South Africa

Meeting the needs of South African offshore investors looking for a world-class partner

We’re one of the few offshore managers providing a fully staffed office in South Africa.

SEI Investments (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd

We’ve proudly provided comprehensive and innovative global investment solutions to South African retirement funds since 1996. As one of the first offshore investment managers to open an office in South Africa, we have a long history of commitment to the country.

Retirement fund offerings

We provide South African retirement funds with asset management solutions for the offshore elements of your investment portfolios. Designed around a retirement fund’s specific investment objectives, our solutions can help you:

330+ professionals in 7 countries supporting our fiduciary management solutions worldwide
  • Meet your goals
  • Fulfill your responsibilities to members

Through our manager of managers platform, we deliver some of the world’s leading investment managers in a wide variety of funds, covering many asset classes, including:

  • Global equities
  • Global fixed interest
  • Cash

Funds can either be purchased individually or with the help of our client investment strategist and/or your consultant; they can also be blended into a single solution to help meet your retirement funds' individual needs.

Working with us

Structuring offshore investment portfolios with us, can give you:

  • Local presence with a global reach. We're one of the few offshore managers to provide a fully staffed office in South Africa, drawing on investment expertise from more than 100 investment professionals around the world
  • An integrated offering. Modelling asset classes globally helps achieve optimal weighting to offshore investments
  • Innovative investment strategies, using the latest research and global investment techniques, help ensure that uncompensated risk is controlled and minimized
  • Competitive investment performance potential at lower risk through diversification and access to some of the best investment managers around the world in numerous asset classes – from equities to alternatives
  • Daily monitoring and oversight of all underlying managers
  • Consistent monitoring of asset managers and portfolios, in order to ensure compliance with mandate guidelines and rapid and efficient implementation of manager changes

As one of the first and largest global providers of outsourced investment management services, we deliver integrated retirement, healthcare, and non-profit solutions to more than 485 clients in 12 countries. Through implemented investments strategies, our solutions help clients:

  • Meet financial objectives 
  • Reduce business risk 
  • Fulfill due diligence requirements

Our Institutional Group began offering delegated investment management in 1992, and has been taking accountability for investment decisions for over 20 years. With $91 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2018, and as one of the largest Fiduciary Managers worldwide, we take discretion of investment decisions on behalf of our clients. Our expertise, scale and resources helps to allow your portfolio strategy to fully align with your organizations overall financial goals.

We employ 330+ professionals in 7 countries worldwide to support fiduciary management solutions. Institutional clients are supported by:

Together, we develop a strategy that integrates your organization’s goals with portfolio goals in a risk-managed framework.

  • Nearly 50 client portfolio managers/directors averaging 20+ years of experience and a 9-year average tenure at SEI
  • Accredited advisory team with industry insight and an average of 14 years of experience
  • Over 100 investment professionals performing research and due diligence, implementing client portfolio investment changes and allocations and executing additional investment processes

Together, we develop a strategy that integrates your organization’s goals with portfolio goals in a risk-managed framework.

Currently, we serve clients in 7 countries and manage or administer more than $882 billion in hedge, private equity, mutual fund and pooled or separately managed assets, which includes $331 billion in assets under management and $545 billion in client assets under administration.

B-BBEE Level 2 Contributor

We're one of the first global multi-manager to conclude a Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) transaction introducing black ownership into our South African operations. It reiterates our commitment to the local investment community, and to transforming the South African investment landscape based on the Amended Financial Sector Code (FSC) and other industry initiatives.

B-BBEE Status Certificate (PDF)

Announcement: SEI Provides Equity State in South African Business to South African Employees

Contact Us

3 Melrose Boulevard
1st Floor
Melrose Arch, 2196
Johannesburg
South Africa
+27 11 994 4200

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Legal Note

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The SEI Funds invest in foreign securities. Please note that such investments may be accompanied by additional risks such as: potential constraints on liquidity; macroeconomic, political, foreign exchange, tax and settlement risks; and limits on the availability of market information.

The value of shares in an SEI Fund may go down as well as up and past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance. SEI does not provide any guarantee either with respect to the capital or the return of an SEI Fund.

The SEI Funds are traded at ruling prices and can engage in borrowing and scrip lending. A schedule of fees and charges and maximum commissions is available upon request from SEI.

Collective investment Schemes (CIS) are generally medium to long term investments. The value of participatory interests or the investment may go down as well as up. Investors may not get back the original amount invested. If the investment is withdrawn in the early years, it may not return the full
amount invested.

SEI Investment (South Africa) (Pty) Limited FSP No. 13186 which is a financial services provider authorized and regulated by the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA). Registered office: 3 Melrose Boulevard, 1st Floor, Melrose Arch 2196, Johannesburg, South Africa.