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Africa Fund

Ticker: CAFRX
Inception Date: 11/07/2011

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Mutual Fund Overview: Invest in Africa

As the second largest continent in the world and home to over 1.2 billion people, Africa offers a variety of investment options. To strive to capture this unique investment opportunity, Commonwealth Funds developed the Africa Fund, a mutual fund designed to potentially benefit from the emerging African economies and growing consumerism.

This strategy allows the Fund to access companies involved in diverse industries, such as financial products, healthcare initiatives, transportation, tourism, power generation facilities, sanitation and clean water production, and industrial manufacturing. The Africa Fund provides investors the opportunity to invest in the continent of Africa, a region where limited dedicated funds are available.

The process to utilize this potential emergence by investing in companies within selected countries requires a dedicated research effort and analysis of:
• Various government inter-country alliances;
• Separate marketplaces where the financial instruments of the companies are traded;
• Legal framework and governance overseeing these endeavors; and
• Financial systems employed to provide information for the investing public.

After thorough consideration of these and other factors, it is our opinion there are significant opportunities available which we believe represent long term potential. It is our goal to have many of these opportunities available through the Africa Fund portfolio, so you can bring it home.

Investment Objective

The Fund’s investment objective is to provide long-term capital appreciation and current income. It invests primarily in equity and debt securities of Africa issuers.

Fund Performance

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Fund Investment Holdings

Holdings as of 03/30/22

Capitec Bank Holdings Ltd12.3%
Feder-Gt Obl-I 711.1%
South African Rand5.7%
Impala Platinum4.9%
Mtn Group Ltd - Adr4.2%
Shoprite Holdings - Adr3.8%
Anglo American Platinum3.5%
Gold Fields-Adr3.5%
Standard Bank Group - Adr3.3%
Discovery Ltd2.9%
Global X Msci Nigeria Etf2.7%
Naspers Ltd2.0%
Sasol Ltd-Sp Adr2.0%
Firstrand Ltd1.9%
Renergen Ltd1.9%
Anglogold As-Adr1.8%
Alviva Holdings Ltd1.8%
Bid Corp Ltd1.8%
Psg Group Ltd1.8%
Vodacom Group Ltd1.7%
Grindrod Ltd1.7%
Bidvest Group Ltd1.6%
Nedbank Group Ltd1.6%
Clientele Ltd1.6%
Sappi Ltd1.6%
Stor-Age Prperty Reit1.6%
Motus Holdings Ltd1.5%
Sibanye Stillwater Ltd1.4%
Endeavour Mining Plc1.3%
Coronation Fund Managers1.2%
Exxaro Resources Ltd1.2%
Mediclinic Int'L Plc1.1%
Mr Price Group Ltd1.1%
Astral Foods Ltd1.1%
Integrated Diagnostics Ho1.1%
Mmi Holdings Ltd1.1%
Alexander Forbes Hldg1.1%
Aspen Pharmacare Hldg Ltd1.0%
Multichoice Group Ltd1.0%
Murray & Roberts Holdings1.0%
Commercial Intl Egypt1.0%
Oceana Group Ltd0.9%
Barloworld Ltd0.9%
Crookes Brothers Ltd0.7%
Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon0.6%
Jumia Technologies Ag0.2%
Pound Sterling0.0%
Comair Limited0.0%

Portfolio holdings will change due to ongoing management of the Fund. Reference to specific securities or sectors should not be construed as recommendations by the Fund, the advisor, or the distributor.


Record date of December 19, 2019, the Ex-Dividend/Reinvestment and Payable Date of December 20, 2019. The NEV reinvestment rate is the return an investor expects to make after reinvesting the cash flows earned from a previous investment.

Ordinary Investment Income per share: $0.2197
NEV Reinvestment Rate: $8.20 per share


The minimum initial investment is $200 and there is no minimum for subsequent investments.


Learn about the principal risks of investing in the Africa Fund, which includes market, foreign security, and geographic risk.
The Advisor has agreed to waive certain annual expenses on a contractual and voluntary basis, however, the voluntary reimbursement for the Africa Fund’s expenses are subject to the Advisor’s discretion and may be discontinued at any time.