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Sygnia Itrix 4th Industrial Revolution Global Equity ETF


The Sygnia Itrix 4th Industrial Revolution Global Equity ETF is a high-risk, passively managed index-tracking fund, registered as a collective investments scheme, and is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange as an Exchange Traded Fund. The objective of this portfolio is to provide simple access to investors who wish to track the movements of the Kensho New Economies Composite ℠ Index (KNEX) through investing in the physical index securities.

“Our funds are designed to challenge the status quo, because we want our investors to feel like the world is their oyster, that everything is possible.”

Kyle Hulett, Head of Investments

About this fund

Investment objective and strategy
he objective of the Sygnia Itrix 4th Industrial Revolution Global Equity ETF is to provide simple access to investors who wish to gain investment exposure to new technologies by tracking the movements of the Kensho New Economies Composite Index as closely as reasonably possible. The Kensho New Economies Composite Index comprehensively captures the 21st Century Sectors that are propelling the 4th Industrial Revolution and fostering new industries that will transform every facet of our lives. This is a high risk, passively managed index tracking fund with an objective to track the movements of the Kensho New Economies Composite Index (KNEX) through investing in the physical index securities by buying securities that substantially make up the Index at similar weighting as they are included in the Index. The term “4th Industrial Revolution” has become widely accepted as the name associated with the concept of a revolution which will fundamentally change the way we live, work and relate to one another. It is characterised by the coming online of a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds and impacting all disciplines, economies and industries. These technologies include autonomous vehicles, cleantech, drones, 3D printing, robotics, nanotechnology, smart buildings, virtual reality, cybersecurity, space and wearables, among others. Derivatives are allowed for efficient portfolio management.

What the fund invests in

Top 10 Holdings as at December 2023Percentage Allocation
Coinbase Global Ord Shs Class A1.5
Teledyne Technologies Ord Shs1.3
Meta Platforms Ord Shs Class A 1.3
PTC Ord Shs 1.2
Leidos Holdings Ord Shs 1.2
Elbit Systems Ord Shs 1.1
EHang Holdings ADR1.1
Snap Ord Shs Class A 1.0
Microsoft Ord Shs 0.9
Apple Ord Shs 0.9

Risk profile
The fund has a 100% strategic allocation to global equities. The structure of the fund is dictated by the composition of the Kensho New Economies Composite Index.

For the investor

Who should invest
The Sygnia Itrix 4th Industrial Revolution Global Equity ETF has a high risk profile and is designed to track the Index as closely as possible by buying securities included in the Index at similar weighting as they are included in the Index. It is a suitable investment for investors seeking higher returns, those who are willing to tolerate higher volatility and investors who aim to maximise capital accumulation over a longer-term time horizon. The investment is also suitable for investors who wish to maximise their returns in the most cost-effective manner without the need to select asset managers or take on the risk of active and subjective investment decision-making processes. Given the specialist nature of the fund, it should be used as part of a diversified investment strategy rather than as a sole equity investment.


Annual Management Fee 0.50% p.a (excl. VAT)
Other Expenses0.04%
Total Expense Ratio (TER)0.62% (Dec 2023)
Transaction Costs (TC)0.08% (Dec 2023)
Total Investment Charge (TIC)0.70% (Dec 2023)

A higher TER does not necessarily imply a poor return, nor does a low TER imply a good return. The current TER may not necessarily be an accurate indication of future TER’s. Transaction Costs are a necessary cost in administering the Financial Product and impacts Financial Product returns. It should not be considered in isolation as returns may be impacted by many other factors over time including market returns, the type of Financial Product, the investment decisions of the investment manager and the TER.


The Sygnia Group is a member of the Association for Savings and Investment SA.
Sygnia ltrix (RF) (Pty) Ltd is a registered and approved Manager under the Collective Investment Schemes Control Act, 2002. Sygnia Asset Management (Pty) Limited (FSP 873), an authorised financial services provider, is the appointed investment manager of the Fund. Sygnia ltrix does not provide any guarantee with respect to the capital or return of the portfolio. Collective Investment Schemes (CIS) are generally medium to long-term investments. Collective investment schemes are traded at ruling prices and can engage in borrowing and scrip lending. The value of investments/units may go down as well as up and past performance is not necessarily an indicator of future performance. ETFs trade on stock exchanges and may therefore incur additional costs associated with listed securities. Unlike a unit trust, which can be bought or sold only once per day, an ETF can be traded intraday, during exchange trading hours. ETFs may invest in foreign securities, which may be exposed to macroeconomic, settlement, political, tax, liquidity, and foreign exchange risks. Performance is calculated for the portfolio, and the individual investor performance may differ as a result of trading cost, price paid for investment share. Additional information on the Index including its performance and tracking error can be viewed on the relevant Minimum Disclosure Document (MDD) on www.sygnia.co.za. A schedule of fees, charges and where the ETF engages in securities lending activities, information on such securities lending activities may be requested via admin@sfs.sygnia.co.za or 0860 794 642. The complete terms and conditions of your ETF investment are contained in the fund's offering circular, pre-listing statement, programme memorandum and/or supplemental deed and index constituents with prices are published daily on Sygnia's website. The documents/information may be obtained from www.sygnia.co.za or on request from Sygnia. Nothing in this document shall be considered to state or imply that the Fund is suitable for a particular type of investor. All the portfolio options presented are approved collective investment schemes in terms of the Collective Investment Schemes Control Act, No 45 of 2002 ("CISCA"). The Manager has the right to close any portfolios to new investors to manage them more efficiently in accordance with their mandates. A copy of the Minimum Disclosure Document (MDD) is available on our website: www.sygnia.co.za.

Index disclaimer
The Index is a product of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC or its affiliates (“SPDJI”) and has been licensed for use by Sygnia Itrix. Standard & Poor’s® and S&P® are registered
trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC
(“S&P”); Dow Jones® is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC (“Dow Jones”); and these trademarks have been licensed for use by SPDJI and sublicensed for certain purposes by Sygnia Itrix.

Fund overview

Risk profile
Fund launch date06-12-2017Fund sizeR 2.137 BillionBenchmarkKensho New Economies Composite Index

Portfolio managers

Sygnia Asset Management (Pty) Ltd

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