Investment Review – August 2019

Market Indicators

  • JSE All Share (ALSI) 55,237.67
  • Rand/Euro R 16.68
  • Rand/Pound R 18.46
  • Rand/US Dollar R 15.18
  • Rand/Aus Dollar R 10.22

Prescribed Assets

South African investors have had to deal with numerous politically-induced events which have materially impacted investment returns of late. The latest event is the concept of ‘Prescribed Assets’, whereby retirement investors are compelled to invest a portion of their retirement savings into assets approved by the government, typically to support SOE funding and growth initiatives.

This month’s article steps through the cause and effect of such a policy and how it could impact investors.

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The Allan Gray-Orbis Global Equity Feeder Fund remains fully invested in global equities. The objective of the Fund is to outperform the FTSE World Index at no greater-than average risk of loss in its sector.