The Manager in selecting collective investment schemes for the portfolio will aim to protect capital and generate moderate income growth over the medium to long term while outperforming CPI + 4% over a five year rolling period. In order to achieve this objective the Assetbase CPI + 4% Prescient Fund of Funds will, apart from assets in liquid form, consist solely of participatory interest in collective schemes or similar schemes in equity, bond, money market and property markets which will be constructed within a moderate risk framework. The asset allocation will be managed actively with the equity allocation managed at medium levels with a maximum effective equity exposure, including offshore equity, up to 60% and a maximum effective property exposure, including offshore property, up to 25%. The underlying collective investment schemes are permitted to invest in listed and unlisted financial instruments in line with conditions as determined by the Registrar from time to time. The portfolio will predominantly invest in South African markets, but is however permitted to include investments in offshore jurisdictions subject to the investment conditions determined by legislation from time to time.
The portfolio will be subject to the Prudential Investment Guidelines for South African Retirement Funds, being Regulation 28 of the Pension Funds Act, or such other legislation published from time to time.