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About the company: Sanlam Ltd [JSE:SLM]

by , 08 June 2015

Founded back in 1918, Sanlam originated as a life insurance company. Now Sanlam provides an array of financial solutions to its clients and is one of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's top 40 companies…

Full name: Sanlam Limited
Short name: Sanlam
Ticker: SLM
Sector: Insurance – life insurance


Five top facts about Sanlam


Fact #1:
Sanlam employs nearly 13,000 people. Sanlam has offices across Africa and in the UK, Ireland, Switzerland and Luxembourg. It has business interests in India, the US, Australia and also in Africa and the UK.

Fact #2:
Sanlam has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange under ticker SLM. The company listed in November 1998. Sanlam also has a listing on the Namibian Stock Exchange.

Fact #3:
As a provider of financial solutions, Sanlam offers its clients:

  • Short-term insurance;
  • Estate planning and trusts;
  • Home and personal loans;
  • Savings and linked products;
  • Investment and asset management;
  • Property asset management;
  • Stockbroking; and
  • Risk management.

Fact #4:
Sanlam holds 57.69% of Santam Ltd [JSE:SNT]. Santam is one of the leading short-term insurers in South Africa, holding a market share of over 20%.

Fact #5:
Sanlam likes to diversify into alternative investments. Since 1965, Sanlam has built an art collection of over 2,000 pieces. As one of the finest collections of South African art, you can view some pieces on display at the gallery at Sanlam’s head office in Bellville, Cape Town.


Chart of Sanlam’s share price


Chart of Sanlam's share price


Financial information


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About the company: Sanlam Ltd [JSE:SLM]
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