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with Nedgroup Investments


In September 2020, host Stephen Backhouse was joined by Robin Johnson, Nedgroup Investments’ Head of Investments – Best of Breed, for an in-depth discussion on how Nedgroup Investments selects investment managers use their Best of Breed investment approach. 

The duo covered key lessons for the financial adviser and how this can benefit their clients

About the webinar

Unpacking Nedgroup Investments’ Best of Breed Investment Approach 

During this one-hour webinar, learn about how Nedgroup Investments selects investment managers for their Best of Breed investment approach.

Gain insights into key lessons for financial advisers and how this can benefit clients. Key themes include:

  1. What is the Nedgroup best of breed investment approach
  2. Characteristics for choosing an asset manager
  3. How this approach differs from ‘single house view’ managers
  4. How this benefits advisers and their clients
  5. What are the key lessons an adviser can learn from this approach
  6. Examples of how this works in practice
  7. How this approach differs from local to offshore
  8. Has it worked in the past

About NedGroup Investments

Nedgroup Investments hand pick independent managers in each fund category and partner with them to offer a range of expertly managed funds across all asset classes. This independence allows them to always put their investors first and to meet a full spectrum of investment and savings needs. They believe that no single fund manager holds all the cards when it comes to investing.

Nedgroup Investments fund managers are selected and assessed by means of their Best of Breed™ investment approach – an intensive and rigorous process that enables them to cut through all the noise and identify the top fund managers locally and abroad.

The speakers

Rob Johnson

Robin Johnson

Head of Investments - Best of Breed
Nedgroup Investments

Robin joined Nedgroup Investments in 2016 as Head of Investments, with responsibility for the ‘Best of Breed’ range of investment funds. 

Prior to joining Nedgroup Investments, Robin held the position of Head of Portfolio Management for Morningstar’s Investment Management group for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. 

Robin has been working in the investment industry since 1997 and has more than 16 years’ experience as an Investment Consultant and Portfolio Manager for Fund of Fund multi-asset strategies. 


Stephen Backhouse

Head of Strategic Accounts

Stephen is a business development specialist with over 11 years’ experience in the asset management and platform industry. Stephen’s focus is all aspects involved in forging long-lasting relationships with strategic partners, more specifically the Discretionary Fund Managers and large Key Accounts, who are influential partners in our industry and are important stakeholders for the future proposition of INN8.

He was previously the head of Marketing and Business Development at STANLIB, where he was responsible for the Standard Bank relationship. Stephen obtained his Bachelor of Commerce from Rhodes University, and his Honours in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Management from the University of Cape Town.