Cornelis co-founded the RealFin Group in August 2003 with the vision of being a specialist provider of choice in the alternative investment arena. Cornelis currently serves as a director of both RealFin and RealCap.
After completing his articles at KPMG at the close of 1997 Cornelis was admitted as a Chartered Accountant, a designation that he still holds. During 2014 he also became a CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst) Charter Holder, the worlds leading alternative investments education provider.
In May 1998 he joined FNB Securities (previously “BJM” Barnard Jacobs Mellet) Corporate Finance team where he gained invaluable experience in new listings, M&A transactions and was involved in BJM’s
proprietary private equity deals. Cornelis then transferred to BJM’s structured product division and together with Steve Doidge launched an array of innovative investment products for BJM’s private client base.