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Founder - Ian Martens

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Ian is the founder and executive director of Futurity Wealth Management (Pty) Ltd and has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry.

Ian obtained a Bachelor of Accounting Science (B.Compt) at UNISA and did his honours in Auditing and Taxation. He also holds a Higher Diploma in Tax Law (H.Dip.Tax) from the University of the Witwatersrand. Ian completed his Certificate in Financial Planning (CPF) with the University of the Freestate. The CFP® designation is internationally recognised as the benchmark for Professional Advice and is a member of the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa. Ian has also completed all necessary Regulatory Exams as required by the Financial services Board to maintain the Category II Authorised Financial Services Provider status accredited to Futurity Wealth Management.

Ian completed his Articles of Clerkship with Kessel Feinstein Chartered Accountants, after which he spent five years with NBS Corporate Bank in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg. Commencing in Durban as a Financial Consultant Ian specialised in property finance. He moved to Cape Town and set up the Western Cape’s Regional property division. Thereafter, he was tasked to develop the Specialised and Structured finance division of NBS Corporate Bank in Johannesburg.

In 1994, Ian joined Investec Bank Limited as a product manager. He later managed the Professional banking division in Johannesburg and was also involved in the restructuring of the leasing division to form the current private Banking division of Investec. Ian completed his term with Investec in the Investment Management Services division where he headed up distribution for Gauteng, Pretoria, Northern Province and Bloemfontein.

In 2001, Ian left Investec Bank Limited and acquired what is today, Futurity Wealth Management.

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