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Southern Charter BCI Worldwide Flexible Fund

as at: 
30 June 2018

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Investment Objectives

The Southern Charter BCI Worldwide Flexible Fund of Funds primary objective is to generate moderate to high long term total returns. The fund aims to provide investors with capital growth of 5 % above inflation over a 2 year rolling period, by investing in a combination of asset classes including local and international equities, fixed interest, property and cash. The manager shall have maximum flexibility in terms of asset allocation and shall not be precluded from continually varying the underlying exposure to both local and offshore assets such as equities, non-equity securities, bonds, preference shares, property, fixed interest and money market portfolios and assets in liquid form. This fund is NOT Regulation 28 compliant and therefore will reflect our best unconstrained asset allocation strategy. It is ideal for investors with discretionary funds and who are willing to have a high exposure to offshore assets.


The Fund is actively managed and reflects our best unconstrained asset allocation strategy.

Performance (net of all fees)

FundReturn1 Year3 YearsSince Inception
SC Worldwide Flexible FoF'sCumulative4.82%10.87%38.11%
CPI + 5%Cumulative9.60%35.33%61.65%
SC Worldwide Flexible FoF'sAnnualised4.82%3.50%7.03%
CPI + 5%Annualised9.60%10.61%10.64%

Fund Commentary

Trade war concerns continued to dampen sentiment in global markets as China vowed to retaliate against any additional tariffs by the USA. The initial USD34 billion of US tariffs on Chinese goods was expected to be implemented in early July, leaving market participants worried that this would prompt further retaliation from China. The effects of the trade war concerns were evident in the Chinese Shanghai Composite Index, which was down 8.08% month on month (MoM) and is now -13.9% year on year (YoY). The FOMC also met during the month and increased the federal funds rate by a largely expected 25 basis points and indicated that they would hike rates at least twice again before the end of 2018. The prospect of higher US rates, together with uncertainty over global trade continued to weigh in on emerging market (EM) sentiment.

Despite the noise, market returns benefited from the weaker rand (-8.1% vs USD), with Global equities returning 8.2% MoM (in ZAR) and Global properties 10.6% MoM (in ZAR) on the back of continued positive sentiment in the sector. On the local front, South African (SA) equities returned a decent 2.8% MoM (in ZAR). The rebound in the equity market performance from the previous month was driven by a weaker rand as rand hedges benefited from this currency tailwind. Naspers returned an impressive 15.2% MoM (in ZAR) as the company reported that it would consider returning cash to shareholders if it did not find good opportunities to invest its cash pile. Firm commodity prices continued to provide an underpin for Resources, whilst SA Bonds suffered from the EM sell-off. SA property was down 3.5% MoM (in ZAR) on the back of weak sector sentiment and the prospect of rising yields.

Asset Allocation - Values displayed in percentage (%)

Global Equity15.0%51.4%
Global Property0.0%0.9%
Global Bonds10.0%9.6%
SA Cash0.0%3.2%
SA Bonds13.5%9.7%
SA Property9.0%8.5%
SA Equity52.5%16.7%

Asset Class Performance - Values displayed in percentage (%)

1 YearMonthly
Global Equity16.8%8.2%
Global Property10.0%10.6%
Global Bonds6.3%7.5%
SA Cash7.3%0.6%
SA Bonds10.2%-1.2%
SA Property-9.9%-3.5%
SA Equity15.0%2.8%
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Time horizon

Minimum 3 years investment

Risk Profile

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