World Axis Fund Range

Offshore investing made simple

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We look for the very best among the world’s leading fund managers to create a global, well-diversified portfolio for you designed to generate growth over the long term.

Diversifying your portfolio

Our World Axis Fund Range of unit trusts embraces diversity across geographies and asset classes. We find and invest with the best global fund managers in their fields of expertise.  We then pool these to create a well-diversified portfolio for you. This ensures that we reduce regional, industry and currency risks, while generating long-term returns.

Getting the numbers - and people - right

Not all fund managers are created equal. With thousands of fund managers to choose from, deciding on the right ones to manage your capital requires skill. The World Axis Fund Range was launched in 2005, which means we’ve spent over 13 years building a network of the best funds and fund managers for your portfolio. 

Backed by a global investment approach

Investec's global perspective means you benefit from an investment strategy that draws on the input of professionals in the UK, South Africa, Hong Kong and Guernsey. Through this process, they determine the overall amount of risk we take. This guides our asset allocation which we then combine with our fund manager selection.

The World Axis Fund Range is for you if:

You have R200,000 to invest online, or $100,000 direct

You want access to some of the world’s finest investment managers

You need a tax efficient, simple investment solution

Two of the world's best fund managers, Dave Iben and Sunil Thakor who are part of our World Axis Fund Range, discuss their approach to investing.

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Offshore Investments

Cautious Fund PDF 1.72 MB
Core Fund PDF 1.66 MB
Flexible Fund PDF 1.77 MB
Global Equity Fund PDF 1.75 MB

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Ryan Friedman, Head of Multi-Asset Investments, Investec Investment Management

We have an active approach to investment, with emphasis on the qualitative aspects of fund manager selection.

Perfect mix of investments

Investec World Axis portfolio is structured to suit you. It offers different options so you can find the one that meets your investment goals and matches your risk profile.


Our unit trust funds are designed to give you access to the best investment expertise in one fund, so you don’t have to trawl through the myriad of investment opportunities yourself.

A tax-efficient structure

The unit trust funds are housed within a tax-efficient offshore structure domiciled in Guernsey, which is both cost effective and simple to administer.

The Investec Global Investment Process

Leverage our international network

We have operations in 14 countries, giving you access to local and offshore markets. Our clients benefit from our multifaceted, in-depth, global investment processes which offer scale, reach, and continuous growth.

Local knowledge, global expertise

We ensure your investments benefit from the global perspective of our experts across international markets.


Ranked as the Best Private Bank and Wealth Manager in South Africa for 11 consecutive years by the Financial Times of London.

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Plan for your dream retirement. Place your investment in a retirement vehicle or pension fund designed with your future needs in mind.

Invest offshore

In an uncertain and often volatile world, global diversification should be mandatory for the modern investor.

Manage my investments for me

Turn your investment goals into reality with advice, insights and services backed by a truly global investment approach and expertise.

Property finance

A comprehensive range of integrated property funding solutions across all property sectors in South Africa and within selected geographies.

Foreign exchange

If you want to invest internationally, make payments overseas, receive money from offshore or you need some foreign currency to travel.

Private capital

We provide established entrepreneurs, business founders and high net worth individuals with private capital solutions, transaction ideas and access to Investec’s networks.

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    Although information has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Investec Wealth & Investment (“W&I”), a division of Investec Securities Proprietary Limited or its affiliates and/or subsidiaries (collectively “ISL”) does not warrant its completeness or accuracy.


    Opinions and estimates represent W&I's view at the time of going to print and are subject to change without notice. Collective investment schemes (“CISs”) are generally medium to long term investments and the manager gives no guarantee with respect to the capital or the return of the Fund. 


    Collective investment schemes trade at ruling prices and can engage in borrowing of up to 10% of fund net asset value to bridge insufficient liquidity and scrip lending. Performance shown is that of the fund and individual investor performance may differ as a result of initial fees, actual investment date, date of any subsequent reinvestment and any dividend withholding tax. 


    Past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance. World Axis funds invest in portfolios of foreign CISs. As these levy their own charges, it could result in a higher fee structure for these portfolios. The manager has a right to close the portfolio to new investors in order to manage it more efficiently in accordance with its mandate.


    Investments in general and foreign investments in particular involve numerous risks, the specified risks are not intended to be an exhaustive list of the risks of investing in the fund. No security, financial instrument or derivative is suitable for all investors. In some cases securities and other financial instruments may be difficult to value or sell. The price or value of such securities and instruments may rise or fall and in some cases investors may lose their entire principal investment.


    Returns and benefits are dependent on the performance of underlying assets and other variable market factors and are not guaranteed. Levels and basis for taxation may change. Exchange rate fluctuations may have an adverse effect on the value of certain investments.


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    In particular, these unit trusts or fund of funds are not available to investors who are US persons as defined per US tax legislation. Additional information on the fund, including information on the EAC can be obtained, free of charge, at Fund valuations take place weekly. Purchase and redemption instructions must be received by the Administrator prior to the weekly cut-off time as indicated in the ‘Quick Facts’ section of this document.


    Investec World Axis funds are established as protected cells of Investec World Axis PCC Limited, a company registered in Guernsey and approved under the Collective Investments Schemes Control Act 45 of 2002. The Manager, International Fund Management Limited, has appointed W&I as its authorised agent to manage the portfolios. The fund is administered by Praxis Fund Services Limited, Sarnia House, Le Truchot, St Peter Port, Guernsey, CY1 4NA, Custodian: ABN Amro (Guernsey) Limited (Registered number: 13263), PO Box 253, Martello Court, Admiral Park, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 3QJ,


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