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The RisCura Story

A Brief History of RisCura

RisCura is built on a unique philosophy. One supported by rigorous business values that help us support investors in smarter decision-making. And smarter decisions naturally translate into better-managed, top performing investments, from which real people can benefit every day.

It’s been this way since Jarred Glansbeek began challenging the accepted norms of the investment advisory profession in 1999.

Back then, Jarred realised there was only one way to give South African funds a worthy alternative to the limited, one-size-fits-all, services on offer. His intention was to fundamentally transform the established approach to advisory services, particularly in regard to institutional funds with complex liability profiles.

The Right Approach, The Best People

Starting with a handful of committed staff Mercury Risk Managers was born, soon evolving into RisCura after a management buyout in 2000. This new vehicle gave Jarred and his team the ability to deliver, without compromise, RisCura’s trademark results-driven advisory services and tools, focused on delivering optimal results for the particular needs of individual funds.

“By 2004 RisCura’s repeated success, based on transparency, performance standards and independent risk assessment, was being described by South Africa’s financial media as engendering “a silent revolution”. It’s a revolution that today advises clients with combined assets of more than $200 billion.”

From the beginning, RisCura set out to be a different kind of company. One that not only nurtured innovation and performance, but also brought a human duty of care to every facet of its operation. This ethos has since evolved into Southern Africa’s most celebrated complement of investment advisory, investment analytics, private equity, transition management and fund management to institutional investors. It’s an approach that continues to be celebrated across the world, with its foundations firmly rooted in our values.