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The 2011 Africa Adviser Conference strengthens deVere’s footing in the region

The 2011 deVere Group Annual Africa Adviser Conference, which was spread from Saturday 24th till Monday 26th of September, continued to confirm deVere’s position as the World’s Largest Independent Financial Consultancy.


The 2011 deVere Group Annual Africa Adviser Conference, which was spread from Saturday 24th till Monday 26th of September, continued to confirm deVere’s position as the World’s Largest Independent Financial Consultancy. 

The Africa Adviser Conference is now an annual event that gives the deVere Advisers an opportunity to interact with the representatives from some of deVere’s main partners, including Royal London 360, Generali, Providence Life, Sovereign, Valais Asset Management, JP Morgan, Friends Provident, MiltonOptimal, Close and Boston Funds. 

The company’s partners shared their latest product and servicing knowledge in Financial Planning, through a number of motivational workshops that were aimed for the Advisers to continue to nurture The deVere Group’s premier standard of service. 

Nigel Green, The deVere Group CEO commented, “Our Africa Adviser Conference was yet another fantastic conference that once again reaffirmed The deVere Group’s footing as the world’s leader in financial advice. I am sure that our advisers that are based in Africa benefit immensely from this year’s conference and continue to strengthen deVere’s service culture that is second to none”. 

Craig Featherby, the Regional Manager for deVere South Africa said, “The conference was a phenomenal success with over 120 financial advisors experiencing state of the art presentations from the very best in the financial services industry. deVere Africa is the fastest growing financial services firm in Africa due to the quality and sustainability of advice that we provide and the conference yet again demonstrated the commitment that each advisor has for the business”. 

Graeme McCallion from Close said, “The enthusiasm, dynamism and leadership qualities demonstrated at this conference were second to none - from the first second to the last second one felt anything could be achieved!” 

Ian Bentley, Sales Director at Friends Provident International added, “A tremendous event, great speakers and true added value for all those who attended”. 

Roeloff Horne, Director and Fund Manager at MitonOptimal said, “I have been in the financial services industry for more than 26 years. The content, educational value and technical co-ordination was the best I have experienced in my career, while the passionate leadership of Craig Featherby and Nigel Green was evident”. 

Cherie-Lee Stratford Business Development Manager for MitonOptimal commented, “deVere reinforced their presence on the African continent this week, with the successful completion of their annual Africa conference, held in the picturesque region of the Drakensburg, South Africa. It was professional and well attended and one can safely say that delegates were treated to thought provoking ideas and concepts during the tenure of the event.  We at MitonOptimal Asset Management are extremely proud of our affiliation with deVere and count ourselves fortunate to have had taken part in this Africa conference. We wish them success in their future endeavours”. 

Antony Stack, Clarendon CEO said, “I was delighted to have the opportunity to participate in the deVere South Africa conference last weekend. This event was by far the most professional and dynamic event of its kind, I have had the privilege to attend. The overall energy levels and quality of work demonstrated by the deVere team were truly impressive. I very much look forward to attending the next deVere Africa event in 2012”. 

Royal London 360° Chief Executive David Kneeshaw said, “This is how conferences should be: Engaging, purposeful, passionate, witty, inclusive and ’full-on’. It was a pleasure to take part”. 

Stephen Coulson, Valais Asset Management Funds Business Development Manager for Africa  added, “I had a wonderful time and really thought the format was inspirational - in all my time in the industry I have not seen a salesforce more energized or focused and Craig Featherby should be warmly congratulated for all his efforts.  Nigel Green is very lucky to surround himself with such talented people and the deVere force will charge on inexorably”. 

Simon Pack, Royal London 360° International Sales Director commented, “The deVere conference held at the Champagne sports resort in Central Drakensberg , South Africa was the most professional, inspirational and fulfilling conference that I have attended”. 

Friends Provident International Regional Sales Manager, Matthew Firman commented, “World Class”. 
Reece Fallaize from Sovereign added, “Sovereign makes great efforts to ensure that the quality, thoroughness, security and technical support of the pension products we supply is second to none and to have that supported by deVere Group at all levels, demonstrates their understanding and desire to meet their clients’ needs. The Africa conference was organised fantastically well and allowed full engagement between adviser and provider, which is absolutely vital in an increasingly complex environment”. 

Simon Littmoden, Head of International Sales at JP Morgan said, “On behalf of my colleagues at JP Morgan Asset Management, I would like to thank deVere for making the Africa Conference an exceptional event. We found the conference highly relevant, providing us with invaluable insight. We look forward to attending future conferences and thank you for your excellent efforts”. 

Austin Blair, Director of Providence Life commented, “The deVere Africa conference was a great opportunity for Providence Life to meet with the co-ordinators, consultants and managers of deVere’s fastest growing region. The format was excellent, the location superb and the enthusiasm and participation of all of the Africa Team was inspirational. The conference gave PLL the opportunity to present our latest QROPS solution the Providence Capital Simplicity Personal Pension Plan. Congratulations to Craig Featherby and the entire deVere Africa Team on a superb conference and thanks for the privilege to be a part of the event”. 

Adrian Flambard Managing Director of Close added, “Congratulations deVere Africa on an absolutely fantastic conference. I can honestly say this was one of the very best conferences I have ever attended, and I have attended many. It was a novel format that kept everyone on their toes with excellent participation and interaction. The bar has now been set very high”


 nigel green
 Africa Adviser Conference
 deVere South Africa
 Craig Featherby,
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