4Factor

Our 4Factor investment framework is founded on the belief that equity markets are inefficient, based on behavioural reasons.
Our 4Factor investment framework is founded on the belief that equity markets are inefficient, based on behavioural reasons.

We are bottom-up fundamental stock pickers.

We scrutinise companies against four alpha-generating factors, combining traditional investment criteria (Value and Strategy) with behavioural finance (Earnings and Technicals).

Our proprietary 4Factor screen objectively ranks the market, removing any biases. This focuses our fundamental research platform on the most compelling investment ideas for inclusion in the portfolio.

We look for high-quality, attractively valued companies with improving operating performance that are receiving increasing investor attention. Our aim is to avoid behavioural errors and to take advantage of market inefficiencies.

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Combining earnings revisions and reasonable valuations, has the potential to deliver dependable market-beating returns over the long term.
Chris Freund and Hannes van den Berg

Meet the team

Hannes Van Den Berg
Co-Head of SA Equity & Multi-Asset
Hannes is the co-head of SA Equity & Multi-Asset within the 4Factor team at Ninety One....
Ester Chan
Investment Specialist - Asset Allocation

Esther is an investment specialist in asset allocation within the 4Factor team in South Africa, focusing...

Unathi Loos
Portfolio Manager
Samantha Hartard
Portfolio Manager
Rehana Khan
Portfolio Manager
Rehana is a portfolio manager in the 4Factor team at Ninety One. She co-manages the General...