We have been creating value for stakeholders since 1918 – for more than 100 years. Sanlam is one of the biggest internationally active insurance groups globally, and is classified as a domestic systemically important financial institution in South Africa. We contribute to financial resilience and prosperity in all the markets where we are present.
Sanlam is committed to building a culture of client-centricity, where our Wealthsmiths™ support people in living their best possible lives through financial resilience and prosperity. Our strategy has remained largely unchanged since 2003, and our strategic intent of sustainable value creation for all key stakeholders remains firmly in place.
To read more about our strategy, vision and values, visit our Investor Relations site.
Sanlam is one of the 50 largest internationally active insurance groups in the world with a presence in 44 countries in 2018. Through Sanlam Emerging Markets, Sanlam has the most extensive insurance footprint in Africa. Read more about Sanlam’s presence per line of business in the countries in which we operate, or line of business per cluster.
We are committed to supporting financial resilience, well-being, prosperity and inclusion. We achieve this in a sustainable manner by creating shared value for our stakeholders.
For more information on how we are creating a world worth living in, visit the sustainability portal.
Sanlam understands that economic transformation is a national economic priority, and black economic empowerment (BEE) is a corporate responsibility that the Group takes very seriously.
The Sanlam Foundation is the embodiment of Sanlam’s deep concern for the socio-economic and environmental challenges that threaten the sustainability of the environment.
At Sanlam we strive to create lasting value that protects our environment, uplifts communities and empowers individuals to live their best lives possible.
The Sanlam Board recognises Sanlam’s responsibility to conduct its affairs ethically, transparently, with accountability, fairly and in a socially responsible way.
Sanlam was awarded the Top Employer award by The Top Employers Institute for four years running –2015 to 2018.
Achieved IAAF Gold Label status in 2017 and 2018; Participation Event of the Year at 2018 Sports Industry Awards; Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) Green Award and certificate from the Climate Neutral Group in 2017.
Sanlam received the Financial Intermediaries Association Award for Employee Benefits Supplier of the Year for 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2012 and 2011.
Sanlam Employee Benefits received the Risk Benefit Underwriter of the Year award at the 2018 Imbasa Yegolide Awards.
SEB was named Employee Benefits Product Supplier of the Year at the 2015, 2017 and 2018 Financial Intermediaries Association of Southern Africa (FIA) Awards.
Santam was the top performer in the business category for short-term insurers in the 10th Annual Sunday Times Top Brand Survey 2018.
Sanlam Gap Cover was ranked as the leading provider of gap cover for people younger than 60 in the 2018 GTC survey.
Sanlam Reality was named SA’s top loyalty programme in the insurance sector in a random survey based on the South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) model.
Sanlam portfolio managers have won awards for being top performers in their fund categories in the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Raging Bull Awards.
Shriram Life Insurance received the 2018 Golden Globe Tigers Award for Excellence in Banking Finance, Services and Insurance.
Sanlam was the joint recipient of the African Company of the Year award, and Nadia Fettah, CEO of SAHAM Finances, was named African CEO of the Year at the 2018 Africa CEO Forum.
FBNInsurance in Nigeria received the 2018 Insurance Company of the Year Award at the AfricaRe/African Insurance Organisation (AIO) conference.
Craig Veysey, Lead Manager: Sanlam Strategic Bond Fund, won in Strategic Bond category and Mike Pinggera, Lead Manager: Sanlam Multi-Strategy Fund in Absolute Return-Multi Asset category.
SEM won the Insurance Company of the Year award at the 2017 Africa Reinsurance Corporation (Africa Re) Awards ceremony.
Sanlam Umbrella Fund received four prestigious IRFA Awards in 2017 for playing a leading role in the South African retirement fund landscape.
Sanlam was recognised as the 2017 South African New Product Innovation Leader in the Insurance Industry on Digital Transformation by Frost & Sullivan.
Sanlam was chosen as the runner-up in the insurance category at the 2017 South African Graduate Employers Association (SAGEA) Employer Awards.
SPW was named SA’s top wealth manager for the third consecutive year following the 2016 Intellidex-Moneyweb Top Private Banks and Wealth Managers survey.
Sanlam Investments won the award for South Africa’s Equities Manager of the Year at the 2016 Imbasa Yegolide Awards hosted by Batseta.
Sanlam Private Wealth’s Global High Quality Fund (GHQ) won the Best Fund Award at the 2017 City of London Wealth Management Awards™.
Founded in 1918, Sanlam has a rich heritage. The Group has over the years evolved from a traditional insurer to a diversified financial service provider with both local and international footprints.