Coronation was founded in Cape Town, South Africa in 1993. We are an investment-led, owner-managed business with staff holding 24% of the company. We are focused solely on asset management. Coronation has a track record of delivering superior returns over our more than 25-year history.
Professional investor assets have always represented a significant portion of our total assets since inception.
Coronation is an active investment manager following a long-term valuation-driven investment philosophy, managing R550 billion in client assets*. Our investment expertise extends across asset classes and geographies, with the longest-running strategies being specialist equity and multi-asset funds in global emerging and frontier markets. All our funds under management are from third-party clients.
We are a significant participant in the local institutional market, investing assets on behalf of a substantial portion of domestic retirement funds. Our clients also include medical schemes, many of the major banks and insurers as well as some of our competitors (through their multi-manager vehicles). We manage assets for a growing number of international retirement funds, endowments and family offices. Professional investor assets represent more than two-thirds of our assets under management.
Coronation was the first South African manager to achieve an independently audited GIPS verification in 2003. We were early signatories to the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investing (2007) and adopted the Codes of Responsible Investing in South Africa (CRISA) upon release in 2011.
*As at 31 December 2018