Our value proposition
We have identified a growing need for truly independent and comprehensive regulatory risk management services in South Africa. Our bouquet of services are tailored to each unique client in order to identify and manage the risks inherent in their business. This bespoke approach partnered with long-term relationships is what identifies us.
A typical client profile
Etude provides risk management services to a wide variety of small to medium sized businesses. Our focus is however placed on businesses who identify the need to manage regulatory risk and want to implement sound business practices in their organization. By partnering with these companies we are able to provide them with a variety of tailored solutions to address this need and also assist them in implementing positive change and increased productivity.
We believe in what we do
The owners and directors of Etude place ethical and good business practices at the core of their service offering. They believe in building long-term relationships with their clients that are based on mutual trust and respect.
LeRoux van Wyk
LeRoux is the founding member of Etude and gained his experience in the Financial Services Industry over the past 2 decades. LeRoux has a specialised interest in system and process design with practical application in a number of online platforms including the development of numerous customer relationship management systems within South Africa.
Talita has extensive experience in the Financial Services Industry specializing in complex investment structures. She qualified with a B.com Law and L.L.B from University of Johannesburg and has been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court. She has completed the Compliance Officer Examination of the Derivatives division of the JSE Securities Exchange South Africa.
Lizelle holds a BCOM LLB and is an admitted attorney with specialist experience in commercial practice. She is also registered as a FAIS compliance officer under supervision and provides invaluable academic research and experience to the team.
Sarina Du Plessis
Sarina is an energetic individual and passionate about administration. She has experience in a wide variety of business sectors and have been appointed to manage the corporate governance of our company and its clients.
Karla holds an LLB from the University of Stellenbosch. She signed up for our internship program to follow a career in regulatory risk management where she can also use her skills in legal research.
Chè holds a B.com Law from the University of Pretoria. He joined our internship program to fine tune his skills in compliance and develop his love for risk management.
Nikki has been appointed as our external bookkeeper and has more than 20 years experience in various industries. Her skill and focus on accounting and related aspects allows us to manage and grow our business effectively.
Our Core Values
We are a young and energetic company and have adopted a bespoke service offering that sets us apart from competitors and allows us to constantly innovate and grow.
The following core beliefs make us who we are.
Orange represents the warmth of relationships. At Etude we believe that all business evolves around people. These are represented by the organisations employees, their beneficiaries and the clients they serve. We take a vested interest in the nature and needs of our clients by getting to know our clients through a one to one approach.
Blue is synonymous with water. Rivers, streams and oceans generate enormous energy, which feed industry. We hope to bring a new energy to our partnerships which will challenge the way our clients view the risk in their organisations and drive the change often necessary to address those risks.
Nothing in nature better represents harmony, tranquillity and the passage of time than mature green forests. Our goal for all our clients is that, through our engagement, they will come to a place of peace over their operations and that they will be secure in the knowledge that their risks are appropriately addressed and that their processes operate in harmony.
Follow Our Growth
Etude was formed.
LeRoux van Wyk and Talita Olivier identified the need for a bespoke compliance monitoring service.
Etude Compliance Services (Pty) Ltd is registered.
A South African private company was registered.
We welcome our 50th client.
Our approach to compliance monitoring is widely accepted and we sign our 50th client.
Lizelle Conradie joins our team.
She is an admitted attorney and we appoint her to establish our internal research function.
We launch a compliance internship program.
We implemented this program to gradually satisfy the industry need for professionally qualified and experienced compliance officers.
We rename our business to Etude Risk Management.
This was done to align with our service model and incorporation of all regulatory risk management aspects.
Nikki Lopes joins our team.
She is appointed as our bookkeeper and brings with her a huge amount of experience.
Our professional development program is rolled out
To address the need for training and employment verifications we launch a variety of services to address our clients' need for professional development.
Andrea Geldenhuys joins our team.
Andrea was the first candidate to complete our compliance officer internship program. *She has since moved into the corporate environment.
Sarina du Plessis joins our team.
She is appointed as the head of administration to manage and oversee our regulatory assistance service.
Lené Labuschagne joins our team.
She is also an admitted attorney with a keen interest in contractual law. *Lené has since resigned to start her own events management company.
Esa Mullajee enrolls in our internship program
He is busy completing his BA LLB and also holds a Bachelor of Arts.*Esa has since resigned to focus on completing his studies.
Karla Schlechter enrolls in our internship program
She holds an LLB and is eager to enter into the regulatory compliance industry.
Chè Uirab enrolls in our internship program
Chè holds a B.Com Law from the University of Pretoria and is excited to further his career in the financial compliance industry.