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Market Commentary

Key Features

Fund Manager

CIC Asset Management Ltd

Launch Date

Jun - 11

Risk Profile

Moderate

Trustee

Kenya Commercial Bank

Custodian

Co-op Custodial Services

Auditors

PWC

Minimum Investment

Ksh 5,000.00

Minimum Additional Investment

Ksh 1,000.00

Initial Fee

0%

Annual Management Fee

2.00%

Distribution

Semi-Annual

Asset Under Management

KES 118.4 Million

Fund Objective

Medium to long-term investments
Extra returns at moderate risk.
Reasonable return from a well-diversified portfolio of fixed income securities.

Asset Allocation

GDP

The CBK upwardly revised the 2023 real GDP growth estimate by 10 basis points to 5.6% while in 2024, growth is estimated to touch 5.7% . Leading indicators point to continued economic growth in the first quarter of 2024, reflect-ing robust activity in the agriculture and service sectors.

Inflation

– The average inflation for 1Q24 stood at 6.3%, the slower growth in the general price levels was largely due to the deceleration in both food & fuel inflation which led to a slow down in the food and transport indices.

Interest Rates

– The CBK upwardly revised the 2023 real GDP growth estimate by 10 basis points to 5.6% while in 2024, growth is estimated to touch 5.7% . Leading indicators point to continued economic growth in the first quarter of 2024, reflect-ing robust activity in the agriculture and service sectors.

Outlook

An improved performance is expected for the fund as new inflows and maturities come in which will be reinvested at higher yields in the current interest rate environment. The fixed income fund will face some negative valuation movements as rates on government securities continue rising but is however anticipated to register gradual increment in gains as we continue taking advantage of the higher rates. The fund provides an opportunity for investors with low liquidity needs to lock in higher returns.

Fund
Performance

Nairobi Security Exchange
yield curve

Statutory Disclaimer: The value of units may go down as well as up and past performance is not necessarily a guide to the future. There are no guarantee on the client’s capital as the performance of units in the fund is determined by change in the value of underlying investments hence value of your unit trust investment

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