Mergence Unlisted Investment Managers (Namibia)’s inaugural investment product is the Mergence Namibia Infrastructure Fund (15/SPV/07) which aims to address and support the outcome objectives of the NDP4 and to align with Namibia’s 2030 Vision. The objective is to grow the Mergence (Namibia) investment team over time and offer additional, more traditional fund offerings in the form of equity- and multi-asset class funds.
Mergence Investment Managers is among the leaders in socially responsible investment in South Africa. As such, we have been a signatory to the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment (UNPRI) since 2008. By incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into our investment process, we encourage the companies we invest in to strike a balance between profits and being socially responsible, and to actively manage their environmental impact while maintaining high standards of corporate governance. Our innovative range of infrastructure and development funds, and our exceptional team are being acknowledged for their work in this field.
- Masimo Magerman, Group MD, was ranked by Africa Asset Manager magazine in its 2014 Power 50 guide as one of the 50 most influential, innovative and powerful figures on the continent in the investment fund industry.
- Mark van Wyk, head of infrastructure investing at Mergence, was awarded the “Alternative Fund Manager of the Year” by the Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP) in 2014 and 2016.
Infrastructure investments are classified as an alternative asset class. With the Mergence Namibia Infrastructure Fund, Namibian investors are able to diversify their current investment strategy to include alternative assets.