Ashburton is a leading new generation provider of innovative financial solutions, and the FirstRand Group’s investment manager. Our investment proposition is the ability to leverage investment thinking and capability across the FirstRand Group to provide investors with access to more sources of return, broader investment capabilities and greater risk management. An integrated investment approach blends traditional and non-traditional investment expertise with alternative and customised solutions. Assets under management exceed R133 billion (as at October 2015). Ashburton acquired Atlantic as at January 2016. The Specialised Credit team focuses on investments into the unlisted space, and with a particular emphasis on high social impact investing. Within the Specialised Credit team, we focus on credit based investments that have a positive socio-economic impact within Sub-Saharan Africa. We offer professional fixed income management of a wide range of securities and assets (e.g. collateralised loans to provide expansion capital to growing businesses and therefore growing the economy's capacity to create jobs) in order to meet specified investment goals for the benefit of our clients and society more broadly.