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About Our Figures

Statistics, performance figures and graphs can be very useful guides to evaluating a fund. However, they can be deduced and presented in an infinite variety of ways. One needs to be aware of the differences between absolute and annualised returns. When comparing graphs one should be aware of the scale of each axis. When looking at performance percentages one needs to know how they are being worked out.

Our aim is to keep things simple, yet flexible and useful.

Daily Prices and money market yields are provided by a third party who source this information directly from the management companies. Usually the last day's prices are updated around 7.30am each morning, and again around noon to pick up any corrections.

Performance figures are calculated on a sell-sell basis, with interest and dividend distributions reinvested. They exclude the management company initial fee and our fees.

Absolute returns are shown for simplicity. Many sources will rather show annualised returns, which can roughly be viewed as the absolute return divided by the number of years.

For example:
You invest R1 and after 5 years it is worth R2.
Your absolute return is R2-R1 = R1 which is 100% of your original R1 investment.
Your average annualised return is the average annual rate of growth of your investment over 5 years, which is just under 15%. It is less than the simple average, R1/5yrs = 20% of R1, because of compounding. (The actual calculation is 2^(1/5)-1 = 14.87%.)

Assets and Holdings - We update these after each quarter-end, when funds are obliged to provide this information to the FSB. Most funds also allow this to be publicly available.

Disclaimer: Whilst every care has been taken in compiling this information, PSG Asset Management Administration Services (Pty) Limited, PSG Asset Management Life Limited and/or their associates, do not give any warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the information provided and disclaim all liability for any loss or expense, however caused, arising from any use of or reliance upon the information provided. Some of the information has been obtained from third party sources, and whilst every care has been taken to ensure the correctness and completeness of the information, PSG Asset Management Administration Services (Pty) Limited and PSG Asset Management Life Limited do not give any warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the information obtained. Furthermore, information may differ from other sources due to different calculation methodology or incompleteness of data obtained from/by a particular source, and PSG Asset Management Administration Services (Pty) Limited and PSG Asset Management Life Limited disclaim all liability for any loss or expense, however caused, arising from any use of or reliance upon the information obtained from third parties and/or other sources. The information provided in Funds A-Z is provided by Profile Group (Pty) Ltd. on a quarterly basis and by FinSwitch (Pty) Ltd on a daily basis.



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