OUR APPROACH
We recognise that our success depends on helping investors achieve their investment goals. As the leading solutions’ provider in the Group our approach is to simplify an increasingly complex investment universe and simultaneously provide investors with the convenience of a single investment decision. Along with our unlimited investment scope, global intelligence network and our total impartiality, we ensure that our solutions can always take advantage of the right opportunities no matter where and when they arise.

How we think about investments

Our objective is to deliver superior net investment returns more consistently than through a single asset manager or mandate. We do this by drawing on various sources of return, while diversifying across multiple sources of risk.

Our People

We maintain a collaborative culture, so when you work with us, you have access to our collective expertise and well-informed management team. Strong alignment exists between the various business units, and together with our global network of experts, serves as the foundation of the overall business

De Wet van der Spuy

Managing Director
BCom (Hons), FIA, FASSA

Joao Frasco

CIO
BSc, MBA, CFA, FASSA, FIA, CIPM

Mabalemi Maleka

Head of Product Proposition
BSc (Act Sci), MM (Finance and Investment)

Malcolm Holmes

Head of Portfolio Management
BCom(Hons), CFA

Jennifer Henry

Head of Strategic Investments & Manager Research
BCom(Hons), CFA, FRM

Albert Louw

Business Development
BCom (Hons), CFP®

Nuncy Green

Divisional Executive –Human Capital
BCom

Tyron Harrison

COO
BCom, CA(SA)

Our Solutions

Our multi-managed solutions are well diversified across domestic and global asset classes with clearly defined investment objectives. Click here for a comprehensive view of our funds and solutions.

Over time, our investment philosophy has evolved considerably over multiple dimensions, while staying on track in its core direction – which is a reliance on great work to get to the best possible answers. We recognise the noise in capital markets can only be adequately addressed by ensuring that the probabilities of success can be influenced incrementally by nudging the odds ever so slightly in our favour.

 

There are many opportunities to do this throughout the process and leaving an opportunity unexplored may result in the undoing of a lot of the excellent work. We therefore do not focus on only doing one or two things really well and leave the rest to chance. Rather, we focus on doing everything we can really well, sometimes focusing on the basics to begin, and increasing the complexity and sophistication as we progress.

 

This ensures that the process is continually improving. Our motto is to leave everything we touch better than when we found it. We do this by sharing a commitment to diversification, accountability, knowledge gaining and sharing, curiosity, openness and transparency.

 

  • We begin with a dedicated and uncompromising commitment to exploiting the highest quality data, systems, processes and people, since these are the controllable factors in an otherwise uncertain investment environment
  • We recognise that asset managers with skill may exist within certain markets or specific market segments/asset classes. They have the ability to deliver returns in excess of their benchmarks or passive alternatives
  • We identify these managers through a rigorous and integrated approach of quantitative and qualitative manager research
  • Using advanced modeling and statistical techniques, we combine these managers with passive alternatives where appropriate, to produce superior net investment returns, with a greater consistency than single mandates, through the diversification of idiosyncratic manager risks
  • Strategic (long-term) and tactical (short-term) asset allocation ensures that portfolios are appropriately designed and maintained to maximise the probability of meeting investment objectives
  • Our systematic and on-going portfolio management process includes inputs from manager and market research, asset allocation and portfolio construction. This value add ensures portfolios are efficiently managed and positioned
  • Portfolio risk is managed at each and every step of the process to ensure that portfolios are designed, constructed and maintained so as to maximise the chances of achieving the investment objectives within any specified constraints
  • Track record: Founded in 1999, STANLIB Multi-Manager is the  centre of excellence for multi-managed solutions within the Group, with an excess of 20 years of multi-asset know-how
  • Experience: We bring together experienced professionals that put our investors at the centre of our business.
  • Size: We are one of the largest multi-manager solution providers in SA with over R170 billion of assets under stewardship.
  • Complete solution: We have a unique value proposition in that we can blend our abilities across different asset classes and strategies (including passive and alternative investments) but also provide additional diversification by including external managers to provide tailored investment outcomes for investors.

Our Partners

Our value proposition provides a mix of two worlds. i.e. STANLIB Multi-Manager’s strong expertise in combination with BNP Paribas Investment Partners - a reputable offshore partner who brings a wealth of knowledge in international markets and manager selection.