Joy Immelman (Main Author)

Following a BA (economics and psychology) undergrad at Unisa, Joy went on to complete a BA Honours and Masters in Industrial Psychology at Wits. She began her career at a human resources consultancy before becoming involved in the financial services industry in 1997. Joy started her own business as an independent financial advisor in 2002. Click here for more on Castle Investments.

Rico Schacherl

Rico is a cartoonist and illustrator, best known for drawing the comic strip MADAM & EVE which has been syndicated in South African newspapers for over 21 years and has also worked on a wide range of projects for clients in corporate, literacy and science education, television, advertising and publishing.


Hello, it’s me, Archie, the Schnauzer and the brains behind the operation at Castle Investments, as well as being Chief Security Officer. I want to introduce myself so you know more about the beautiful boy whose pictures you see on the blog. My daddy is called Butch and he is a thoroughbred from England. My four-legged mommy, Shatshi, is a gorgeous lady from the Eastern Cape. Some three years ago they were gifted with the birth of myself (and apparently four other puppies). It’s so typical of me to talk about myself…follow me on the blog.

Peter Sullivan

A former Editor-in-Chief of Independent Newspapers and Moderator at World Economic Forums in Davos for 12 years, Peter has travelled to over 60 countries, many as a guest of governments. George Soros asked him to start the Open Society Foundation in SA and he has chaired many charitable organisations including Bird Life South Africa and currently is chairman of Amrop/Landelahni, a recruitment and leadership training organisation.

Jessica Hubbard

Jessica is a freelance business and technology writer, and is a frequent contributor to Finweek magazine, Brainstorm, and ITWeb custom publications; as well as a panelist on the Finweek Money Matters show on CNBC Africa.

Mauro Ghillino

Mauro has been in the industry since 1989, beginning his career as a broker consultant at Old Mutual for 6 years. After 6 years with Old Mutual, Mauro moved to Momentum and was later made a regional manager, fulfilling the role on both the broker and agency side. In 2018 he joined Wealth Creators as the Franchise Principal and Financial planner.