The Allan Gray SA Equity Fund invests in shares listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). The Fund is typically fully invested in shares. Returns are likely to be volatile, especially over short- and medium-term periods.
Seek exposure to JSE-listed equities to provide long-term capital growth
Are comfortable with stock market fluctuation, i.e. short- to medium- term volatility
Are prepared to accept the risk of capital loss
Typically have an investment horizon of more than five years
Wish to use the Fund as an equity ‘building block’ in a diversified multi asset class portfolio
Allan Gray SA Equity Fund aims to outperform the South African equity market over the long term, without taking on greater risk. The Fund experiences periods of underperformance in pursuit of this objective. As the Fund is less than five years old it is too early to tell if it has met its objective. However, since inception the Fund has outperformed its benchmark and we are confident that the Fund will meet its objective over the long term.
Strategy of Allan Gray SA Equity Fund
We seek to buy shares offering the best relative value while maintaining a diversified portfolio. We thoroughly research companies to assess their intrinsic value from a long-term perspective. This long-term perspective enables us to buy shares which are shunned by the stock market because of their unexciting or poor short-term prospects, but which are relatively attractively priced if one looks to the long term. We invest in a selection of shares across all sectors of the JSE, and across the range of large, mid and smaller cap shares.