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Prudential South Africa is part of the wider M&G plc group, one of Europe’s largest active asset managers. Following its de-merger from Prudential plc and separate listing on the London Stock Exchange on the 21st of October 2019, M&G plc has £323 billion (as at 31 March 2020) in assets under management and over five million clients, and operates in 28 markets around the world.

In South Africa we draw on M&G plc’s global reach and expertise in managing our clients' portfolios and in ensuring international best practice. We continue to manage assets on behalf of Prudential plc clients worldwide.

A coordinated global network

Prudential South Africa works together with experts across M&G plc’s worldwide operations to offer a consistent investment philosophy and process. Aided by the latest technology, our investment professionals around the world work closely together, sharing ideas, information and research. This coordinated approach provides a combination of local service and international expertise.

Headquartered in London, M&G plc offers a wide range of high-quality investment solutions to companies and individuals. It features credit ratings of “A+” from Fitch and “A2” from Moody’s, and is based in the world's major financial centres with 20 offices serving 28 countries.


We are 50.12% owned (indirectly) by M&G plc. Another 28.08% is held by the Prudential Staff Investment Company and 21.80% by Thesele Group, our black empowerment partner.

M&G plc is the parent company of M&G Investments, which was previously part of Prudential plc. M&G Investments was established in 1931 and grew into one of Europe’s largest active asset managersM&G plc still manages funds on behalf of Prudential plc under the banner of M&G Investments.

Prudential Portfolio Managers (South Africa) (Proprietary) Limited is part of the same corporate group as the Prudential Assurance Company. The Prudential Assurance Company is a direct subsidiary of M&G plc, a company incorporated in the United Kingdom. The Prudential Assurance Company is not affiliated in any manner with Prudential Financial, Inc., a company whose principal place of business is in the United States of America or Prudential plc, an international group incorporated in the United Kingdom.

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