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1 FPI Convention 21 June 2012

2 Equity exposure for your clients Gavin Wood Chief Investment Officer, Kagiso Asset Management 21 June 2012

3 Agenda What is equity exposure? Why is it necessary? Understanding value and price Equity risk Active managers

4 What is equity exposure?

5 Equity exposure = a share, which is a set portion of a business, which generally: is reasonably-sized, is well-managed, has customers and staff has been around & succeeded to make a profit for awhile, pays its shareholders a dividend = a collection of such shares … which is equity exposure

6 Why is it necessary?

7 Returns in the long-term vs inflation

8 Understanding value and price

9 Value and price through time Market price Intrinsic value

10 Why are equity prices so volatile? Market price Intrinsic value Sometimes: The environment seems terrible Company results may be poor People are overly pessimistic

11 Why are equity prices so volatile? Market price Intrinsic value Other times: The environment seems fantastic Company results are great People are overly optimistic

12 The value of shares is linked to profits and profits are extracted from GDP

13 The long-term US equity market experience *Shiller model Source: GMO, Standard & Poor’s, Federal Reserve – as of 31/12/2005

14 Equity risk

15 It sometimes feels like this…

16 Or this…


18 Equity risk Theoretical measures: Beta, volatility, tracking error… Neat and mathematical, but not that practical

19 The main equity risks Market price Intrinsic value Buying when shares are above fair value – ie not having an idea of valuation Having to sell, when prices are below fair value – ie short-term cash need

20 The main equity risks Investing without a clear focus on valuations - Either as an expert yourself or from the manager who manages your money Investing in equities when you have a short-term time horizon

21 Active managers - are they worth their fees?

22 How has the market done? Source: Morningstar, INet

23 How has the market done? Source: Morningstar, INet

24 The average manager hasn’t kept up (after fees) Source: Morningstar, INet

25 But the best manager has consistently added huge value Source: Morningstar, INet

26 And the top 5 managers have all justified their fees Source: Morningstar, INet

27 A philosophy for outperformance Market price Intrinsic value

28 Buy & then holdSell & then avoid Market price Intrinsic value A philosophy for outperformance

29 The big trade in the Satrix40 last week Sell Buy

30 In summary

31 Equity exposure is about investing in operating businesses - aiming to grow profits and pay dividends Investors need it to avoid inflation’s erosion and to grow in real terms Equity prices move widely around a stable, growing intrinsic value Main equity risks: not focusing on valuation a short time horizon Active managers can outperform after fees, by focusing on valuations:  Buy (& hold) when prices are low  Sell (& avoid) when prices are high

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