Our founder Dr Allan Gray's vision and ideals inform our investment approach today.

We can trace our approach to investment management directly to the vision and ideals of our founder, Dr Allan Gray. A Harvard Business School graduate, he began his investment career in 1965 in Boston.

Allan returned to his native South Africa and founded Allan Gray Ltd in Cape Town in 1973. It’s now one of South Africa’s top performing and largest privately-owned investment management firms.

Allan Gray Australia

In 2005 Allan Gray Australia was set up by the global group (Orbis) and the late Simon Marais. In 2006 the Allan Gray Australia Equity Fund was launched, followed by the Stable Fund in 2011 and the Balanced Fund in 2017.

Allan Gray in Australia and globally remain privately owned and share the same investment philosophy.