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Hedge Funds

Hedge funds aim to deliver absolute returns regardless of what happens in the market. They use derivatives and apply investment strategies like leveraging and short selling to achieve uncorrelated returns and to unlock diversification opportunities. Hedge funds can be valuable as part of a well-balanced investment strategy.

South African Hedge funds are regulated in terms of the Collective Investment Schemes Control Act (CISCA), with a distinction being made between Retail Investor Hedge Funds (RHFs) and Qualified Investor Hedge Funds (QIHFs).

Sanlam Collective Investments administers a range of both RHFs and QIHFS across the risk spectrum on behalf of the Sanlam Group and selected co-branded partners. Within these, we offer a range of single and multi-managed options, offering access to both niche and established managers.

Retail Investor Hedge Funds (RHFs)

RHFs are aimed at investors who meet the investment minimum of R50 000. These funds are priced daily and investors can withdraw their funds within a month. The regulations around these funds are also more prescriptive than those applying to QIHFs.

Sanlam Collective Investments Blue Ink Investments

Blue Ink Sanlam Collective Investments Balanced Fund of Hedge Funds A2
Blue Ink Sanlam Collective Investments Cautious Fund of Hedge Funds A2
Blue Ink Sanlam Collective Investments Equity Retail Hedge Fund A2

Sanlam Collective Investments Co-brand Funds

Capricorn Sanlam Collective Investments Market Neutral Retail Hedge Fund
Capricorn Sanlam Collective Investments Stable Hedge Fund

Sanlam Collective Investments Sanlam Funds

Sanlam Alternative Omega Retail Hedge Fund
Sanlam Alternative Pi Retail Hedge Fund
Sanlam Alternative Rho Retail Hedge Fund
Sanlam Alternative Xi Retail Hedge Fund

Qualified Investor Hedge Funds (QIHFs)

QIHFs are aimed at astute or institutional investors who have R1m or more to invest. These funds are priced monthly and three months’ notice is required prior to withdrawal. Fund managers can exercise greater freedom in managing these funds than in the case of RHF.

Blue Ink Investments

Blue Ink Investments is a leading South African manager of Funds of Hedge Funds, committed to performance excellence.

Capricorn Capital Group

Capricorn Capital Group manages a suite of funds, offering the most relevant choices of capital preservation, capital appreciation and geographical diversification.


BlueInk Investments

BlueInk Investments is a leading South African manager of Funds of Hedge Funds, committed to performance excellence.

Capricorn Capital Group

Capricorn Capital Group manages a suite of funds, offering the most relevant choices of capital preservation, capital appreciation and geographical diversification.

Glossary

An investment strategy where the market return (beta) and excess return (alpha) are initially managed as isolated strategies and thereafter combined to present an index plus alpha return profiled fund.

An investment strategy where the manager buys shares that are expected to rise (i.e. takes a long position) and shorts shares (sells shares they don’t own) that are expected to decline in value.

An investor with demonstrable knowledge and experience in investments, or who has appointed a Financial Service Provider to advise them regarding hedge funds, and who is able to meet the R1million investment criterion.

Individual investors.

An investment manager who selects other underlying investment managers to manage the assets in a portfolio. Thus their skill is in selecting skilful managers.

Using derivatives, short selling or borrowed money to invest and gain greater market exposure, with the aim of enhancing the potential return of a fund.

Selling a security you do not own.

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