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Ninety One

Ninety One

Established in South Africa in 1991, as Investec Asset Management, the firm started offering domestic investments in an emerging market. In 2020, almost three decades of organic growth later, the firm demerged from Investec Group and became Ninety One. Today the firm offers distinctive active strategies across equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives to institutions, advisors and individual investors around the world.

Ninety One is an independent, active global asset manager dedicated to delivering compelling outcomes for its clients, with an AUM of £128.6 billion as at 31.12.20.

Investment involves risk.


Rewiring the economy for a net-zero world. In this video, Ninety One’s Global Environment team explores investing in decarbonisation. 

Ninety One’s Stephanie Niven and Jake Thomson examine some of the front-line challenges and impact potential of African conservation with Tusk founder Charlie Mayhew. 

Targeting effectiveness – asset owners weigh the risks and opportunities of investing for an inclusive energy transition.  

For a select group of companies, enabling financial inclusion is both a structural growth tailwind and an impact opportunity.

With index inclusion imminent, Indian fixed income assets are poised (deservedly) for a bigger role in investors’ portfolios.  

Philip Saunders argues that much of the current geopolitical malaise is the result of the rise of China. 


Focus Funds

Seeks to capture the structural decarbonisation growth story – investing in companies that are driving the transition to a low carbon world.

Investing in companies making a positive contribution to the future of society and the environment.

A core UK equity fund investing in a high-conviction portfolio of attractively valued, quality businesses.

A differentiated Quality approach to American equity investing.

A Quality approach focused on the growth engine of the world. The expanding opportunity set in Asia, we believe, provides a highly investable, liquid and diverse group of exceptional quality companies.

A core UK equity income fund focused on sustainable dividend growth, investing in attractively valued quality businesses.

A tried and tested defensive return strategy with a proven track record of protecting the downside in weak markets and capturing the upside in less challenging conditions.

A flexible multi-asset strategy aiming to compound high total returns through time.


From early August, financial advisers have been required to incorporate sustainability preferences into their clients’ suitability assessment. However, many advisers have struggled to adapt their processes, with relatively loose guidance provided by the regulator, and a lack of clear measurement tools.
It is over a year since the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) was introduced in Europe. The UK’s Sustainable Disclosure Requirements (SDRs) came into effect at the start of this year and US regulators are also working on a new disclosure regime. These rules have been introduced with the promise of standardising disclosure on key environmental issues. This should prevent greenwashing and deliver better environmental outcomes, but is this happening in practice?


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