Ep. 4 – How Russell Ho employs technology and automation to create efficiency and productivity in his one-man practice

Russell Ho is a young, energetic, focused, driven and ambitious financial planner from Port Elizabeth.  Listening to him, it is hard to believe he has been in the financial planning profession for only 6 years.

This self-admitted addict of learning has amazing insights and valuable ideas, thoughts and advice for all financial professionals.

Russell talks about the experience he offers his clients and the process he follows to ensure he delivers every time.  Apart from talking about this in detail, we also get into the technology he uses to simplify his business and how to spot opportunities to automate aspects of one’s practice.

We further talk about opportunities that older, more experienced and settled financial professionals are not utilizing and what they can do about it.

Lastly, Russell shares his opinion on where the industry and profession are going in the next 5 years and beyond.


Will be published soon.


  • Francois du Toit, CFP®

    Francois du Toit, CFP® holds a B. Com degree in Risk Management as well as the Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning. He is an avid miniature figure painter with a passion for helping others succeed and for professionalising the Financial Services Industry. He holds the certification of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® or CFP® in good standing with the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa as well as being a registered Tax Practitioner with them and SARS. Francois offers a unique and powerful proposition to businesses employing Financial Advisers and Broker Consultants that leads to significant improvement in production and reduced advice risk. His practical experience, success, technical knowledge and understanding the challenges and opportunities in this field, ensure immediate practical application in the target market. Francois has designed and created very successful online courses for the Financial Planning Institute and has trained hundreds of financial planners, advisers and other trainers for among others Old Mutual, PPS, Liberty, Iress and atWork. His ability to answer questions that relate to practical on-the-ground issues is what sets him apart from traditional trainers who may not have been in practice.

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