Maestro is committed to playing its part in transforming the South African investment profession into one that is representative of the demographics of the country and which recognises South Africa's history of segregation. Maestro seeks to rectify South Africa’s past through real empowerment, the transfer of skills and through the creation of opportunities within the areas in which it operates.
In March 2014, the Maestro Board of Directors adopted a firm commitment to transform Maestro through a number of initiatives and across all levels of the firm. The two main areas in which this commitment to transformation will occur is at the shareholder level and therefore also the constitution of the Board, and through the Maestro Graduate School of Learning.
In early 2015 Maestro underwent its first Broad-base Black Economic Empowerment verification process and in April 2015 was awarded Level 2 B-BBEE status (valid until April 2016). Maestro scored full marks in the categories of Ownership, Employment Equity and Preferential Procurement, and was also rated in the area of Management Control.