Ansie served her articles with Theron van der Poel. She later joined Volkskas Merchant Bank as a management trainee and later as a money market trader. She was involved in the founding of CM Interbank, a money broking operation during 1987. Later appointed as an alternate director in charge of the funding operation of the NDH Bank Ltd when CMI was sold to NDH Bank Ltd. She joined SCMB Asset Management in 1991 and is a member of the investment strategy team, more specifically responsible for the investment of funds in the fixed-interest and money markets. She is currently the deputy head of fixed-interest and head of the cash management franchise at STANLIB Asset Management.
FUND OBJECTIVES AND FOCUS
The investment objective of the portfolio is to maximise the current level of income within the restrictions set out in the investment policy, while providing maximum stability of capital.
The portfolio will aim to achieve performance returns in excess of money market yields and current account yields. The portfolio will invest its assets in South African markets at all times and will be permitted to invest in a flexible mix of non-equity securities, including but not limited to money market instruments, bonds, fixed deposits, listed debentures, preference shares and other high yielding securities. In respect of the flexible nature of this portfolio, the portfolio may thus be fully invested in any of the abovementioned asset classes at any particular time, while complying with the stated duration and tenor limitations. The maximum average weighted duration of the portfolio is 180 days and the maximum tenor for any one instrument is 36 months. The portfolio may from time to time invest in financial instruments. The portfolio will not be permitted to invest its assets in foreign investment markets.