Clyde is head of Quality at Investec Asset Management. He is portfolio manager with a focus on multi-asset absolute return and low volatility real return equity investing. His portfolio manager duties include our flagship Opportunity strategy that he has run since 2003 and our two equity-oriented Global Opportunity Equity and Global Franchise strategies. Clyde joined the firm in 1999, initially as an asset allocation and sector allocation strategist. Prior to Investec Asset Management, Clyde was awarded a study bursary by Sanlam where he worked for eight years, including five years in asset management. His experience in investments there included fixed income analysis and portfolio management. Clyde graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor of Science (Statistics and Actuarial Science) degree. He was awarded the Certificates in Actuarial Techniques in 1995, and Finance and Investments in 1997 by the Institute of Actuaries in London. Clyde is a CFA Charterholder.
FUND OBJECTIVES AND FOCUS
The Investec Opportunity Fund aims to produce dependable inflation-beating returns, while minimising downside risk. The objective is to achieve returns well in excess of inflation measured over three to five year periods.
The fund invests in a mix of South African equities, bonds and money market instruments, as well as international equity and fixed interest investments. Equity exposure is currently limited to 75% and the international exposure to 25%. The allocation of assets is actively managed with a bias towards equities that are attractively priced given their inherent value.
Strong focus on capital preservation and absolute returns through active asset allocation and stock selection decisions.
Emphasis on companies with consistent real dividend and earnings growth.
Lower volatility than traditional balanced funds.