Absa Alternative Asset Management is one of the largest non-traditional asset managers in South Africa. We design and manage bespoke solutions, using a range of investment instruments.
These include listed and over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, listed and unlisted credit investments as well as other traditional assets. Clients include Asset Consultants, Employee Benefit Consultants, Multi-managers and Retirement Funds.
Reasons to believe in Alternative Asset Management
Our Alternative Asset Management team's 18-year track record of providing consistent, inflation-beating returns and optimal client solutions includes alpha transport, protection overlay, specialist credit, absolute return, hedge fund, index tracking and alpha generating strategies.
Over the last few years assets under management have grown steadily to an excess of R75 billion making Absa Alternative Asset Management one of the largest non-traditional investment solution providers.
“Innovation is change that unlocks new value”. That is what we strive to accomplish in the Alternative Asset Management team.
We base our strategies on a deep understanding of the investment industry and our clients’ unique objectives, focusing on finding and defining the most appropriate investment strategy for them.
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“The series of absolute return portfolios managed by the team since 1999 have not only provided investors with explicit capital protection at various levels, but also achieved returns significantly in excess of inflation over this period.”
— André Visser | MD: Absa Alternative Asset Management
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Absa Alternative Asset Management recognises the importance of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues when it comes to investment strategies and long-term performance. As a subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited, we are a Level 2 BBBEE contributor.
Our goal is to meet your investment objectives with a high degree of certainty, in a cost-effective way, using a range of building blocks.
We understand that risk tolerance is an important consideration for you. Our products reflect this philosophy.