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Investments Academy

Are you passionate about the markets?     Do you enjoy dealing with risk?    Are you entrepreneurial?

This is a unique opportunity from Sanlam Investments for exceptional individuals to develop and hone their skills.

We have a range of businesses with different offerings, which present various opportunities that may be of interest to you. Successfully make it past our rigorous selection process, and our Investments Academy could be your best chance of becoming an entrepreneur, or launching your investments career.

The programme is geared to cultivate, develop and grow superior investment professionals with excellent track records.

Launched in 2014 as the Alternatives Investments Academy (ai academy); In 2015 the Investments Core expanded their graduate recruitment strategy to include all of their businesses. The objectives remain the same: to develop, nurture and retain a rich talent pool of exceptional young black investment professionals for Sanlam Investments and the industry as a whole.

The Investments Academy programme continues to be unique and was the first of its kind in South Africa. As such, it has successfully positioned Sanlam Investments as pioneers and has enabled us to demonstrate an active commitment to transformation, to celebrating our rich cultural heritage and diversity and to developing black investment professionals in South Africa.

Programme Information

Starting date: 1 February 2017
Closing date for applications: 5 August 2016
Applicants: Only Honours and Masters students graduating end 2016​
Address: 55 Willie van Schoor Avenue, Bellville, 7530​

Honours and Masters students graduating in 2017 are eligible for the programme.

If the following words describe you, please apply:

Emotionally balanced Flexible Compulsively methodical Able to handle stress
Contrarian Calm Persevering Self-critical
Passionate about trading Passionate about financial markets Unafraid to take educated risks Confident and a selfstarter

Only apply if the following words describe you:

Emotionally balanced


Compulsively methodical

Able to handle stress





Passionate about trading

Passionate about financial markets

Unafraid to take educated risks

Confident and a selfstarter

  • Trainee Analyst
  • Trainee Actuary
  • Junior Hedge Fund Manager
  • Trainee Property Analyst
  • Client Service Consultant

The selection process will be arduous, but well worth it for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

  • Complete online application
  • Competency-based interviews
  • Psychometric testing
  • Reference checks and other due diligence


“The people are friendly, very different to what I expected…I expected a very intense environment but this is not the case.”

“Our opinions are respected. You are allowed to ask questions and voice your opinions. It’s encouraged.”

“Transitioning from student to employee has been difficult, but I now wake up with a clear objective.”

“I am not dreaming about my future anymore. It is here, now.”

Sanlam Investments

Be part of a brand that has become well established in the South African investments industry for close to a century.

Sanlam Investments is a fertile breeding ground for some of the most talented individuals in the investments industry. As one of the largest investment management companies in South Africa, we give you exposure to the complete end-to-end range of investment solutions for our clients, covering everything from unit trusts (active and passive), multi-managed funds, hedge funds to retirement funds along the full risk-return spectrum.

We empower you to make the right decisions for your future career, by equipping you with everything it takes to succeed. Every layer of your career and every aspect of your personal growth are within reach here at Sanlam Investments.

We can offer you:

  • A compelling future
  • Career progression with a solid, stable brand
  • Total investment in your future
  • A people-focused, happy place to work
  • Exceptional rewards.

The Sanlam Way

As leaders in the creation and protection of wealth, Sanlam has the opportunity to make a positive difference. Ours is a heritage of believing that everyone and everything can be worth more, and from this comes a sincere desire to help people live their best possible lives. What we do goes above and beyond expertise, insight or intelligence. Ours is an approach that embraces an underlying ethos of respect for what we are entrusted with as a financial partner. It’s a respect for our clients’ money, but also for what went into earning it and what can be made of it. We see ourselves as stewards of a life’s work and don’t take this lightly. Which is why we’re committed to creating lasting value and determined to do what we do very, very well. It’s also why, when it comes to investing, we believe there’s a time to be bold and a time to be cautious — it’s knowing when to be which that makes us WealthsmithsTM.

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Sanlam Investments consists of the following authorised Financial Services Providers: Sanlam Investment Management (Pty) Ltd (“SIM”), Sanlam Multi Manager International (Pty) Ltd (“SMMI”), Satrix Managers (RF) (Pty) Ltd, Graviton Wealth Management (Pty) Ltd (“GWM”), Graviton Financial Partners (Pty) Ltd (“GFP”), Radius Administrative Services (Pty) Ltd (“Radius”), Blue Ink Investments (Pty) Ltd (“Blue Ink”), Sanlam Capital Markets (Pty) Ltd (“SCM”), Sanlam Private Wealth (Pty) Ltd (“SPW”), Sanlam Credit Fund Advisor Proprietary Limited, Sanlam Africa Real Estate Advisor Proprietary Limited and Sanlam Employee Benefits (Pty) Ltd (“SEB”), a division of Sanlam Life Insurance Limited; and has the following approved Management Companies under the Collective Investment Schemes Control Act: Sanlam Collective Investments (RF) (Pty) Ltd (“SCI”) and Satrix Managers (RF) (Pty) Ltd (“Satrix”).


Preference will be given to EE candidates in accordance with the Investment cluster employment policies.

Sanlam Investments is a licenced Financial Services Provider.

Sanlam Life Insurance is a licensed financial service provider.
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