Fund in the Spotlight | BCI Income Plus Fund (C Class) *10 Year Anniversary*

Fund in the Spotlight | BCI Income Plus Fund (C Class) *10 Year Anniversary*

The BCI Income Plus Fund is managed by Fairtree. The objective of the Fund is to provide superior risk-adjusted returns over and above cash, irrespective of market conditions. Since its inception, the Fund has achieved its objective and has delivered 10 consecutive calendar years of positive returns.

Performance highlights.


Since its inception, the Fund has delivered 9.23% after fees, which is the best return within the South African – Multi Asset – Income ASISA classification over 10 years.

Graph 1: Cumulative performance from March 2019 until the end of March 2024

Key features.


    • Stability: The Fund aims to deliver a high level of income and long-term stability on capital invested.
    • Investment style: The Fund is run in strict accordance with a quantitative process. Data synthesis and analysis provide the cornerstone of the fund management philosophy.
    • Diversification: The Fund looks to avoid risk dominance through diversification of assets and strategies. The fund is made up of between 10-15 value-adding strategies, which are sized to avoid dominance.

Did you know?


The largest drawdown since inception is -2.69%. The Fund has also delivered positive monthly returns 95% of the time (114 out of 120 months).

If you would like more information about the Fund, please refer to the fund factsheet. You can request it by reaching out to the BCI team at

Graph 2: Returns analysis (annualised) as at 31 March 2024 (net of fees)

Source: FundRock, Fairtree (returns analysis net of fees as at 31 March 2024)
Inception date: March 2014

Table 1: Risk analysis table as at 31 March 2024

Source: FundRock, Fairtree (returns analysis net of fees as at 31 March 2024)
Inception date: March 2014


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