Sanlam Multi Manager International (SMMI)
"Thought leaders in managing the world’s best investment managers"
Sanlam Multi Manager International is an investment management business offering actively multi-managed solutions. Our objective is to be thought leaders in everything we do. That means translating client needs correctly into mandates; applying in-depth thinking and well managed processes to managing risk, allocating your assets, and - as you’d expect - selecting and blending the best investment managers worldwide. We believe that significant and sustainable alpha generation is possible if we do all of these things all of the time.
The need for professional multi-management
Multi-management is founded upon the belief that no single manager can be the best performer in all asset classes at every stage of the market cycle. It takes an exceptionally skilled professional to understand the function of specialist managers and how they engineer their portfolios, and then apply this knowledge to selecting the best managers. This manager of managers is able to gauge how the investment philosophy and process of a prospective manager will work in changing market conditions. This information is then used to help determine their natural habitat within the asset class universe. It is an area of business few even know about, let alone venture into. SMMI’s experience within this complex field of investment management is widely recognised.
What drives us?
Driven by our objective of thought leadership in everything we do for our clients, SMMI offers optimum market views based on the disparate standpoints of the best-of-breed investment managers worldwide. When constructing portfolios or blends, there are no predetermined absolutes. Our innovative solutions challenge traditional product thinking, avoiding herd mentality. This stems from the humbling reality that we don’t have all the answers all the time. True to our company objective of thought leadership, we constantly challenge our own views and opinions. We are always looking to improve our offering, placing strategic value on what our clients tell us.