Alexander Forbes signs up as HR Indaba partner 

With over 80 years' experience, Alexander Forbes is committed to its clients' financial prosperity.

Alexander Forbes has signed up as a partner for the inaugural HR Indaba, which will be taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre on 4 & 5 October 2018. Alexander Forbes is a specialised financial services group with its head office in Sandton, South Africa and business interests in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Founded in 1935, the group’s roots go back more than 80 years and was listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in 2014. 

Alexander Forbes offers a broad range of retirement, consulting (including healthcare), asset management, insurance and wealth management solutions to both corporate and individual clients to create, grow and protect their wealth and assets, helping them secure a lifetime of financial well-being and security.

Although headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, Alexander Forbes has a presence in six other countries on the African continent: Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Uganda, Nigeria and Zimbabwe and in the Channel Islands through their offshore Jersey operation.

For the financial year ended 31 March 2018, the group reported tangible progress in its turnaround strategy with operating income up 5.1% to R3.6 billion, resulting from strong top-line performance in key growth business segments. As a business, Alexander Forbes is making a strategic shift from a business-to-business model that predominantly serviced corporate clients, to one that is characterised by a broader focus on servicing corporates, public sector, smaller businesses and individuals.

The group’s five-year strategic plan, Ambition 2022, is designed to transform the business by unlocking its potential and is characterised by our strategic anchor of ‘a lifetime of financial well-being and security’ and an investment thesis of generating strong ‘cash flow plus growth’.

The strategy is based on the understanding that financially well people are healthier, happier and more engaged with their families, employers and society at large. The group thus aims to be a lifetime trusted partner, to our corporate clients and individual customers. This goes to the heart of helping customers protect themselves financially; it means helping them save now and for the future; it means helping them to use the assets they have built up over their lifetimes to ensure they are able to retire with peace of mind. It is also about empowering individuals by providing opportunities for continuous learning and skills development, as part of an integrated approach to achieving a lifetime of financial well-being and security.

As a partner, Alexander Forbes will have an exhibition stand at the HR Indaba, which will be the largest of its kind in South Africa. It will give HR professionals an opportunity to learn everything they need to know about the latest HR technology, HR strategy, company culture, labour laws, recruitment, employee engagement and HR leadership. It will also bring together thousands of colleagues, suppliers, platforms, universities, specialists, recruitment agencies, CHROs and thought leaders.