|Range: Investec Unit Trust Scheme|
|The Investec Gilt Fund aims to grow income and capital. The fund targets returns in excess of the benchmark, measured over three year periods. The fund offers exposure primarily to the South African bond market but invests in other South African fixed-income assets in order to improve potential returns and increase diversification. Assets include municipal and public corporation bonds, fixed deposits and money market instruments. Non-government bond exposure is currently limited to 25%. The fund is actively managed and performance is achieved by identifying investment opportunities across the interest rate spectrum. Fund features • A specialist fixed-income fund, which can form part of a larger portfolio • Active exposure to the South African bond market • Higher volatility than money market and traditional income funds but significantly lower volatility than equity funds|
|Portfolio manager: André Roux, Malcolm Charles|
|Portfolio manager biography:
André is the co-head of Fixed Income & Currency and an economist with Investec Asset Management’s Fixed Income & Currency team in South Africa. Prior to joining the firm in 1999, André was the deputy director general of the Department of Finance, where he took responsibility for macroeconomic, fiscal and tax policy and intergovernmental fiscal relations. Prior to that, André spent two years at the Development Bank of Southern Africa. This followed a distinguished academic career during which he published widely on fiscal and development issues. André holds a Master of Philosophy (Economics) degree from Cambridge University and a Master of Science (Mathematics) degree from Oxford University. In addition, he holds a Bachelor of Science (honours) (Mathematics) degree and a Bachelor of Social Science (Mathematics and Sociology) degree from the University of Cape Town.
Malcolm is a portfolio manager in the South Africa Rates team, with responsibility for a range of fixed income portfolios, including the Flexible Bond and Dynamic Bond strategies and the Absolute Income, Opportunity Income and Diversified Income strategies. Prior to joining Investec Asset Management in 2001, he worked for African Harvest Fund Managers and Old Mutual Asset Managers, as both a fixed interest trader and portfolio manager. Malcolm graduated from Rhodes University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting, Business Administration and Commercial Law.
|Fund launch date||01/01/1985|
|Share class launch date||02/04/2000|
|Peer group sector||ASISA SA Interest Bearing Variable Term|
|Performance comparison index||JSE ASSA All Bond Index (ALBI)|
Share class charges
|Maximum initial charge||0.00%|
|Annual management fee||1.00%|
|Estimated total expense ratio||1.13%|
|Pricing||16.00 SA Time (forward pricing)|
|Types of shares||Inc, N/A|
|Share class dealing currency||ZAR|
Share class codes
Collective investment schemes in securities (CISs) are generally medium to long term investments. The value of participatory interests (units) may go down as well as up and past performance is not necessarily a guide to the future.
Fluctuations or movements in exchange rates may cause the value of underlying international investments to go up or down. CISs are traded at ruling prices and can engage in borrowing, up to 10% of portfolio net asset value to bridge insufficient liquidity, and scrip lending. Forward pricing is used. A schedule of charges, fees and adviser fees is available on request from the manager. Additional adviser fees may be paid and if so, are subject to the relevant FAIS disclosure requirements. For money market funds the price of each participatory interest is aimed at a constant value. While a constant price is maintained the investment capital is not guaranteed. The total return to the investor is primarily made up of interest received but, may also include any gain or loss made on any particular instrument. In most cases this will merely have the effect of increasing or decreasing the daily yield, but in extreme case, e.g. defaults by underlying issuers, it can have the effect of reducing the capital value of the portfolio. Excessive withdrawals from the portfolio may place the portfolio under liquidity pressures. In such circumstances a process of ring-fencing of withdrawal instructions and managed pay-outs over time may be followed. A fund of funds is a portfolio that invests in portfolios of CISs, which levy their own charges, which could result in a higher fee structure for these portfolios. Feeder Fund is a portfolio that, apart from assets in liquid form, consists solely of participatory interests in a single portfolio of a CIS. CIS prices are calculated on a net asset value basis, which is the total value of all assets in the portfolio including any income accrual and less any permissible deductions from the portfolio. Different classes of units apply to the fund and are subject to different fees and charges. Fund valuations take place at approximately 16h00 SA time each day. Purchase and repurchase requests must be received by the Manager by 16h00 SA time each business day. Performance figures are based on lump sum investment. This portfolio may be closed in order to be managed in accordance with the mandate. The risk profile is a measure of volatility, i.e. how the absolute return of the fund varies. Note that there are other risks in the fund, which are not reflected in this rating, and that this rating can change over time.
Where portfolios invest in the participatory interests of foreign collective investment schemes, including Investec's foreign funds, these may levy additional charges which are included in the relevant Total Expense Ratio (TER). A higher TER ratio does not necessarily imply a poor return, nor does a low TER imply a good return. The ratio does not include transaction costs. The current TER cannot be regarded as an indication of future TERs. A #169 of our performance fees FAQ is available at www.investecassetmanagement.com. Investec Fund Managers SA (RF) (Pty) Ltd is a member of the Association for Savings and Investment SA (ASISA). All information provided is product related, and is not intended to address the circumstances of any Financial Service Provider's (FSP) clients. In terms of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, FSPs should not provide advice to investors without appropriate risk analysis and after a thorough examination of a particular client's financial situation.
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