Meet the team

Our Specialists

One of our strongest features is that we have a relevant specialist for each specific service that we provide. We are therefore able to provide our group and individual clients with the most up to date and professional advice. We pride ourselves on constantly offering a more personalized service to our clients. The finer and more personal details of our client portfolios are never forgotten. 

Our clients are our most valued “assets”.

Our Specialists

Edward Gutsche

Ed Gutsche is the award winning founding director of Edge Financial Group. He was educated at Grey Junior and St Andrews College before completing 3 degrees at NMMU and Rhodes University. By the time Ed was 18 he was trading his savings on the JSE & NYSE, the profits of which went into the London and Hang Seng Indexes, until in 2001 Ed had two realisations. First: Unless you are watching every single stock exchange and market continuously, investing directly is too risky. Second: Why not turn a passion into a career? Thus in 2001 Edge was born.

Edge specialises in a range of financial services, from local to offshore. The primary difference being that they have very loyal long term staff who provide extremely personal and professional services to all clients. Services range from Medical Aid to Short Term Insurance and Employee Benefits and the core focus, Ed’s passion, Investing. Edge’s offshore division also provides a range of services for employers wishing to provide Global Cover for their employees and assets, international pension funds and offshore investments. Ed has also received several industry awards from most major investment and insurance companies, most notably Investec, Sanlam Glacier, StanLib, Liberty and Old Mutual.

Renee Roe

Financial Advisor
Renee holds a Bcom Honours in Financial Planning, after completing a Bcom in Finance, both through the University of Johannesburg. Renee has been in the financial industry since the beginning of 2017, and currently fulfils her role as financial advisor for Edge Wealth. Her focus is on holistic financial planning, including investments, retirement planning and estate planning. In her spare time, Renee is a passionate equestrienne, crime fiction novel reader, cyclist and lover of all things outdoors.

Leon Petzer

Financial Advisor
I started my journey as a financial planner in 2013 after completing my Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning and my BCom Honours in Business Management from NMU. I joined Edge Wealth as a financial adviser in 2021 where I strive to use my passion for research to assist my clients in making objective and informed decisions when planning for their future. In my spare time you will find me on the golf course, on a hiking trail or behind my drum kit.