The FINANCIAL FITNESS BALANCED IP FUND OF FUNDS is a multi-asset class portfolio with medium to high equity exposure, which will typically not exceed 75% or the limit allowed by the relevant industry classification. The objective of the portfolio is to provide investors with moderate to high capital growth in the long term from a portfolio that maintains a moderate to high risk profile, whilst preserving capital.
The portfolio will invest in participatory interests of underlying portfolios which provide exposure to a spectrum of equity, bond, non-equity and property markets. These underlying portfolios may have exposure to financial instruments. The asset allocation in the portfolio will be actively managed and the assets will be shifted between the markets and asset classes to reflect changing economic and market conditions.
Investments to be included in the FINANCIAL FITNESS BALANCED IP FUND OF FUNDS will, apart from assets in liquid form, consist solely of participatory interests or any other form of participation in portfolios of collective investment schemes or other similar schemes in the Republic of South Africa. Where the aforementioned schemes are operating in territories other than South Africa, participatory interests or any other form of participation in these schemes will be included in the portfolio only where the regulatory environment is to the satisfaction of the manager and the trustee as being of a sufficient standard to provide investor protection at least equivalent to that in South Africa and which is consistent with the portfolio's primary objective.
The portfolio will comply with all prudential requirements and regulations controlling retirement funds or such other applicable legislation as may be determined for retirement funds.
The Manager will be permitted to invest on behalf of the portfolio in offshore investments as legislation permits.
Nothing in this supplemental deed shall preclude the manager from varying the ratio of securities, to achieve the investment objective in a changing economic environment or market conditions or to meet the requirements, if applicable, of any exchange recognised in terms of legislation and from retaining cash or placing cash on deposit in terms of the deed and this supplemental deed; provided that the Manager shall ensure that the aggregate value of the assets comprising the portfolio shall consist of securities and assets in liquid form of the aggregate value required from time to time by the Act.
For the purpose of this portfolio, the manager shall reserve the right to close the portfolio to new investors on a date determined by the manager. This will be done in order to be able to manage the portfolio in accordance with its mandate. The manager may, once a portfolio has been closed, open that portfolio again to new investors on a date determined by the manager.
The trustee shall ensure that the investment policy set out in this supplemental deed is adhered to.