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Our wealth team

Our wealth team develops long-term, professional and trusted relationships with  clients to assist in building and protecting their wealth.

Mike Abbott

BComm (Hons), CeMAP, DipIP

Head of Wealth

Mike Abbott

Mike grew up and was educated in South Africa, after which he began his career at Investec Private Bank. In 2006, Mike founded the property and lending advice division of Sable International. He now runs the business and is head of the investment committee.

Mike loves sport - mostly triathlon and golf. He is a trained NLP Practitioner and an avid reader of all things economic. He is married and has two young children.

Mike’s motto: "Happiness is in the doing. Immerse yourself – participate. In so doing you’ll write your own story."


Ian Henning

DipPFS, CeMap

Independent Financial Planner
and Mortgage Adviser

Ian Henning

Ian grew up in South Africa, moved over to the UK in 2004 and entered the mortgage industry in 2007. Once qualified, he kick-started his financial career with Sable International as a mortgage adviser. After this, he moved to Kinleigh Financial Services where he worked as both a mortgage broker and adviser for seven years.

Ian then returned to Sable International, having extended his skill set to include financial planning. He obtained his Level 4 Diploma in Financial Planning in 2013 and has been helping clients with all their investment and mortgage needs ever since.

Ian’s motto: "You can’t wait for good things to happen, you have to go out and get them."



Sherron Alexander-Bedingfield

BA (Hons)

Will Writer

Sherron Alexander-Bedingfield

Sherron was born and grew up in North London. She obtained a BA (Hons) in her first degree in contemporary European Economics and French. She then went on to complete the Common Professional Examination and Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, London. She was admitted to the Law Society roll as a solicitor in 1999, after which she worked in private practice for over a decade. Initially practicing divorce law and child contact disputes, Sherron represented parents in magistrate and county courts throughout London.

Prior to joining Sable International as a will writer, Sherron worked in Essex as a wills and probate lawyer. She continues to be an active school governor and sits as a lay panel member for primary and secondary school admission appeals for the Enfield and Waltham Forest Councils.

On weekends, Sherron takes her two daughters to various dance and sporting competitions where she becomes a “competitive mum”. Outside of work, Sherron enjoys a glass of red wine, music and a laugh at her local pub.

Sherron's motto: "Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: Now.’"


Bill Monty


Independent Financial Planner
and Mortgage Adviser

 Bill Monty

Bill grew up in Durban, on the East Coast of South Africa, where he attended Durban High School. He previously worked as a claims, service and retention manager with Neilson Financial Services, before joining Sable International's wealth team.

Bill focuses on auto-enrolment project management, mortgage advice and financial planning. He is energetic, driven, loyal and enjoys spending time with his two children. When he has a spare moment, he manages to squeeze in a bit of fly fishing, snooker and golf.

Bill’s motto: “You only have one life, make the most of it.”


Niel Pretorius


Independent Financial Planner


Niel grew up in Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route of South Africa. After being admitted as an attorney in 1999, he practised in family law, estate planning and practice as well as litigation for nine years.

His career in finance began at the start of 2008 after qualifying and specialising in offshore financial services. Prior to joining Sable International, he worked in Cape Town and Zambia as consultant and country manager for a large international financial consultancy. In 2013, he returned to Cape Town to join another international consultancy.

Niel specialises in offshore structuring and planning, with cross-border tax planning as well as estate and succession planning.

He is a lover of the outdoors. His favourite places are in the African bush and the ocean.

Niel’s motto: “Life is not about how hard you can hit, but how much you can get hit and still keep moving forward.”


Marlon Borez

BComm, CeMAP, DipFA

Independent Mortgage Adviser

Marlon Borez

Marlon grew up in Cape Town, South Africa. He moved to the UK with the intention to stay for one year, but ended up completing his BComm at UNISA. After qualifying, he began his financial services career, working in secured loan brokering and mortgage packaging.

In 2013, after working as an offshore financial adviser in Beijing for four years, Marlon returned to the UK and joined the Wealth team at Sable International as a specialist mortgage adviser. He advises clients on all aspects of their mortgage needs.

Marlon enjoys travelling and immersing himself in foreign cultures, both near and far.

Marlon’s motto: “If you can believe, you can achieve.”

Contact our wealth team

South Africa

Cape Town

Regent Square
Doncaster Road
Kenilworth 7708 +27 (0) 21 657 2120


201 The Annex
Ridgeside Office Park
Umhlanga +27 (0) 31 536 8843

United Kingdom


Castlewood House
77/91 New Oxford Street
WC1A 1DG +44 (0) 20 7759 7514


5-7 Selsdon Road
South Croydon
CR2 6PU +44 (0) 20 7759 7581



9 Yarra Street
South Yarra
VIC 3141 +613 (0) 8651 4500

Sable International is a trading name of 1st Contact Money Limited (company number 7070528) registered in England and Wales. Sable International is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK (FCA no. 517570), the Financial Services Board in South Africa (FSP no. 41900) and holds an Australian Financial Services License issued by ASIC to deal in foreign exchange (AFS License number 335 126).

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