ABOUT ETTIENNE

 

Your confident, down-to-earth investment adviser in Pretoria.

A representative of Accredinet Financial Solutions (Pty) Ltd.

An authorised financial services provider FSP 8933.

I’m independent and sole owner of my business since 2001.

 

MY FOCUS IS LONG-TERM INVESTING

 

My WHY or core belief is to help you be and stay a confident investor.

HOW do I fulfil my WHY?

By learning your unique story. Getting to know you.

Then guide you towards a good decision. And avoid the bad ones.

So you stay invested to achieve your goal.

3 Wonderful role models had a profound influence on my WHY.

My 3 wonderful role models

DAD

  • He practised as a dentist. Practical, kind and a peoples’ person.
  • Dad neglected his long-term investing because he lacked investment confidence.
  • Consequently, he didn’t do what he should have done.
  • Retired on a mediocre private and state pension.
  • He battled to make ends meet.
  • I experienced first-hand how he lacked the gold in his golden years.
  • He tried so hard to keep his dignity till his death at age 82. Heartbreaking.

MOM

  • She managed and invested her monies wisely and with confidence.
  • After my sister passed away, mom raised her granddaughter.
  • Although it was hard, she kept going strong.
  • She was struck by breast cancer. But, stayed confident.
  • Made good investment decisions. And avoided the bad ones.
  • Sadly, she couldn’t enjoy her golden years because of her self-imposed duties.
  • She passed away at the age of 79. Too soon.
  • It was a privilege to advise her.

GRANDDAD

  • Dedicated wood-work teacher. Precise and hard-working.
  • He received a humble state salary.
  • But he could manage his monies diligently. Wow, what an excellent example.
  • Confidence – he definitely had it. Every cent counted.
  • Hearing loss later on. But, paid close attention when money matters came up.
  • Passed away at age 94. Lived a simple, but quality life.

Quick rundown of what I've been up to

  • Born in Cape Town.
  • I grew up mostly in the beautiful Cape Peninsula in Welgemoed and Durbanville.
  • Moved to the Jacaranda City, Pretoria, where I completed my schooling at Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool.
  • Qualified as a metallurgical engineer at the University of Pretoria. B.Eng. (cum laude).
  • My work career started at UCOR (Uranium Enrichment Corporation).
    While there, I studied law part-time through UNISA. Obtained BProc.
  • Practised as an attorney who patented inventions at Hahn and Hahn.
  • Started my career as financial adviser and employee at Sanlam.
  • A major changing point in my life was in 2001 when I became an independent financial adviser at Accredinet Financial Solutions.

Furthered my studies:

  • RPE (Registered Persons Exams) (Equities) through South African Institute for Financial Markets.
  • Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning at University of Free State:
    • Asset types and Investment Planning
    • Personal Risk Management
  • Practice development programme presented by Fundhouse
  • Class of Business – Class 7: Investments through Integrity Academy

Something personal

  • Love to study online. Coursera and Udemy are my favourites.
  • I am an avid reader on investing, psychology, marketing, biographies…
  • Keep myself up to date by attending fund managers’ road shows, events and workshops.
  • Can’t go without coffee. And quality wine.
  • Favourite breakaway is to visit Good Shepherd Retreat Center near Hartbeespoort.
  • Live near the old Marifont in Sunnyside on the top 8th floor.
    Enjoy the evening views over the city and the Union Buildings.
  • Member of PPS since 1983.
  • Started my first retirement annuity in 1983 with R 100 per month.

My favourite tools

  • Acer laptop
  • ESET
  • atWORK
  • Google G Suite
  • Profile Data
  • CloudAlly
  • Dashlane
  • Windscribe VPN
  • System Mechanic
  • Huawei cell phone
  • Whereby.com
  • Todoist
  • Mindomo
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • IDrive Backup
  • NetWorx
  • Surfshark
  • UBER
If you’re a serious long-term investor, get in touch, give it a go…
Schedule your free, 30 minutes, no-obligation meeting to discuss your needs
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