behalf of the portfolio, in offshore investments, as legislation permits.
The Manager may from time to time 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. 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 Trustee, of a sufficient standard to provide investor protection at least equivalent to that in South Africa.