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Voting Poll results update

25% of participants predicted the Rand/Dollar exchange rate to be below R13 by 30 April 2016. The exchange rate at 30 April 2016 was R14.21/USD.

23% of participants predicted local equities to be the top performing asset class by 30 April 2016. The top performing asset class (in ZAR) was global bonds at 24.35% for the 1 year.

Click here to view the Events that moved the market Q1 2016.

Congratulations to Our Top 3

Robert Masters

"I believe that Global exposure is important right now. Correctly balanced asset allocation can play an important role in terms of diversification, especially in these troubled economic times we find ourselves in. Not taking on too much of an aggressive approach to investing, a balanced approach is better."



Sunila Maharaj

"When it comes to investing I'm just aggressive by nature…"

Piet Scholtz

"I chose funds that I thought would do well over such a short period based on my basic knowledge of the markets and economies. Not much more than a thumbsuck."


Robert Masters

"I believe that Global exposure is important right now. Correctly balanced asset allocation can play an important role in terms of diversification, especially in these troubled economic times we find ourselves in. Not taking on too much of an aggressive approach to investing, a balanced approach is better."


Piet Scholtz

"I chose funds that I thought would do well over such a short period based on my basic knowledge of the markets and economies. Not much more than a thumbsuck."


Sunila Maharaj

"When it comes to investing I'm just aggressive by nature…"

Final Top 10 Entrants

May 2015 - April 2016

Name May - July Rank May - Oct Rank May - Jan Rank May - Apr Rank Movement
Robert Masters 0.82% 2 4.27% 3 3.88% 1 6.46% 1 0
Sunila Maharaj 0.83% 1 4.08% 4 3.65% 2 6.13% 2 0
Piet Scholtz -0.44% 7 5.19% 2 1.14% 6 6.08% 3 3
Nicolaas Gerhardus Engelmohr -0.67% 15 3.06% 14 -0.05% 12 5.75% 4 8
Willem Swanevelder -0.63% 14 3.92% 5 1.58% 4 5.57% 5 -1
Johan Williams Van Huyssteen -1.04% 20 3.10% 11 0.49% 7 5.48% 6 1
Ignatius Wait -0.62% 13 3.09% 12 -0.02% 11 5.25% 7 4
Hein Zietsman -1.04% 19 3.80% 6 -0.62% 14 5.23% 8 6
Gilbert Matthew Alfonso -0.22% 5 3.29% 8 1.32% 5 5.03% 9 -4
Roland Allen Hendrikse -1.08% 21 2.26% 36 -1.36% 25 4.97% 10 15

final leaderboard

May - July
Performance: 0.82%
Rank: 2
May - Oct
Performance: 4.27%
Rank: 3
May - Jan
Performance: 3.88%
Rank: 1
May - April
Performance: 6.46%
Rank: 1
Movement: 0

May - July
Performance: 0.83%
Rank: 1
May - Oct
Performance: 4.08%
Rank: 4
May - Jan
Performance: 3.65%
Rank: 2
May - April
Performance: 6.13%
Rank: 2
Movement: 0

May - July
Performance: -0.44%
Rank: 7
May - Oct
Performance: 5.19%
Rank: 2
May - Jan
Performance: 1.14%
Rank: 6
May - April
Performance: 6.08%
Rank: 3
Movement: 3

May - July
Performance: -0.67%
Rank: 15
May - Oct
Performance: 3.06%
Rank: 14
May - Jan
Performance: -0.05%
Rank: 12
May - April
Performance: 5.75%
Rank: 4
Movement: 8

May - July
Performance: -0.63%
Rank: 14
May - Oct
Performance: 3.92%
Rank: 5
May - Jan
Performance: 1.58%
Rank: 4
May - April
Performance: 5.57%
Rank: 5
Movement: -1

May - July
Performance: -1.04%
Rank: 20
May - Oct
Performance: 3.10%
Rank: 11
May - Jan
Performance: 0.49%
Rank: 7
May - April
Performance: 5.48%
Rank: 6
Movement: 1

May - July
Performance: -0.62%
Rank: 13
May - Oct
Performance: 3.09%
Rank: 12
May - Jan
Performance: -0.02%
Rank: 11
May - April
Performance: 5.25%
Rank: 7
Movement: 4

