How does BIFM diversify its asset portfolio?

BIFM works towards diversifying its asset portfolio by constantly looking at the potential of asset classes other than equities.  BIFM has nurtured non-traditional assets such as in the healthcare sector through Gaborone Private Hospital and tourism through its shareholding in KYS Investments have also contributed positively to the bottom line.

As part of a diversification strategy, Bifm and another property company formed a joint venture to create Khumo Property Asset Management, which is one of the leading property management companies in Botswana. Amongst its clients are several of the country’s largest property portfolios including those of Debswana Pension Fund (DPF), Railpark Mall and Airport Junction Shopping Centre, the latest coup being the Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund (BPOPF) portfolio.

65 percent of the assets under Bifm management are held offshore. Through a diversified asset class portfolio, BIFM has managed to constantly transform Botswana’s development fortunes positively.


How does BIFM contribute towards the upliftment of Batswana?

1% of all BIFM’s profit after tax each year is channelled towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, as managed by the BIHL Group of companies’ umbrella CSR vehicle, the BIHL Trust (established 2007). The Trust aims to pioneer and support development initiatives across Botswana for Batswana. The Trust’s areas of interest include: poverty alleviation; economic empowerment projects; development of human resources through education and training; social welfare services, including youth development; public health; public recreation including sports; rural development and conservation of the environment.

BIFM also leads a number of direct CSR and often staff-led philanthropic initiatives across the healthcare and education spaces. Projects have included, but are not limited to, support of the Adopt-A-Person initiative, collaboration with Holy Cross Hospice, Pabalelong Hospice, and the annual BIFM Traditional Music Expo.