Black Economic Empowerment

Element Investment Managers achieved Level 3 contributor status, as measured by the Financial Services Sector Code, in April 2016 with a BEE recognition of 110%. The certificate is valid until 4 April 2017.  For more detail on our score, please contact us on (021) 426 1313.

Click here to view the Element BEE Certificate

Element Investment Managers has identified a number of key principles which determine the way in which we operate: 

  • Ownership - Enabling effective economic access to the investment management industry through ownership of Element Investment Managers. 
  • Board diversity - Ensuring that the company leadership has the vision to keep abreast of the dynamics of a continuously changing environment. 
  • Staff development - The training, mentoring and provision of career advancement opportunities to all employees, in particular, those who have been previously disadvantaged. 
  • Affirmative action - The preferential employment of skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled candidates from historically disadvantaged communities.
  • Shareholder activism - The promotion of broad-based empowerment and internal cultural transformation in companies which Element Investment Managers invests in on behalf of its clients through advocacy, engagement and the use of shareholder rights.
  • Procurement - The preferential allocation of our procurement to suppliers who come from historically disadvantaged groups, and their fair treatment. 
  • Client relationships - The development of capacity among institutional clients on shareholder activism and proxy voting. 
  • Social initiatives - The investment of both executive time and money in social development initiatives, education and poverty reduction. 
 
 

WE WERE THE FIRST SOUTH AFRICAN INVESTMENT MANAGER TO SIGN THE UNITED NATIONS PRINCIPLES FOR RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT

WE ARE COMMITTED TO THE CODE FOR RESPONSIBLE INVESTING IN SOUTH AFRICA