ADVISORY

Oak Advisory was founded in 2007 and provides advisory and consulting services. We have a broad range of expertise and pride ourselves in delivering a personal service. We offer maximum flexibility and can easily adapt to address the specific needs of our clients.

Our flexibility enables us to provide innovative & simple solutions for any business problem, irrespective of size or nature.

We consider ourselves experts in project management and assistance, irrespective of the type of project involved. We have provided numerous clients with business solutions, whether previously researched or not.

advisory services
license apporoval FICA compliance Due diligence Feasibility studies Business valuations Tax, estates, trusts

ASSISTANCE TO OBTAIN MEMBERSHIP & REGULATORY LICENSE APPROVALS

We provide an all encompassing service whereby we act as the project manager and oversee and run the project from the initial enquiry and research up to the receipt of the relevant license. We provide the initial research, an initial feasibility study, an in-depth feasibility study and cash flow projections. Following which, we ensure that the client adheres to the relevant requirements set by the regulatory body by developing and implementing tailor made internal rules and procedures and completing the necessary documentation and application forms.

We have assisted numerous clients in obtaining regulatory approval (including memberships and licenses) to either conduct or expand their business. We regularly deal with regulatory bodies including, amongst others, stock exchanges (e.g. the JSE or South Africa Futures Exchange (SAFEX)) and the Financial Services Board (FSB).

We have recently assisted a number of businesses to obtain FSB-licenses to legally operate as financial services providers. We also assist clients to obtain broking-membership with the JSE, including both the equities division and the derivative division.

FICA COMPLIANCE

We have extensive knowledge of the requirements of the Financial Intellegence Centre Act, Act 38 of 2001. We have assisted numerous clients in drafting internal rules and procedures as required by the section 42 of the Act. Many of our internal rules and procedures have been scrutinised and approved by both the JSE and the Financial Services Board.

We draft the necessary internal rules and procedures and could also assist in the implementation thereof. Should it be required, we could also perform an analysis of your current internal rules and procedures and make recommendations ensuring that it is up to date and will be accepted by the relevant regulatory bodies.

DUE DILIGENCE

Our due diligence service includes, amongst others, the performance of due diligence audits on entities, projects, financial projections and compliance to applicable laws, regulations, internal rules and internal procedures. We compile a detailed report offering possible areas of risk or concern and applicable recommendations to address these areas.

EVALUATION OF PROJECT VIABILITY, PREPARATION OF BUSINESS PLANS & TENDER ASSISTANCE

We are able to evaluate a broad range of business possibilities and report on the viability thereof. We can also assist in the initial set-up of the business or project, the preparation of a business plan and the implementation of an internal control environment.

We also assist in the tender process by identifying the critical requirements and assisting clients to adhere thereto.

BUSINESS VALUATIONS

We apply our relevant skill, knowledge and expertise obtained through servicing our diverse client base, to value all types of business or segments. We use a range of valuation techniques and provide our clients with a detailed report concerning the different techniques used and the valuation deemed relevant for their particular business.

TAX ADVICE, ESTATE PLANNING & TRUSTS

We assist our clients in arranging their tax affairs in the most tax-friendly manner possible. We keep up to date with any changes to the relevant tax legislation and can provide expert tax advice and/or opinions on numerous tax issues.

We also provide estate planning services and can develop a relevant estate plan tailored to your specific situation and needs.