OUR VALUES

Since 1973 we have adhered to the same set of values. These have provided us with a consistent framework to help us to make the best decisions for our investors in a changing environment and over time.

Client focused

We always put our clients’ interests first and avoid (not manage) conflicts of interest. We try to build our clients’ trust and confidence in us through offering excellent client service. We design our products and fees so that they tie our success to that of our clients.

Performance driven

We set extremely demanding and challenging standards, aiming to be the best in each area of our activities. Our business model and the way that we reward and promote our staff are designed to encourage excellence. Our performance-based investment management fees make our income more sensitive to long-term investment performance than the size of assets under management. Our senior executives are shareholders in the business, aligning their long-term interests with yours. All other staff have a substantial portion of their remuneration in the form of performance-based bonuses. 

Long-term oriented

We take a long-term perspective on investment decisions and business strategy. We try to establish long-term relationships with clients who believe in us and share our conviction in our investment approach. We offer an uncluttered range of products and services where we believe the application of our skills can add value and be enduring.

Independent minded

We are often contrarian and have the courage to fly in the face of popular opinion or conventional wisdom. We value, seek and foster diversity of opinion and thought.

Individually accountable

We have great faith in the power of the individual to make a difference. We believe that the best decisions are made by individuals not committees and we accept responsibility for the consequences of our actions.

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KEY STAFF
James Mnyupe
Managing director
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James joined Allan Gray Namibia in March 2010, having previously worked for PwC Windhoek since 2007. He is a graduate of Rhodes University, a qualified chartered accountant and a CFA charter holder. James is responsible for charting the overall course of the Namibian business.

Birte Schneider
Head of research
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Birte joined Allan Gray Namibia in April 2011 and is an investment analyst with a focus on Namibian and Africa ex-SA companies. She completed her B Acc (Hons) degree at the University of Stellenbosch in 2006,  her M Phil in Finance at the University of Cambridge in 2008 and is a CFA charter holder. Prior to joining Allan Gray she completed her articles at PwC Windhoek where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

Danny van Wyk
Client service consultant
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Danny completed his undergraduate degree majoring in financial accounting at the Polytechnic of Namibia. He joined Allan Gray Namibia in May 2007 as a portfolio administrator. In his current role he is responsible for client service and the day-to-day running of the Namibian office.

WE ARE DEEPLY COMMITTED TO INVESTING WITH OUR CLIENTS' BEST INTERESTS AT HEART
We work hard every day to build and maintain our clients' trust and confidence in us.
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OUR APPROACH TO INVESTING IS SIMPLE
We look closely at businesses. We buy shares we think are undervalued and sell them when we think they have reached their worth, regardless of popular opinion.
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WE ARE BASED IN AFRICA AND HAVE GLOBAL EXPERTISE
Our headquarters are in Cape Town, and we have offices across Africa (offices indicated in red). We also have an affiliate office in Australia. We are partners with Orbis (offices indicated in blue), with whom we share a founder, investment philosophy and values. Orbis provides us with access to foreign markets, backed by expert research and a long-term track record.
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WE PURSUE LONG-TERM RETURNS WITHOUT TAKING UNDUE RISKS

What R 10,000 invested in 1974 would be worth today (31 Dec 2016):

Invested with Allan Gray (before fees) FTSE/JSE All Share Index (log scale) R 160 000 000 R 160 000 000 10 YEARS 1974 Today
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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

With a deep concern to alleviate poverty and unemployment in Namibia, we strive to make a positive contribution to our community through our empowerment structure & transformation initiatives. We invest responsibly, with the priority to protect and enhance the value of our clients’ investments. Learn more...

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