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RMI Investment Managers (RMI IM) recently launched an affiliate investment manager model - the first of its kind in South Africa.

RMI IM’s new affiliate model enables the company to access a differentiated part of the investment management industry by investing in and partnering with independent investment managers, as well as specialist investment teams.

"Our model is unique as no one else is looking to back South African asset managers the way we are. We are part of a long-running and reputable group known for backing entrepreneurs in financial services and we are unconflicted with any other group businesses. We believe we have a purist model where we can use our deep capital pools with RMI's big balance sheet, our strong brand name and our expertise as a strategic investor to really help asset management businesses grow."...

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Coreshares is a passive investment firm offering index-tracking and smart beta through exchange-traded funds (ETFs), segregated accounts and soon-to-be-launched unit trusts. The company holds R1.5bn in assets under management, which is expected to grow rapidly as passive and smart beta become more mainstream in SA. Gareth Stobie is the chief executive officer of Coreshares – ex-head of Grindrod Capital Markets including its ETF business.

www.coreshares.co.za

Coreshares is a passive investment firm offering index-tracking and smart beta through exchange-traded funds (ETFs), segregated accounts and soon-to-be-launched unit trusts. The company holds R1.5bn in assets under management, which is expected to grow rapidly as passive and smart beta become more mainstream in SA. Gareth Stobie is the chief executive officer of Coreshares – ex-head of Grindrod Capital Markets including its ETF business.

www.coreshares.co.za

Granate Asset Management is a boutique investment manager that specialises in generating stable and growing income solutions for investors whilst preserving capital.

www.granate.co.za

Adrian Clayton is the chief executive officer of Northstar – ex-CEO of PSG Asset Management. The firm has a solid long-standing track record (15 years) in the multi-asset class and fixed income space and, more recently, in the offshore markets. It has more than R4.8bn in assets under management. Northstar has a mature and well-honed investment process with strong research capabilities and a quality bias to its investment style.

www.northstar.co.za

Perpetua was started in 2012 by Delphine and Logan Govender, after Delphine left Allan Gray. She left after 11 years, where she was a portfolio manager and board member. In that short time, Perpetua has accumulated more than R5bn in assets under management split between domestic equity and domestic multi-asset class mandates. Perpetua has a strong belief of authentic value and active investment management.

www.perpetua.co.za

Adrian Clayton is the chief executive officer of Northstar – ex-CEO of PSG Asset Management. The firm has a solid long-standing track record (15 years) in the multi-asset class and fixed income space and, more recently, in the offshore markets. It has more than R4.8bn in assets under management. Northstar has a mature and well-honed investment process with strong research capabilities and a quality bias to its investment style.

www.northstar.co.za

Perpetua was started in 2012 by Delphine and Logan Govender, after Delphine left Allan Gray. She left after 11 years, where she was a portfolio manager and board member. In that short time, Perpetua has accumulated more than R5bn in assets under management split between domestic equity and domestic multi-asset class mandates. Perpetua has a strong belief of authentic value and active investment management.

www.perpetua.co.za

Polar Star Management was started in 2008 as a focused relative commodity arbitrage hedge fund manager. The team has extensive and diverse experience in processing, trading and financing underlying commodities and combining market fundamentals and quantitative analysis to trade hedged strategies with clear market entry levels and quantifiable risk.

http://www.polarstarfunds.com/

Sentio was founded in 2007 by Mohamed Mayet and Rayhaan Joosub. Sentio is run as a small, owner-managed boutique, focused on the specialist investment management market with a tailored offering based on the requirements of key clients.

Sentio is at its core a bottom-up fundamental investor, with a focussed, value-driven fundamental investment philosophy, underpinned by a strong fundamental proprietary research edge. The business manages around R8bn in assets under management across long-only, absolute return and hedge fund capabilities.

www.sentio-capital.com

Tantalum was started in 2005 after Rob Oellermann, Melanie Stockigt and Mike Lawrenson left Coronation. It was started as a multi-strategy hedge fund and broadened into long-only mandates three years ago. Tantalum has R4.8bn split across long-only balanced, fixed income and hedge fund mandates with a strong absolute return characteristic to its portfolios, leveraging off its hedge fund skills.

www.tantalum.co.za

Truffle is a boutique investment management company with a focussed product range offering equity long-only, flexible mandate and hedge fund products as well as tailor made structured investment solutions to selective clients.

www.truffle.co.za