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Contact Number: 0861113187 / 012 349 2324
Address: Ascor House, Block B, Apex Corporate Park, Persequor Techno Park, Quintin Brand Rd, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0020, South Africa


Wouter Fourie, CFP® – Author on retirement and investments and previous financial planner of the year. He is the CEO of Ascor® Independent Wealth Managers, one of the first multidisciplinary practices in South Africa. Ascor was crowned the Best Advisor Practice for South Africa in 2016 and again in 2018 as awarded by International Advisor magazine, a UK-based global publication.

Wouter is an Advanced Post Graduate Qualified Financial Planner (Investments and Estate planning) with more than 23 years’ experience in the field of comprehensive financial planning and wealth management. He is also a qualified Professional Accountant (SA) with postgraduate qualifications in advanced taxation.

Wouter is the co-author of the best-seller book “The Ultimate Guide to Retirement in South Africa” (now in the second edition), and “Secure your Retirement” with Bruce Cameron. (for more information visit

Wouter Fourie, CFP®, won the 2015/2016 FPI Financial Planner of the Year award sponsored by Personal Finance, which honours the most proficient professional financial planner in the profession. He was recently named on the IA100 list by the International Adviser magazine as one of the 100 most influential individuals in the Financial Planning industry, globally. Wouter is actively involved in financial literacy education and served on the FPI Board of Directors and as Chairman of the FPI Centre for Professional Development until 2018.

Wouter has been invited as a keynote speaker at numerous seminars (FPI annual convention, SAIFAA seminar, Momentum International Global Matters, and more). He is also a regular guest on Business Day TV, Kyknet TV, Summit TV, RSG Radio, and various other radio stations and a guest lecturer at the University of Pretoria. Wouter received special recognition from FPI’s previous CEO, Godfrey Nti, for volunteering and his contribution to helping raise the level of professionalism of financial planning in South Africa as well as building a strong sense of community within the financial planning profession.

For more information and articles written by Wouter – Google “Wouter Fourie”.

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At Ascor® we help clients build, manage, protect, and transition wealth. Ascor® is a fee based business and one of the first multidisciplinary practices in South Africa, offering comprehensive Wealth Management Services (“one stop professional services”) by incorporating Financial Planning, Investments, Auditing, Accounting, Consulting, Tax, Estate Planning and Estate Administration under one roof.

Ascor® offers a range of dynamic financial solutions for individuals and businesses. With some of the best qualified Financial Planners we provide superior advice and service. Our commitment is to give you, the client, first class service. For more information visit our website : or call us at 086 1113 187


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