Tim has spent most of his 30 year working career in financial services in both South Africa and the UK and for the past 13 years has been involved in forex intermediary services specializing in foreign exchange and exchange control matters for both private clients and companies as well as financial emigration and more recently tax emigration for private clients leaving South Africa
Jenna works for Merchant West Incompass, which was founded in 2003 and focuses on the international flow of money, and the unique issues this brings. Incompass offers the reassurance of being ISO 9001 and 27001 certified and is dedicated to offering both imaginative and far-reaching money exchange services. Jenna has worked in the South African forex market for 9 years specializing in the financial services market and branching into the Corporate forex space.
Graeme is Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor with over 15 years experience. He holds a master degree in commerce specializing in tax from UCT which was awarded with distinction. As the Head of Tax at Nolands - he has overarching responsibility to educate colleagues and consult to Nolands clients on all relevant tax issues. He has presented and published research on various tax topics both locally and internationally and maintains a keen academic interest as an external examiner and lecturer at the University of Cape Town and University of KZN.
With over 12 years of industry experience, Ashley has a diverse background in advisory, investment management, and business development, and is driven to help clients achieve their goals. Throughout his career, he has assisted advisors in providing bespoke solutions to meet the needs of their clients and has a long track record of success in this area. Ashley joined the Capital International Group in 2022, is based in Johannesburg, and is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with clients and partners, as well as identifying new growth and development opportunities.
Rex Cowley is a Director and Co-founder of the specialist personal and employee benefits provider Overseas Trust & Pension. He has over 30 years of experience in global financial services and is recognised for his pioneering work in the international pensions sector. He is a published author on this sector and has chaired master classes and delivered keynote addresses at retirement forums in cities including London, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Cape Town. Rex has worked or consulted for firms including JP Morgan, Royal Bank of Canada, Fleming, Close Brothers, Prudential and Old Mutual and has consulted on the development of pension legislation in territories including the Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Jersey and Guernsey.
Iva has spent the majority of her career consulting to some of the largest pension funds in the country. For the first 10 years of her career, she worked at Alexander Forbes Financial Services, spending two years in the investment team focussed on portfolio construction of their global solutions. She subsequently worked at Investec, focussing on bespoke investment solutions for small- and medium-sized retirement funds, and then at NMG Benefits, where she led their key account management program across the business. Iva joined Sygnia in January 2020 to provide advisory services to some of our larger clients and to focus on the development of the Sygnia Itrix business.