The Accorn BCI Balanced Fund of Funds aims to provide the investor with a moderate level of income and long term capital growth. The composition of the portfolio shall reflect the investment structure of a retirement fund and will comply with prudential investment guidelines to the extent allowed for by the Act. The portfolio's equity exposure on a look though basis will range between 0% and 75% of the portfolio's net asset value. Investments to be included in the portfolio will, apart from assets in liquid form, consist of participatory interests and other forms of participation of local and global collective investment schemes, or other similar schemes operated in territories with a regulatory environment which is to the satisfaction of the manager and trustee 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 underlying portfolios will invest in, amongst others, equity securities, property securities, non-equity securities, interest bearing securities, money market instruments, preference shares, listed and unlisted financial instruments, bonds and other interest bearing instruments and securities. To the extent that the assets in the portfolio are exposed to exchange rate risk, the manager may enter into financial transactions for the exclusive purpose of hedging such exchange rate risk subject to the conditions and limits as stipulated by the Act.
Nothing in this Supplemental Deed shall preclude the manager from varying the ratios of securities or assets in liquid form in changing economic environment or market conditions, or to meet the requirements in terms of legislation and from retaining cash or placing cash on deposit in terms of the Deed and this Supplemental Deed. 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.