Impact
Investing
Old Mutual Alternative Investments
Who we are

We invest in assets and regions where gaps or backlogs in social infrastructure have been identified, to create commercially sustainable investments, that provide large scale positive impact, with a focus on Housing, Education and SMME & Consumer Finance opportunities.

We manage in excess of *ZAR8.0 B (USD 557 M) of assets, across five active funds, namely the Housing Impact Fund South Africa, the Financial Sector Charter Fund, the Schools and Education Investment Impact Fund South Africa, the Old Mutual Retirement Accommodation Fund and the Education Investment Impact Fund of South Africa.

*as at 30 June 2021.

Who we are

Our investment approach

We invest in assets and regions where gaps or backlogs in social infrastructure have been identified, to create commercially sustainable investments, that provide large scale positive impact.

Our high-performance investment professionals operate in focused teams, each with a deep sector focus and specialization, and are passionate about delivering on their dual mandate of generating attractive risk-adjusted returns while making a positive social impact.

Our extensive experience in Impact Investing, since 2007, enables us to find and execute on the best available opportunities, and our ongoing active management style ensures that we extract the best outcomes for our investors.

We make debt, equity and hybrid investments, to best suit each respective transaction, and invest alongside specialist operators to extract the best commercial and impact outcomes from each investment opportunity.

We actively pursue making a meaningful contribution to four of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, being Quality Education, Decent Work & Economic Growth, Reduced Inequality and Sustainable Cities & Communities.

Our investment approach

Our impact

Education
  • ZAR 1.5 B invested
  • In 47 schools with 24 300 learners and 1 700 permanent staff
  • Projecting 35 800 learners and 1 900 permanent staff in current portfolio of investments (at completed capacity)
  • Matric pass rate in 2020 of 95% versus National Average of 76%
  • University exemption in 2020 of 61% versus National Average of 36%
  • 6 700 matric passes and 3 600 university exemption passes since inception to date
  • 79% of portfolio schools operate in the Affordable Market segment
  • Five out of nine current school operators are 100% Black Owned
Education
Housing delivery
  • ZAR 3.7 B invested
  • In 24 housing development projects
  • 18 100 houses and erven transferred to date
  • 40 000 transfers expected over the life of the projects
  • 80% in Affordable Market segment
Housing delivery
Retirement Accommodation
  • ZAR 1.2 B invested
  • In 12 retirement villages
  • 1 700 completed units, including frail care and assisted living units
  • 500 units under construction or in committed pipeline
  • Enhanced access for elderly market to security, healthcare and other support services
Retirement Accommodation
Rental & Student Housing
  • ZAR 4.3 B invested
  • In 16 rental and student housing portfolios
  • 8 000 rental units to date
  • 9 900 student beds to date
  • 93% in Affordable Market segment
Rental & Student Housing
SMME & Consumer Finance
  • ZAR 6.6 B invested
  • 8 300 mortgage bonds financed 
  • 230 000 home improvement loans financed
  • 180 000 unsecured housing loans financed
  • 11 200 taxis financed
  • 3 400 ATMs financed
  • 95% in Affordable Market segment
SMME & Consumer Finance
Our people

Our diverse skill set enables us to find and complete successful investments.

Our funds

Our funds provide investors with an opportunity to earn attractive, risk adjusted returns, while making a contribution to a positive social impact.

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