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Contact Number: 021-5308500 / 081 494 3929
Address: Crue House, 5 Long Place, Pinelands, 7405


Devon holds a B.Comm degree from the University of Cape Town and is a Certified Financial Planning® professional. He is a director and shareholder at Crue Invest (Pty) Ltd. Devon is passionate about building long-term client-advisor relationships, and helping clients grow and protect their wealth. He is also an expert in designing employee benefit solutions. He is an avid sportsman and is a member of the SA Mens’ Water Polo team.

Company Info

Crue Invest is a fiercely independent, niche financial planning practice based in Pinelands, Cape Town. Crue Invest is one of only 14 companies that hold the FPI Approved Professional Practice™ accreditation. This accolade recognises that the practice meets the highest ethical standards in pursuance of the financial planning profession. It also reinforces that Crue Invest’s standards in terms of knowledge, expertise and ethical conduct are amongst the best in the country. 100% of the company’s advisers hold the CFP® designation. Crue Invest is a fee-based practice that aims to form life-long parterships with clients to create and protect their wealth.


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