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​​​​​​Investing in Africa

Benefit from our experience and skills as a successful long-term institutional investor in Africa.

Sanlam Africa investments provides a gateway for investors to capitalise on exciting African growth opportunities with the security of a stable institutional investor that has nearly 100 years’ experience on the continent. With a presence in 13 African countries, we are able to successfully source and manage institutional investments across a range of asset classes.

Diversify your portfolio with Sanlam Africa Investments

Irrespective of your specific needs, you should be capitalising on the attractive returns and diversification benefits of investing in Africa.
We give you access to a range of portfolios across the capital, liquidity and risk spectrum.

Equities

Our network and local knowledge enables us to capitalise on finding quality, listed businesses that are undervalued but offer above-average growth potential through the cycle.

Credit

On a continent starved of access to credit, this capability seeks to capitalise on the attractive US dollar yields offered by quality borrowers.

Property

Access an attractive US dollar-based income and long-term capital growth through exposure to core African real estate assets. This capability capitalises on the increasing demand for commercial and retail property across the continent.

Africa Capabilities

How to access our Sanlam African Investments capability

Click on the links below to get the latest fund information and find out how to access Africa’s growth.

Suitable for investors who

Want to take advantage of the mismatch between the high demand and lack of supply of credit on the continent

Want to their investment to facilitate economic growth and support the development of essential infrastructure across Africa

Minimum investment

US$2.5m

Minimum investment period

1 to 2 years

What the fund aims to achieve and how

Offer investors exposure to a diversified pool of quality credit risk assets by investing in credit and debt capital markets instruments in selected African countries

Fund fact sheet
Suitable for investors who

Want access to African listed markets through an actively-managed benchmark-cognisant portfolio of larger capitalisation and more liquid value stocks.

Minimum investment

US$100 000

Minimum investment period

5 years

What the fund aims to achieve and how

Achieve long-term capital growth by investing directly or indirectly in listed African equities that offer above-average growth potential

Fund fact sheet
Suitable for investors who

Want access to African listed equity markets through an actively managed, concentrated portfolio of value stocks.

Minimum investment

US$1 million

Minimum investment period

5 years

What the fund aims to achieve and how

Achieve long-term capital growth by investing directly or indirectly in African equities that offer above-average growth potential.

Suitable for investors who

Want access to an attractive US dollar based income yield and longer-term capital growth from exposure to real estate in select Sub-Saharan African countries.

Minimum investment

Listed equity on the Mauritian Stock Exchange

Minimum investment period

None

What the fund aims to achieve and how

Focuses on maximising distributions to shareholders through investing in commercial real estate with a focus on A-grade retail, office and industrial properties in Sub-Saharan Africa, whilst striving to enhance the value of its portfolio through active property management.

Contact Us

Contact us to find out how we can leverage our long-term presence, investment expertise and partnerships across Africa for your benefit.

Email:
Tel:
Address:

Africa@Sanlaminvestments.com
+27 (0)21 950 2500
 Sanlam Investments
 55 Willie van Schoor Avenue
 Bellville
 South Africa
 7530

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