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Mi-Plan IP Global Macro Fund

Who is the fund aimed at?

The Mi-Plan IP Global Macro fund is a global multi-asset flexible fund suitable for investors:

  • With a longer term investment horizon who are comfortable with shorter term volatility and risk associated with a fund mandated to achieve long term capital growth.
  • As part of their long term growth assets as determined by their financial analysis.
  • Seeking actively managed exposure to global equity opportunities whilst seeking to mitigate downside risk that undermines the long term growth objective.


What are the investment objectives of the fund?

Mi-Plan IP Global Macro fund’s objective is to achieve capital appreciation over the medium to long term. There will be no limitations on the relative exposure of the portfolio to any asset class.


What does the fund invest in?

The Mi-Plan IP Global Macro Fund is a global multi-asset flexible fund, investing primarily in foreign markets and can invest in equities, fixed interest and cash.


What investment philosophy does Mi-Plan follow?

The fund follows a philosophy that alpha is generated from being able to assess the degree to which the rate of change in earnings growth differs from current consensus earnings estimates and is progressively discounted into each company’s share price. To assess this, the manager uses seven key inputs, namely: industry, X Factor, Brand, 4P’s (product, position, price, people), distribution, economic leverage and free cash flow impact on RoIC (return on invested capital). In reviewing each of these factors for each company, an understanding is arrived at that provides both a qualitative and quantitative assessment of how earnings growth rates may evolve. This approach, combined with some inference as to the market’s assessment of earnings growth prospects, completes the picture. Portfolio construction and drawdown risk management play a key role in the ultimate portfolio composition. Asset allocation and stock selection vary according to the manager’s macroeconomic view and the attractiveness of each asset class.


Is the fund always fully invested?

No. The benefit of a flexible fund is that the fund manager does not have to invest 100% of the fund in equities if the manager feels other asset classes are more suitable. 


Who is the fund manager?

Tony Bell – Having started out as an accountant, Tony moved to Southern Life Asset Management and soon became assistant General Manager of Investments. His move to Syfrets Managed Assets created the opportunity for Tony to become Chief Investment Officer at Nedcor Investment Bank. As CIO of PeregrineQuant and more recently Vunani Fund Managers Tony brings a wealth of experience especially in running the overall asset allocation of the fund. His MBA thesis “Portfolio Management – an Alternative Approach” which was awarded with distinction reflects Tony’s interest in understanding how the macro environment affects markets and asset class returns. 


Who is Mi-Plan?

Mi-Plan exists to create and preserve wealth through the application of critical thinking. Established in 2006, we assist our clients to manage their money to achieve their desired outcomes through understanding their future income objectives and then creating and managing the wealth required to meet those plans.

For more information about Mi-Plan visit: 


What is the fund’s risk profile and time horizon?

The fund is suitable for use by investors with a long-term investment horizon who are comfortable with shorter term volatility as well as the risk associated with a fund mandated to achieve real long-term growth. The fund is also suitable for investors as a part of their long-term growth assets as determined by their financial analysis. Also, investors who seek actively managed exposure to global equity opportunities whilst seeking to mitigate downside risk that undermines the long-term growth objective. 


Why should I invest now?

The fund allows investors to get exposure to foreign markets while investing in Rands. It should be noted that the South African Reserve bank limits collective investment scheme providers to invest no more than 40% of their retail assets under management in offshore markets. This may result in the fund closing for new investments in the future. 


What are the fees?

The annual management fee for the fund is 1% (excl. VAT).

For more details regarding the fees of this fund, please view the factsheet here: 


Where can I get a factsheet or a minimum disclosure document?

The factsheet can be obtained from the Mi-Plan website at: 


How can I access the fund?

The Mi-Plan IP Global Macro Fund is available on the ABSA Investment Management Services, Allan Gray, Glacier, Investec Momentum, PPS and Stanlib platforms.

Furthermore, to invest directly, follow the link:

The fund has a minimum investment requirement of a R10 000 lump sum or a minimum monthly payment of R500.


How good is the performance?


1 Year Annualised Return

2 Year Annualised Return

3 Year Annualised Return

4 Year Annualised Return

5 Year Annualised Return











Mi-Plan IP Global Macro Fund B5


9 / 38


1 / 34


1 / 32


1 /28


1 / 27

Global Multi Asset Flexible sector average






Source: Financial Express, 31 May 2019

* Returns are annualised if period is longer than 12 months.
Annualised returns is the weighted average compound growth rate over the performance period measured.
Fund returns shown are based on NAV-NAV unit pricings calculated from INET for a lump-sum investment with income distribution reinvested (after fees and cost).

For updated figures, please review the fund factsheet.


How do I contact Mi-Plan about the fund?

You can call us on 021 657 5960 or email


Collective Investment Schemes 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. Collective investment schemes are traded at ruling prices and can engage in borrowing and scrip lending. A schedule of fees and charges and maximum commissions is available on request from the manager. Fund invest in portfolios of other Collective Investment Schemes that levy their own charges, which could result in a higher fee structure for the fund. The Manager does not provide any guarantee either with respect to the capital or the return of a portfolio. The Manager retains full legal responsibility for the Fund, regardless of Co-Naming arrangements. Transaction cut-off time is 14:30 daily. Each portfolio may be closed for new investments. Valuation time is 15:00 (17h00 at quarter end). Prices are published daily and available newspapers countrywide, as well as on request from the Manager. IP Management Company (RF) Pty Ltd is the authorised Manager of the Scheme – contact 021 673 1340 or Standard Bank is the trustee / custodian – contact Additional information including application forms, the annual report of the Manager and detailed holdings of the portfolio as at the last quarter end are available, free of charge, from IP Management Company is a member of ASISA. A statement of changes in the composition of the portfolio during the reporting period is available on request. The portfolio may include foreign investments and the following additional risks may apply: liquidity constraints when selling foreign investments and risk of non-settlement of trades; macroeconomic and political risks associated with the country in which the investment is made; risk of loss on foreign exchange transactions and investment valuation due to fluctuating exchange rates; risk of foreign tax being applicable; potential limitations on availability of market information which could affect the valuation and liquidity of an investment. All of these risks could affect the valuation of an investment in the fund. 


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