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Risk 50 - Risk 90

Long Short 140/40 – Sir John Ross

Horizon > 5 Years
Leveraged Equity
Account type ZAR
Managed Leveraged Portfolios (MLP) - Alternative Managed Leveraged Portfolios (MLP) - Alternative
Aggressive Growth Aggressive Growth
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Excess returns with a lower risk profile than the selected benchmark.

Recommended investment term is 5 years or more.
Risk Score 66 - Growth (Risk Score Range: 50– 90)

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Fund Description

Leveraged portfolios allow you to get a greater exposure to what you’re investing in. Think of it in the same way that you would invest in property. If you wanted to buy a R1 million house, you’d only have to put down a percentage of that amount as a deposit, while still owning the property and reaping the benefts of it’s gain in value respectively. Leveraging investments work the same way; the amount you invest is a percentage of the exposure you get in the market.

The Long Short 140/40 investment strategy follows a quantitative long-short equity strategy investing in the most liquid shares on the JSE. The portfolio targets an average Beta market exposure of 100% by leveraging targeted shares to 140% of portfolio exposure and reducing Beta through market short positions. The portfolio is constructed by analyzing the relationship between risk factors over various economic and market cycles and then allocations are made into a combination of our four equity factor building blocks, being Value, Quality, Stability and Momentum. Portfolio short positions are primarily broad market indices and a targeted.

The investment will take long and short positions and may also retain amounts in cash or cash equivalents pending reinvestment if this is considered appropriate to maximise returns. The investment is permitted to invest in foreign instruments and its investment strategies will be mainly focused on South African equities, but supplemented by other opportunities such as offshore investments, subject to applicable legal limits.

Our data driven market timing models and market risk factors are used to determine optimal exposure levels and to facilitate sector and share weights, investment style and sector rotation to fully capture excess returns.

Investment Strategy

Foreign Equity

Equity Factor Allocations


Suitable For

  • You are seeking capital growth over the medium to long term, being 3 years or more.
  • You are are comfortable with significant stock market fluctuations 
  • You are aware and accept the possibility of losing capital 
  • You are looking for investment strategy diversification away from traditional styles.

This investment is not suitable for moderate or conservative investors seeking capital stability or preservation.

Investment Objective

This portfolio aims to generate excess returns with a lower risk profile than the selected benchmark being 50% FTSE/JSE Top 40 Index + 50% STEFI . Targeting a return of Inflation + 6%


We use a benchmark as a way to compare and measure our performance against another fund. For this portfolio, we are using:

50% FTSE/JSE Top 40 Index + 50% STEFI

Investment Charges (excl VAT)

Investment Management Fee: 1.2% P/A (excl VAT)

Performance Fee: 20% above benchmark

Transaction Costs: 0.35%

The Total Investment Cost excludes Performance Fees. These are calculated as 20% of any excess return above the stated benchmark and are calculated on a monthly basis


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