Multi Asset Strategy USD Cautious

December 2023
Fact Sheet
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Investment Objective

Achieve a gross-of-fee total return of at least 2% above the currency CPI rate over rolling periods of 3 years or more within the cautious risk profile 

Investment Approach

The Portfolio is underpinned by a strategic asset allocation with periodic tactical shifts. The investment process combines quantitative asset allocation techniques using an optimisation algorithm with a tactical asset allocation overlay in determining its preferred asset class exposure and potential thematic tilts. A bottom-up fundamental analysis process identifies the underlying instruments that will give exposure to the various asset classes.

Asset Class Allocation

Sector Allocation

Regional Allocation

Portfolio Information

Portfolio Manager:Sasfin Securities
Launch Date:30/04/2009
Currency:USD
Regulation 28:No
Management FeeSliding Scale
Return Objective:US CPI+2.0%
Fund Benchmark:USD Cautious Composite

Investment Growth

Returns

1 Month 3 Months YTD 1 Year 3 Years 5 Years Inception
MAS USD Cautious 2.6% 5.5% 8.1% 8.1% 0.7% 4.7% 7.0%
US CPI +2% 0.5% 0.9% 5.1% 5.1% 7.7% 6.1% 4.6%
USD Cautious Composite 4.6% 10.8% 20.4% 20.4% 6.8% 11.3% 9.8%
Note: Performance reflects simulated returns to Jan 2015. All performance shown net of underlying instruments fees & gross of management fees.

Risk Profile

Risk          
  Low Low-Mod Mod Mod-High High
Term          
  1-3 years 3+ years 3-5 years 5+ years 7+ years
  • Where the asset allocation contained in this fact sheet reflects offshore and equity exposure, the portfolio is exposed to currency and equity risks.
  • The portfolio is exposed to default and interest rate risks.
  • Therefore, it is suitable for medium-term investment horizons.
  • The expected potential long-term investment returns are lower but less volatile over the medium to long term than higher risk portfolios.

Risk-Reward

Drawdown

Monthly Returns

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
2023 2.8 -1.5 1.4 0.9 -1.6 1.9 1.5 -1.1 -1.8 -0.9 3.8 2.6 8.1
2022 -2.5 -1.6 -0.1 -3.7 0.6 -4.5 3.6 -2.8 -5.4 1.9 4.3 -0.6 -10.9
2021 0.1 -0.2 1.3 1.9 1.2 -0.4 1.6 0.5 -1.9 1.3 -1.2 1.9 6.0
2020 0.2 -5.4 -8.3 6.5 2.5 1.0 4.0 2.4 -1.0 -0.7 2.6 1.7 4.8
2019 4.7 1.8 1.3 1.5 -2.3 3.5 0.3 -0.1 1.2 1.7 1.0 2.2 17.9
2018 2.3 -2.8 -0.4 0.3 1.3 -0.2 1.5 0.6 0.3 -3.8 1.3 -2.8 -2.7
2017 1.4 2.2 0.9 0.9 1.2 0.6 1.6 0.4 1.1 0.5 1.1 1.3 13.9
2016 -4.3 -0.1 5.7 0.6 -0.2 1.1 2.8 0.0 0.4 -2.0 -1.3 1.1 3.4
2015 0.4 2.9 -0.7 2.5 -0.5 -1.7 1.0 -4.0 -2.5 5.6 -0.9 -0.8 1.0
2014 -1.4 3.9 -0.2 1.2 1.7 2.0 -1.1 1.0 -2.6 0.1 1.3 -0.2 5.5
2013 3.0 -0.3 1.4 2.7 -0.6 -4.0 3.8 -1.0 4.2 3.3 0.2 0.6 13.7
2012 4.0 3.0 0.0 -0.6 -5.3 3.1 2.3 1.3 2.3 -0.2 0.7 1.1 12.1
2011 0.7 2.4 0.3 4.2 -0.4 -2.7 0.5 -4.3 -6.1 7.1 -4.4 0.3 -3.2
2010 -1.7 -0.9 3.7 1.1 -7.9 0.7 4.8 -0.3 5.3 4.4 -3.0 4.9 10.8
2009 9.5 1.1 4.1 5.9 3.1 0.9 0.4 0.8 28.4

Risk Measures

MAS USD CautiousUSD Cautious Composite
Std. Deviation 9.2% 10.3%
Sharpe Ratio 0.2 0.4
Sortino Ratio 1.2 1.5
Max Drawdown (Monthly) -15.6% -21.8%
Best Month 9.5% 8.8%
Worst Month -8.3% -9.7%
Gain/Loss Ratio 1.8 2.1
Value at Risk -4.3 -4.5

Note: All risk measures shown are annualized.

Information & Disclosures

Alpha - Excess return over benchmark.
Beta - Systematic measure of sensitivity risk with respect to a given benchmark.
Max Drawdown - Measures largest peak-to-trough decline before a new peak is achieved.
Standard deviation - A statistical measurement of dispersion about an average. The higher the standard deviation, the wider the range, implyng greater volatility.
Sharpe Ratio - Calculated by dividing a fund's excess returns over the risk-free rate by its standard deviation. The higher the Sharpe ratio, the better the fund's historical risk-adjusted performance.
Sortino Ratio - A variation of the Sharpe ratio. Differentiates harmful volatility by using downside deviation, measuring the return to volatility caused by negative returns.
USD Cautious Composite Benchmark - 40% S&P500 Index, 50% BbgBarc US agg Bond Index, 5% NAREIT Equity REIT Index and 5% Bloomberg Commodity Index.
Value at Risk (VaR) - is a statistical measure of the risk of loss for investments. The potential loss in value of a traded portfolio over a defined period of time for a given confidence level.
 
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