NAV on 2021/09/17
|NAV on 2021/09/16
|52 week high on 2020/12/31
|52 week low on 2020/09/23
|Total Expense Ratio on 2021/06/30
|Total Expense Ratio (performance fee) on 2021/06/30
Boutique Collective Investments (RF) (Pty) Ltd.
South African--Multi Asset--Flexible
CPI plus 3%
Piet de Jongh
Pieter van Zyl
Noble PP STANLIB Flexible Fund - Mar 19
US Federal Reserve officials scaled back their projected interest rate increases this year to zero and said they would end the drawdown of the central bank’s bond holdings in September after holding policy steady. The S&P500 index closed the quarter 13% better than it started and within just 5% of all-time highs set ahead of the September meltdown. Investors are banking on a slowing in US interest rate and a mature solution to the threatened trade war between the US and China. The Chinese PMI index rose to a six-month high of 50.5 in March, ahead of economists’ forecasts. Its recovery will ease fears that China’s economy was losing steam after the country posted 6.4% growth for the final three months of 2018 - its slowest expansion in a decade. UK Prime Minister Theresa May said she would ask the EU for a further delay for Brexit beyond April 12 to give her time to sit down with the opposition Labour Party in a bid to break the impasse over Britain’s departure from the bloc.
The South African Reserve Bank left the repurchase rate unchanged at 6.75% as the Monetary Policy Committee indicated that there was little evidence of demand-side pressures to the economy. The JSE All Share Index ended up 7% for the quarter. Moody's released a credit opinion on SA in which it said SA's economic and fiscal performance was in line with other countries that had a Baa3 rating ( the lowest investment-grade ranking). Petrol will increase by R1.34 per litre from April. Also kicking in is the General Fuel Levy, which rises by 5c/l and the Road Accident Fund Levy, by 15c/l. South Africans will also pay 9.41% more for electricity at the end of April, as announced by NERSA. The seasonally-adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers' Index fell for a third consecutive month in March, a survey showed. SA’s trade balance improved in February to +R4 billion, after a very substantial deficit of -R13 billion in January 2019. During March, exports of vehicles surged R8.5 billion while machinery imports declined by R4.2 billion. In the first quarter of 2019 the new car market was down 8.7% compared with 2018. In March, SA new vehicle exports leapt 23.7% from the corresponding month in 2018.
Trends and Opportunities
- The consensus US GDP growth estimate for 2019 is currently 2.4%. - SA headline inflation is expected to average 4.8% in 2019, before increasing to 5.3% in 2020 and moderating to 4.7% in 2021. - SARB revised down its growth forecast for 2019 to 1.3% from 1.7%. 'The intelligent investor is a realist who sells to optimists and buys from pessimists.' ... -Benjamin Graham, Author of The Intelligent Investor.
The commentary gives the views of the portfolio manager at the time of writing. Any forecasts or commentary included in this document are not guaranteed to occur.
The Noble PP BCI Flexible Fund is a flexible portfolio that aims to provide investors with consistent inflation-beating total returns, while minimising downside risk with a specific focus on capital growth. 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, interest bearing securities, bonds, debentures, corporate debt, equity securities, property securities, preference shares, convertible equities and non-equity securities.
The portfolio may invest in participatory interests or any other form of participation in portfolios of collective investment schemes or other similar collective investment schemes as the Act may allow from time to time, and which are consistent with the portfolio's investment policy. Where the aforementioned schemes are operated in territories other than South Africa, participatory interests or any other form of participation in portfolios of these schemes will be included in the portfolio only where the regulatory environment is, to the satisfaction of the manager and the trustee, of sufficient standard to provide investor protection at least equivalent to that in South Africa.
The portfolio may from time to time invest in listed and unlisted 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 forward currency, interest rate and exchange rate swap transactions for efficient portfolio management purposes. The portfolio may make active use of derivatives to reduce the risk that a general decline in the value of equity, property and bonds markets may have on the value of the portfolio. The portfolio has the maximum flexibility to vary assets between the various asset classes to reflect the changing economic market conditions.
The Trustee shall ensure that the investment policy set out in this Supplemental Deed is carried out.
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.