Pretoria Investment Services was established in 1987 by Francois & Mari Olivier. The name was changed to FMA Financial & Investment Services in 1993 when Andre Olivier joined the Group. In 1999 FMA merged with a Port Elizabeth based Company and the name changed to IFG Africa Group Holdings. The companies within the IFG Africa Group have a successful track record of giving diverse clients sound and trusted advice, earning their reputation based on expertise, excellent service levels, long term relationships and satisfied clients. IFG Africa’s professional, client centered approach guides individuals, private and public sector organisations to optimise their financial performance within the specialist domain of IFG Africa’s consultation.
IFG Africa brings our vision firmly into focus. Our entrepreneurial spirit has evolved over 28 years in establishing a successful specialized financial services business and this evolutionary process has reached the stage where we can make a statement that we do indeed embrace a service excellence to our clients within our Country's new dispensation.
As a smaller player within the Industry we have always been characterized by the desire to grow sustainably through incremental and organic growth. Furthermore we have always wished to be judged by the quality of our service and our relationship with our clients rather than the size of the group or the speed of our growth. However, we have consistently searched for opportunities where growth could be accelerated for the right reasons and with the right partners.
The First Chairman of the IFG Group was Peter Vundla who guided us with his enthusiasm and leadership to become a truly empowered company. The current Chairman of IFG Africa, Letepe Maisela has a distinguished background and is a worthy successor and we continue to appreciate his leadership and guidance as IFG Africa advances into a new and exciting era. Mr. Letepe Maisela became our Chairperson in 2006.
We will certainly retain our strong focus on building assets under management, increasing annuity income, adding quality specialist people and producing innovative new products all in search of profitability which secures employee, shareholder and client satisfaction.
Over the past few years IFG Africa has received numerous awards from leading Financial Institutions for their investments and other financial transactions underwriting amongst others:
RMB Financial Services (Pty) Ltd
Top Achiever Award
Investec Bank - Number One Small Corporate Award
Standard Bank Fund Managers Award
Fedsure Chief Executive Production Award
Momentum Elite Diamond Award
IFG Africa has service agreements with all the major financial institutions in South Africa, representing the total spectrum of financial products on offer. Via our correspondents in the international financial arena, we are in a position to facilitate a wide range of investments on behalf of our clients.