May - July
Performance: -1.04%
Rank: 19
May - Oct
Performance: 3.80%
Rank: 6
May - Jan
Performance: -0.62%
Rank: 14
May - April
Performance: 5.23%
Rank: 8
Movement: 6

May - July
Performance: -0.22%
Rank: 5
May - Oct
Performance: 3.29%
Rank: 8
May - Jan
Performance: 1.32%
Rank: 5
May - April
Performance: 5.03%
Rank: 9
Movement: -4

May - July
Performance: -1.08%
Rank: 21
May - Oct
Performance: 2.26%
Rank: 36
May - Jan
Performance: -1.36%
Rank: 25
May - April
Performance: 4.97%
Rank: 10
Movement: 15

final leaderboard

Final Performance Update

Top 10 performing funds over the competition period.

May 2015 - April 2016

Fund May - July Rank May - Oct Rank May - Jan Rank May - Apr Rank Movement
SIM Global Equity Income FF A1 6.85 1 17.28 1 26.55 1 19.26 1 0
Sanlam Global Cautious FoF 3.78 5 12.48 2 22.52 2 16.63 2 0
Satrix MSCI World Equity Index FF A1 4.89 2 11.79 3 15.83 4 14.08 3 1
Sanlam Global Balanced FoF 3.93 4 11.77 4 18.03 3 13.78 4 -1
SIM Absolute Return Income A 1.26 12 3.28 17 5.02 6 7.87 5 1
SIM Global Best Ideas FF A 4.57 3 10.21 5 12.63 5 7.77 6 -1
Sanlam Multi Mgd Conservative FoF A1 1.70 7 4.09 10 4.81 9 7.44 7 2
SIM Enhanced Yield A1 1.56 9 3.71 12 4.76 10 7.37 8 2
SIM Inflation Plus 1.27 11 4.55 7 4.86 8 7.34 9 -1
SIM Active Income A 1.43 10 3.38 14 4.51 12 7.12 10 2

fund performance

May - July
Performance: 6.85
Rank: 1
May - Oct
Performance: 17.28
Rank: 1
May - Jan
Performance: 26.55
Rank: 1
May - April
Performance: 19.26
Rank: 1
Movement: 0

May - July
Performance: 3.78
Rank: 5
May - Oct
Performance: 12.48
Rank: 2
May - Jan
Performance: 22.52
Rank: 2
May - April
Performance: 16.63
Rank: 2
Movement: 0

May - July
Performance: 4.89
Rank: 2
May - Oct
Performance: 11.79
Rank: 3
May - Jan
Performance: 15.83
Rank: 4
May - April
Performance: 14.08
Rank: 3
Movement: 1

May - July
Performance: 3.93
Rank: 4
May - Oct
Performance: 11.77
Rank: 4
May - Jan
Performance: 18.03
Rank: 3
May - April
Performance: 13.78
Rank: 4
Movement: -1

May - July
Performance: 1.26
Rank: 12
May - Oct
Performance: 3.28
Rank: 17
May - Jan
Performance: 5.02
Rank: 6
May - April
Performance: 7.87
Rank: 5
Movement: 1

May - July
Performance: 4.57
Rank: 3
May - Oct
Performance: 10.21
Rank: 5
May - Jan
Performance: 12.63
Rank: 5
May - April
Performance: 7.77
Rank: 6
Movement: -1

May - July
Performance: 1.70
Rank: 7
May - Oct
Performance: 4.09
Rank: 10
May - Jan
Performance: 4.81
Rank: 9
May - April
Performance: 7.44
Rank: 7
Movement: 2

May - July
Performance: 1.56
Rank: 9
May - Oct
Performance: 3.71
Rank: 12
May - Jan
Performance: 4.76
Rank: 10
May - April
Performance: 7.37
Rank: 8
Movement: 2

May - July
Performance: 1.27
Rank: 11
May - Oct
Performance: 4.55
Rank: 7
May - Jan
Performance: 4.86
Rank: 8
May - April
Performance: 7.34
Rank: 9
Movement: -1

May - July
Performance: 1.43
Rank: 10
May - Oct
Performance: 3.38
Rank: 14
May - Jan
Performance: 4.51
Rank: 12
May - April
Performance: 7.12
Rank: 10
Movement: 2

Fund performance

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