Sanlam acquires a majority stake in PineBridge Investments East Africa

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Sanlam Investments East Africa (SIEAL) formerly PineBridge Investments East Africa Limited Kenya (PIEAL) CEO, Jonathan Stichbury (left), consults with Chief Executive Officer of Sanlam Emerging Markets Junior Ngulube (right) during a press briefing to unveil Sanlam Investment East Africa Kenya (SIEAL) at Sarova Stanley Nairobi Kenya.

East African investment manager rebranded to Sanlam Investments East Africa Limited (SIEAL)

 Sanlam Group, a leading diversified Pan-African financial services has a acquired a majority stake in PineBridge Investments East Africa Limited in Kenya (PIEAL), following the fulfilment of all regulatory conditions.

SIEAL is a leading asset management company in East Africa with operations in Kenya and Uganda, where it is licensed by the Capital Markets Authority and the Retirement Benefits Authority in Kenya and the Ugandan Capital Markets Authority and the Uganda Retirement Benefits Regulatory Authority.

This has seen PIEAL rebrand to Sanlam Investments East Africa Limited (SIEAL).

Speaking during the event, Mr. Junior Ngulube, CEO of Sanlam Emerging Markets said the conclusion of the acquisition paves the way for the Group to integrate its asset management businesses and build a regional asset manager of scale under the Sanlam brand and increase its presence and capability in East Africa.

“The integration of Sanlam Investments East Africa into the rest of the Sanlam Group and its subsequent rebrand will strengthen our profile and cement our position in institutional, affluent and retail investment management across East Africa,” he added.

Ngulube further observed that the acquisition brings together the combination of strengths and expertise for Sanlam to develop investment products best suited to the region.

Commenting on the conclusion of the transaction and the rebranding, Sanlam Investments East Africa CEO, Mr Jonathan Stichbury, said: “We look forward to a seamless immersion of the Sanlam brand into our business and we hope our clients will enjoy the benefits of us being part of a well-established brand across the continent and in other key markets in Europe, India and Malaysia.”

The Sanlam Group is one of Africa’s largest financial services providers, with a market capitalisation in excess of USD 10 billion (as at 20 June 2017) and operations in 34 African countries. Its investment management businesses currently have approximately USD 60 billion in assets under management.

The Group offers a comprehensive range of local and offshore investment products to end-investors, financial planners and institutions. Its investment options include passively and actively managed unit trusts, hedge funds as well as segregated and pooled retirement funds.