STANLIB Investment Management Services (SIMS) is a registered investment manager, established in 2002 as a joint venture between Stanbic Botswana and STANLIB Limited.

SIMS is a multi-specialist asset manager that connects retail and institutional clients with multiple investment opportunities across asset classes and markets. SIMS is managed by a team of local investment specialists from the company’s offices in Gaborone.

Our clients are mainly institutional and corporate investors with short-term cash management and medium- to long-term investment needs, including retirement funds asset management, and retail investors with surplus cash to invest at regular intervals or in once-off lump sum investments. Our retail clients include individual investors, high-net-worth individuals, clubs, small business associations, and community cooperatives.

Our funds include:

  • The STANLIB Botswana Managed Prudential Fund for medium- to long-term capital growth and reasonable levels of current income.
  • The STANLIB Botswana Equity Fund, which provides access to growth opportunities in Botswana and exposure to international markets.

We believe in multi-specialist investing to achieve extraordinary results.

In an increasingly dynamic and interconnected world, our understanding of the complex connections of markets, industries, sectors and global events gives us a competitive edge to adapt to the environment, and make more informed investment decisions that lead to better investment outcomes.

STANLIB manages and administers R600 billion (USD 42 billion) (as at 31 December 2018) assets for more than 500,000 retail and institutional clients. We operate in eight African countries and in key developed markets globally.

Our Team

Tshepo Lemo
Chief Investment Officer

Tshepo was appointed as the Chief Investment Officer for STANLIB Botswana in 2014.

His career started at Fleming Asset Management Botswana as a trainee Portfolio Manager and in 2001 was appointed as the Portfolio Manager where he was largely responsible for managing the Fleming Retirement Fund. Before joining STANLIB he was the Chief Investment Officer for Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (MVAF) responsible for managing the MVAF’s Investment Portfolio.

Tshepo is a University of the Witwatersrand graduate with a BCom Honours degree in Business and Accounting. He also did an Investment Management Certificate (IMC) administered by the United Kingdom Society of Investment Professionals (UKSIP). Tshepo is also a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of South Africa.

Itumeleng Morwe
Chief Operations Officer

Itumeleng is an Associate Chartered Accountant ("ACA") with  the Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants("BICA").He is also an Associate member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants ("ACCA").He also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting Science, ("BCompt") from the University of South Africa ("UNISA").

He has 7 years of external auditing experience in various sectors of the economy and has serviced major organisations in Botswana and the United States of America as a Senior Accountant, Assistant Audit Manager and Manager - Assurance. These include Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund, Botswana Insurance Company, Mascom Wireless Botswana (Pty) Ltd, Botswana Savings Bank, Shell Oil Botswana and the Furnmart Group of Companies. On his PwC global secondment to the United States of America, he serviced a number of Mutual and hedge funds as well as Private equity funds. These include Tiger Private Investment Partners LLC in Manhattan ,New York and Gramercy Funds LLC in Greenwich Connecticut.

Sethebe Manake
Asset Manager

Sethebe holds a BSc Property Studies from University of Cape Town and MSc Strategic Management from University of Derby.

She Joined Stanlib in December 2011 as Asset Manager for the STANLIB Direct Property Investments (SDPI) franchise. Prior to this, Sethebe was at Khumo Property Asset Management for 3 years, where she was a commercial property manager, managing commercial property directly owned by various funds including listed and pension funds. She has previously worked at Property and Asset Management Limited (PAM) as a property manager.

Sethebe is a council member of the Real Estate Institute of Botswana, and actively participates in various real estate for a focussed on the growth of the industry.

Thabo Moipolai
Head: Business Development

Thabo holds a BA Journalism and Mass Communication, Co-major in BA International Studies from Creighton University and MA Communication from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Thabo joined STANLIB in 2005 as Broker Consultant, a position he held until 2007. He became Head of Business Development in 2008. His responsibilities include among others managing Business Development Consultants (and brokers), meeting sales and assets under management targets, distribution and channel engagement activity. Prior to joining STANLIB, he was as Sales Communication Consultant for Mortgage and Funeral Agency (a Botswana Life Insurance agency).

He has also worked as a reporter and photographer before changing careers into the Financial Services Industry.