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October 14, 2019

Patrice Rassou has been appointed chief investment officer (CIO) of Ashburton Investments, the asset management business of FirstRand Limited with effect from April 2020. This is a new role created to coordinate the various investment management activities of the FirstRand group. 

Commenting on the appointment, Mary Vilakazi, FirstRand COO, said the group was very pleased with the appointment.

“To attract an investment professional of Patrice’s calibre is a coup for us,” she said. “It demonstrates how serious we are about building a competitive and innovative asset manag...

Ashburton Investments, the asset management arm of the FirstRand group, announced today that it will be spinning off the Ashburton Dynamic Equity Hedge Funds business at the end of April 2018. 

There are two hedge funds in the business: the Ashburton Dynamic Equity Qualified Hedge Fund and the Ashburton Dynamic Equity Retail Investor Hedge Fund.

As of 1st May 2018, the team managing the funds will operate under their newly established standalone business called Black Mountain Investment Management. 

Rudigor Kleyn, co-head of private markets at Ashburton Investments, said: “It...

Ashburton Investments, the asset management arm of the FirstRand Group, has entered into a strategic partnership with Fidelity International, a global asset manager with US$324bn assets under management. 

The partnership, which applies to Ashburton Investments’ international multi asset funds* totalling US$850m, combines Ashburton Investments’ longstanding heritage in managing multi asset portfolios with Fidelity International’s highly experienced and research-focused multi asset team. 

The funds’ investment objectives remain unchanged, with Ashburton Investments maintaining responsibility for g...

Ashburton Investments, the asset management arm of the FirstRand group, announced today that Nkareng Mpobane has been appointed as new Chief Investment Officer of long only Fund Management.

This role will cover the entire long only fund range including South Africa, Jersey and Luxembourg.

Mpobane takes up the role from Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Fund Management. Nkareng joined Ashburton Investments in 2012 and has been instrumental in the success of the fund management business.

She has over 13 years of experience in the investment industry and has been integrally involved in both the local...

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