Within five days SA’s two listed full service asset managers announced their financial results. And if you took them as a snapshot you would think Coronation is by some way the more successful, with earnings per share (EPS) up 36% while Ninety One’s EPS increased just 6%.

Coronation has thumped Ninety One in the Alexander Forbes Large Manager Watch, which measures institutional balanced funds. Over one year Coronation’s 32.9% return compared with its rival’s 23.3%. Coronation is also top of that survey over five and 10 years...

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