About Riaan Lessing

A Little About Me

The core values of honesty and integrity are very important to me and drive my passion of financial education for clients. I have always believed the best financial advice is independent advice. Besides being solution driven and self-disciplined, I'm always willing to serve the community - I was part of the Westview Methodist Church board for 5 years and have been on the board of the Irene View Home Owners Association for 7 years.

My Experience

My first exposure to the financial industry was in 1998 in the USA. It was in 2000 that I took up a position in South Africa as a financial advisor with Meldon Verster Brokers where we had contracts with Liberty, Old Mutual, Discovery and Momentum. In 2005, I bought Meldon Verster Brokers and partnered with Sean Engelbrecht in 2007. We then rebranded the company as 1FinPlan and extended our independent offers to our clients by including products from Allan Gray, Bright Rock and FMI.

I have since obtained a Diploma in Wealth Management and have successfully completed both my RE1 and RE5 Regulatory exams. I have been advising clients on investment planning, medical aid planning, estate planning and corporate financial planning since 2000, with a company track record of over 20 years.