ABOUT US

 

OUR STORY

Vista means a pleasing view – we were inspired by this expression and wanted to link it to what we do:

Creating pleasant long term financial views for our clients by navigating their portfolios through all economic conditions

Vista Wealth Management is an independent, unbiased – and arguably most importantly – bespoke financial advice and stockbroking firm.

Our services summarised below:

  • Foreign currency bank accounts, hedging and conversions for businesses and individuals
  • Cash management through call, fixed, notice and other deposit products at best interest rates – ZAR and USD
  • Retirement saving solutions for both individuals (RAs) and businesses (Group RAs and Umbrella funds)
  • Post retirement investment vehicles – life and living annuities
  • Tax efficient saving vehicles like endowments and tax free saving accounts
  • Guaranteed investment structures – local and offshore
  • Offshore investing in shares, ETFs and unit trust portfolios
  • Stockbroking, CFD, JSE derivative and share based loans – local and offshore
  • Life insurance, income protection, disability cover, impairment cover, dreaded disease cover and funeral plans
  • Business insurance like keyman, contingent liabilities, buy and sell agreement

Our wealth management services are provided through some of the leading providers in SA (Allan Gray, Investec, Liberty, Momentum and Sanlam).

Our stockbroking services are provided through Investec.

Magnus de Wet

Magnus de Wet

Managing director

 

Magnus’ formal qualifications include a B Comm and B Comm Honours from Rand Afrikaans University (RAU). He has an MBA degree from the University of Pretoria’s Business School (GIBS) and successfully completed CFA level 1. He is a qualified stockbroker and member of the South African Institute of Stockbrokers (SAIS).

In the late nineties and early two thousands he experienced the dot-com bubble first hand whilst programming and owning a customised software development business. His technology skills gave him access to the financial sector where he ultimately headed up the Johannesburg Stock Exchange’s (JSE) equity derivative market. At PSG Wealth he was head of the direct clients business, taking responsibility for all clients managing their own wealth directly on the PSG online stockbroking and LISP platforms. At the JSE and PSG, he gained over 14 years combined financial services experience.

Henk Lindeque, CFA, CA (SA)

Henk Lindeque, CFA, CA (SA)

Portfolio management

 

Henk joined the Vista Wealth team in 2018. Henk is responsible for managing the Vista High Equity Portfolio. He is a CFA charter holder and a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds degrees in Accounting and Risk management. He is a qualified stockbroker and member of the South African Institute of Stockbrokers (SAIS).

Henk served as a director of PSG Securities between 2014 and 2016, and has more than 10 years of experience in the investment and finance industry. His experience ranges from stockbroking, asset management, real estate, insurance, pension funds to professional services.

 

Gwen Linden

Gwen Linden

Head of operations

 

Gwen is a seasoned financial services professional having spent over three decades at the centre of the South African economy, at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). Her expertise lies in leading large-scale strategic product enhancement projects, whilst flawlessly maintaining business-as-usual operations. She has directly contributed to the evolution of the JSE’s cash equities market from an open-outcry model to an advanced, technology driven trading system. Gwen has also lead Business Continuity for the JSE.

She is meticulous, dedicated and has the unique ability to extract extraordinary value from very little input. Her high quality work bears testament to her commitment to delivering only the best whilst maintaining steadfast to her highly ethical standards.

 

Lynette de Wet

Lynette de Wet

Office Manager and Bookkeeper

 

Lynette has 15 years’ experience in the banking and commercial property sector (combined). Having had the role of coordinator between the bank and its high net worth clients – integrity, professionalism and being well organized features strongly in her work ethic. Her experience has given her the ability effectively multitask between administration and accounting. As such Lynette serves as Vista Wealth’s Office Manager and Bookkeeper.

Lynette joined the Vista Wealth team in 2017 and has a BA Ed degree from Rand Afrikaans University (RAU).

 

OUR PHILOSOPHIES

Business Philosophy
  • A client is at the heart of every transaction and every client is unique
  • Combining technical skills with strong client relationships
  • Don’t push products for commission, earn fees for financial planning, ongoing advice and wealth management
  • Independent and agnostic with regards to service providers
  • Under promise and over deliver
Advice Philosophy
  • Fully assess goals, and objectives & constraints
  • Understand risk tolerance, time horizon, and liquidity
  • Independent and unbiased financial advice
  • Develop and implement a tailor-made financial plan
  • Review strategy regularly to ensure it remains on track
Customised Financial Planning
  • Retirement planning
  • Investment planning
  • Education planning
  • Will, Trust and Estate planning
  • Life insurance
Investment Philosophy
  • Diversification
  • Time in the market – not timing the market
  • Transparent costs
  • Tax effectiveness
  • Goals based
  • Keep calm, don’t panic!
Investment Vehicles
  • Tax free investment products
  • Local and Offshore unit trusts
  • Retirement Annuities
  • Preservation funds
  • Living/life annuities
  • Endowments

OUR FSP PROVIDER

The Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services (FAIS) Act (37 of 2002) aims to protect the investors and to professionalise the financial services industry. FAIS regulates the activities of all financial services providers (FSP) who give advice or provide intermediary services to consumers of certain financial products. The FAIS Act requires that FSPs be licensed and creates a professional code of conduct with specific enforcement measures. All FSP’s must ensure that they comply with the legislation, and with certain specific fit and proper requirements as stipulated in the act.

This is only as a brief extract of the FAIS Act. Click here to download the full act.

Vista Wealth Management is a juristic representative of Intrepid Capital, an authorised financial services provider, FSP 48507