Magda Wierzycka

Chief Executive Officer: Sygnia Group

BBusSc (Actuarial)
PhDip (Actuarial)
FFA
FASSA
CFP

Former Head of Institutional Business at Coronation Fund Managers and former CEO of the African Harvest Group.

Financial Services Experience: 21 years.

Practice:

Sygnia is an innovative FinTech company based in South Africa and listed on the main board of the JSE. The company provides asset management, stockbroking and administration services, as well as a wide range of savings products, to institutional and retail clients. All that we do is supported by leading-edge technology platforms.

Sygnia at a glance:

• R174 billion in assets under management and administration
• R14 billion in unit trusts since launch in 2012
• Over 600 institutional clients (domestic and international)
• Over 6 000 individual clients
• Offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban
• Over 170 staff
• Market disruptor business strategy
• Focus on innovation through technology
• Most cost-effective savings products in South Africa, with fees starting at 0.40% per annum
• Level II contributor in terms of the Financial Sector Charter

Education:

University of Cape Town
Degree Name
BBusSc (Actuarial Science), FFA
Dates attended or expected graduation
1988 – 1993

Pretoria High School for Girls
Dates attended or expected graduation
1982 – 1987

Luke Sanders

Luke has spent his career in the property and facilities service industry. He has held a number of senior roles with businesses including Initial Facilities, MITIE Group and G4S Integrated Services where he was Managing Director responsible for running the UK FM Operation. Having previously led the provision of outsourced services to many corporate and public sector occupiers. Luke joined Mainstay in early 2014 as Chief Operating Officer to take responsibility for operational service delivery and to maintain high levels of customer service. He was appointed Managing Director for the Group in the summer of 2015, and has successfully implemented a number of innovative customer service initiatives, whilst also leading the business on a number key new instructions including securing the prestigious Aviva REaLM Asset Management contract.

Mainstay Group:

Mainstay is one of the country’s leading Property Asset Management and Facility Service providers, employing some 480 people.