The overall objective of the Fund’s investments is to create value for members by generating competitive returns to provide members and beneficiaries with benefits as required by law.
This is accomplished through a carefully planned and executed long-term investment program that efficiently and effectively allocates and manages the assets of the Fund. This objective is accomplished through a carefully planned and executed long-term investment programme that efficiently and effectively allocates and manages the Fund’s assets, per the Fund’s Investments Policy.
The Fund is a long-term investor. This long-term investment horizon is because the liabilities, over the long term, are majorly influenced by a relatively young member profile.
The Fund collects members' contributions and invests them judiciously, and pays commensurate benefits to qualifying members. The money collected is maintained on individual member accounts, invested and earns an annual interest depending on the Fund’s return on investments.
On qualification, the member is paid the lump sum amount plus interest computed every year.
Investments Policy Framework
Investment decision making and execution is informed by the NSSF Act, the URBRA Investment Guidelines and the internal Investments Policy. The NSSF Act mandates the Board to determine the Fund’s investments, while the Investments Policy provides a guiding framework for investments of the assets within acceptable risk levels.
Assets Under Management
As of June 30, 2022, the Fund’s Assets Under Management (AUM) stood at Uganda Shillings 17.2 Trillion
Investments Asset Allocation
The Fund invests mainly in 3 asset classes: Fixed Income, Equities (listed and unlisted), and Real Estate.
The current asset class allocation is as follows;
Real Estate 7%
Fixed Income 78%
This portfolio mix is informed by 3 key factors – the long-term funding needs, the need for diversification and the reduction of market risk. The has committed to delicately balance the risk/return trade-off.
Asset Classes Composition
- Fixed Income
The Fixed Income asset class is composed of Treasury Bonds, Corporate Bonds and Corporate Loans.
The composition is dominated by medium to longer-dated instruments, consistent with the Fund’s strategy of matching assets and liability spans.
The Equities portfolio is composed of both listed and unlisted equities, with the majority exposure in listed equities by far. The listed equities in East Africa include the following;
|Centum||Safaricom (KShs)||Stanbic Bank||Tanzania Portland Cement|
|Umeme||KCB||Equity||Bank of Kigali|
Unlisted equities include;
Trade & Development Bank
Yield Fund (Uganda)