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ninety one


Investing for a world of change

We started in South Africa, in ’91. Back then, change was coming. Along with its challenges came the chance to invest in a better future. Our journey through that time taught us to recognise and embrace change and uncertainty. Change taught us to be bold. Resilient. Agile.

To believe that active investing can be a force for good.

Today, we manage £120.8 billion* for our clients globally. We still see the world from a different perspective. Whether it is the rise of the East or the rise of the machines, we’ll always seek to make the best of it. Best for our clients, best for our company, and the best for the world we live in.We are investing for a world of change.

We began as Investec Asset Management, a small start-up based in South Africa offering domestic investment strategies. In 2020, almost three decades of growth later, we de-merged from Investec Group to become Ninety One, an independent asset manager listed on the London and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges.

While our name may have changed, we’re still the same firm. We offer distinctive investment strategies spanning equities, fixed income, multi-asset, alternatives and sustainability to help institutional investors, those advising others and individuals navigate an ever-changing world.All of our employees have the opportunity to own part of the firm. We also have our founding leadership in place. Our distinctive owner culture allows us to commit to building a long-term, inter-generational business. It supports a business fully aligned with our clients’ long-term investment objectives.

We focus on where we can make a real difference for our clients. We work with clients based all over the world who have entrusted us to manage £120.8 billion in assets on their behalf.

*as at 30.09.19

Ninety One is an equal opportunities employer. Our imperative is to attract and retain the best talent by providing a corporate environment where people from varying backgrounds can develop professionally and build a rewarding career.


Ninety One has grown from its small start-up roots in South Africa to its current global presence through largely organic growth and ultimately the personal drive of the people who work for us. As we continue to grow and evolve this philosophy still remains and we support internal growth and development where possible.

As we strive to support our employees reaching their full potential, we do not box people in to job titles and job descriptions. We remain open minded to people expanding their roles, moving jobs and changing their career paths. We employ highly curious and self-motivated individuals and we believe it is this constant opportunity for new challenges within the organisation that has resulted in our high proportion of long standing employees.

We believe strongly in developing our employees however we also believe in recognising individual talents, strengths and ambitions. We believe the best person that can drive your career in the direction you want it to go is you therefore, rather than prescribing a generic career path for all, our leadership and Human Capital team apply a pragmatic and real-life approach to guide and support you towards reaching your professional goals.

We strive to create an environment that supports an open forum of new ideas, that welcomes debate and encourages challenging the status-quo. A combination of our founder-led leadership team, together with our simple structure, provides support in navigating towards implementing these ideas.


“Working at Ninety One should be an adventure, not a job. We share a pioneering spirit: ‘the freedom to create’. We look for employees who enjoy a sense of individual responsibility and ownership. We hope this gives them the opportunity to follow what they are passionate about which ultimately results in both great success for them personally and for us as a business.”

- Hendrik du Toit, Chief Executive Officer

Results and relationships remain at the core of our thinking. We look for employees who can deliver excellence in their field through working in a collaborative manner.

As we grow the company organically from the bottom up we look to our ambitious employees for idea generation as we continue to build and evolve our business responsibly and in a stable and sustainable manner.

Day to day this manifests itself in highly self-motivated individuals who take initiative, who walk across the floor to talk to their colleagues and who can be flexible in their approach. We look for optimistic and energised individuals who can take responsibility and run with it.

We are conscious of our impact and responsibility to create a better future – to our investors, clients and the world we live in therefore we look for thoughtful employees who align with our belief in doing the right thing.