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Investec Emerging Companies Fund Summary Fact Sheet
South African--Equity--Mid and Small Cap
Technical Overview
Formation Date: 1 Feb 1995
Holdings: 47
Original Price: 105
Pricing System: Forward
Price (R - Class)
Daniel Sacks, BSc (Hons), CFA
Daniel is the sector head of resources at Investec Asset Management and portfolio manager on the Investec Commodity Fund unit trust. He joined Investec Asset Management in October 1997 as a portfolio administrator before moving to the research department in 1999 to begin working as an investment analyst on resources. Daniel received his Bachelor of Business Science (Honours) degree in Economics from the University of Cape Town in 1995, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.
Sector: South African-Equity-Mid and Small Cap
Fund Size: R2 217 732 441 (as at 30 Jun 2017)
Sector Rank: 8 out of 8
(lump sum over 1 years to 31 Aug 2017)
Overall Rank: 1136 out of 1173
(lump sum over 1 years to 31 Aug 2017)
R1000 invested on 31 Aug 2016 was worth R914.77 on 31 Aug 2017 (-8.52% annual compound return)
R100 per month since 31 Aug 2016 was worth R1 127.66 on 31 Aug 2017 (-11.53% annual return compounded monthly)
Please note that domestic fund performance figures are calculated on a NAV-NAV basis including dividends reinvested on the reinvestment date, ETFs are reinvested on the ex-div date.
Focus and Objective
Investment objective
The Investec Emerging Companies Fund aims to grow capital over the long term. The objective is to achieve returns well in excess of a composite of the FTSE/JSE Mid Cap Index and the FTSE/JSE Small Cap Index, measured over three year periods.

The fund aims to give investors a focused exposure to medium and small cap companies listed on the JSE. The investable universe will typically exclude the JSE top 40 listed shares. Where investments have been made in companies that subsequently enter the FTSE/JSE Top 40 Index, these are retained until circumstances necessitate their disposal (e.g. expensive relative to valuation).

Fund features
- The longest running domestic smaller companies fund
- An excellent long-term track record
- A specialist equity fund for investors who want dedicated exposure to the small and mid cap sector
- Uses the Investec proprietary research model and a dedicated team of analysts to assist in the screening and the selection of companies
- Provides portfolio diversification
- More volatile than a general equity fund
Latest Fund Manager Comment / News
Investec Emerging Companies comment - Jun 13
Market review
Central bank talk dominated financial markets over the past quarter.  ...more
News Archive
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Top Holdings on 30 Jun 2017
Share No Units Value (Rm) % of Fund
ANGGOLD 1 019 952 130.55 5.89%
IMPLATS 3 352 076 123.52 5.57%
CIL 7 078 459 116.79 5.27%
TONGAAT 972 408 113.29 5.11%
TELKOM 1 811 744 111.51 5.03%
Totals   595.67 26.86%
Comparative Performance
Portfolio Structure as at 30 Jun 2017
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Dividend Data
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Fees and Charges
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Sectoral Information
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