After rigorous benchmarking and tracing industry trends over the last year, the results of the 500 top companies in South Africa are out.
Annually, Topco Media and the Top500 research team research thousands of companies in the country, measuring them against strict criteria, set out in conjunction with the University of Cape Town. Through this process, the top five companies are ranked in 100 sectors.
These companies are the leaders and trailblazers of business that have not only performed in their specific sector but have also demonstrated effective business strategies, social development and empowerment policies.
It is with great excitement for the Top500 research team to announce that Old Mutual Investment Group has placed first in the Asset Management Sector. Old Mutual Investment Group has performed exceptionally well over the last year, as they have consistently provided excellent services in asset management investments and savings. Outside of their corporate achievements and commitment to excellence, Old Mutual Investment Group has proven to be a leader in driving business culture forward in the country, by placing emphasis on empowerment, communities and ethical business practices.
Old Mutual Investment Group CEO, Diane Radley, said that she was thrilled that the efforts of her business had been acknowledged by this award. "As asset managers, it is the responsibility of the industry to act as responsible stewards of our clients' money," she adds. "The wealth and savings of South Africans can and should be deployed into investments that deliver a good investment return while building social, natural and human capital. At the end of the day, our aim is to generate sustainable risk-adjusted investment returns that incorporate an understanding of what will drive investment returns in the long term."
Old Mutual Investment Group, along with their highest-ranking peers will be featured in the 2016 edition of Top500. The editorial team is particularly excited about this edition and is proud to announce several features, including an interview with Murray Legg; the Minister of Health; a look at the future of South African cities, insight into mergers and acquisitions; among others.