Consolidated client statements
Solving the problem
After graduating from the University of Pretoria (South Africa) with a BCom (Hons – Actuarial Science), Vincent started his career at Sanlam in 1996 and moved to the UK in 1999. After his return to South Africa in 2002 Vincent co-managed one of the first institutional fund of hedge funds in South Africa while at Novare Investments. During this time he was also involved in creating and implementing investment strategies for some of South Africa’s largest pension funds. In 2007 Vincent co-founded Seed Investments with Ian de Lange and in 2012 he co-founded Seed Analytics.
Derek Gardiner started his career in IT development after graduating from the University of Pretoria (South Africa) in 2004. Derek has experience in a wide range of IT systems, including Supply Chain, Trade Finance, Loan Origination and Investment Finance. Derek has been with Seed Analytics since its founding day and takes responsibility for the IT systems and development processes Seed Analytics uses to deliver consolidated investment reporting. Derek also serves as Director on the board of Seed Analytics.
Kevin started his career in 2002 and joined Seed Analytics in 2012 as one of its co-founders. Kevin has many years of experience with data-driven systems, mainly in retail finance and financial services. Clean, efficient and well thought out data storage makes information systems and reporting environments much more effective and easier to implement and manage – this is the driving force behind the energy that Kevin puts into his day to day work. Modelling or representing data in a way that is able to provide answers to business questions is a challenge he enjoys solving. He’s a database and SQL lover who has been known to dream in SQL. Kevin is also involved with system development of our web based systems.
Elizna graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in 2007 with a B.Com degree (Management Sciences) and then furthered her studies in B.Com Hons (Financial Management). She joined Seed Analytics in 2015 from INET BFA where she was a Team Leader in the Client Relationship team. Prior experience includes five years at Maitland Fund Services as a Team Leader in Hedge Fund Accounting. Experience includes extensive knowledge on Fund Administration, Client Relationship Management and Business Analysis. She is an Operations Manager at Seed Analytics.
Hermione has gained experience in the financial industry through working in client services at Investec, BoE and Old Mutual. This experience has helped her to gain an understanding of the industry, whilst providing the end client with valued added service. Hermione works in the operation team and is currently working towards obtaining her diploma in Financial Planning. She joined Seed Analytics in 2016.
Elmarie is a qualified pharmacist with more than 18 years' experience in the medical industry both in South Africa and the U.K. In 2014, after completing a M.Com in Mathematical Statistics from Stellenbosch University she started her career as a statistical analyst in the medical scheme environment. In 2016 she joined Seed Analytics as a business analyst to focus her career on financial and investment data.
SJ graduated from the University of South Africa at the end of 2015, earning his Bachelor’s in Transportation & Logistics Management. After joining the Seed Analytics team in December 2015, SJ has worked on all aspects of the IT infrastructure. He recently earned both his AWS Certified Developer Associate and AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate certifications. He always aims to keep Seed Analytics at the cutting edge of technology
Andries started his career in the financial industry in 2010, which includes business and sales development as well as 2 years as Branch Manager at MMI. He obtained a Certificate in Financial Planning and is currently studying towards a Bachelors in Business Administration. He handles the implementation of new clients and servicing of existing clients. Andries joined Seed Analytics in July 2016.
Tom joined Seed Analytics in 2017 after 14 years as an academic at Stellenbosch University, where his main research interest was in Extreme Value Theory. He lectured courses in Extreme Value Theory, Actuarial Science, Statistics, Mathematical Statistics, Theory of Interest, and Biostatistics. He also gained experience as a biostatistician (Quintiles Clindata, Bloemfontein) and as a quantitative analyst (Norwich Investments, Claremont). At Seed Analytics he is part of the ETL team, with focus on business insights from data.
Francois started his career in 1997, when he joined Investec as a unit trust consultant after completing his pre-graduate studies. In 1998, Francois was offered a position at Huysamer Stals as an institutional equities trader. Studying part time, he obtained his Honours degree in Investment Management that same year. In 2001, Francois joined Deloitte in Johannesburg to do his articles, while studying part time to become a Chartered Accountant. He then joined ABSA Capital as a manager in the treasury division’s middle office. In 2007 Francois and his family moved to Cape Town where he joined Sanlam Investments as a fund manager, where he worked closely with the asset liability team to ensure efficient management of Sanlam’s capital and policy holders’ assets. In 2011 Francois joined two colleagues that started SIM Unconstrained Capital partners where he was responsible for business development and operations. In 2015 the Unconstrained team merged with Sanlam Global to form Denker Capital, an independent asset management company, where Francois was the head of business development. After 10 years in the Sanlam Group, Francois joined Seed Analytics in July 2017 and will be responsible for business development and sales.
Marina joined Seed Analytics in 2016 after working in the not-for-profit and social development sector for 10 years. She has headed up various projects mobilizing and managing vast number of volunteers for social initiatives. She has experience in PR, engaging with local government, radio stations and other internal and external stakeholders. Marina is part of the Customer Relations team at Seed Analytics.
Jean-Pierre has 24 years experience in financial services. His key responsibilities in the past 17 years were managing the delivery of business intelligence solutions and generating insights from data in the investment and life assurance industries. He joined Seed Analytics in October 2016.
Leo started his career in 2008, he has significant experience in Customer related I.T. support roles, network administration and has aso been an Educator of Computer Studies. After getting a cerficate in SQL, he decided to pursue has passion which is Data Sciences in 2013 and hasn’t looked back since. He’s experience in Business Analysis and Data Analysis allow him a unique view point in all phases of Planning, Development and Implementation of efficient and scalable data solutions. Leo joined Seed Analytics in 2018.
Andries de Jongh
Marina du Toit
We have been looking for a system to report on our clients’ investments for 15 years and in the first meeting with Seed we realized that Seed will be able to give us what we need. After 6 months of implementation we have doubled our inflow of investments. Besides adding to our bottom line, Seed has taken away our Investment and Compliance risks. Now we can sleep in peace.
I have always found Seed Analytics team to be helpful and professional and they are always looking for feedback to improve their service. I would happily recommend them to other advisers.
Monthly reporting always meant 3 days out of “normal” activities with huge stress, collation and checks. The sending out of monthly reports has now become a stress free non-event.
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