In 2020, as a global business, it demerged to become Ninety One.
The company has stated its commitment to active and sustainable investing across equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives to its clients.
For example, as reported by FTAdviser at the time, September 2021 saw the company team up with Imperial College to produce a series of climate risk programmes for its employees.
The programmes aimed to educate Ninety One’s employees on climate-related risks and opportunities.
In 2021, the company also hired former Aviva manager Stephanie Niven to drive Ninety One's global sustainable equity business.
At the time, Ferrini told FTAdviser: "The broadening of our global sustainable equity offering will be another milestone in Ninety One’s drive to put sustainability at the core of our business.
"Stephanie shares our vision for developing the firm’s sustainable investing capabilities, and her sustainable investing philosophy is absolutely aligned to ours.”