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Who We Are
ASISA was formed in 2008 by members of the Association of Collective Investments (ACI), the Investment Management Association of South Africa (IMASA), the Linked Investment Service Providers Association (LISPA) and the Life Offices’ Association (LOA). These associations disbanded and their staff, assets and activities were transferred to ASISA.
As the custodian of the bulk of South Africa's savings and investments, ASISA and its members must ensure, in the interest of the country and its citizens, that the South African savings and investment industry remains relevant and sustainable into the future.
ASISA's strategic purpose and mandate is to strengthen relationships and remain a trusted partner with key stakeholders in the financial services industry and to proactively engage with them on policy, regulatory and other important issues of common concern.
It is also ASISA's role to ensure that as a collective our industry remains relevant and sustainable by delivering solutions that are in line with the needs of our country, taking into consideration global and local developments and challenges. At the same time we need to recognise the hurdles created by the country's legacy and work with our policy makers to develop solutions that will help us overcome these.
ASISA aims to be an active participant in creating an environment that promotes equal opportunities for its members through holistic legislation, while at the same time considering the interests of consumers and ensuring the sustainability of the industries it represents and the intermediaries who promote these industries and their products.
ASISA will work towards promoting a culture of savings and investment in South Africa by playing a significant role in the development of the social, economic and regulatory framework in which members operate, thereby assisting members to serve their customers better.