Through the total acquisition of SAHAM Finances, Sanlam becomes the largest player in the insurance sector of the continent and is represented in 39 countries including 34 African countries pioneering in an environment where demand and perseverance are the key words.
Since its creation in 1918, Sanlam continues to grow through acquisitions that are today the strength of this century-old company.
Sanlam is a leading diversified pan-African financial services group listed on the Johannesburg and Namibian Stock Exchanges. Sanlam was established in 1918 as a life insurance company.
Through its five business clusters – Sanlam Personal Finance, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Sanlam Investments, Santam and the newly established Sanlam Corporate – the Group provides comprehensive and tailored financial solutions to individual and institutional clients across all market segments. The Group’s areas of expertise include insurance (life and general), financial planning, retirement, investments and wealth.
The group operates in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Mozambique, India, Malaysia and the UK and has business interests in the US, Australia and the Philippines.
Sanlam Emerging Markets (SEM) is responsible for Sanlam's financial business services (life assurance, general insurance, banking, credit, health, bancassurance and asset management) in emerging markets outside South Africa. Its objective is to ensure sustainable delivery and growth across the various businesses that make up this cluster.
As part of the Group's vision, it strives to lead wealth creation in these markets. Through SEM, Sanlam has a direct presence in 33 countries across Africa, which stretches from the Cape to the Maghreb and East and West Africa, giving it unmatched access to the continent's insurance market.