Saffron is heralded for the intense yellow colour it imparts on dishes and the complexity of flavour it lends. Throughout history, the spice has evoked a reputation for affluence and elegance. Luckily, a tiny bit goes a long way. Saffron comes from the dried bright orange-red stigmas of the flower Crocus sativus. This delicate flower cannot survive in the wild and cannot survive without human care. The flower only blooms in the morning. Each flower is meticulously propagated and harvested by hand. To make 1 gram of dried saffron, approximately 150 flowers are needed. The more careful the cultivation, the higher the price.
Saffron funds are likewise meticulously cared for. The efforts of a highly skilled and dedicated investment team combined with robust operational and risk management processes makes for investment strategies of unique performance.
It is the Saffron mission to manage our investors’ hard-earned wealth with the same skill, care and purpose we observe in the harvesting and production of the spice so that they can truly ‘own their future’.
Saffron is a Category IIA FSP and has been in existence from 2007. Saffron was bought in its entirety in 2012 by the current shareholders and renamed Saffron Wealth. Saffron manages both its own branded funds as well as outsourced funds from Sanlam Collective Investments (SCI*) and Boutique Collective Investments.
Located in Stellenbosch, South Africa, Saffron manages assets across a diversified set of fund strategies in investments across all the major asset classes both within South Africa, the African Continent and further abroad. Saffron currently operates four unit trusts, the Saffron BCI Opportunity Income Fund, the Saffron BCI Active Bond Fund, the Saffron BCI Flexible Fund, and a hedge fund, the Saffron SCI* Qualified Hedge Fund One.
The portfolio managers are Brandon Quinn and Anina Swiegers. Brandon headed the Hybrid & Structured Investment area at Metropolitan / Momentum Asset Managers before founding Saffron Wealth. Brandon specialises in multi-asset class investment strategies and holds a BCom, CFA. Anina co-manages the fixed income funds and holds a BCom (Hons), CFA. Both Brandon and Anina are supported by quantitative and fundamental analysts and comprehensive cash management, risk management and compliance functions.
Category IIA FSP license issued
Saffron SCI Opportunity Income Fund launched
Company bought by current shareholders and renamed Saffron Wealth
Saffron SCI Large Cap Fund and Saffron SCI Active Bond Fund launched
Knights of Malta Saffron African Yield Opportunity Fund launched
Saffron SCI Opportunity Income Fund awarded Raging Bull Award for best risk-adjusted returns over three years in the Multi-Asset Category
Saffron Wealth completed its move of management company from Metropolitan Collective Investments (METCI) to Sanlam Collective Investments (RF) (Pty) Ltd (“SCI”)
Saffron SCI Qualified Hedge Fund One launched
Saffron SCI* Active Bond Fund awarded Raging Bull certificate for best straight performance over three years in South African multi-asset income fund category.
Saffron Wealth completed its move of management company from Sanlam Collective Investments (RF) (Pty) Ltd (“SCI”) to Boutique Collective Investments (RF) (Pty) Ltd (“BCI”)