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

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

 
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Radesh Maharaj
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Bongi Mkhize
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Shafeeq Abrahams
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Kobus Hanekom
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Musa Mabesa
Chairman
Vice-Chairman
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Jolly Mokorosi
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Leslie Ndawana
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Frans Phakgadi
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Nazley Sallie
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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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Bianca S Moyo
Communications 
Specialist
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Charmaine Koch
Education and Training Consultant
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Mmaletsatsi Mahlalela  
Financial and
Administration Assistant
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Jabu Mngxekeza
Education and Training Administrator
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Gloria Ntaba
Receptionist and Office Administration
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Suzan Padi
Suzan Padi 
 Marketing and Communication Junior Coordinator
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Elizabeth Ramalepe 
General Assistant
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Sheron Mokgoto
Education and Training Administrator
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Mpendulo T Ximba
Communications Trainee

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

 

We would like to thank the following Batseta Corporate Sponsors:

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More Details about our sponsors

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27Four Investment Managers

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.

 
 
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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

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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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.

 
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Mazi Asset Management

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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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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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 an independent, active global investment manager dedicated to delivering compelling outcomes for its clients, managing approximately R3 trillion in assets (as at 31.12.21).

 

Established in South Africa in 1991, as Investec Asset Management, the firm started offering domestic investments in an emerging market.  In 2020, almost three decades of organic growth later, the firm demerged from Investec Group and became Ninety One. Today the firm offers distinctive active strategies across equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives to institutions, advisors and individual investors around the world.


 

 
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Novare

Established in 2000, Novare is an investment solutions provider with operations across the African continent.  Our solutions range from Real Estate Funds, Impact Investing Funds, Multi Managed Funds and Implemented Investment Consulting across a range of asset classes.  We generate positive returns and create long term value for our clients while positively impacting the communities in which we invest and operate.
Novare is a proud Level 1 BBBEE contributor.

 
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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.

 
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RisCura

RisCura is a purpose-driven global investment firm that offers investors unique insights and guidance to help shape the future world we all want to live in whilst still achieving and exceeding financial goals for its clients. We have been awarded a Level 1 BEE Contributor certificate in line with the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) codes of good practice in South Africa.
RisCura is known for its leading focus on liability-driven investing, responsible investment practices, investment transparency, reliable valuations, independent risk assessments, world-class performance standards and excellent returns, which has brought about a major
systemic shift in the African investment landscape. Through constantly exploring new ways to invest with care and meet the needs of clients, RisCura finds unique investment opportunities for its clients.


Today RisCura advises clients with combined assets of more than $150bn. The company strives to steer global capital towards investments that benefit society and the planet in the long run. RisCura has won numerous industry awards. The firm has a big Africa-focus: with a footprint in South Africa, United Kingdom, China, Hong Kong, Botswana, Kenya, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria,
Zambia and Ireland. For more information about its investment services and approach, visit the RisCura website:
https://www.riscura.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

At Schroders, asset management is our business and our goals are completely aligned with those of our clients - the creation of long-term value.

 

We have responsibility for £773.4 billion¹ (€898.4 billion/US$939.2 billion) on behalf of institutional and retail investors, financial institutions and high net worth clients from around the world, invested in a broad range of asset classes across equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives.

 

Schroders has developed under stable ownership for over 200 years and long-term thinking governs our approach to investing, building client relationships and growing our business.

 

Schroders in South Africa

 

Schroders is highly committed to the South African market and currently offers a number of FSCA approved funds and a listed property company to South African investors. The South African branch of Schroder Investment Management Limited is based in Cape Town, with a secondary local office in Johannesburg.

 

Source: ¹Schroders, all data as at 30 June 2022.