Marius Strydom, CEO MLAX Consulting

Marius Strydom CEO MLAX Consulting

After finishing his matric with an A aggregate at Table View High School in 1989, Marius Strydom completed a BCom Actuarial Science at the University of Stellenbosch. He then started his working life in 1994 in the valuations areas for Norwich Life, moving to Metropolitan Life in 1998.

In 1999, he decided to move into the investment world, starting with Investec Securities as an insurance analyst and moving to BJM Securities in 2002. He has been a highly rated analyst for more than 13 years. During 2008 and 2009 he achieved the number one position in both the Short-term Insurance and Life Assurance sectors based on the annual Financial Mail survey. He took a 13 month sabbatical during 2010/2011 to travel with his family. In May 2011 he joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch as director and head of Financial sector research in South Africa. In October 2012 he was appointed as co-head of Financial sector research across the EEMEA region for Merrill Lynch. This team was rated number 2 in the EEMEA region in the 2013 Institutional Investor survey. He left Merrill Lynch in July 2013 to explore new opportunities, including academics and consulting. In November 2014, he started MLAX Consulting.

MLAX Consulting provides consulting services to the South African financial services industry, including to stock brokers, asset managers and insurance companies.

Mission :

Our mission is to provide our clients with valuable and innovative solutions to their needs, while maintaining independence and the highest moral and ethical standards.

Core values:

  • Highest standards of morals and ethics
  • Independence
  • High quality product and services

Business Experience

Asset Management


Life Assurance and Insurance

Microlending and Property Funds