GCI Wealth will be visiting selected centres around South Africa between 11th and 23rd August 2017 on its annual wealth tour. The Wealth Tour has been undertaken by GCI executives since 2010 to bring financial advisors and their clients up to date with the latest trends and thinking in wealth management. This year’s tour will focus on happiness: what it really is, and how we can create it in our lives. “They say that
Leading financial planner, Natasja Hart, has joined GCI Wealth as a Divisional Manager in Johannesburg. We are delighted to welcome a senior Wealth Manager of Natasja’s stature into the firm. We are building a team around our leading edge model to redefine what wealth creation in South Africa means. Hart says that the move to GCI will allow her to refocus her energies on her clients and their needs. “GCI’s holistic a
Why Succession Planning? Are you covered in case of death, disability or retirement? Explore all the options to ensure that when the time comes, you, your family and your clients are taken care of. Speakers will discuss Succession Planning options from a practical, compliance, commercial and implementation point of view. Why Asset Consulting? Prepare for RDR and TCF Mitigate Investment Risk For You and Your Clients I
Why Succession Planning? Are you covered in case of death, disability or retirement? Explore all the options to ensure that when the time comes, you, your family and your clients are taken care of. Speakers will discuss Succession Planning options from a practical, compliance, commercial and implementation point of view. Why Asset Consulting? Prepare for RDR and TCF Mitigate Investment Risk For You and Your Clients
Mark Twain famously said, “Lies, damned lies, and statistics”, a phrase that is often used to describe the persuasive power of numbers and statistics. And if there is one event that highlights the sheer magnitude of numbers, it’s definitely the Soccer World Cup. FIFA recently announced that the 2010 World Cup Final at Soccer City in Johannesburg was watched by over 1 billion people, only beaten by the 200
By Dennis Conway RFP™ Your Last Will & Testament is one of the most important documents that you will ever sign. It is more important in its own way, than the hundred or more contracts and documents that you will sign in your lifetime. We all die sooner or later. Through our wills, our wishes we have legal force in what we want for our loved ones or special causes we may care for. Your estate, to which your will
We have recently been assisting clients in moving their British Pension to QROPS. QROPS stands for Qualifying Recognised Offshore Pension Scheme. A QROPS is an HMRC approved offshore pension scheme available to members of a British pension scheme who no longer live in the UK. The two major benefits of using a QROPS are: 1. Capital is protected from pension schemes being wound up due to being underfunded One in three
There’s been a lot of negative press recently regarding Bitcoin and the whole crypto currency debate. A recent article by a leading fund management firm entitled “A eulogy for Bitcoin” doesn’t inspire any confidence. So, should we all just believe the hype and concede that Bitcoin and cryptocurrency’s was a Ponzi scheme? I certainly don’t think so and going from the comments that many of the articles I have rec
By Francois Lombard Today’s financial landscape can be a daunting and complex world of mathematical formulas and wild acronyms like CDO’s, EBIT and HELOC. I am however amazed just how educated people have become about economics and it is often when friends get together that this is best illustrated. When the South African Reserve Bank increased rates last month I had very interesting conversations with friends. No
Planning for a financially secure retirement is hard enough, but life often bowls a curve ball. The company retirement fund and group life policy is the best way a company can help.
By Jeremy Hawson, GCI Employee Benefits Divisional Manager
Participation in a group life scheme and retirement fund remains one of the most valuable employee benefits a company can offer, but they’re often... more»
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"My husband, Adrian Wright who was a Director of GCI (in Sedgefield, Western Cape), died very suddenly after a short illness in January 2009. Although I was fundamentally aware of our financial position, I was totally ignorant of tax implications,..."
"Dear Alex, It must be about 3 years since I decided to merge my business with GCI Wealth Group. I had spent many years building up my client base and have always operated on the basis of offering my valued..."