Merged firm MULTITRUST at your ser­vice

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DRAKENSBERG IN­SUR­ANCE owner Quintin Wentzel en­tered into the short term in­sur­ance in­dus­try in 1995. In March 2003, Quintin de­cided to start his own bro­ker­age and Drakensberg In­sur­ance was “born”. As the busi­ness ex­panded, the need to en­hance the ad­min­is­tra­tion process and up­grade the in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy sys­tems also grew. Be­ing un­afraid to adapt to the ever-chang­ing face of the in­dus­try has re­sulted in an ex­po­nen­tial growth over the past 14 years, which has ne­ces­si­tated the rein­vent­ing of the busi­ness brand.

CATH­CART MULTITRUST was founded in 1979 by Kobus Ros­souw in the Cath­cart district. Based on val­ues of trust and in­tegrity cou­pled with sound fi­nan­cial ad­vice the firm quickly de­vel­oped into a very well re­spected in­sur­ance bro­ker­age in the area. Over the years the firm con­tin­ued to grow with Kobus’ two sons Jaco and Jo­han join­ing him in 2009 and 2012 re­spec­tively. They are both char­tered ac­coun­tants and also cer­ti­fied fi­nan­cial plan­ners which added a new di­men­sion to the firm with an ac­count­ing and tax di­vi­sion be­ing opened shortly af­ter they joined. In re­cent years Cath­cart Multitrust has con­tin­ued ex­pand­ing with a small of­fice in Stut­ter­heim and an ac­count­ing of­fice in East Lon­don. Core to both the Drakensberg In­sur­ance and Cath­cart Multitrust strate­gies has al­ways been the chal­lenge of con­ti­nu­ity and re­main­ing rel­e­vant in the var­i­ous fields that we ser­vice. With this strat­egy in mind it made good busi­ness sense to ex­plore ways of merg­ing the two busi­ness since both firms share a sim­i­lar set of val­ues and busi­ness philoso­phies. With the above as back­ground we are pleased to an­nounce that we have joined forces this year and will hence forth trade un­der MULTITRUST name with a brand new logo! The merger gives us ac­cess to peo­ple, sys­tems and re­la­tion­ships that cre­ate en­hanced value for our clients and en­sures the con­ti­nu­ity of the new Multitrust firm for many, many years to come! We will com­prise of of­fices in Cath­cart, Queen­stown, Stut­ter­heim and East Lon­don. Our busi­ness philoso­phies when both Drakensberg In­sur­ance and Cath­cart Multitrust were founded un­der­stood that our clien­tele are our friends and com­mu­nity which in­ad­ver­tently cre­ates a deep care and loy­alty to­wards them. This phi­los­o­phy con­tin­ues to un­der­pin all we do – we be­lieve this is one of the char­ac­ter­is­tics that sets us apart in our in­dus­try.

Our ser­vices are de­fined into three broad cat­e­gories:

In­sur­ance: we now man­age one of the largest short term in­sur­ance books in the Bor­der area which af­fords us a cer­tain de­gree of buy-in and sys­tem ac­cess with the ma­jor in­sur­ance com­pa­nies. Our view­point in this in­dus­try is one of value i.e. the right cover at the right price.

Tax: our ac­count­ing busi­ness ranges from in­di­vid­ual in­come tax to small / medium sized busi­nesses with spe­cific fo­cus on farm­ing en­ter­prises. Our ac­count­ing team is ever ex­pand­ing and cur­rently in­cludes three char­tered ac­coun­tants.

Wealth: in ad­di­tion to of­fer­ing ac­cess to var­i­ous in­vest­ment plat­forms we un­der­stand that build­ing and pre­serv­ing wealth is an area that re­quires ex­cep­tional ex­per­tise. The syn­er­gies that we have in place across our busi­ness en­able us to as­sist our clients through­out their var­i­ous life stages i.e. from the draft­ing of wills to fi­nan­cial plan­ning, life in­sur­ance and in­vest­ments all the way through to the ad­min­is­tra­tion of de­ceased es­tates. It truly is an ex­cit­ing time to be part of

MULTITRUST and we would like to thank our loyal clients for their sup­port over the years and also in­vite prospec­tive clients to con­tact us should they need ad­vice in the ar­eas above. We look for­ward to be­ing part of your fi­nan­cial world for many years to come!

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