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What is Growth and Protect Investment Portfolios?

Institutional investors such as retirement funds have access to a range of pre-retirement investments through the Old Mutual Growth and Protection Portfolios, such as smoothed bonus investments, to multi-manager market linked and structured passive investments. The Growth and Protection Portfolios comprises solutions with varying guarantees, which offer investors real returns while significantly reducing the volatility associated with market-linked investments, providing peace of mind – now and in the future. We offer diversified portfolios of local and global assets including significant exposure to private market assets.
What's in it for you?
  • Access to a diverse range of world-class investment solutions
  • We offer smoothing which turns unstable market returns into smoothed returns, protecting investors from the risk of volatile markets.
  • Various levels of guarantees on capital, contributions, and declared bonuses are available to fulfill the needs of a range of risk-return profiles.
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If you want to speak to a consultant about investing then don't hesitate to call the number in your region:

Johannesburg (Tel: +27 11 217 1195/1210/1990/1537)

Pretoria (Tel: +27 12 360 0000/0001)

Western Cape (Tel: +27 21 530 9600/9618/9608)

KwaZulu-Natal (Tel: +27 31 581 0600/0705)

Eastern Cape (Tel: +27 41 391 6300)

Bloemfontein (Tel: +27 51 430 9787)

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  • The Absolute Growth Portfolios are expertly managed and designed to give you all the benefits of inflation-beating returns with significantly less of the volatility or downside risk that markets can bring.

    The Absolute Growth Portfolios offer:

    • Inflation-beating investment returns: Approximately 80% of the portfolio is invested in growth assets such as equities, property and alternative assets.
    • Protection: Smoothing turns unstable market returns into smoothed returns, protecting investors from the risk of volatile markets.
    • Choice: Various levels of guarantees on capital, contributions, and declared bonuses are available to fulfill the needs of a range of risk-return profiles.
    • Targeted outcomes: Absolute Growth Portfolios target explicit, inflation-linked returns over the long term (10 years and more). Growth objectives aren’t guaranteed, but are explicitly targeted by our fund managers.
    • Transparency: Returns are formula-driven, linked to CPI targets and declared monthly in advance.

    Depending on your desired level of growth and protection, you can choose between the following portfolios:

    • Absolute Smoothed Growth: 50% guarantee on capital and bonuses, with a growth objective of CPI + 6.0%.
    • Absolute Stable Growth: 80% guarantee on capital and bonuses, with a growth objective of CPI + 5.5%.
    • Absolute Secure Growth: 100% guarantee on capital and bonuses with a growth objective of CPI + 3.5%.

    Find out more about Old Mutual Absolute Growth Portfolios.



  • Old Mutual’s CoreGrowth Portfolios uses our proven smoothing methodology to target stable, inflation-beating returns over the long term while reducing the volatility often associated with market-linked investments.

    The Old Mutual CoreGrowth Portfolios are designed to meet the needs of more conservative investors. The underlying asset portfolio has a moderate exposure to growth assets of approximately 60%.

    Depending on your desired level of growth and protection, you can choose between the following portfolios:

    • CoreGrowth100: Offers a 100% guarantee on capital and bonuses
    • CoreGrowth 90: Offers a 90% guarantee on capital and bonuses

    Find out more about Old Mutual CoreGrowth Portfolios.

  • While the Absolute Growth Portfolios and CoreGrowth Portfolios are Old Mutual’s flagship guaranteed investments, we also offer:

    • Old Mutual Guaranteed Fund: This partially vesting smoothed bonus portfolio offers a capital guarantee and low volatility while also targeting competitive returns. View the Old Mutual Guaranteed Fund Fact SheetNot open to new investors.

    For more information on Old Mutual Guaranteed Fund, please speak to your Old Mutual adviser or representative or email us.

  • As a responsible business with a commitment to being a good corporate citizen, governance is the foundation on which Old Mutual Corporate’s investment offerings are built.

    In addition to ensuring that our investment solutions are designed and delivered with utmost integrity, transparency and regulatory compliance, our commitment to good governance goes beyond being merely a checklist approach. As such, in addition to approaching governance as a way of ‘doing things right’, we also regard it as ‘the right thing to do’ - for the ultimate peace of mind and security of our clients, fund members and all our stakeholders.

    Regulation 28 of the Pension Funds Act currently continues to exempt long-term policies with a guarantee or partial guarantee, provided that a fund has obtained a certificate issued by the statutory actuary of the long-term insurer that the guarantee or partial guarantee is consistent with guidance issued by the Registrar of Long-term Insurance.

    The certificates for the qualifying portfolios in Old Mutual’s Guaranteed Investment range are provided below.

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  • At Old Mutual, we believe that responsible investment is essential to our goal of pursuing long-term returns for our customers, while aligning with the broader interests of society.

    To us, responsible investment means considering material environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues when making investment decisions. It also means being responsible stewards of customers’ money, which means actively engaging with companies around ESG issues, and voting on company resolutions (proxy voting). This helps to ensure that companies have sound governance practices, good labour practices and manage their impact on the environment and local communities.

    Old Mutual commits to both monitoring the extent to which our asset managers invest responsibly, and directly investing in the building blocks of a sustainable economy, such as housing, education and renewable energy.

    View the results of proxy votes cast by Old Mutual Investment Group for the listed equity investments backing our smoothed bonus products.

    View our smoothed bonus ESG Disclosure report