Our Unit Trusts

Element Investment Managers has dedicated itself to taking a disciplined long-term contrarian approach with an ESG (economic, social & governance) focus. To read more about our investment philosophy, please click here, and to read more on our ESG approach, please click here.

Element recognises that investors do not have the same investment horizons and motives, and therefore has several products to match the needs of the individual client. From investors with a long-term horizon who can take on risk to investors who are looking to grow their retirement savings in a safe manner while providing regular, sufficient income, Element has structured a product to maximise the outcomes of the client. Please read further for the risk and return profiles and objectives of Element's various unit trust funds.

Domestic Unit Trust Risk-Return Profile


For definitions of risk and return, or to view our performance, click on the risk/return labels.

Element offers products that focus on certain investor types. For example, for investors who wish to diversify their investments outside of South Africa, we have global equity products that are focused solely on equities in the offshore space. In addition, for investors who seek only Halaal income, Element has unique Shari'ah compliant products that, while mirroring their non-compliant Shari'ah equivalents, ensure that all returns are pure by excluding any company whose primary business is not consistent with Shari'ah principles. To read more on Shari'ah investments, as well as Element's approach and fund range, please click here.

Unit Trust Summary

ASISA CategoryBenchmark Risk ProfileMax Foreign ExposureMax Equity ExposureRegulation28 CompliantShari'ah CompliantManagement Fee (ex VAT)Inception Date
Element Global Equity SCI FundGlobal - Equity GeneralMSCI World IndexHigh100%100%1.75%Feb 2011
Element Earth Equity SCI FundSouth African - Equity GeneralALSIHigh0%100%1.50%Oct 2001
Element Flexible SCI FundMulti Asset - FlexibleCPI + 5%Medium High25%100%1.50%Oct 2001
Element Balanced SCI FundMulti Asset - High EquityAverage of the Multi Asset – High Equity GroupMedium25%75%Reg28 Compliant1.50%Oct 2002
Element Real Income SCI FundMulti Asset - Low EquityCPI + 3%Medium Low25%40%Reg28 Compliant1.20%Nov 2009
Element Specialist Income SCI FundMulti Asset - Low Equity110% STeFiLow25%10%Reg28 Compliant0.80%Dec 2013
Element Islamic Global Equity SCI FundGlobal - Equity GeneralDow Jones Islamic Market World Index (in ZAR)High100%100%Shari'ah Compliant1.75%Oct 2012
Element Islamic Equity SCI FundSouth African - Equity GeneralAverage of Shari’ah General Equity Funds with at least a 1year track recordMedium High25%100%Shari'ah Compliant1.50%Feb 2006
Element Islamic Balanced SCI FundMulti Asset - High EquityAverage of Shari’ah Balanced Funds with at least a 1year track recordMedium25%75%Reg28 CompliantShari'ah Compliant1.50%Apr 2010

Our Unit Trusts

Element Earth Equity SCI Fund

The Element Earth Equity SCI Fund is an actively managed, South African general equity fund that aims to provide investors with the opportunity to achieve long-term capital appreciation with a moderate level of income. This fund will be at least 95% invested in equities at all times.
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Element Flexible SCI Fund

The Element Flexible SCI Fund aims to achieve a steady growth of capital and income for investors. The fund is actively managed and has been designed to operate as flexibly as possible within the constraints of the South African market. The Element Flexible SCI Fund is Element Investment Managers’ “best view” on asset allocation, combined with individual instrument selection based on bottom-up research conducted by our in-house research team.
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Element Balanced SCI Fund

The Element Balanced SCI Fund aims to provide investors with a steady growth of capital and income over the long term while minimising downside risk. The manager aims to do this by investing in an actively managed balanced portfolio, combined with individual instrument selection based on bottom-up research conducted by our in-house research team.
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Element Real Income SCI Fund

The Element Real Income SCI Fund is a South African Multi Asset fund that will provide investors with the opportunity to achieve moderate capital appreciation with a high level of income. The fund is actively managed and aims to achieve the highest sustainable income pay-out that is possible without eroding the fund’s inflation adjusted capital base. The fund aims to grow this income and the underlying capital of the fund in line with inflation (CPI).
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Element Specialist Income SCI Fund

The Element Specialist Income SCI Fund aims to achieve consistent outperformance of the money market-related benchmark over rolling three year periods, whilst at the same preserving capital and keeping the volatility of fund returns acceptably low. There is no limit on the maturity of instruments in which the fund can invest and the duration of the fund will vary from time to time, depending on where the fund managers see market opportunities.
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Element Global Equity SCI Fund

The Element Global Equity SCI Fund is a rand denominated global general equity fund that invests in a concentrated portfolio of highest conviction global equity securities. The fund will focus on achieving long-term capital appreciation without concentrating on income requirements. The fund aims to achieve this growth for investors by investing in a spread of equity securities across the globe, listed on exchanges that are full members of the World Federation of Exchanges, thereby creating an internationally diversified portfolio for investors.
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Element Islamic Equity SCI Fund

The Element Islamic Equity SCI Fund is an actively managed, domestic general equity fund that aims to provide investors with Shari'ah compliant returns. It also offers investors the opportunity to achieve long-term capital appreciation with a moderate level of income. This is done by investing in a portfolio of equities listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in accordance with the Islamic Principles approved by the Shari'ah Supervisory Board.
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Element Islamic Balanced SCI Fund

The Element Islamic Balanced SCI Fund is a Multi Asset high equity unit trust that complies with the regulations that govern retirement funds (Regulation 28). The fund aims to provide Muslim investors with the opportunity to achieve long term wealth creation within a moderate level of risk, through preserving capital with a reasonable level of income that is halaal (permissible) for investors. This is done by investing in a portfolio of equities listed on the JSE Limited and Sukuks, in accordance with the Islamic Principles approved by the Shari'ah Supervisory Board.
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Element Islamic Global Equity SCI Fund

The Element Islamic Balanced SCI Fund is a Multi Asset high equity unit trust that complies with the regulations that govern retirement funds (Regulation 28). The fund aims to provide Muslim investors with the opportunity to achieve long term wealth creation within a moderate level of risk, through preserving capital with a reasonable level of income that is halaal (permissible) for investors. This is done by investing in a portfolio of equities listed on the JSE Limited and Sukuks, in accordance with the Islamic Principles approved by the Shari'ah Supervisory Board.
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