Unit Trusts

unit trust is a way to accumulate wealth in which investors’ contributions are pooled together to purchase a portfolio of financial securities, such as equities (shares), bonds, cash, bank deposits etc., managed by professional fund managers. Unit Trusts are regulated by Capital Markets Authority.

A unit trust’s success depends on the expertise and experience of the company that manages it.

The underlying value of the assets in a unit trust portfolio is directly stated by the number of units issued multiplied by the price per unit. It is also necessary to subtract transaction fees, management fees , and/or other associated costs. Determining management goals and limitations depends on the goals and objectives of the investment of the unit trust.

The main funds available are :

Money market fundlow risk fund which invests in diversified near cash, interest bearing instruments in the Kenyan market. The fund invests in high quality interest bearing investments, fixed deposits, and near cash holdings in the Kenyan Market.

Balanced Fund –   unit trust that invests in diversified asset classes including fixed income assets, offshore, property and equity. It provides investors with medium to long term growth of their capital. It is a medium risk investment vehicle and is suitable for a 3-5-year investment horizon. The diversification boosts return by providing a cushion during a down turn in one asset class.

Equity Fund – fund invests in professionally selected securities listed in the Nairobi Securities Exchange. The fund is suitable for the investor, who is seeking medium to long-term growth through capital gains from the investments. This fund is ideal for the individuals and institutions: Seeking capital growth, Potential to beat inflation and With a long term focus on investment.

MAY 2019 RATES

MONEY MARKET FUNDSCURRENCYDAILY YIELDEFFECTIVE ANNUAL RATE
African Alliance KenyaShilling6.58%6.79%
Old MutualShilling5.30%5.43%
BritamShilling8.67%9.24%
StanlibShilling6.31%6.50%
CICShilling9.47%9.82%
ZimeleShilling9.56%9.91%
Madison assetShilling9.34%9.75%
CBAShilling8.03%8.32%
ICEA LIONShilling7.98%8.31%
Sanlam PesaShilling7.81%8.12%
Seriani Shilling10.36%10.91%
ApolloShilling8.61%8.64%%
Nabo AfricaUSD3.24%3.28%
Nabo AfricaShilling9,80%10.26%
Dry AssociatesUSD2.45%2.48%
Dry AssociatesShilling8.57%8.91%
EIB EquityShilling4.78%4.88%
GenCap Hela ImaraShilling7.72%7.94%
Britam Bond PlusShilling4.62%4.72%
FIXED INCOME FUNDS/EQUITY FUNDS/BALANCED FUNDSCURRENCYBUYSELL
African Alliance FixedShilling11.8011.42
CIC fixedShilling9.009.23
Nabo Africa FixedUSD107.78105.40
Africa Alliance EquityShilling169.41159.09
ICEA LION EquityShilling128.96135.74
Apollo EquityShilling105.19100.18
Britam EquityShilling164.26169.98
CBA EquityShilling157.62157.62
CIC EquityShilling9.179.65
Old Mutual EquityShilling370.60370.60
STANLIB EquityShilling150.67150.67
Madison Asset EquityShilling38.3438.34
NABO Africa EquityUSD99.1396.94
ICEA LION growthShilling129.56136.38
Amana growthShilling158.05158.05
African Alliance Kenya managedShilling21.4620.21
Britam BalancedShilling176.89182.61
CIC BalancedShilling9.32
9.76
NABO Africa BalancedUSD104.11101.81
Old Mutual BalancedShilling148.88148.88
Madison AssetShilling46.0646.06
EIB Equity BalancedShilling122.79123.80
Sanlam ChamaShilling14.0214.44
Amana BalancedShilling136.49136.49
Zimele BalancedShilling7.607.38
STANLIB BalancedShilling125.05125.05
Dry Associates BalancedShilling1167.121167.12
Apollo BalancedShilling117.47112.95
STANLIB Bond Fund B1Shilling91.5291.52
STANLIB Bond Fund AShilling91.0991.09
Old Mutual East AfricaShilling145.18145.18
ICEA Lion BondShilling104.15105.20
Old Mutual BondShilling101.25101.25
Sanlam PataShilling8.899.16

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