Old Mutual plc (LSE: OML, JSE: OML) is an international long-term savings group. Established in 1845 in South Africa, it is now a FTSE100 listed company operating in 34 countries.

The company was founded by John Fairbairn, as a mutual insurance company in 1845 under the name of The Mutual Life Assurance Society of the Cape of Good Hope.

The Company became The South Africa Mutual Life Assurance Society in 1885.

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