A successful investor in his own right, Izan de Bruin’s achievements can be attributed to the ideal mix of entrepreneurial endeavour, consummate expertise in the stockmarket and a relentless pursuit of passion for education in the financial arena.
His independent asset management company, Xenium Financial Managers has consistently produced excellent returns for its clients. His stockbroking training company is responsible for the successful careers of over 50 black investment professionals. His financial intelligence courses, some conducted in partnership with the JSE and FASET, have altered the lives of many South Africans.
His entrepreneurial spirit has lead to the successful creation of various successful companies in both the financial, agriculture and services industries.
Over the years he has contributed to financial columns in media like Classic fm, RSG, The Star, Sunday Times and many others.
Main positions held
1984-1987: Fisher Pelargonium Gmbh NKG
- largest worldwide producer and distributor of young plants (annual turnover: E1bn)
- mentored by the CEO of the company
- trade shows, sales (Belgium, Netherlands, Canary Islands, Spain, Germany)
- research projects (automation of greenhouse usage, watering, enhanced growing methods)
- assisted company’s expansion to the US
1987-1989: Grandi Plants
Managed own farming operation in the production of flowering pot plants
1989-1991: Progressive Systems
1991-1992: BP Bernstein Stockbrokers
1993/94: De Witt Morgan Stockbrokers
Analyst, Asset Manager
1995/96: BP Bernstein
1996-2000 Cape Flor (subsidiary of Swiss company, Treuverbund)
Managed 300-staff strong plant exporting company.
1997/98: JM Folscher Stockbrokers
Director, Partner Managed Equity and Corporate Finance Divisions
Managed two successful corporate listings
1998-2001: Xenium Securities
Established own company, Xenium Securities
Sold in 2001 to PSG
From 2002: Xenium Financial Managers
Successful asset management company of 500 clients Achieved 600% return for clients over the past four years
1992 -1994 Compiled Independence Financial Course
2003 – Developed Sterco course with FASET
2-year diploma in financial management
Wits Business School: JSE Membership Exam (1990)
University of Pretoria: Electronic engineering (1987)
JSE: Compliance officer (since 1994)
Izan de Bruin is 43, married, and has a 13 year old daughter.