I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.
I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.


1903- Machine stalled upon take-off
1903- First controlled and sustained flight
1903- 59 Seconds flight time (852 ft)
1904- Brothers begin to refine their powered airplane
What we offer
Delivering wealth to our clients
We are the custodians of our clients' wealth, spending our time exploring and researching investment opportunities to best generate long-term returns for our stakeholders. We also pride ourselves on establishing solid relationships with our clients and being genuinely interested in their specific needs and well-being.

Consequently, our business is constructed around teams that are specialists in these areas – our research team is research focused and our operations team is client facing. Our product and service offering reflects our core competencies around high net worth clients and quality institutional clients that demand top investment performance and a culture which views the client as the core of a business. These products and services include:


Unit Trust
A focused yet comprehensive collection of funds
We view the proliferation of unit trusts in South Africa as problematic and driven by incorrect motives. Northstar will never manage a large suite of unit trusts and will instead, only launch a select core range of funds based on the needs of our clients and our own internal skill set.

These include:

An Income Fund – for our clients requiring an income that is sustainable.
A Balanced Fund – for our clients who are preparing for retirement or are in retirement.
An Equity Fund – for our clients seeking a long-term capital growth vehicle.
An Offshore Flexible Fund – for our clients with offshore monies and requiring a fund representing Northstar’s international views.



Unit Trust Pricing
Institutional Clients
A powerful research architecture and robust risk management framework designed for institutional needs
Northstar’s investment skills cover the fixed interest and equity markets both in South Africa and abroad. We have enjoyed the patronage of long standing institutional clients and a growing group of new clients that have tapped into this skill set.

We have specifically constructed our business as a low risk option for institutional clients. Risk reduction has involved:

Creating a research platform which standardizes research output.
A team-driven investment process.
A strict adherence to quantifying and managing risk.
A powerful and holistic risk framework that overlays our fundamental research process.
Private Clients
Institutional expertise made available to individual investors
Northstar Asset Management is the ideal home for private investors. Northstar’s business model is designed around offering institutional expertise to private investors. This institutional offering to private investors is unique within the domestic market, as all the large main ‘house brand’ managers who traditionally dominated the private client market, have focused their business models on mass retail and institutional management. Consequently, Northstar fills an important gap in the market! Northstar Asset Management will always remain fully committed to our private client roots, we are extremely proud of our heritage in the high net-worth market and we hold dear our long-standing relationships with our loyal clients.

At Northstar we:

Select our clients carefully.
Know each and every client by name.
Earn no soft commissions or secretive fees.
Do not earn stock broking fees as we deem this inappropriate.
Work tirelessly on research to invest through knowledge.