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FPI Professionals Convention 2017

Share this! Wouter Fourie (CFP®), Director of Ascor® Independent Wealth Managers & the FPI & Financial Planner of the year 2015/16 speaks to Michael Avery on Classic FM   Towards the end of October, financial planners from all over South Africa and the globe met for two important conferences in Cape Town.   The first

Michelle Bester receives Investec award

Share this! Michelle Bester, a team member in the administrative office at Ascor®, awared by Investec as the best administrative assistant to financial advisors.   We already know that the best financial advisors work for Ascor Independent Wealth Managers. They have after all won the 2015/16 FPI Financial Planner of the Year Award, the Old

lifestyle aspects of Retirement planning

Share this! Consider the lifestyle aspects of retirement planning By Wouter Fourie Director of Ascor® Independent Wealth Managers and the Financial Planning Institute, and winner of the FPI Financial Planner of the Year Award 2015/16   “But are you going to have fun? Will you enjoy it?”   These are not always the type of

Award for Excellence in Investment Planning

Share this! Old Mutual Best Practice Adviser Awards 2017 Ascor® awarded Excellence in Investment Planning   Ascor® Independent Wealth Managers® was again recognised as one of South Africa’s top independent financial planners at the Old Mutual / International Adviser Awards at the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town. Wouter Fourie, an Ascor® director and the 2015/16

Does it make sense to contribute after-tax money to a pension fund?

Share this! Does it make sense to contribute after-tax money to a pension fund? Ingé Lamprecht     Since March 1, 2016 tax deductible contributions to pension funds, provident funds and retirement annuities have been capped at R350 000 (or 27.5%) per annum. While high-net-worth individuals who previously contributed more than R350 000 to these