Through distinct legal entities in terms of which day to day operational running of its investee companies is the responsibility of the respective boards and management partners.
The businesses in the RMI portfolio are all businesses that took mature industries head on and changed the way things are done
Growing the intrinsic value of investments
RMI has a long-term investment horizon in that investments are held for as long as needed to optimise value. Based on the RMI track record, increasing the value and yield requires close collaboration with management teams in the context of their boards of directors. The RMI strategy is to position itself amid the key shareholders and play an active role within the governance bodies, particularly when it comes to strategic decision-making by the investee companies.
RMI’s objective is to maintain a sound financial structure, with a solid liquidity profile throughout the Group, ensuring readily-available resources and a limited net indebtedness in comparison to the portfolio value. This policy gives both RMI and its investees the flexibility required to seize investment opportunities.
RMI targets financial performance of its underlying investments that exceeds industry benchmarks. Such performance should lead to an increase in underlying value and dividend flow.
RMI focuses on investments in the financial services sector, partnering smart, industry-changing management teams.
RMI’s history as part of the RMB Group of companies allows it access to the skills, experience and lessons learnt over the last 35 years. These include:
RMI has an empowering culture of allowing business owners to run their businesses without undue interference.
RMI’s founding members GT Ferreira, Paul Harris and Laurie Dippenaar are still invested in RMI and remain involved in an active advisory capacity. This allows the investment team and investee company management partners to benefit from their collective pool of wisdom and experience.
Remgro and Royal Bafokeng Holdings collectively hold more than a 45% interest in RMI and have entrusted their financial services mandate and interests to RMI and RMH. Both are represented on the board of RMI and actively engage with the investment team.
An investment team with a long history dating back to the creation of RMH Group from 1995 onwards. This involvement has also included key roles in various corporate activity initiatives for RMH, RMI, FirstRand, Wesbank, Discovery and MMI.