Foord Balanced Fund

Fund Objectives

The Fund seeks to have a steady growth of income and capital as well as the preservation of real capital (capital as adjusted for inflation) and to exceed the benchmark return.

Investment Strategy

The fund aims to achieve the steady growth of income and capital as well as the preservation of real capital (capital as adjusted for inflation). The portfolio is managed to comply with the statutory investment limits set for retirement funds in South Africa (Regulation 28). The fund is suitable for investors whose risk tolerance is below that of a pure equity fund investor and those who require the asset allocation decision to be made for them, within prudential guidelines. Because the fund complies with Regulation 28, it is ideally suited to being a substantial component of any retirement savings portfolio and is especially suitable for retirement funds, pension fund members and holders of contractual savings products.

Investment Performance

Annual Return and Maximum Drawdown Figures Updated: 07 Dec 2021
2 years 3 years 5 years 7 years 10 years Maximum Drawdown
12.06% 11.37% 7.81% 6.79% n/a -11.30%

Fund and Adviser Fees

Adviser Fees Administration Fees Management Fees
Upfront Annual Standard Manager Discount Effective Annual Fee Total Expense Ratio (TER)
0.00% 0.50% not available not available not available 1.10%

All fees shown exclude VAT. Data provided by Morningstar and Allan Gray / Investec.

What are adviser fees?

Adviser fees are paid to Beanstalk. We do not charge an upfront fee and our annual fee is very low at just 0.50% (+ VAT where applicable).

What are administration fees?

Annual administration fees are charged by Allan Gray Investment Services Proprietary Limited or Investec Management Services (Pty) Ltd for ongoing administation. The fee applicable to your investment depends on the unit trusts you have selected and the value of your investment. A negative annual administration fee means you will pay no annual administration fee and will receive additional units into your account.

What are management fees?

The annual management fee is a performance fee with the daily charge rate being adjusted based on the Fund's one-year rolling return relative to that of its benchmark. The underlying funds have their own fee structure.

Management fees are expenses included in the price of your selected unit trust(s). These expenses are not charged as separate fees, but are built into the unit price of the unit trusts you select. The fees shown include VAT where applicable. Values are calculated using more decimal places than are displayed.

Fund Positioning

This fund is suitable for moderate investments.

Fund Asset Allocation

Asset allocation as of
30 Sep 2021



Please note that while every effort is taken to ensure the accuracy of this information, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the fund information presented on this page. All data is provided by Morningstar, Allan Gray and Investec.