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 approach to Wealth Management, its focus on building long-term client relationships and, most important of all, its leading-edge asset consulting capability make us the leader in Wealth Management,” she says. “The ethos of the business spoke to me.”
With more than 17 years in the industry, Natasja has established herself as a leader in financial planning. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Pretoria as well as two advanced postgraduate financial planning diplomas from the University of the Free State. Previous work experience includes stints at Citadel, Consolidated Financial Planning and, latterly, Sasfin. In 2010, she was only the second woman to receive the prestigious Financial Planner of the Year award from the Financial Planning Institute; she now acts as a judge for the awards. In addition, she has sat on the Institute’s board and chaired its audit committee. She has also lectured part-time at the Gordon Institute for Business Science and plays a role in consumer education.
Hart says that clients who have approached her have responded positively to the move not only because it will allow her to devote her energies to their investments, but also because it means there is guaranteed continuity at the highest level. “Professionally, I am thrilled to join a team whose focus is on understanding what its clients need holistically, and then going all out to achieve that,” she says. “GCI’s Asset-Liability Model provides a rigorous, proven way to assess what capital a client needs to achieve their financial goals, this ensures that our clients’ vision for their future remains firmly in place.”
GCI’s innovative, entrepreneurial approach will continue to generate massive benefits for clients, Hart believes. In the offing, for example, an online tool to enable clients to view their total portfolio across multiple investment platforms is under development.
Natasja is just one of the experienced and talented financial planning professionals who are becoming aware of GCI’s vision and progressive thinking.
Clearly, our client-focussed and sophisticated approach to investing is resonating with financial planners who see where the future is, and want the best for their clients.
Natasja will be the MC at our upcoming Wealth Tour – we hope to introduce her in person and see many of you there.