Sygnia Itrix MSCI US Index ETF  
Regional--Equity--General
 
Focus and Objective
ETF - Local CIS with 100% investment in foreign equities as approved by the FSB

The investment policy of the portfolio shall be to track the Index as closely as possible.

The portfolio shall not buy or sell constituent securities, any other securities or financial instruments for the purpose of making a profit, nor for any purpose other than tracking the Index.

As a secondary objective, securities held by the portfolio from time to time may be utilised to generate income for the benefit of investors, provided that such activities do not conflict with the investment policy as stated in the clauses above.

Investors can obtain participatory interests in the portfolio by acquiring participatory interests on the secondary market or subscribing for participatory interests in the portfolio. In order to achieve this object the manager may, subject to the Act and the Deed create and issue an unlimited number of participatory interests in the portfolio.

The portfolio will not be managed according to traditional methods of active management, which involve the buying and selling of securities based on economic, financial and market analysis and investing judgment. Instead the investment objective and style will be full replication of the Index. As a result the financial or other condition of any company or entity included from time to time in the Index will not result in the elimination of its securities from the portfolio unless the securities of such company or entity are removed from the Index itself.

The portfolio shall also be entitled, in its discretion, to employ such investment strategies as will most effectively give effect to the investment policies of the portfolio.

The composition of the portfolio will be adjusted periodically to conform to changes in the composition and weighting of the securities in the Index so as to ensure that the composition and weighting of the scheme's portfolio are a reflection of the composition and weighting of the securities contained in the Index.

The portfolio will hold securities purely for the economic rights and benefits attaching thereto, and accordingly if a takeover bid is made for shares of a company included in the Index, the portfolio will not tender shares in respect thereof. Securities held by the portfolio which are subject to a takeover bid will only be surrendered if such surrender is mandatory (and then only to the extent of such mandatory surrender) in terms of applicable law or under the rules of a regulatory authority or body having jurisdiction. If a takeover bid results in a company no longer qualifying for inclusion in the Index, any shares of the company held by the portfolio after the takeover bid will be disposed of by the portfolio, and the proceeds will be applied in effecting the appropriate adjustments to the portfolio.

To the extent necessary for the purposes of achieving its investment policies, the portfolio may hold assets in liquid form. Any assets held in liquid form may be invested in short?term investments such as banker's acceptances and certificates of deposit.

The portfolio's ability to replicate the price and yield performance of the Index will be affected by the costs and expenses incurred by the portfolio.

Any material change in the investment policy of the portfolio shall constitute an amendment of the Deed, and shall be subject to the provisions of clause 65 of the Deed, in which event investors shall be given reasonable notice to enable them to redeem their participatory interest prior to implementation of the change.

Management
db x-trackers (Proprietary) Ltd.
 
Comparative Performance
 
 
Technical Overview
Formation Date: 1 Apr 2008
JSE Code: SYGUS
Benchmark: MSCI USA index
Holdings: 598
Unit Holders: 1
Original Price: 1048
Pricing System: Forward
Income Decl: 30/06,31/12
Income Pay: 27/07,17/01
Minimum Lump Sum: R1 000
Minimum Monthly: R300
Risk Rating: Low Medium
 
Dividend Yield
Vertical lines represent dividends.
 
Dividend History (last 3 years)
30 Jun 2019 15.81c
31 Dec 2018 15.81c
3 Jul 2018 13.54c
22 Dec 2017 28.96c
27 Jun 2017 30.27c
23 Dec 2016 30.75c
17 Jun 2016 29.95c

Fees
TER (31 Mar 2019): 0.86%
Perf Fee TER (31 Mar 2019): 0%
Annual: 0.863%
Performance:0.00%
 
Top Holdings on 30 Sep 2019
Share No Units Value (Rm) % of Fund
APPLE 61 449 208.68 3.95%
MICROSOFT 97 223 204.95 3.88%
AMAZON.COM 5 589 147.11 2.79%
FACEBOOKINC 32 087 86.64 1.64%
ALPHABETINCA 4 186 77.37 1.47%
Totals   724.74 13.73%

 
Asset Allocation
 
Sectoral Breakdown
Sygnia Itrix MSCI US Index ETF
Price
 
Performance to 12 Dec 2019
R1 000 Lumpsum (NAV-NAV Incl. Dividends)
Period Return Value(R) Inflation(R)
3 Months 4.99% 1 049.90 1 003.50
6 Months 8.22% 1 082.20 1 013.30
1 Year 24.45% 1 244.50 1 037.30
3 Years 15.49% 1 540.30 1 143.70
5 Years 15.69% 2 072.50 1 280.10
10 Years 19.71% 6 045.40 1 665.20
 
R100 per Month (NAV-NAV Incl. Dividends)
Period Return Value(R) Inflation(R)
3 Months 1.78% 303.57 300.62
6 Months 7.12% 625.41 603.63
1 Year 20.04% 1 338.55 1 222.97
3 Years 15.99% 4 642.55 3 837.73
5 Years 14.12% 8 748.50 6 753.49
10 Years 18.44% 34 574.53 15 595.38
* Values for periods greater than one year are annualised
 
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