We believe that the benchmark choice and resulting returns form the most important elements of an equity strategy – by investing in a passive vehicle the returns to investment strategies are known. By applying a full replication strategy there is no risk of deviation from the chosen benchmark.
Illustrative Cumulative Growth of an investment of R1000
Cumulative Growth Over Time
Source of graph: Morningstar Direct
This graph illustrates how an investment of R1000 would have grown had you invested for the time period displayed. Like everything in life, all investments can change and come with some degree of risk. That’s why we need this disclaimer, to tell you that past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance, and that the value of investments/units/unit trusts may go down as well as up. The performance shown by this graph happened in the past and is therefore not guaranteed to happen again in the future. The performance is calculated by taking into account initial and ongoing fund manager fees and assumes that you reinvested all the income earned by the fund over this period.
The other line on the graph is for the performance of the designated benchmark of the fund – normally either an index or other funds in the industry that are comparable to the fund you’ve chosen.
The Fund Manager has the right to close the portfolio to new investors in order to manage it more efficiently in accordance with its mandate. The actual fund performance can be viewed on the fund factsheet. Annualised return is the weighted average compound growth rate over the period measured.
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All portfolios are managed and monitored by the Satrix investment team, a group of individuals highly skilled in portfolio management, quantitative research, risk management and portfolio solutions. The Satrix team offers sun paralleled experience in efficiently managing index-tracking portfolios. Under the leadership of CIO Kingsley Williams and Head of Portfolio Solutions, Nico Katzke, the team manages index-tracking assets in excess of R130 billion.
All portfolios are managed and monitored by the Satrix Investment team, a group of individuals highly skilled in portfolio management, quantitative research, risk management and portfolio solutions. The Satrix team offers unparalleled experience in efficiently managing index-tracking portfolios. Under the leadership of CIO, Kingsley Williams and Head of Portfolio Solutions, Nico Katzke, the team manages index-tracking assets in excess of R150 billion.
Retail Class (%)
Any advice fee is negotiable between the client and their financial adviser. An annual advice fee negotiated is paid via a repurchase of units from the investor.
This is the percentage of the value of the financial product that was incurred as expenses relating to the administration of the financial product. A higher TER does not necessarily imply a poor return, nor does a low TER imply a good return. The current TER may not necessarily be an accurate indication of future TERs.
This is the percentage of the value of the financial product that was incurred as costs relating to the buying and selling of the assets underlying the financial product. Transaction Costs are a necessary cost in administering the financial product and impacts financial product returns. It should not be considered in isolation as returns may be impacted by many other factors over time including market returns, the type of financial product, the investment decisions of the investment manager and the TER.
Satrix is the leading provider of index-tracking investment products and exchange traded funds (ETFs) in South Africa, with over R150 billion in assets under management invested in the range of ETFs, index-tracking unit trusts, life pooled and segregated portfolios that are specifically tailored for client-specific mandates or retail funds. We pioneered index investing in South Africa, launching the flagship Satrix 40 ETF as the first locally listed ETF in November 2000.
The business services the institutional, intermediary and individual investor markets. Satrix has proven expertise in risk management, portfolio analysis and index construction. A core part of the Satrix purpose is to drive the democratisation of investments for all South Africans, where SatrixNOW, the no-minimum online investing platform, is a key enabler to provide access for South Africans to “Own the Market”.
Satrix holds the largest market share in the ETF industry in South Africa in excess of 30% and was the most successful raiser of new capital in 2021, at R4.7 billion. Additionally, the multi-award-winning business has grown assets under management by 50% since the beginning of 2020, under some of the most challenging market conditions in history.
US inflation numbers surprised the market in May, accelerating by 8.6%. To combat the inflation risks the US Federal Reserve (Fed) had to hike interest rates by a staggering 0.75%, the magnitude of which was last seen in 1994. Contributors to the US inflation acceleration came from a 50% price jump in fuel, natural gas being up 30%, and food items increasing by 10%. A worse than expected GDP print by the US economy, with a slowdown in consumer spending and continued inflation acceleration, further grew recession concerns, which triggered the massive sell-off in risky assets in June. The US equity markets continued to tank in the second quarter of the year, with the S&P 500 posting its worst first half of the year since 1970.
For the second quarter of the year, the MSCI World Index was down 16.2%, the MSCI Emerging Markets Index was down 11.1% and the MSCI USA Index was down 16.9% in US dollar total returns. The MSCI South Africa Index was down 22.9% during the quarter in dollar terms while the MSCI China Index was up 3.4%. The MSCI Europe Index was down 14.5% while the MSCI United Kingdom Index was also down 10.5% in US dollar total returns.
Demand for oil increased in China, as the country eased its hard lockdown while output from some of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) members had dropped and a planned strike in the energy sector in Norway was going to cut global oil supply by almost 10%. The Brent crude price ended the quarter at $109 a barrel, a 4.1% increase from the start of the quarter. The gold price came off the $2 000 level in March, on the back of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, but has since dropped, starting the second quarter at $1 937.23 and closing the quarter at $1 806.89, a loss of 6.7% over the quarter. As fears grew about the US economy being tipped into recession by the aggressive rate hikes from the Fed, the US Government 10-year bond closed the quarter at 2.97%.
In local markets, the FTSE/JSE All Share Index (ALSI) was down 8.30% for the first half of the year, a level last seen in 2000 and 2003. For the quarter, the ALSI was down 11.7%, while the FTSE/JSE Top 40 (-11.8%) and FTSE/JSE Capped Shareholder Weighted All Share (Capped SWIX) (-10.7%) indices were also massively down for the quarter. The South African Government 10-year bond yield closed the quarter at 10.56%, while the All Bond Index (ALBI) was down 3.7% for the quarter. The cash benchmark, the Alexander Forbes Short-Term Fixed-Interest (STeFI) Composite Index delivered positive money market returns of 1.2% for the quarter while the FTSE/JSE SA Listed Property Index (SAPY) was down 11.6% for the quarter.
Severe power cuts in South Africa and growing concerns about the ability of Eskom to power long-term growth in the country, along with political turmoil, put pressure on the rand. For the full quarter, the South African rand depreciated by 12.1% to the US dollar, closing at R16.38 to the greenback, R19.89 to the pound and at R17.12 to the euro.
In May, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) brought to market the biggest interest rate hike (+0.50%) but in the same month the inflation numbers in the country still surprised. With the weaker rand and increased oil prices now trickling towards petrol price increases, another high inflation number has been forecasted for June, which would then clear the way for further increases in interest rates.
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