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Worldwide Flexible Fund

The Investec Worldwide Flexible Fund is ideal for South African investors seeking maximum flexibility and offshore investments. It is an unconstrained fund which aims to find the best investment opportunities regardless of geography or asset class.

The Investec Worldwide Flexible Fund is ideal for South African investors looking for offshore diversification and opportunities. It is an unconstrained fund which aims to find the best investment opportunities regardless of geography or asset class. 

Why the Investec Worldwide Flexible Fund?

South African investors generally need to diversify their discretionary investments and invest offshore, but currency volatility and changes in the South African and global opportunity set demand flexibility.

Key considerations that investors seeking offshore diversification face 

Consideration Alternative Investec Worldwide Flexible Fund
Complex currency calls You will need to make these calls These critical decisions are handled for you
Offshore exposure Typical multi-asset funds are limited to 25% offshore exposure Unconstrained by the 25% limit, we are able to optimise offshore allocation
Global skillset South African focus South African asset manager with global investment talent


Key benefits of the Investec Worldwide Flexible Fund

  • The Investec Worldwide Flexible Fund is a multi-asset solution which is unconstrained by geographic or asset class limits
  • The Fund employs a globally-integrated investment process, spanning both asset allocation and geographic exposure, potentially optimised for South African investors
  • Investec Asset Management’s global investment expertise in Cape Town, London, Singapore and New York means we are able to access some of the best investment ideas from around the world
  • Robust and repeatable, our disciplined investment process is unique
  • The Fund is managed by an experienced investment team with a long-term track record, led by co-portfolio managers Rhynhardt Roodt and Rudiger Naumann
  • May be beneficial for long term investors in tax-free savings accounts and living annuities*

*Tax-free savings accounts and living annuities are available through Investec Investment Management Services platform and other LISPs platforms

Rhynhardt Roodt

Portfolio Manager

Rüdiger Naumann

Portfolio Manager

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Worldwide Flexible Fund philosophy

Rhynhardt Roodt introduces the philosophy behind the Investec Worldwide Flexible Fund.

Latest Worldwide Flexible Fund webcast

Watch portfolio manager, Rüdiger Naumann, review the current positioning and outlook for the Investec Worldwide Flexible Fund.

An optimal investment solution

Paul Hutchinson, sales manager at Investec Asset Management, looks at the Investec Worldwide Flexible Fund and some key investor questions that need to be asked.

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Launch date 01.04.16
Domicile South Africa
Comparative Index* 35% ALSI,
15% ALBI,
15% BCGA
Annual Management Fee**

1.10% (E Class) 1.50% (G Class)

**No performance fee

Important information

Collective investment schemes (CIS) 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. A schedule of charges, fees and advisor fees is available on request from the Manager, Investec Fund Managers SA (RF) (Pty) Ltd which is registered under the CIS Control Act. Additional advisor fees may be paid and if so, are subject to the relevant FAIS disclosure requirements. CISs are generally medium to long-term investments and the manager gives no guarantee with respect to the capital or the return of the Fund. Performance shown is that of the Fund and individual investor performance may differ as a result of initial fees, actual investment date, date of any subsequent reinvestment and any dividend withholding tax and past performance is not necessarily a guide to the future. Performance figures above are based on lump sum investments, using NAV to NAV figures net of fees with gross income reinvested, in South African Rands. Different classes of units apply to the Fund and the information presented is for the most expensive class. Fund valuations and transaction cut-off time are 16h00 SA time each business day. This portfolio may be closed in order to be managed in accordance with the mandate. Fluctuations or movements in exchange rates may cause the value of underlying international investments to go up or down. A higher Total Expense Ratio (TER) does not necessarily imply a poor return, nor does a low TER imply a good return. Where portfolios invest in the participatory interests of foreign collective investment schemes, these may levy additional charges which are included in the relevant TER. The ratio does not include transaction costs. The current TER cannot be regarded as an indication of the future TERs. Fund prices are published each business day in selected media. Additional information on the Fund may be obtained, free of charge, The Manager, PO Box 1655, Cape Town, 8000, Tel: 0860 500 100.Investec Asset Management (Pty) Ltd (Investec) is a member of the Association for Savings and Investment SA (ASISA). The scheme trustee is FirstRand Bank Limited, PO Box 7713, Johannesburg, 2000,Tel: (011) 282 1808. 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.

*Comparative index abbreviations are: FTSE/JSE All Share Index (ALSI), Morgan Stanley Capital All Country World Index (MSCI ACWI), All Bond Composite (ALBI), Barclays Global Aggregate Bond Index (BCGA)

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