Ascor® Independent Wealth Managers awards top UP student
Ascor® Independent Wealth Managers has joined hands with the Department of Financial Management at the University of Pretoria to recognise and award the top Honours student in the B. Com Investment Management course.
This was the first year that Ascor® has agreed to sponsor a prize for the top student and it is already well established as a supporter of the top students in the Tax and Accounting Departments at the university.
This year, Bernadine Clark won the Ascor Prize for the best honours student in Investment Studies and the prize was awarded at a gala prize evening by Ascor® Director, Wouter Fourie.
Ascor® Independent Wealth Managers is committed to developing young talent in the financial planning, tax, accounting and related fields. As a FPI Professional Practice, Ascor® was the one of the very first companies to offer internships for CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERS® (CFP®) and it supports related initiatives by the Financial Planning Institute (FPI), and the South African Institute of Professional Accountants.
Ascor® is a fee-based independent wealth manager and offers a comprehensive range of financial planning, investments, accounting, audit, tax and estate administration services. The company was formed in 2005 and became one of South Africa’s first fully accredited firms to receive the Financial Planning Institute (FPI) Professional Practice Certification. Ascor® was also crowned South Africa’s Best Independent Financial Advisors firm in 2016 by the International Adviser magazine, a UK based global publication for financial advisors and is home of the FPI Financial Planner of the year 2015/2016, Wouter Fourie CFP®.
As a truly independent wealth manager, all Ascor’s financial planners are CFP® certified and it currently hosts four trainee accountants, namely Carla Briers (B. Com Honours in Financial Management), Kabelo Ramodike (B. Com Management Accounting), Botle Setshedi (B. Com Financial Management) and Stephan Joubert (B. Com Honours in Financial Accounting).