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Who we are


First Global is a South African, independent asset management company,
deeply rooted in South Africa for Africa. Building asset management solutions since 1999.

Executive directors

Jacques studied at the University of Stellenbosch. Completed his MBA in 1987. After 8 years in the corporate world, he founded Semvest(Pty)Ltd, a corporate financial consultant in 1995. In 1999, this company changed its name to First Global Wealth Management and is still owner run and managed today.

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Jacques Hattingh

B.Econ Hons. MBA

Merwe is a Chartered Accounted by profession. He completed his articles at Ernst & Young. While at SARS he did a master’s degree in Tax at the University of Pretoria. He then started Ashton Chartered Accountants, which is a medium sized audit firm operating in Pretoria.
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Merwe Viljoen



Marcel is a Key Individual and Representative for each FSP in the First Global Group. He primarily focuses on the operations and compliance of the respective service providers working together with Jacques to ensure the longevity and succession of the First Global brand.

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Marcel Hattingh

BComm Hons (Financial
Risk Management)

Portfolio administrators

Amanda joined the company in March 2001 as a portfolio administrator, before which she spent 8 years as an assistant with a civil engineering company.

Amanda enjoys the client interaction and provides valuable service to the clients and the wealth managers.

Amanda Wiehahn

Dorneil joined the company in May 2003 as a receptionist and was promoted to a portfolio administrator in May 2008. Previously she was employed as a receptionist and general admin clerk at Kusasa Engineering 195 (Pty) Ltd.

Dorneil du Plessis

Michelle joined the company in January 2017 as portfolio administrator, she has 14 years’ experience in the financial service industry.

She really enjoys client interaction and strives to provide our clients with an ongoing, unmatched service experience.

Michelle Husselmann

Strategic Partners

BEE credentials

Today, we’re a company that reflects the energy and diversity
of our country and are a BEE Level 2 contributor.

First Global 1 BCI Enhanced Yield Fund

Fund Objective

The First Global 1 BCI Enhanced Yield Fund is an income portfolio with an
objective to enhance the portfolio’s income yield by actively managing interest
rate risk and credit risk through the interest rate cycles.


For more information view our fund factsheet below.

Why invest with us?




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Contact us

Physical Address

8 Werda Street,



+27 21 914 8701

+27 21 9148700

P.O.Box 2529, Durbanville, 7551

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