About us

From how our experts push the boundaries to create innovative and tailored solutions to help you achieve your goals on your investment journey, to how we act as the guardians of your legacy, it’s personal. It’s your personal investment with the unstoppable force of momentum.

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Who we are

Momentum Wealth International originated in 1999, and more than 9 000 clients worldwide trust us with their financial journey to success. We are responsible for administrating more than USD 2.8 billion of assets (as of 31 December 2022).

Momentum Metropolitan Holdings affiliation

Momentum Wealth International is part of one of South Africa’s largest life insurers, Momentum Metropolitan Life Limited, a division of Momentum Metropolitan Holdings Limited (MMH), a listed entity on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). The group operates in 11 countries and employs over
16 000 staff worldwide.

With us, you benefit from the uncompromising stability and security that our reputational armoury provides, as well as a large market cap of USD1.3 billion, assets under administration of USD52 billion and operational backing of the broader group.

Meet the team

Using the latest advancements in technology and our in-depth industry experience spanning more than 20 years, our unwavering commitment is to provide you with a focused and highly personalised suite of investment services.

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Robert Rhodes

Managing Director

Bachelor of Business Science (Honours), CISI Diploma in Global Operations Management

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Marie Curutchet

Operations Director

ICA International Diploma in Anti Money Laundering, ICA International Diploma in Compliance

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Steve Wilson

Administration Manager

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Jon MacRae

Senior Administrator

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Karen Bishop


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Samantha Carter

Senior Assistant Money Laundering Officer

ICA International Diploma in Anti Money Laundering

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Jurgens Fourie

Assistant Governance Compliance Officer

Bachelor of Commerce in Business Management

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Caroline Le Tissier

Senior Administrator

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Magda Janeczko

Business Support Administrator

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development - Level 3

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Ferdi van Heerden


B.Sc Honours in Mathematical Statistics,
AMP (Advanced Management Programme) from INSEAD (France),
Diploma in General Management from Reading University (Henley Business School),
Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (MCSI)

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Martin Riekert

Executive Head: Retail Investments

BSc Actuarial and Financial Mathematics (UP), Post-graduate Diploma Actuarial Science (UCT), Fellow of Actuarial Society of South Africa

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Hymne Landman

Head: Momentum Wealth/Momentum Wealth International

BCom (Hons) Actuarial Science (Cum Laude), Affiliate of the Institute of Actuaries (UK), Fellow of the Actuarial Society of South Africa

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Marisa Meyer

Head: Retail Client, Intermediary Interactions and Operations

BCom Marketing & Communication

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Daleen Lessing

Chief Risk Officer Momentum Investments

BCom Economics

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Jacques van Schalkwyk

Chief Financial Officer – Retail Investments

NDip (Accounting) BCom (Hons) (Accounting Science) MPhil (Strategic Leadership) CA (SA)

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Friedrich Rappard

Chief Information Officer

BCom Informatics Information Systems

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Aldert Brink

Head: Retail Investments Distribution Enablement

Bachelor’s degree, Post-graduate Diploma in Financial Planning, Advanced Post-graduate Diploma in Investments and Financial Markets Certified Financial Planner, Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration

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Dimal Gungaram

International Business Development Manager (based in Australia)

Bcom (Hons) Financial Planning

Service providers and partners

We partner with the best of the best so that we can offer you the best services for your offshore investments.

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BWCI Group

BWCI Insurance Management Limited (part of the BWCI Group) provides tailored insurance management, general representative, and compliance services to the Momentum International Insurance PCC and the Momentum Metropolitan Life Guernsey Branch.

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Our Morningstar partnership provides market-leading tools for financial advisers to structure portfolios to help their clients meet their investment goals and timely and accurate data to view in real time.

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Across multiple jurisdictions, ZEDRA, a global powerhouse, provides trustee services to Momentum International Insurance PCC and the Momentum Metropolitan Life Guernsey Branch.

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Citibank provides banking, custody, and transaction services to Momentum Wealth International. Globally, Citibank provides consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions with a range of financial products and services.

How to invest offshore with us  

We believe your investment decisions are important and should not be made without expert financial advice. For this reason, our products are only available through licensed financial advisers.

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