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Lionel De Nicola


Lionel has extensive experience, both strategic and operational, in the Financial Services industry. He has managed and delivered projects in the fields of Asset Management, Wealth Management, Treasury, Retirement Fund Administration and Life Assurance.

After completing postgraduate studies in Mathematics and Economics at Paris Dauphine University, Lionel studied towards an MSc in Economics at the London School of Economics. He also completed an Investment Management diploma at the London Business School.

Lionel started his career at Prudential Portfolio Managers in London, initially as an economist and later as portfolio manager. He relocated to Cape Town to help set up Prudential in South Africa and in 1995 joined Coopers & Lybrand as a consultant. In 1997 he founded SOLVE, a South Africa based financial services consultancy.

Solve Consulting

South Africa

Chris Lourens

Chris has 20 years of experience in the  Financial Services Industry, both as participant and consultant. He has a Masters degree in Economics, Money and Banking and has been a speaker at numerous international conferences on subjects ranging from Risk Management, GIPS, Performance Fees and Corporate Governance. His business knowledge covers Risk Management (Market, Credit & Operational), Treasury, Regulatory reporting, Investment Management, Fund Accounting and Unit Pricing, System evaluation and implementation, Global Investment Performance Standards, Performance and Attribution and strategy.

He lectured on a part time basis at UJ as well as UFS for a B.Com.Hons (Investment) and a MBA (Risk Management) degree on a part time basis for a number of years.

He started his career as a market risk manager at FNB Treasury and then moved to Real Africa Durolink as group risk manager. From here he joined Solve as a management consultant.

Solve Consulting

South Africa

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Solve Consulting

South Africa

Solve is a boutique management consulting company based in South Africa, with offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Since 1997 Solve has serviced the local financial services industry, focusing on investment managers, investment and retirement fund administrators, wealth managers, insurance companies and banking treasury. Solve offers advice and execution services across a wide range of business requirements, including operating models, business architecture, system selection and design, GIPS and other regulatory requirements. Solve has facilitated some of the largest business transformations through large outsourcing projects or business re-engineering. Its resources include highly competent analysts, project managers and domain experts.

Solve's Core Purpose is “to partner with our clients and staff to be the best they can be”.


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6 Aliwal Road, Kenilworth 7800

Phone: 082 5727 616  /   082 6008 751



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