Since 2007, 27four began conducting monthly and annual industry-wide surveys of black fund management firms in South Africa. These surveys have evolved and developed to become the leading source of respectable data and intelligence for policy makers and the investment community to accurately evaluate and understand this sector. It also provides asset owners access to a new generation of black investment firms that are typically excluded from mainstream consultant searches. The research undertaken by 27four therefore allows investors and policy makers to assess the many challenges presented and celebrate the many achievements realised, thereby providing a foundation upon which investment strategy and policy can be developed.
The ESG Annual Asset Manager Survey was launched in April 2022. The purpose of the survey is to gain an understanding of the level of ESG integration by single-strategy South African asset managers. The survey also serves as a useful indicator of ESG investment trends and sustainable finance in the South African market.