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ABOUT US

Batseta is a non-profit organization, which is focused on the interests of principal officers, trustees and fund fiduciaries within the retirement industry and is managed by its own appointed Board of Directors.

About Batseta

About Batseta

Batseta is a non-profit organisation, which is focused on the interests of principal officers, trustees and fund fiduciaries within the retirement industry and is managed by its own appointed Board of Directors. 

We are a South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) Registered Professional Body for retirement fund principal officers and trustees. We are also an Assessment Quality Partner (AQP) or examining body for the principal officers and trustees occupational qualifications.

 

The name “Batseta” was coined by Jabu Mngxekeza, a long-standing employee of Batseta. Our logo and design and very essence comprises of three distinct, yet equally important parts. Firstly, the name. “Batseta” is a Sepedi word meaning advisory council. This is a core focus of ours, being ready to advise the members of this organisation in much the same way that trustees are there to support the members of their fund.

 

The Batseta corporate colour Blue is often associated with prosperity. As an organisation we would like our members to be successful and to prosper.  Lastly, there is the overall circular structure of the logo. Circles are representative of unity, wholeness and infinity. They are often seen as protective symbols and they suggest inclusivity and togetherness. The larger circle is not closed. This is because it represents interaction and open channels of communication. The smaller circles of the Batseta logo represent the board of trustees. The range of shades of the circles represents the diversity of those trustees. Diversity is important because the trustees represent members who are also very diverse. The smaller circles forming the larger circle also represent the fact that the council works together as one team.

Board of Directors

Board of Directors
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Bongi Mkhize
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Kobus Hanekom
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Musa Mabesa
Acting: Chairman
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Jolly Mokorosi
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Frans Phakgadi
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Kgomotso Ramokala
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Nazley Sallie
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Secretariat
David Seleke

Secretariat

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Anne-Marie D'Alton 
Chief Executive Officer
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Lucretia Mosing 
Financial and Administration Manager
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Nhlanhla Siboto 
Education and Training  Manager
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Oratile Matlapeng
Marketing and Communication Specialist 
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Jabu Mngxekeza
Education and Training Administrator
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Mmaletsatsi Mahlalela  
Financial and
Administration Assistant
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Luyanda Hadebe
Marketing Intern
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Sheron Mokgoto
Education and Training Co-ordinator
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Gloria Ntaba
Receptionist
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Elizabeth Ramalepe 
Office Assistant
Manifesto

Manifesto

Our Strategic Intent

Create an open and fair environment in which our members can practice with confidence and thrive within.

Our Manifesto

Hover over the logo for more information

Corporate Sponsors

Corporate Sponsors

We would like to thank the following Batseta Corporate Sponsors:

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27four

27Four Investment Managers

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27four is an independent financial services group focused on the provision of products and services to retirement funds, corporates, individuals and licensed entities within the financial sector. We design leading-edge solutions through leveraging the experience, strength and diversity of our team. This coupled with our distinctive investment approach that makes the best use of financial engineering ensures that we can unlock value by implementing new approaches and ideas to fulfil the unique demands of our clients. We are responsible corporate citizens and believe in shared value with an uncompromising commitment towards protecting the health of society and the environment through our responsible investment practices and maintaining a high standard of ethical leadership.

Most importantly, our clients always come first.

Allan Gray
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Allan Gray

Allan Gray is Africa’s largest privately-owned investment management company. The firm has focused on long-term investing since 1973. Allan Gray offers a range of products, such as: unit trusts, retirement products (including retirement annuities and preservation funds), living annuities, endowments and group savings solutions.
 
Allan Gray has over 1 300 employees spread across its Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban offices. The company also has offices in Namibia, Botswana and Guernsey.
 
Allan Gray Proprietary Limited is an authorised financial services provider.

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AlexForbes

At Alexforbes we pioneer insights to provide you with advice that connects your decisions of today to your 
impact tomorrow with investment, retirement, healthcare and administration solutions. Alexforbes is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). Its clients span both the private and public sector:

  • Corporate clients: employers, retirement, health, investment and other special purpose funds

  • Individual customers: members and beneficiaries of these funds, as well as the wider individual market.

Our geographic focus is South Africa (where we have been operating since 1935), sub-Saharan Africa 
and the Channel Islands.

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Baillie Gifford

Founded in 1908, Baillie Gifford is a global investment management firm that is based out of Edinburgh, Scotland. Wholly owned by 52 partners we serve a global client based across a range of investment mandates. 

We take an active approach to investment management, building high conviction portfolios from the bottom up using fundamental and proprietary research. Uniquely, we have no profit or growth targets and prefer to see ourselves as stewards of our client’s capital. This is reflected in the type of client partnerships we seek with our longest standing client being over 100 years old. 

As at 31/12/2021 we have assets under management of c$455bn and mange just under $1.8bn on behalf of a diverse range of South African clients. 
 

