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NAV on 2021/09/22
NAV on 2021/09/21 1478.81
52 week high on 2021/09/22 1488.81
52 week low on 2020/10/30 1162.06
Total Expense Ratio on 2021/06/30 1.19
Total Expense Ratio (performance fee) on 2021/06/30 0
Incl Dividends
1 month change 1.17% 1.17%
3 month change 1.85% 3.12%
6 month change 4.72% 6.03%
1 year change 26.47% 29.61%
5 year change 2.47% 5%
10 year change 0% 0%
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  • Sectoral allocations
Additional 104.81 3.63%
Basic Materials 320.69 11.11%
Consumer Discretionary 246.70 8.55%
Derivatives 283.31 9.82%
Financials 468.32 16.23%
Health Care 5.70 0.20%
Industrials 99.88 3.46%
Liquid Assets 244.91 8.49%
Real Estate 230.19 7.98%
SA Bonds 365.41 12.66%
Technology 273.43 9.48%
Telecommunications 7.04 0.24%
Offshore 235.00 8.14%
  • Top five holdings
 NASPERS-N 273.43 9.48%
DERIVATIVB 232.73 8.07%
 RBPLAT 157.18 5.45%
 BATS 155.18 5.38%
O-ABGLEQF 132.86 4.6%
  • Performance against peers
  • Fund data  
Management company:
Sanlam Collective Investments
Formation date:
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Short name:
South African--Multi Asset--Flexible
ASISA SA Multi Asset Flexible Category average
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  • Fund management  
Omri Thomas
Omri joined Abax Investments in February 2007 in the position of Investment Manager to bolster the depth of the professional team, enhance the quality if the research process and to add longevity to their client relationships. Omri is an accomplished fund manager and left the position of Chief Investment Officer at Sanlam Investment Management to join Abax Investments. Prior to working at Sanlam, Omri was an investment analyst at Old Mutual Asset Management from 1998 to 2003.He is a qualified Chartered Accountant, having completed his accounting articles with Coopers and Lybrand in 1998 and is also a holder of the CFA Charter.
Abax Investments

  • Fund manager's comment

Sanlam Select Flexible Equity comment - Sep 19

2019/10/25 00:00:00
September was a risk-on month globally driven primarily by easing monetary policy conditions. During the course of the month the US Federal Reserve (Fed) decided to cut rates by 25 basis points. Although the Fed did cut rates there were once again divergent views with two members voting for no cut and one voting for a 50- basis point cut. In Europe, the European Central Bank (ECB) cut interest rates by 10 basis points to -0.5%. In order to mitigate the effect of negative interest rates on an already struggling banking system, a tier system for reserves with the central bank was also introduced. The ECB also announced that from November there would be a bond purchase programme of €20 billion per month although they did not provide a time horizon. On the back of monetary policy easing the MSCI World Index delivered 1.94% (in US Dollars) and the MSCI Emerging Markets (EM) Index delivered 1.55% (in Dollars). Due to lower global bond yields the search for yield continued with emerging market bonds as measured by the JP Morgan EM Bond Index delivering 0.18% (in Dollars), while developed market bonds lost 1.30% (in Dollars). Global property continues to benefit from the low global interest rates, delivering 2.46% (in Dollars).
The fear of a recession eased somewhat after the market was on edge following Donald Trump’s China tariff decisions the previous month. After inverting briefly in August, the US 2-year/10-year yield curve steepened back to positive territory; it does, however, remain very flat. The duality in the global economy continued with the manufacturing sector remaining in contractionary territory, while the services sector continues to expand. Germany is the country that continues to be particularly impacted by the trade war.
In the Middle East, geopolitical tension was momentarily elevated after a drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil fields. The attack resulted in an estimated 5% of global crude supply being disrupted. Oil prices spiked initially due to uncertainty surrounding the event but these fears eased as it was communicated by the head of Saudi Aramco that production would be online sooner than expected. Early indications from the attack were that Iran was involved.
Locally, the South African Reserve Bank decided to keep interest rates unchanged. They stated their medium-term outlook remains unchanged with inflation as per their Quarterly Projection Model to average 4.2% (down from 4.4%) in 2019, 5.1% for 2020 and 4.7% (up from 4.6%) for 2021. However, they continued to be concerned about trade tensions and the high financing requirements for the public sector. This is continuing to put pressure on the local currency and pushing our local bond yields higher relative to peers.
As expected, GDP for the second quarter came in positive, increasing 3.1% quarter-on-quarter annualised. This was driven by growth in the primary sector and mining, which increased 9.7% and 14.4% respectively. Business investment over the previous 12 months was flat to slightly negative. This remains a concern. The headwinds facing the South African economy were confirmed when the RMB/BER Business Confidence Index fell to a 20-year low. The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry declined to 89.1 – the lowest since April 1985. On the back of this, South African equities had a muted month, delivering 0.19% (in Rands). The Top 40 was flat, while small caps delivered a stellar 2.21% (in Rands). Although foreigners were net sellers of local bonds over the month, they delivered 0.51% (in Rands), underperforming cash slightly, which delivered 0.57% (in Rands). Local property delivered 0.3% (in Rands) and inflation-linked bonds delivered 0.39% (in Rands).
  • Fund focus and objective  
This is an actively managed flexible asset allocation solution for moderate aggressive investors with an investment horizon greater than 5 years. The aim is to deliver equity-like returns at lower levels of risk due to it's sound risk management framework. It will typically have a high allocation to growth assets, but will make extensive use of various hedging strategies (such as derivatives) to limit some of the downside risk associated with high equity allocations. The solution diversifies across other asset classes such as equity, property, cash and bonds to protect against potential market downturns.

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