Riaan brings over 20 years’ experience to trusts and estates, insurance, investment management, banking, tax and local and offshore fiduciary advice and structuring. Previously, Riaan spent 15 years with a global bank in South Africa, where he held various positions, including head of fiduciary advice and fulfilment. Most recently he acted as senior trust manager with a prominent private bank in the Caribbean, where he gained valuable experience in offshore private banking.
Riaan takes educating clients very seriously and makes it his mandate to look at the complete picture to ensure he is providing clients and their families with the most appropriate strategy and advice.
Riaan practiced as a lawyer, specializing in commercial and civil litigation, insurance law as well as trust and estate law. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Pretoria in South Africa as well as a postgraduate diploma in taxation from Thomas Jefferson Law School in San Diego. He also earned a business administration degree from the Gordon Institute of Business Science in South Africa. Riaan is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).