Client Testimonials

  • Good morning Alex, It takes a Special person to look after the interests of others. The ability to move funds and portfolios quicker than the rest was the selling point for me. Thank you for your wonderful work.
    Phillip Twynam,
  • My husband passed away on the 15th July 2014 due to a massive heart attack. At that time I was unaware but was recently informed that it was members of the GCI Team that played a major role in helping with the BODY being "taken care of." A great big thank you to each and every one of you in the role you played by assisting in whatever way. I would also like to APPLAUD and give PRAISES to Derick De Andrade who is now also my CLIENT PORTFOLIO MANAGER. I’ve always been totally clueless and ignorant about the LEGAL side of life since EVERYTHING was ALWAYS done for me. Upon making contact with Mr Andrade, I was very kindly advised that "I must not worry about anything..."and the other bonus was that I did not have to go to him, but that he would come to me. Since then, I’ve experienced the continuous PROFESSIONALISM, KINDNESS, DEDICATION, COMMITMENT and PATIENCE of Mr Andrade. It cannot be easy working with a client like me... but not once did he ever make me feel less than intelligent. He was also the one who was a life-saver to my children and myself because unlike some other Professionals out there... Mr Andrade did not delay the process of trying his utmost TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR POLICIES PAID OUT. So to you, Mr Derick De Andrade, we are absolutely GRATEFUL and THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH.
    Sally Singh,
  • Dear Mr Conway, I have been dealing with you for six years now and thought I would send a brief letter to you to express my appreciation for the service I receive. I have found GCI standard of service beyond compare. As a busy business owner and family person, it is a relief to know that my investments, insurances and my personal and family’s planning are so competently looked after by you. The level of knowledge and exceptional standard of service I have not had from other brokers I have used in the past. Many thanks to you and the GCI team for all you have done for me and my family.    
    Caroline McCann,
  • 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, the best type of investment for my circumstances and in fact where and how to invest. GCI have really been there for me – they've managed my portfolio for the past four years in a very successful manner, and thanks to them I’m kept up to date with my current financial situation in a timely fashion.

    Jean Wright,
  • Dear Alex I would like to place on record my sincere thanks for the advice and assistance given to me by GCI. My wife was a financial advisor and on many occasions assisted her clients with your investments, when she passed in June 2012 you made a commitment to her for certain payment which would be made to me.  As a result of your efforts, I was able to fulfill my financial obligations over that difficult period. Your caring and commitment are much appreciated and I have no hesitation in recommending your services to prospective clients and advisors for succession planning.
    James Wilson, Johannesburg
  • For seven years I was engaged in my own FSB practice. After buying out my partner of some three years, I continued on my own for another four. Besides the narrow field of working in isolation, regulatory pressures increasingly consumed attention that ate into my productive time and peace of mind. From early in 2011, I began to look for an appropriate partner. At the end of November 2011 I was introduced to Alex Cook of GCI Wealth and from March 2012, and after some work on the matter, I am happily operational within the GCI Wealth mantle. Happy in every broad business sense - my admin and commission processes are taken care of at a better cost than when I was working within a single FSP. Add to that my commissions are paid beyond my retirement and/or premature death. Furthermore my clients are assured, in any absence, of continued service through our several experienced young colleagues. At a personal level, I now work within stimulating environment,  and with a support team that includes two BCom Hons. graduates in Financial Planning. Add to that we have another colleague, just admitted as an attorney, experienced in wills & trusts. Most importantly is the environment of genuine integrity, focused on shared positive growth – led ably by a young hard-working group Chief Executive. After buying out my partner of some three years, I continued on my own for another four
    Dennis Conway, Formerly of Conway PS Solutions