STANLIB announced winner of the Corporate Finance International 2016 Best Africa Investment Management Team award

London, Thursday, 03 November 2016 announces STANLIB as winner of the

Best Africa Investment Management Team 2016 Award

The judges have conferred on STANLIB its Best Africa Investment Management Team 2016 Award.

Over half a million retail and institutional investors have entrusted Pan-African asset manager STANLIB with more than $39bn in capital. With on the ground operations in ten African countries and access to over twenty countries through its relationship with Africa’s largest bank, STANLIB has become an investment powerhouse and a partner to investors of all sizes aiming to protect and grow their savings.

STANLIB offers an exceptionally broad array of investment products in response to the diverse needs of its customers. That diversity is also reflected in the company’s multi-specialist investment professionals share their expertise and knowledge of local conditions with each other to achieve optimum performance in any given market.

STANLIB offers a broad range of investment capabilities, including active asset management, passive asset management, single manager and multi-manager offerings across traditional and alternative asset classes

STANLIB was formed fourteen years ago when banking group Standard Bank and long term insurer Liberty Life merged their asset and wealth management divisions. Liberty is one of South Africa’s leading financial services providers while Standard Bank is the largest banking group in Africa. In addition to its own in-house expertise, STANLIB leverages off its relationship with these two large operations.

STANLIB manages the assets of state-owned and parastatal entities, local governments, pension funds, insurers and healthcare providers, amongst others. It also provides retail customers with a variety of customised solutions.

The judging panel commends STANLIB on its consistently stellar performance and declares the company winner of the 2016 Best Africa Investment Management Team Award.


Pan-African asset management firm STANLIB has been part of Africa’s emergence as a continent of opportunity. Its investment experts work across Africa, seeking out the best opportunities to best meet customer needs.

STANLIB’s deep understanding of the complexity and nuances of operating in Africa has positioned it as the asset manager of choice for flows destined for Africa.

A Pan-African multi-specialist investment company, STANLIB manages funds of $39,5 billion for over 500,000 retail and institutional customers through its diverse investment capabilities, including active and passive portfolios, multi-manager, alternatives, and property.

The company has on-the-ground operations in ten African countries – Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, and South Africa. STANLIB is owned by Liberty Holdings Limited and a subsidiary of the Standard Bank Group, the largest banking group in Africa.

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STANLIB has been commended by the judges panel commended  for consistent stellar performance.

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