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Absa Bond Fund

The Absa Bond Fund is a specialist fixed-income fund that provides affordable access to the South African bond market. It is ideal for investors with a medium- to long-term investment horizon who seek lower risk than an equity fund, or who need diversification from the equity market. According to Profile Data, the fund delivered 10,39% a year on average, after costs and over three years.

  • Raging Bull Award for the Best South African Interest-bearing Fund (for straight performance over three years to December 31, 2020)
  • Raging Bull Certificate for the Best South African Interest-bearing Variable-term Fund (for straight performance over three years to December 31, 2020)
  • Raging Bull Certificate for the Best South African Interest-bearing Variable-term Fund on a Risk-adjusted Basis (for performance over five years to December 31, 2020)

Personal Finance found out more from James Turp, Head of the Fixed Income Franchise and Portfolio Manager. Read more 

Absa Inflation Beater Fund

The Absa Inflation Beater Fund is a conservatively managed low-equity multi-asset fund, targeting a stable, above-inflation return for its investors. It achieved that admirably over the past five years, delivering 7.82% a year and beating its benchmark of Consumer Price Index inflation plus 3% (4.63% + 3% = 7.63%).

  • Raging Bull Award for the Best South African Multi-asset Equity Fund on a Risk-adjusted Basis (for performance over five years to December 31, 2020)
  • Raging Bull Certificate for the Best South African Multi-asset Low-equity Fund on a Risk-adjusted Basis (for performance over five years to December 31, 2020)

The fund is managed by Eben MarĂ©, who also heads the Absa Absolute Return Franchise at Absa Investments, and Kanyisa Ntontela. Personal Finance asked them about their strategy and asset selection. Read more