Sanlam is a leading, diversified African financial services group and was established as a life insurance company more than 100 years ago. Sanlam has listed on the Johannesburg as well as the Namibian stock exchanges. The Group has a direct business presence in 33 countries across Africa, as well as in the USA, Malaysia, the UK, India, and Australia. In several countries, it trades under different brands that are entrenched in their markets. Through its business clusters – Sanlam Personal Finance, Sanlam Emerging Markets, Sanlam Investments, Santam, and Sanlam Corporate – the Group provides comprehensive and tailored financial solutions to individual and institutional clients across all market segments. Its areas of expertise include life and general insurance, financial planning, retirement, investments and wealth.
Sanlam Pan Africa (SPA) is part of the Sanlam Emerging Markets cluster. It focuses exclusively on the Group’s 32 African countries and around 90 businesses outside South Africa, with a vision of being the leading diversified pan-African financial services player. It is responsible for Sanlam’s financial business services (life insurance, general insurance, banking, retail credit, health, bancassurance, and asset management) in these African markets with the aim of ensuring sustainable delivery and growth across the various businesses that make up this cluster. SPA consists of two lines of business, SPA Life Insurance (including asset management and retail credit) and SPA General Insurance (including health, reinsurance, assistance, and third-party assistance), which consist of various country business entities. These businesses operate under or in association with the Sanlam and SAHAM Assurance brands.