Quarterly Newsletters

A few words from our Chairman

At Element, we believe it is crucial to take Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) risks into account when we evaluate investments and companies. And we further believe that active managers have a very crucial role to play in these uncertain and volatile times - especially seeing that one can never know when the next natural, or man-made disaster, is going to strike!

“Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Environmental disasters are a costly business

Astrapak: All Wrapped Up

Astrapak has been one of our star performers over the past 12 months. We wrote about the investment case in our July 2015 Quarterly Newsletter. Our patience was rewarded in 2016 and 2017 when it was announced that Astrapak was getting bought out by a global packaging manufacturer, RPC, at a significant premium to the share price.

Fund Reports - 30 September 2017

Please view for a comprehensive overview of Element's funds' performance to the month ended 30 September 2017.

Shari’ah Investment Track Record - September 2017

In June 2000 Element becomes the investment manager of the Futuregrowth Pure Equity Fund (currently named the Old Mutual Albaraka Equity Fund - a unit trust with a restricted mandate based on Islamic principles). Element was the investment manager of this fund until March 2005...

Minimum Disclosures

Collective Investment Schemes in Securities (CIS) prices are calculated on a Net Asset Value (NAV) basis, which is the total value of all assets in the Fund, including any income accrual and less all permissible deductions in terms of the Act, divided by the number of units in issue. Permissible deductions include brokerage, MST, auditor’s fees...
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