Carrick Wealth announces with great pleasure the appointment of Ben de Kock as our new Pretoria Regional Manager. Ben’s wealth of experience honed over 21 years across the financial services sector places him in a uniquely ideal leadership position to develop and grow this important region in the Carrick portfolio.
He joins Carrick after 5 years as a managing partner with a Momentum Consult franchise. Before that he spent almost 7 years at RMB Private Bank as Wealth Manager, and close to 8 years as Sales Manager, International Investment Management at Barclays Wealth and Investment Management. He started his career in financial services as an investment officer at Momentum after completing his BCom (Law) degree at the University of Pretoria in 1999.
“As a Pretoria local who attended Hoërskool Eldoraigne (high school) and university in the capital city and having gained much of his extensive knowledge and experience based in this city, I can think of no-one better suited for the important task of growing and leading a team in the Pretoria Region and maximising the immense potential,” says Carrick Group Sales Director, Bradd Bendall.
“The Pretoria Region, which covers the northern half of South Africa’s financial and industrial heartland of Gauteng, is of paramount importance to Carrick both in the context of our current operations and in our plans for future growth and expansion. Taking on the leadership role here will be no easy task and will present its own challenges. But we are more than confident that Ben is the right person for this role, and we wish him well and look forward to having him in our team for many years to come,” says Bendall.
Apart from his BCom degree, Ben also obtained an International Capital Markets Qualification (Registered Persons Exam) from the Securities Institute London and has completed the FAIS RE5 regulatory exam. His previous positions gained him experience across the financial services sector in fields ranging from wealth management to portfolio management, private banking, business development, and sales management.
“I am delighted to be joining Carrick and be part of its dynamic team which is highly respected both by industry peers as well as by clients. It’s their dedication to client-centric professionalism that has allowed Carrick to receive multiple prestigious awards since its inception, and I hope to build further on this solid foundation,” said Ben upon his appointment.
“I am excited to join the team and share my knowledge and experience of best practice with them, and I am confidently hopeful that together we will help Carrick grow to new, pioneering heights. In this new role I believe my 21 years of experience across the financial services sector will contribute to the already very successful mix and offering Carrick has in place and will make for an exciting outcome” he said.
Ben furthermore says he believes building lifelong relationships is key to preserving family wealth. He is passionate about protecting and growing wealth from one generation to the next. But it is perhaps his favourite quote by Richard Branson that sums him up best: “Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to make something simple.”