STANLIB Multi-Manager’s Diversified Alternatives capability provides qualifying investors with a simplified, single-entry access point into alternative assets.

We offer a comprehensive range of alternative investments which are widely diversified across various private market assets, both local and global. Our focus is on producing returns which are sustainable, complementary and reliable. 

The requirements for a qualifying investor in a Qualified Investor Hedge Fund (QIHF) as defined by the FSB Board Notice 52 of 2015, is: any person who invests a minimum investment amount of R1 million per hedge fund and who-


  1. Has demonstrable knowledge and experience in financial and business matters which would enable the investor to assess the merits and risks of a hedge fund; or

  2. Has appointed a Financial Services Provider (FSP) who has demonstrable knowledge and experience to advise the investor regarding the merits and risks of a hedge fund investment.


The requirements for qualifying investors in an Irish Collective Asset-management Vehicle (ICAV) and other Qualifying Investor Alternative Investment Fund (QIAIF) are prescribed by the Central Bank of Ireland:


  1. An investor who is a professional client

  2. An investor who receives an appraisal from an EU credit institution, a MiFID firm or a UCITS management company that the investor has the appropriate expertise, experience and knowledge to adequately understand the investment in the QIAIF

  3. An investor who certifies that she/she/it is an informed investor by providing confirmation (in writing)


Investors in a QIAIF must certify in writing to the QIAIF that they meet the above minimum criteria and that they are aware of the risk involved in the proposed investment and of the fact that inherent in such investments is the potential to lose all of the sum invested.

Retail Investors

We understand that investing can be a risky business. So we have devised a hedge fund solution to lower your portfolio’s exposure to risk, independent of market cycles.

A hedge fund is an alternative investment that uses different strategies to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns. The benefit of a hedge fund investment is that it behaves differently from traditional investments. For example, hedge funds may deliver positive returns when markets are down. Hedge fund managers can achieve this because they use a wider ‘tool set’ (e.g. leverage, short-selling). This means the realised return of a hedge fund is more dependent on the skill of the hedge fund manager than the general direction of the market.

Multi-Strategy Retail Hedge Fund

It is suited to all (retail and qualified) investors aiming for consistent absolute returns with low volatility, seeking to diversify across managers and hedge fund strategies, and with an investment horizon longer than a year.

Qualified Investor

Our Alternatives fund range offers qualifying investors a simpler way to tap into the benefits of alternative assets by overcoming hurdles such as complexity, large minimum investment sizes and lengthy lock-up periods.

The below range is only available to Qualified Investors:
Alternatives Qualified Fund of Hedge Funds

This proposition is suited to qualified investors looking for a single-entry global proposition for alternatives, and typically with an investment horizon longer than five years. The fund may not be available for distribution in certain jurisdictions.

(SA) Private Assets Qualified Hedge Fund

This proposition is suited to qualified investors looking for South Africa specific alternatives, and typically with an investment horizon longer than five years. The fund may not be available for distribution in certain jurisdictions.

(SA) Multi-Strategy Retail Hedge Fund

This proposition is suited to both retail and qualified investors looking for a diversified exposure to hedge fund strategies in South Africa, and typically with an investment horizon longer than two years. The fund may not be available for distribution in certain jurisdictions.

These funds are not available to South African investors

Global (ex Africa) Alternatives Fund (ICAV)

This proposition is suited to qualified investors looking for diversified alternatives exposure outside Africa, and typically with an investment horizon longer than five years. The fund may not be available for distribution in certain jurisdictions.

Africa Private Assets Fund (ICAV)

This proposition is suited to qualified investors looking for private assets exposure within Africa but predominantly outside South Africa, and typically with an investment horizon longer than five years.The fund may not be available for distribution in certain jurisdictions.