16 Mar 2020
16 March 2020 - Ninety One, formerly Investec Asset Management, is pleased to announce the completion of its demerger from Investec Group and the official launch of the Ninety One brand - the final step in its journey to becoming an independent global asset manager.
As part of the demerger, Ninety One’s shares today list on the London Stock Exchange and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, preserving the South African and UK-based roots of the company.
Hendrik du Toit, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ninety One, said: “Today our exciting journey as an independent company really begins. In a world of change, Ninety One delivers the simplicity and focus that are key success factors for our business. While we are evolving our ownership structure and changing our name, we are not changing who we are and what we deliver to our clients. I’d like to extend a big thank you to our employees, our shareholders – including Investec - and to our clients for their continued support, and I’m excited to begin forging our path as Ninety One.”
Ninety One is now a truly independent global asset management business with the strategic and financial flexibility to best serve clients and create value over the long term. Established in South Africa in 1991, founder-led Ninety One is built on a foundation of entrepreneurship, underpinned by its employee ownership structure.
Through the demerger, Ninety One’s unique culture is preserved, creating an ideal structure for attracting and retaining the best talent, and strengthening its offer to clients. The business offers its international client base a range of high-conviction, active strategies across a diverse range of asset classes.
Following the unveiling of its new brand and name in November 2019, Ninety One today formally adopts its new identity that both recognises the firm’s history and reflects the forward-looking, resilient and agile nature of the business.
Ninety One is an independent, active global asset manager dedicated to delivering compelling outcomes for its clients, managing more than £120.8 billion (US$ 142.4 billion) in assets (as at 30.09.19).
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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Neil Doyle, FTI Consulting +44 (0)20 3319 5584