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Quarterly fund updates

We're pleased to provide the latest quarterly updates from our portfolio managers. Each short update covers fund performance, positioning and outlook.

Published: July 2017

Investec UK Alpha Fund

A core UK equity fund, it seeks outperformance of 3-5% per annum above the FTSE All-Share Index* through investing in a high-conviction portfolio of attractively valued, quality businesses
Important Information

Published: July 2017

Investec Cautious Managed Fund

Managed using a contrarian/value approach, the Fund blends undervalued, out-of-favour equities with complementary assets, seeking to dampen volatility and provide attractive risk-adjusted returns.*^ The Funds simple, transparent and proven approach has successfully steered it through many challenging environments.
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Published: July 2017

Investec Diversified Income Fund

A defensive return fund aiming to provide an attractive level of income with growth over the long term, through an actively managed defensive portfolio. It targets an attractive, sustainable yield of 4-6% p.a. with less than half the volatility of equities.*
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Published: August 2017

Investec Multi-Asset Protector Fund

The Investec Multi-Asset Protector Fund aims to provide attractive, long-term returns, with the added benefit of downside protection.
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Other manager commentaries:

UK Equity Income Fund
Global Quality Equity Income Fund
UK Special Situations Fund

Important Information

*Gross of fees over rolling 3 years.
^This is an aim and not guaranteed.

General risks:

The value of investments, and any income generated from them, can fall as well as rise. Where charges are taken from capital, this may constrain future growth.

Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. If any currency differs from the investor's home currency, returns may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations.

Investment objectives and performance targets may not necessarily be achieved, losses may be made.

Specific fund risks:

The following risk applies to all the above mentioned Funds:

Equity investment: The value of equities (e.g. shares) and equity-related investments may vary according to company profits and future prospects as well as more general market factors. In the event of a company default (e.g. bankruptcy), the owners of their equity rank last in terms of any financial payment from that company.

Derivatives: The use of derivatives may increase overall risk by magnifying the effect of both gains and losses. This may lead to large changes in value and potentially large financial loss.

The following are fund specific risks:

(Mulit-Asset Protector Fund, Diversified Income Fund, Cautious Managed Fund):

Currency exchange: Changes in the relative values of different currencies may adversely affect the value of investments and any related income.

Government securities exposure: The portfolio may invest more than 35% of its assets in government securities issued or guaranteed by a permitted single state.

(Diversified Income Fund, Cautious Managed Fund):

Default: There is a risk that the issuers of fixed income investments (e.g. bonds) may not be able to meet interest payments nor repay the money they have borrowed. The worse the credit quality of the issuer, the greater the risk of default and therefore investment loss.

Interest rate: The value of fixed income investments (e.g. bonds) tends to decrease when interest rates and/or inflation rise.

(Mulit-Asset Protector Fund, Diversified Income Fund):

Derivative counterparty: A counterparty to a derivative transaction may fail to meet its obligations thereby leading to financial loss.

(Diversified Income Fund):

Developing market: Some countries may have less developed legal, political, economic and/or other systems. These markets carry a higher risk of financial loss than those in countries generally regarded as being more developed.

(UK Alpha Fund):

Geographic / Sector: Investments may be primarily concentrated in specific countries, geographical regions and/or industry sectors. This may mean that the resulting value may decrease whilst portfolios more broadly invested might grow.

(Mulit-Asset Protector Fund):

Fund closure: Where the Fund is unable to find a suitable counterparty to enable at least 80% of the value of the Fund to be protected or where only allocation to cash is feasible, the Fund may have to be closed with the proceeds returned to investors.

Large cash holding: There is a risk that the Fund may hold large proportions of cash for considerable periods of time. This may lead to the Fund underperforming those markets where it is usually expected to invest.

Protected value: Whilst the Fund will endeavour to protect at least 80% of its value at all times this is not guaranteed.