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

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 comprise of individual investors, high net-worth individuals, clubs, small business associations, and community cooperatives.

Our parent company STANLIB, is one of Africa’s leading asset managers, headquartered in South Africa, with assets under management and administration in excess of R586 billion (USD 42.7 billion) (as at 31 December 2016) for over 500 000 retail and institutional clients across the African continent. We have a proud heritage and more than a 1400 years collective experience in our investment team.

STANLIB was founded in 2002 when Liberty Asset Management and Standard Corporate and Merchant Bank Asset Management merged. Liberty Asset Management and SCMB Asset Management had managed investments for over 25 years prior to their merger. STANLIB is fully owned by Liberty Holdings Limited and is a subsidiary of the Standard Bank Group.

Our Team

Moipone Lopang
Managing Director

Moipone Joined STANLIB in March 2013 as the Managing Director. As MD, she is responsible for providing overall strategic direction for the business, and managing stakeholder expectations. She possesses over 15 years financial services/asset management experience, obtained in Botswana and South Africa.

Prior to joining STANLIB, Moipone worked for Botswana Insurance Fund Management (BIFM) since 2006 as Head of Research, Portfolio Manager for Offshore Equities and then Chief of Client Relations. Prior to coming to Botswana in 2006, Moipone worked for Actis, an emerging markets private equity firm, Investec, UBS and JP Morgan, all in South Africa.

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.