philip saunders

Philip Saunders

Director Investment Institute

In the company since


Years in the industry



Philip is director of the Ninety One Investment Institute . He is responsible for leading the development of the Investment Institute’s research role as a driver of Ninety One’s own broad investment thinking and as the key source of guidance, advice and partnership for clients.

He was previously, Co-Head of Multi-Asset Growth and co-portfolio manager for the Global Strategic Managed and Risk Managed strategies, with macro focussed research responsibilities.

He began his investment career in 1981 as an analyst at Guinness Mahon & Co Limited, assuming management responsibility for the company’s managed currency funds in 1984. In 1987, he became a founding director of Guinness Flight Global Asset Management, which was later acquired by Ninety One in 1998, and led its successful Global Fixed Income team. In 2000 he joined the Multi-Asset team, becoming Head in 2004.

Philip graduated from Cambridge University in 1980 with a Masters of Art degree in History.