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Analysis of new CMA guidelines to Collective Investments Schemes

Oct 11, 2020

The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) recently published guidelines to Collective Investments Schemes, (CIS), on the valuation, performance measurement and reporting by Fund Managers, highlighting that the guidelines would ensure the standardization of the sector as well as ensure the consistency of the information presented across the sector. The guidelines are a commendable move by the CMA as they will ensure the alignment of the market players and ease comparability across various players. However, they present various shortcomings such as: can the regulator determine the asset allocation for managers? And, do these guidelines override the fund managers trust deed? With this in mind, we found it necessary to demystify these guidelines and give our view on what they mean to fund managers and th...

CMMF Fact Sheet September 2020

Oct 1, 2020

1. FUND PERFOMANCE * Percentage you can expect to earn with the fund during one year of investment on basis of the so far realized monthly returns since inception. 2. FUND MANAGER’S REPORT AND OUTLOOK Fund Objective The Cytonn Money Market Fund is a low-risk fund that seeks to obtain a high level of current income while protecting investor’s capital and liquidity. Portfolio Strategy The portfolio objective will be to outperform the income yield available on money market call accounts and fixed deposit accounts by investing in interest-bearing securities and other short-term money market instruments. These securities are usually available to the wholesale or institutional clients. The Fund will also be managed...

CHYF Fact Sheet September 2020

Oct 1, 2020

1. FUND PERFOMANCE *Historical Percentage you can expect to earn with the fund during one year of investment on basis of the so far realized monthly returns 2. FUND MANAGER’S REPORT AND OUTLOOK Fund Objective The Cytonn High Yield Fund is a specialized Collective Investment Scheme with exposure skewed towards investment in real estate assets. The Fund aims at capital preservation while earning high returns and maintaining sucient liquidity. The Fund aims to achieve above average returns that not only beat inflation but are also better than the yields oered by both government securities and fixed deposit. Portfolio Strategy The fund will largely be invested in fixed income and real estate related securities. Being a specialized Fund,...

Understanding Collective Investment Schemes

Sep 27, 2020

Introduction The Capital Markets Authority recently updated its guidelines of Collective Investments Schemes (CIS) on matters affecting valuation, performance measurement and reporting by Fund Managers in a bid to encourage international best practice in the capital markets through standardization. This move by the regulator was necessitated by the feedback and observations they have received and made from the market. Aside from enhancing accountability and transparency in the reporting of CIS’ performance, the guidance will also be critical for investor protection and encourage the fair treatment of customers. As such, we felt the need to shed some light on the collective investment space, as an update to the previous work we have done on the same where, in May 2019, we wrote about

Kenya Real Estate Developers Regulatory Board

Sep 20, 2020

In July 2020, a committee appointed by the Principal Secretary, State Department for Housing and Urban Development, recommended the establishment of the Real Estate Developers Regulatory Board, “REDRB” by October 2020 through an executive order subject to the Cabinet’s approval. In this week’s topical, we focus on the Board by covering; A Brief Overview of the Kenya Real Estate Sector; Functions of the Real Estate Developers Regulatory Board; Expected Benefits and Challenges of the Regulatory Board; Case Studies; United Arabs Emirates (UAE)-Dubai Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) Jamaica Real Estate Board Lessons for Kenya from the case of UAE and Jamaica; Conclusion.  A Brief Overview of