Investing in Africa

Unlocking opportunities throughout Africa

We are one of the largest African private investment managers with a full complement of both listed and unlisted capabilities, and operations in South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Namibia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Kenya and Botswana. 

As we are a pan-African investor, our customers can benefit from the outstanding investment potential of Africa’s stock exchanges, via both actively managed and index-tracker funds.

We are proud to manage the longest running Unit Trust (Retail Investment product) in South Africa with a 50 year track record of consistently delivering market beating returns. Furthermore, our asset allocation capability is unmatched, being recognised as the best asset allocators in SA*. To assist with more bespoke investment portfolios we can provide customised investment solutions to address specific client needs and objectives as well as liability driven investment solutions to match future pension and other liabilities.

Within our alternative investments business, we manage South Africa’s largest private, economic and social infrastructure funds. Our unmatched capabilities in non-traditional asset classes include investments in private equity, low-income housing, schools, infrastructure, agriculture, development equity and property.

These assets have low correlations to other asset classes, offering investors an attractive alternative source of equity and debt returns over the long term, and providing measurable socio-economic impacts that support growth across the continent.
*Source: BNP Paribas/Cadiz Securities Survey


Old Mutual Equities

We are a specialist equity team within Old Mutual Investment Group and offer sector-specific and general equity funds, predominantly within the South African market. We also offer African equity funds to institutional investors seeking exposure to the exciting potential of the stock exchanges across the broader African continent.

Our capabilities in Africa

The Old Mutual Pan African Fund is an actively managed equity fund. The fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth by investing in companies that directly benefit from economic growth opportunities on the African continent (including South Africa).

The Old Mutual African Frontiers Fund is an actively managed equity fund that provides exposure to a selection of fast-growing economies in Africa (excluding South Africa).

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Customised Solutions

In Customised Solutions, we focus on partnering with clients and leveraging off our extensive skills and experience to create value-adding solutions that meet clients’ needs.

Our capabilities in Africa

Our indexation capability stretches into Africa and includes the likes of the MSCI Africa Ex-South Africa Index Fund.

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Old Mutual Alternative Investments

We are one of the largest alternative investment managers in Africa, with assets under management of about US$4bn as at 30 June 2016. We manage investments in private equity, infrastructure and a range of development impact funds.

Investment capabilities

Private Equity: We offer investors access to South African-based, African and international private equity portfolios. 

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Infrastructure: We are one of the largest and most established investors in infrastructure equity on the African continent. 

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Development Impact Funds: We manage a range of development impact funds that aim to provide investors with commercial returns, while delivering positive social and developmental impacts at scale

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Our capabilities in agriculture

We aim to facilitate the creation of world-class agricultural farms in Africa to meet the growing global demand for food and provide greater food security within Africa. The funds are mandated both to provide market-related returns to investors and to make tangible social and developmental impacts. 

  • Futuregrowth Agri-Fund (South Africa)
  • Old Mutual African Agricultural Fund (Mauritius)
  • Old Mutual African Agricultural Fund (Luxembourg)

UFF African Agri Investments (UFF) is the dedicated adviser for our agricultural funds and is mandated to deliver financial returns, while upholding positive environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns. 


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