Category Investments

PineBridge Investments receives highest foreign collective investment scheme ranking for offshore investment abilities

09 March 2016 Jonathan Stichbury, Pinebridge Investments
Jonathan Stichbury, Pinebridge Investments Chief Executive and MD.

Jonathan Stichbury, Pinebridge Investments Chief Executive and MD.

Leading global multi-asset class investment manager, PineBridge Investments, which has US $84.9B in assets under management globally, has achieved one of the highest Foreign Collective Investment Schemes (FCIS) management company ratings in the PlexCrown fourth quarter Unit Trust survey, with a number of funds being recognised by the survey.

The PineBridge Asia ex Japan Small Cap Equity Fund was awarded first position in the Far East-Equity-General category, and the US Large Cap Research Enhanced Fund was ranked second in the USA-Equity-General Fund.

Jonathan Stichbury of PineBridge Investments says that the company’s strong ratings in the Plexcrown survey are due to being a global asset manager that benefits from the integration of on-the-ground investment teams, providing investors with the combined benefits of global fundamental perspectives and analytical insights.

He says that investing offshore is becoming an increasingly attractive option to South African investors, especially against the backdrop of the weakening Rand and slowing local growth. “Local investors are increasingly looking towards offshore investment products which are run using a highly disciplined investment process that is driven by detailed fundamental research. Consequently, we’ve seen overwhelming interest from local investors for our fund range.”

“Offshore allocations should be the foundation of any investment strategy for South African institutional investors as it can potentially offer better returns at lower risk. This is because investors can have exposure to more countries, regions, currencies and companies,” says PineBridge.


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