Investors looking for exposure to gold and other precious metals should consider investing in Investec's Global Gold fund, the Share Centre has said.
The fund, which was launched in 2006, aims to achieve long-term capital growth primarily through investing in equities issued by companies around the globe involved in gold mining.
However, despite its name, the Investec Global Gold fund does not invest solely in gold. The fund will invest at least two thirds of its total assets in companies that are involved with the mining of other precious metals and minerals such as platinum, silver and diamonds.
According to the Share Centre, the prospect of investing in gold funds is likely to appeal to investors who are concerned about the "risk of inflation" and "instability caused by fluctuating oil prices".
Jointly managed by Bradley George and Daniel Sacks, who "take a bottom-up approach to investing", the Share Centre says the managers look for a strong balance sheet with high returns on investment capital which means George and Sacks "are not as concerned with company performance in relation to the forecast economic landscape".
Commenting, Andy Parsons, advice team manager at the Share Centre said: "Gold has finally broken clear of the $700-$1000/oz range that has dominated the last two years. As a result, new parameters have been established and when harnessed with the increasing degree of investment demand, Sacks believes a peak nearer $1300/oz over the next six months is possible, with $1000/oz now becoming the long-term floor."
He added that the Investec Global Gold fund would be suitable for investors that want to have "some form of commodity exposure within their portfolio without having to invest directly within the commodity".
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