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We pride ourselves in hosting world class events that aim to be informative and cater for the needs of our investors.

We have a host of webinars, podcasts and thought leadership content from our experts that can help our investors through their investment journeys.



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03 June 2021

Ashburton Investments Institutional Virtual Conference 2021

Welcome and introduction

The conference will provide you with insight into a framework for looking at risk as well as local and offshore asset class return analysis, and also the drivers of risky asset class returns compared to safer asset classes. We will look at creative and solution focused uses for fixed income while providing an update on the credit environment. Our experts will explore the benefits of investing offshore as well as related protection strategies. 

In addition, we will discuss why structured investments are becoming increasingly important to provide certainty of investment outcomes.



What’s the use of fixed income in a low rate world?

For the first time in years, South African investors are facing a situation where real yields are becoming scarce within the low-risk fixed income environment. Money market fund real yields are about to turn negative and the attractive real yields that were available in the enhanced yield space are also coming under pressure. How should investors think about this situation and what can be done? We will also consider how and why credit spreads should be separated from their base rates and how to think about the available levers when constructing a fixed income solution.

Diversifying offshore

We will explore the benefits of investing offshore through, Ashburton’s international equity offerings, provide an update on global markets and look at choices depending on the market environment.


Managing longevity risk

While predicting longevity and future investment returns becomes more and more uncertain, structured investments are becoming increasingly important when providing certainty of investment outcomes. 


Solution panel discussion

An objective discussion on the current investment challenges and needs facing institutional clients and how these needs can be met via a multifarious building block approach. 


Multi asset funds: Multifarious or nefarious?

For the first time in years, South African investors are facing a situation where real yields are becoming scarce within the low-risk fixed income environment. Money market fund real yields are about to turn negative and the attractive real yields that were available in the enhanced yield space are also coming under pressure. How should investors think about this situation and what can be done? We will also consider how and why credit spreads should be separated from their base rates and how to think about the available levers when constructing a fixed income solution.

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Albert Botha

Head: Fixed Income

Ashburton Investments

About the author

<p>Albert is Head of Fixed Income at Ashburton Investments. He is responsible for managing the Fixed Income team as well as the Fixed Income Investment & Implementation processes for both the retail and institutional businesses. In his time at Ashburton Investments he has won two Raging Bulls for fixed income performance and has helped to grow the business’ AUM significantly. Albert has over 15 years of experience in the investment markets, working at both large integrated financial services companies as well as being a shareholder and executive director at an independent investment boutique.</p>

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Kathy Davey

Investment Manager

Ashburton Investments

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<p>Kathy covers global equities for Ashburton’s International team. She joined the team in South Africa in 2013 as an Equity Research Analyst for the African Equity Opportunities Fund, having moved home from the UK in 2010. Kathy has experience covering listed Pan-European retail stocks and South African listed retail sector. Kathy holds a Bachelor of Commerce (IT and accounting) degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, a Masters of Professional Accounting from the University of Southern Queensland, and is a CFA charterholder.</p>

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Dr James Cooke

Director of Investments and Head of Global Equities

Ashburton Investments

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<p>Dr James Cooke is Director of Investments and Head of Global Equities for Ashburton Investments (International). James joined us from Asset Risk Consultants (ARC) where he was an Investment Consultant responsible for advising high net worth clients, trusts and charities on investment strategy, strategic asset allocation and discretionary fund manager selection. Previously he was based in Edinburgh, as an Investment Manager with SVM Asset Management where he spent seven years working on their World Equity strategy and providing ideas for other funds. During his time at SVM, the firm was consistently ranked within the top 10 UK based fund manager groups by FundCalibre. Prior to this he was a full member of the investment committee at Edinburgh Partners, recently acquired by Franklin Templeton, then managing over $10bn of global equity investments. He maintains a keen interest in Corporate Governance having previously advised firms on these matters with Towers Perrin, now Willis Towers Watson, before joining the investment industry. James is a CFA charterholder and holds a BEng(Hons) degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh, both an MSc and a PhD in Biochemical Engineering from University College London.<em> </em></p>

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Navin Lala

Client Solutions Manager – Fund Solutions

Ashburton Investments

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Chris Siriram

Head: LDI and Structuring

Ashburton Investments

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<p>A seasoned investment professional with over 10 years of experience in financial services. Chris currently manages the LDI and structuring team within Ashburton Investments focused on building and delivering bespoke investment solutions for banks, insurers, pension funds and corporates. Knowledgeable in liability driven investments, balance sheet management, financial structuring and trading, sales, risk management, operations and client servicing. Chris is a Fellow Member of the Actuarial Science Society of South Africa, a CFA charterholder and holds an Executive Masters degree from INSEAD Business School.</p>

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Ringetani Ndlovu

Lead portfolio manager (Impact Investing)

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<p>Ringetani joined Ashburton Investments as a Credit Analyst in 2018. She has experience in transaction structuring, feasibility studies, corporate valuations and due diligences for a range of corporates in South Africa and neighbouring countries. In her career she has been exposed to origination, structuring and fundamental analysis on a variety of sectors, from state-owned companies to developmental infrastructure projects. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Accounting Science from the University of Pretoria and is a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA).</p> <p> </p>

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Patrice Rassou

Chief Investment Officer

Ashburton Investments

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<p>Patrice is CIO of Ashburton Investments. He has a wealth of industry experience and is well known for managing market-leading equity unit trusts. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Master of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an MBA from Manchester Business School (cum laude). </p>

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