Cantilever Family is an established Multi-Family Office, part of the Cantilever Group. The Cantilever Group consists of Cantilever Family and Mauritius-based offshore trust and fiduciary firm, Convina Fiduciary. Our mission is to guide families and individuals through each step of their global family wealth management process, by providing specialised and bespoke family office and administrative services.

We believe in building long-term relationships with our clients by honestly and independently assisting in the management and oversight of the family’s global wealth. Our core services include family-office services, global reporting, administration and cash management as well as accounting and bookkeeping. We complement these services with offshore trust, fiduciary and secretarial services, exchange control assistance and forex dealing.

Cantilever Family is an authorised financial services provider (FSP45523) and is regulated by the South African Financial Sector Conduct Authority. Convina Fiduciary Services Ltd is licensed by the Financial Services Commission of Mauritius.


Cantilever Family was founded in 2014.  Our mission was to set up a Multi-Family Office that is truly independent – from financial institutions, trust companies, banks and asset managers.

The business was molded based on input from, and the needs of, our clients.   The main emphasis has always been to provide highly efficient, value-add services to each of our clients.  We value trust and integrity and focus on providing advice and services that are first and foremost in our clients’ best interests.

By focussing on the values of independence, efficiency and diligence, Cantilever’s management has built and developed the business into a Multi-Family Office that is respected and favoured by global service providers and that services prominent South African and International families.


We’re a South African Multi-Family Office with a global presence.
With offices in South Africa, Switzerland and Mauritius, we have the ability to service our clients’ local and global requirements.

Johannesburg, South Africa

Cantilever Family - Zurich Office

Zurich, Switzerland

Cantilever Family Mauritius Office

Port Louis, Mauritius


As an independent Multi-Family Office, we value trust, integrity and efficiency.

We are focused on building long-standing relationships with our families through a client-centric approach to everything that we do. Due to our independence, we only offer advice and services that are in our clients’ best interests.


Johan van Wyk


Johan was appointed as a Partner at Werksmans Attorneys in 2002, and joined Webber Wentzel Bowens as a Director in 2006. In 2007 he joined the Stonehage Group as Chief Operating Officer (South Africa) and Executive Director and fulfilled this position until July 2014. Johan founded Cantilever in August 2014.

Carmen de Chalain


After completing her studies, Carmen began working for Curo Fund Services in Cape Town, as a senior fund accountant in the NAV department. Later she joined Stonehage Financial Services in Johannesburg, as an associate in the Family Office division. Carmen joined Cantilever in August 2014 and is currently a candidate in the CFA® programme.