Absa Global Bond Fund
MANAGEMENT Fund Manager's Comment
Greg Kettles, B.Com (Hons), CA (SA), CFA
After completing his bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree, Greg went on to qualify as a chartered accountant (SA), spending a number of years in the profession. In 1994, he joined Liberty Asset Management, initially as a derivatives dealer, before becoming involved in both fund management and research. Greg joint Absa Asset Management in 2007 and he is the fund manager for the Absa Offshore income funds (Euro, GBP, USD), Absa Global Bond Fund, Absa Dividend Income fund and Absa International Fund.


This rand denominated fund offers investors medium to long-term income growth while at the same time displaying rand-hedge qualities. The full spectrum of investments includes interest bearing securities of differing terms to maturity, taking into account changes in international interest rates, credit risk and liquidity.

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SectorForeign-Fixed Interest-Bond
Sector Rank: out of 0
(lump sum over years to 30 SEP 2012)
Overall Rank: out of 0
(lump sum over years to 30 SEP 2012)
R1000 invested on was worth R at
(% annual compound return)
R100 per month since 31 October 2009 was worth R 4221 at 31 October 2012
( 10.12% annual return compounded monthly)
Formation Date:01 NOV 2000 Holdings:26
Original Price:100 Pricing:Forward
Top Holdings on 30 SEP 2012
Share (Sector)No.Value% of Fund
FOREIGNBONDS (For Currency)015,199,226 56.11 %
CASHONCALL (Cash on call)0736,745 2.72 %
TOTAL R15,935,97158.83%

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