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Sygnia Africa Equity Fund Summary Fact Sheet
Technical Overview
Formation Date: 16 Oct 2014
Holdings: n/a
Original Price: n/a
Pricing System: Forward
Price (A - Class)
Iain Anderson, BMath (Hons), CFA
Rian Brand, BA, B.Eng (Hons), MBA
Sector: Regional-Equity-General
Size: R64 474 821
Sector Rank: 2 out of 14
(lump sum over 1 years to 28 Feb 2018)
Overall Rank: 16 out of 1179
(lump sum over 1 years to 28 Feb 2018)
R1000 invested on 28 Feb 2017 was worth R1 214.15 on 28 Feb 2018 (21.42% annual compound return)
R100 per month since 28 Feb 2017 was worth R1 265.88 on 28 Feb 2018 (9.83% 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
The portfolio shall consist primarily of financially sound African (excluding South African) listed and unlisted equity securities, property shares and property related securities listed on exchanges, warrants, fixed deposits, fixed interest instruments, money market instruments, other interest-bearing instruments and assets in liquid form. Where foreign equity securities are invested in, such securities will be listed on an exchange which has been granted full membership by the World Federation of Exchanges (''WFE''). Where such securities are not listed on an exchange which has membership of the WFE, the manager will ensure that it has applied the due diligence guidelines determined by the registrar in terms of the Act. In addition, the portfolio may comprise participatory interests in collective investment schemes, whether listed on an exchange or not, and other forms of participation in portfolios of collective investment schemes in accordance with the provisions of the Act and applicable legislation, as amended from time to time. Where the aforementioned schemes operate in territories other than South Africa, participatory interests or other forms of participation in such schemes will only be included in the portfolio where the regulatory environment of the relevant territory is to the satisfaction of the manager and the trustees of a sufficient standard to provide investors with protection at least equivalent to that offered to investors in South Africa. The Manager may include unlisted forward currency swaps, listed futures and option contracts for efficient portfolio management. To the extent that assets in the portfolio are exposed to exchange rate risk, the Manager may include listed and unlisted financial instruments for the exclusive purpose of hedging exchange rate risk subject to the conditions and limits stipulated by the Act. For the sake of clarity the Portfolio may also invest in contracts for difference and listed depository receipts.The effective African (excluding South African) exposure of the portfolio will always be above 80%. The effective equity exposure will be a minimum of 80% of the market value of the portfolio.The portfolio will not follow a specific theme and the manager will have the flexibility to take advantage of short-term, as well as long-term events and themes within securities markets. In selecting securities for this portfolio, where possible, the manager shall seek to deliver maximum capital growth over the medium to long term at a reasonable level of monthly volatility relative to the African (excluding South African) equity and fixed interest markets.
Latest News
Sygnia Africa Equity Comment - Mar 17
Thursday, 08 June 2017

2017 started on a nervous note, with newsflow dominated  ...more
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Top Holdings on 31 Dec 2017
Share No Units Value (Rm) % of Fund
COMMINTERBANK 0 6.93 10.75%
MAROCTELECOM 32 174 5.30 8.23%
ATTIJARIWAFAB 10 044 4.69 7.27%
GUARANTYTRUST 5 158 591 4.64 7.19%
NIGERIANBREW 667 436 3.72 5.77%
Totals   25.27 39.20%
Comparative Performance
Portfolio Structure as at 31 Dec 2017
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Dividend Data
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Fees and Charges
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Sectoral Information
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