Imara BCI balanced Fund

The Imara BCI balanced Fund aims to provide long term real capital growth with a moderate risk profile. It is suitable for investors wishing to invest for a minimum period of 5 years. The Fund complies with prudential investment guidelines and is suitable for retirement, pension and provident funds as well as individual investors wishing to invest in a medium risk, well-diversified portfolio that is actively managed by a team of professionals.

The fund is categorised as a multi-asset high equity unit trust, and the portfolio invests in equities (up to 75%), listed property (up to 25%), fixed interest instruments including bonds and cash, and may also invest a portion in other approved collective schemes locally and internationally. The equity portion of the fund largely mirrors the successful Imara Houseview investment policy with the income portion managed by Atlantic Asset Management. Both firms have a similar investment philosophy with regard to risk management, have a team-based approach to fund management, and have delivered on their investment mandates since inception.

The Imara BCI balanced Fund Manager is Chris Botha from Imara and Arno Lawrenz from Atlantic, backed by the Imara Asset Management Investment Committee.

Investments into the Fund can be made in lump sum contributions for as little as R5,000.00 or by debit order of R500.00 per month.

Please note that The Imara BCI balanced Fund is not available to investors from the United States.


Collective investment schemes in securities are generally medium- to long-term investments. The value of participatory interests or the investment may go down as well as up. Past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance. BCI Collective Investments (RF) (Pty) Ltd (the manager) does not provide any guarantee, either with respect to the capital or the return of a portfolio. The manager has the right to close certain portfolios to new investors, in order to manage it more efficiently, in accordance with its mandate. Collective investment schemes are traded at ruling prices and can engage in borrowing and scrip lending. The collective investment scheme may borrow up to 10% of the market value of the portfolio to bridge insufficient liquidity.

Different classes of participatory interests apply to these portfolios and are subject to different fees and charges. A schedule of fees, charges and maximum commissions is available on request from the manager, or is available on the website. Forward pricing is used. The portfolio valuation time is 08h00 for fund of funds and 15h00 for all other portfolios and the transaction cut-off time is 14h00.

Foreign securities within portfolios may have additional material risks, depending on the specific risks affecting that country, such as: potential constraints on liquidity and the repatriation of funds; macroeconomic risks; political risks; foreign exchange risks; tax risks; settlement risks; and potential limitations on the availability of market information. Fluctuations or movements in exchange rates may cause the value of underlying international investments to go up or down. Investors are reminded that an investment in a currency other than their own may expose them to a foreign exchange risk.

The terms and conditions as well as the minimum disclosure document (MDD) for each fund are available on BCI Collective Investments’ website at Associates of the manager may be invested within certain portfolios and the details thereof are available from the manager.

The manager retains full legal responsibility for the third-party-named portfolio.