The Vunani BCI Bond Fund aims to achieve an investment medium for investors, which shall have as its primary objective maximum total return by primarily investing in bonds. The portfolio will be managed in compliance with prudential investment guidelines for retirement funds in South Africa to the extent allowed for by the Act. Investments to be included in the portfolio will comprise of liquid form and a combination gilts and interest bearing securities, including loan stock, semi-gilts, notes, debentures, debenture bonds, preference shares, money market instruments, bonds, corporate debt, convertible equities and non-equity securities.
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 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.