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Prescient Investment Management

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About Prescient Investment Management


Prescient Investment Management is the investment management arm of Prescient Holdings, which has operations in South Africa, Namibia, China, Ireland and soon to be the United Kingdom. The Holdings company offers investment management, private wealth management, stock broking, retirement solutions and administration services.

Prescient Investment Management is one of South Africa’s premier asset management companies offering innovative solutions to clients looking to invest in interest bearing, multi-asset and equity portfolios that aims to maximise risk adjusted returns. As an independent investment manager, Prescient manages money on behalf of retirement vehicles, medical aid schemes, corporate entities, trusts and individuals.

On the interest-bearing side, our award-winning process that focuses on income generation whilst taking account of bespoke risk considerations is utilised. The multi-asset range of funds covers a wide risk spectrum, from portfolios that protect investors against equity market losses while allowing for participation on the upside, to those that provide the potential for maximum long-term growth but with commensurate market volatility. Other strategies consist of low risk, high conviction tactical asset allocation tilts, which has proven its value to clients over extended periods of time. Another key differentiator offered by Prescient Investment Management is the concept of enhanced indexation, where we utilise our skills in the interest bearing and derivative markets to consistently and predictably outperform in the equity market, both local and globally. Much attention is also spent on low cost structures, so as to not eat into performance unnecessarily. These strategies are offered to retail and institutional clients and risk management, as always, is at the forefront of investment decision making.

Additional features:

• Prescient Investment Management is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investing (UN PRI) and has pledged to the Codes of Responsible Investing in South Africa (CRISA).

• Prescient Investment Management has an office in Shanghai and was the first institution in Africa to be granted a Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor license by the Chinese authorities.

• Prescient Investment Management claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS).

• In terms of the Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment Act, Prescient Investment Management is a level 3 contributor as verified by AQrate.