30 Nov Men’s Month: Gerhard Lampen
Ending off our Men’s Month series this November, is our very own Head of Sanlam iTrade, Gerhard Lampen.
Gerhard is a well-known and respected member of the Sanlam community who created, designed and currently manages Sanlam Private Wealth’s online share trading business, Sanlam iTrade. What most people don’t know however, is that it has been a long road and many years of hard work to get to where he is today. After matriculating at the Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool in Pretoria, Gerhard went on to study a B Comm Law degree, LLB degree; a B Comm Honours degree in Investment Management and finally a Masters in Personal & Professional Leadership from the University of Johannesburg. Amidst all of his studies Gerhard was also involved in numerous international trading courses such as Advanced Derivatives at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Euromoney London. In 1982 he was officially admitted as an Advocate and in 1991 became a member of the JSE as a Stockbroker.
Gerhard also qualified as an accredited instructor in Edward de Bono’s Lateral Thinking Techniques and Six Hats. With regular appearances on SABC radio and TV, Classic Business, Radio 702, CNBC and Business Day TV, it is safe to say Gerhard is a respected stockmarket and economics commentator.
With such an in-depth and impressive list of credits to his name, it is without question Sanlam iTrade is in the best possible hands. It is always important to note that trading is not a ‘get-rich-quick’ scheme. It is a process that takes dedication, hard work and consistency to achieve positive results, a principle that the Sanlam iTrade team always tries to portray and live out. Gerhard, the Head of Sanlam iTrade, and his consistent work ethic is a great representation of this concept.
Over and above everything, Gerhard is passionate about economics, investments, trading, technical analysis and creative thinking techniques. He is a wine and music lover, blessed husband, father and stepfather who treasure his family and friendships. This month we honour Gerhard Lampen and his contribution to the Sanlam community.