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Sygnia Skeleton Balanced 70 Fund


The Sygnia Skeleton Balanced 70 Fund is a medium- to high-risk multi-asset-class global balanced portfolio managed on a passive basis. The underlying investments are allocated to a number of specialist index-tracking portfolios, which are managed by Sygnia and third party asset management companies that specialise in passive asset management.

“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

The Sygnia Skeleton Balanced 70 Fund is a South African - Multi Asset High Equity portfolio and shall comprise of investments in multiple asset classes, which may also include international assets. The effective equity exposure (including foreign equities but excluding listed property shares) will always be below 75%. The Portfolio will not exceed a combined foreign and domestic equity exposure of 75% (excluding listed property). The Portfolio will not exceed listed property exposure of 25%. The Portfolio will not exceed a combined equity and property exposure of 90%.

What the fund invests in

Asset ClassPercentageAllocation
Domestic Equities 38.2
International Equities 30.3
Domestic Bonds 12.5
Domestic Income 8.3
International Fixed Interest4.5
Domestic Money Market3.6
International Cash 2.5

Risk profile

The risk in the fund is managed by spreading investments across asset classes, which deliver uncorrelated returns over time. This ensures diversification of sources of returns over market cycles. Tactical asset allocation is used to take advantage of short-term mispricing opportunities in the market in an efficient and cost-effective manner and as a risk management tool in times of market downturns.

For the investor

Who should invest

The Sygnia Skeleton Balanced 70 Fund has an overall 70% allocation to South African and global equities and has a medium to high risk profile. It is a highly suitable vehicle for long-term retirement funds seeking higher-risk strategies and is also suited to individual investors seeking to maximise their long-term returns in a risk-controlled manner. The strategy complies with Regulation 28 of the Pension Funds Act 1956, as amended, and is therefore suitable for investors in retirement annuity, preservation, pension and provident funds.

And for how long?

A minimum of 5 years.


Sygnia charges an annual management fee, calculated and accrued daily. This fee is payable monthly in arrears.

Initial Fees0.00%
Management Fees0.35% per annum (excluding VAT)
Performance FeesN/A
Other Expenses0.01%
Total Expense Ratio (TER) 0.42% (Dec 2023)
Transaction Costs (TC)0.10% (Dec 2023)
Total Investment Charge (TIC)0.51% (Dec 2023)


Fee disclosure

Sygnia does not provide advice and therefore does not charge advice fees. If a financial planner is appointed, initial and ongoing advice fees may be payable as agreed upon between you and your financial advisor. The payments of these fees are facilitated by the Linked Investment Service Provider (LISP) and not directly by Sygnia. 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 Collective Investments RF (Pty) Ltd is a registered and approved Manager in Collective Investment Schemes in Securities. Collective investment schemes are generally medium to long-term investments. Sygnia Asset Management (Pty) Limited (FSP 873), an authorised financial services provider, is the appointed investment manager of the Fund. The portfolio may invest in other unit trust portfolios which levy their own fees, and may result in a higher fee structure and that the value of investments / units / unit trusts may go down as well as up. Past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance. Collective investments are traded at ruling prices and can engage in borrowing and scrip lending. A schedule of fees and charges and maximum commissions is available from the Manager on request. Performance is based on NAV to NAV calculations with income reinvestments done on the ex-div date. Performance is calculated for the portfolio and the individual investor performance may differ as a result of initial fees, actual investment date, date of reinvestment and dividend withholding tax. The Manager does not provide any guarantee either with respect to the capital or the return of a portfolio. Collective investments are calculated on a net asset value basis, which is the total market value of all assets in the portfolio including any income accruals and less any deductible expenses such as audit fees, brokerage and service fees. Forward pricing is used. All the portfolio options presented are approved collective investment schemes in terms of Collective Investment Schemes Control Act, No 45 of 2002 (“CISCA”). The fund may from time to time invest in foreign countries and therefore it may have risks regarding liquidity, the repatriation of funds, political and macroeconomic situations, foreign exchange, tax, settlement, and the availability of information. 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

Fund overview

Risk profile
Medium High
Time horizon
5+ years
Fund launch date02-07-2013Class launch date10-10-2013Fund sizeR 6 053 millionRegulation 28CompliantBenchmarkMedian of South African – Multi-Asset – High Equity Category

Portfolio managers

Iain Anderson

Co-Head: Investments

Kyle Hulett

Co-Head: Investments

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