Francois has more than 19 years’ experience in lifestyle financial planning with a focus on assisting high net worth clients with local and offshore investment and retirement planning.
Francois was a commercial lawyer and partner in a Pretoria-based legal firm prior to joining Private Wealth Management in 2001. He was a finalist in the 2016 and 2017 Financial PIanning Institute of Southern Africa’s Financial Planner of the Year competition and received the Best Lifestyle Financial Planner (Pretoria) Award in the 2018 Wealth & Finance International’s (UK) global ‘Wealth & Money Management Awards’ category. He is a regular contributor on many media platforms, including Kyknet’s Ontbytsake and CNBC Africa.
He is a Certified Financial Planner and has a BA (Law) LLB from the University of Stellenbosch, an Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning, a Certificate in Taxation and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Pretoria.