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Futuregrowth Asset Management

Futuregrowth is a fixed interest investment company that manages around R193 billion (US$12 billion). We manage a full range of fixed interest and developmental impact funds on behalf of our clients. We are committed to managing and investing our clients’ funds in a responsible manner to advance social, environmental and governance change.

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Lane Clark & Peakock (LCP)

LCP delivers independent and unbiased consultancy services. We help Sovereign Investors implement effective investment strategies focused on achieving their objectives while carefully managing risk.

Established in 1947, LCP is one of the largest independent, consulting partnerships in the world. Our specialist consultants provide clear, concise advice focused on your needs. WE have developed proprietary innovative technology to deliver real-time insight and control, to enhance decision-making.

Our investment practice is complimented by significant business engagement across pensions, insurance, energy, and business analytics. Our 170+ person strong investment team advises some of the largest and high-profile investors around the globe such as sovereign wealth funds, central banks, endowments and public and private pension funds. We also work with large institutions in Africa to advise them on their investments, some of which are used to fund developmental projects and infrastructure in Africa

As an independent consultancy, we are not associated with any asset manager, nor do we promote investment products, ensuring that our advice is free from any conflict of interest.

M&G Investments
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M&G Investments

M&G Investments (previously Prudential Investment Managers) is one of South Africa’s top 10 asset managers. Established in 1994, we are part of the global M&G plc group, one of Europe’s largest active asset managers. We pride ourselves on our long-term top-performing range of investment solutions, from higher-risk equity portfolios to offshore unit trusts managed by M&G Investments overseas.

We are proud to have achieved a certified Level 1 B-BBEE rating; 63% of our SA-resident shareholder base is black-owned and transformation remains a priority across our business. We take our responsibility as custodians of our clients’ hard-earned savings very seriously, and embed environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in our fundamental investment process. For more information, visit www.mandg.co.za.

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Mazi Asset Management

Mazi Asset Management (“Mazi”) is a South African based investment management business founded in 2006 by Malungelo Zilimbola. 
Our business mission is to be a leading global asset management business with African heritage.
Our investment team is deliberately diverse in terms of educational, career and demographical backgrounds. We believe that diverse perspectives are crucial in investment management. Our strength lies in our differences, not in our similarities.
Our Investment Approach
Mazi employs as disciplined fundamental valuation-based processes to select investment opportunities. As signatories to the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investing (UNPRI), sustainability and ESG are at the center of our investment process.   
Solutions
Fixed Interest
Multi Asset 
Equities 
Africa Equities 
Global Equities
Hedge Funds
Alternatives

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Momentum Investments

We are in the business of trusted partnerships with retirement funds, asset consultants and advisers in South Africa’s, and we are proud of these strong personal relationships.


Our investment approach means constructing a portfolio that is capable of meeting an investor’s needs. Our outcome-based investing philosophy places the investor's needs at the centre of the investment process, allowing us to align your investment with your financial goals. Our investment solutions include multi- and single-asset-class solutions, as well as specialist portfolios, offering you a broad range of investment strategies with access to various asset classes.


Momentum Investments was created in December 2010 as a result of Momentum Metropolitan Holdings Limited’s client-centricity strategy, through the consolidation of various investment capabilities. The underlying investment businesses of Momentum Investments include Momentum Asset Management, Momentum Outcome-based Solutions, Momentum Investment Consulting, Momentum Alternative Investments, ERIS Property Group, Momentum SP Reid (now known as Momentum Securities) and Momentum Global Investment Management. 


The support and resources of a large group gives you peace of mind. Momentum Metropolitan Holdings is our shareholder, affording us the stability and strength of a listed company. The security of the Momentum Metropolitan Life Limited balance sheet offers protection that few others can. 


We understand that your investment isn’t just another investment. It’s unique to you. Through meaningful partnerships, we believe in delivering personal investment goals together. With us, investing is personal.

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Ninety One

Ninety One is a global asset manager with emerging markets roots and a commitment to developing specialist investment teams. We bring a different perspective to active and sustainable investing.

 

Established in South Africa in 1991, as Investec Asset Management, the firm began as a small start-up offering domestic investments in an emerging market. In 2020, as a global firm proud of our emerging market roots, we demerged to become Ninety One.

We are committed to developing specialist investment teams organically. Our heritage and approach let us bring a different perspective to active and sustainable investing across equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives to our clients - institutions, advisors and individual investors around the world.

OMAI
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Old Mutual Alternative Investments

Old Mutual Alternative Investments (OMAI) is one of Africa’s leading private alternative investment managers. We have over *ZAR 76 B (USD 4.8 B) in assets under management in Infrastructure, Private Equity, Impact Investing and Hybrid Equity.

