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Absa Dividend Plus Index Summary Fact Sheet
South African--Equity--General
Technical Overview
Formation Date: 6 Sep 2018
Holdings: n/a
Original Price: n/a
Pricing System: Forward
Price (A - Class)
St John Bunkell, MSc Chem.Eng
St John has been with Absa Alternative Asset Management since September 2009; in this time he has been responsible for the strategic design and implementation of AAM's long only asset management business. He a portfolio manager on all equity funds and is integrally involved with the fixed income and balanced fund offerings. St John started his career in 1997 and has experience in risk management, structured solutions, asset management and hedge funds. He spend several years in London where he started Gensec UK structured products and worked in the pension fund environment. He has been largely responsible for the strategic alliance between AAM and the asset manager business of Barclays Capital (BCFS), having integrated Barclays Capital trading technology as well as being involved in several BCFS investments by South African Institutional clients. He is involved in the development and management of AAM's hedge fund offering.
Neels Pretorius
Sector: South African-Equity-General
Fund Size: R15 285 340 (as at 31 Mar 2020)
Sector Rank: 154 out of 175
(lump sum over 1 years to 30 Jun 2020)
Overall Rank: 1234 out of 1320
(lump sum over 1 years to 30 Jun 2020)
R1000 invested on 30 Jun 2019 was worth R825.23 on 30 Jun 2020 (-17.48% annual compound return)
R100 per month since 30 Jun 2019 was worth R1 130.38 on 30 Jun 2020 (-11.08% 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 Absa Dividend Plus Fund will be passively managed and will not perform market operations based on economic, financial and/or market analysis but will sell or purchase securities in this fund to align with the Dividend Plus Index. The index consists of 30 companies that are expected to pay the best normal dividends over the forthcoming year. The selection of the 30 shares is therefore not based on the market capitalization of the shares, but rather the ability of the company to pay superior dividends.
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Top Holdings on 31 Mar 2020
Share No Units Value (Rm) % of Fund
KUMBA 4 801 1.34 8.80%
ARM 11 693 1.18 7.71%
EXXARO 10 145 1.00 6.57%
BHP 3 116 0.84 5.51%
MTN GROUP 13 918 0.67 4.41%
Totals   5.04 32.99%
Comparative Performance
Portfolio Structure as at 31 Mar 2020
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