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  •  Northstar Sanlam Collective Investments Managed Fund (A2)

0.96  /  0.39%


NAV on 2021/09/17
NAV on 2021/09/16 247.29
52 week high on 2021/08/24 254.8
52 week low on 2020/10/30 216.58
Total Expense Ratio on 2021/06/30 1.78
Total Expense Ratio (performance fee) on 2021/06/30 0.34
Incl Dividends
1 month change -2.26% -2.26%
3 month change 0.43% 0.88%
6 month change 2.17% 2.63%
1 year change 11.84% 12.87%
5 year change 3.41% 5.59%
10 year change 0% 0%
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  • Sectoral allocations
Basic Materials 87.31 8.99%
Consumer Discretionary 104.84 10.80%
Derivatives 0.11 0.01%
Energy 4.13 0.43%
Financials 136.68 14.07%
Fixed Interest 139.49 14.36%
Health Care 13.47 1.39%
Industrials 30.59 3.15%
Liquid Assets 2.51 0.26%
SA Bonds 41.81 4.31%
Specialist Securities 26.00 2.68%
Technology 57.96 5.97%
Telecommunications 31.06 3.20%
Offshore 295.11 30.39%
  • Top five holdings
NORTHGLFLEXIB 210.26 21.65%
U-NORTHIN 139.49 14.36%
 NASPERS-N 44.80 4.61%
 BATS 27.31 2.81%
U-NEWGOLD 26.00 2.68%
  • Performance against peers
  • Fund data  
Management company:
Sanlam Collective Investments
Formation date:
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South African--Multi Asset--High Equity
CPI for all urban areas plus 5% pa over a 2 year rolling period
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  • Fund management  
Adrian Clayton
Marco Barbieri

  • Fund manager's comment

Northstar SCI Managed Fund - Dec 19

2020/02/27 00:00:00
The asset alloca..on of the Northstar SCI Managed Fund in 2019 added value being slightly underweight its benchmark in domes..c, overweight domes..c fixed income, largely devoid of local property and at weight in foreign assets.
Fixed income within the fund had an excellent year returning 8.3% against the FI benchmark of 6.9%. In addi..on to this alpha genera..on, high exposure to domes..c fixed income assets rewarded unit holders. As disinfla..onary forces pulsate through the global economy, domes..c fixed income assets, having soldoff to reflect downgrade risks, are offering high real returns. South Africa has a growth problem, but at this stage, not an infla..on problem. Although a low growth landscape does hold longterm risk to debt holders, in our view, in the shortterm, debt risk is contained and fixed income assets should outperform SA economically Consequently, we remain overweight FI in the fund.
Northstar’s investment philosophy of owning undervalued, quality businesses worked outstandingly again during the year for the foreign component of the fund. Although the same list of high quality offshore names remained in the fund for the dura..on of 2019, weigh..ngs were reduced as the year progressed, a reflec..on of stock markets rallying hard and stock prices nearing and in certain instances exceeding our calculated fair intrinsic values.
The JSE Capped SWIX returned 6.8% in 2019, with the local equity component of the fund returning 5.18%. For the quarter the benchmark gained 5.28% and the por..olio 3.65%. Granted our chosen slightly underperformed the Capped SWIX, stock selec..on was rock solid and the selec..on effect added 1% to returns – we chose the best performing stocks within the various sectors of the market.
Our philosophy does lead to a natural deselec..on for most poor quality resource businesses – they fail to show persistency of characteris..cs inherent within quality businesses low levels of debt, strong cash genera..on and consistency in producing returns on capital above the cost of that capital. The majority of resource company share prices bo..omed in early 2016, at that, they were producing losses, returns on capital and had indebted balance sheets. These companies are the top share price performers of 2019.
Being underweight resources resulted in a alloca..on effect in 2019 and cost the fund 2.45%, which stock selec..on alpha exceeding 1%, could not compensate for. To understand this, one needs only look at the performance of the gold and pla..num sectors this year – 108% and 203% respec..vely. Of the top ten share performers on the JSE in 2019, eight were resource stocks. For the next 20 best performing stocks on the JSE for the year, we owned 11 of these.
There will be periods when resources act against our style, such as the last three years (resources 20.5% annualized versus 3.5% annualized for the Capped SWIX), however over longer periods have underperformed the broad market and done so with higher levels of vola..lity – since the Capped SWIX was created 8 years ago, it has annualized 10.1% versus resources at 3.5%. The Northstar SCI Managed Fund has a healthy alloca..on to fixed income investments that we believe offer real returns exceeding 3%. It also holds 40 domes..c equity posi..ons which are trading on a weighted average discount to Northstar’s calculated intrinsic values of 18%, a fair margin of safety considering the rela..vely low risk nature of the companies. Finally, unit holders are exposed to quality foreign businesses with diversified earnings streams which will act as a buffer to any domes..c events which might unfold.
  • Fund focus and objective  
The primary objective of the Northstar SCI Managed Fund is to offer investors moderate to high long term total returns. The portfolio will be managed in compliance with prudential investment guidelines for retirement funds in South Africa. In order to achieve its objective, the investments normally to be included in the portfolio may comprise a combination of assets in liquid form, money market instruments, bonds, debentures, corporate debt, equity securities, property securities, preference shares, convertible equities, derivatives, non-equity securities and any other securities which are considered to be consistent with the portfolio's primary objective and the Act or the Registrar may allow from time to time, all to be acquired at fair market value. The portfolio may from time to time invest in financial instruments, in accordance with the provisions of the Act, and the Regulations thereto, as amended from time to time, in order to achieve the portfolio's investment objective. The manager may also include unlisted forward currency. The portfolio may also include 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 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 be actively managed with exposure to various asset classes being varied to reflect changing economic and market circumstances, in order to maximize returns for investors.

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