 

Established in South Africa in 2000, OMAI is one of the first alternative investment managers, inheriting a rich history in the investing space as a member of the Old Mutual Group, with more than 175 years of investing experiences in Africa. We aim to deliver consistent, competitive returns to investors, and create a positive, long-term impact in the communities and environment we live and invest in.

 

Our investments build the houses, schools and thriving businesses that Africa needs, as well as provide essential infrastructure such as sustainable power generation, roads, railways, airports and telecommunications.

 

*Attributed to Old Mutual Alternative Investments as of 31 December 2021.

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Old Mutual Corporate

Old Mutual Corporate is a dominant player in the traditional employee benefits industry with an asset based revenue and profit model. We offer a range of world class solutions to employees of our clients, who range from small businesses to large corporates in both the private and public sector.  These solutions include retirement investment portfolios, risk cover solutions, professional consulting services as well as member education, support and financial advice.

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Old Mutual Investment Group

Old Mutual Investment Group is a leading African investment manager with a long history of helping people and institutions achieve their investment goals. We offer a comprehensive range of local and international investments. Our focus is on delivering sustainable long term returns for our clients, while being responsible stewards of the assets we manage. We believe that to deliver investment excellence, we need to incorporate independent thinking into managing our client portfolios. We achieve this through our teams’ autonomous investment processes, with each one focused on a specialist area of expertise. These teams integrate sustainability considerations across all their investment and ownership decision making processes, as investing for a future that matters permeates everything we do.

Robeco
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Robeco

Robeco is an international asset manager offering an extensive range of active investments, from equities to bonds. Research lies at the heart of everything we do, with a ‘pioneering but cautious’ approach that has been in our DNA since our foundation in Rotterdam, the Netehrlands, in 1929. We are a global leader in sustainable investing since 1995, its integration of sustainable as well as fundamental and quantitative research enables the company to offer institutional and private investors an extensive selection of active investment strategies, for a broad range of asset classes. As at end of September 2022, Robeco had EUR 173 billion in assets under management, of which EUR 164 billion is committed to ESG integration and 69,3 billion is managed based on Quant models. More information, visit our website at robeco.com

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Sanlam Investments

With over *R540 billion in assets under management across both our retail and institutional businesses, Sanlam Investments is one of South Africa’s largest asset management companies.  We leverage areas of competitive advantage to develop and grow high-quality investment solutions that are differentiated but relevant within a changing asset management landscape.  In doing so, we remain responsive to our clients’ changing needs.

As the South African asset management arm of the Sanlam Group, we leverage the depth and breadth of our expertise across active management, index tracking, alternative investments, responsible investing, multi-management and international investments to create more optimal portfolios for our clients. At the heart of our purpose is our journey towards long-term sustainability for South African investors and future generation, our economy, our planet and our business.

*Assets under management as at January 2021. 
 

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Schroders

Schroders plc

Schroders is a global investment management firm with £750.6 billion (€866.2 billion; $956.9 billion) assets under management, as at 31 December 2023. Schroders continues to deliver strong financial results in ever challenging market conditions, with a market capitalisation of circa £7 billion and over 6,100 employees across 38 locations. Established in 1804, the founding family remains a core shareholder, holding approximately 44% of Schroders’ shares.

 

Schroders in South Africa

Schroders has had an office in South Africa since 2015 and we focus entirely on providing offshore investment solutions to local intermediaries and institutions. Schroders has 22 FSCA-approved offshore funds available to South African investors, which are available on a number of offshore platforms. Our relationship with Sanlam Collective Investments also gives investors access to our strategies through a number of onshore ZAR feeder funds and our Schroder European Real Estate Investment Trust is listed on the JSE.

Sarasin & Partners
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Sarasin & Partners

We are a London-based asset management group, managing assets on behalf of our clients – charities, institutions, intermediaries, pension funds and private clients, based both in the UK and around the world. Our company is known as a market leader in thematic investment, and as a specialist in long-term income and dividend management across multiasset and equity mandates. We are able to offer our clients both active management and systematic approaches to investment. Our diverse, experienced investment team stretches from global analysts to economists and risk experts, all sharing knowledge and ideas on a daily basis. This team-based approach, combined with our responsible principles, ensures dynamic investments with high conviction at their core.

Steyn Capital
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Stanlib

STANLIB, a leading investment manager in South Africa, is a trusted partner for institutions, advisers, and individual investors seeking to grow their portfolios. Established in 2002, it manages over R650 billion in client assets and is the country’s largest fixed income and listed property manager.

Its focused teams of investment professionals, with a collective experience of over 1 000 years, manage strategies across fixed income, equities, multi-asset, alternatives, and listed property. They maintain their performance track record by following the most progressive investment strategies, supported by proactive insight and strategic partnerships. In 2021, STANLIB established a strategic partnership with J.P. Morgan Asset Management, combining their global expertise with STANLIB’s local capabilities to provide investors with exclusive access to offshore diversification opportunities.
 

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