It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.
It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.




1905- The Wright brothers develop the first practical airplane
1906- Patent granted for airplane control system
1908- Demonstrate a two-passenger airplane
1909- Begin to manufacture airplanes and teach pilots
Client Testimonials
Everything orbits around our clients' well-being
I was very privileged to meet Adrian Clayton some twenty years ago. At this time in my life the funds I had were all I had. I felt apprehensive about investing in Equities and wanted to withdraw every cent I had from the stock exchange and safely put it in the bank...What a Big Mistake that would have been...

Adrian had been administering a very small portfolio for me and persuaded me to look at the dividend income as the share values can and do fluctuate, the dividend was what interested me and maintained my lifestyle, not my actual portfolio value. I am an investor, not a speculator.

This all took place many years ago. Adrian has become a true friend with my interests and those of my two children at heart. Through his conscientious attention to the markets and research in the shares in which he invests for his clients, my portfolio has grown by well over what I could have dreamt of...now I am what is called a moderately wealthy person with the ability to live and travel as I please, knowing that Adrian and his dedicated team have my interests at heart. For me, what is very important is the personal contact I have with Adrian and his team. I met the team and the sheer enthusiasm and dedication and love of their work and clients is inspiring.

Overseas investments have been carefully executed and fruitfully managed. I do not think it is easy to invest in foreign markets; this has been done very successfully by the Northstar team.

If there is a query, usually a geriatric misinterpretation of an item, one of the team is always there to patiently explain to me what the position is. I am eternally grateful to Adrian and his Northstar team for giving me the freedom to have a financially carefree-old age... I am sure this is partly as a result of the low costs of fund administration, compared to other institutions, their high ethics and their dedication to the needs of their clients.

Had I not met and listened to Adrian Clayton I dread to think how financially embarrassed I would have been now, twenty years later. Trust and believe in him and his team they will not let you down.
Shirley Van Wyk
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
I was very privileged to meet Adrian Clayton some twenty years ago. At this time in my life the funds I had were all I had. I felt apprehensive about investing in Equities and wanted to withdraw every cent I had from the stock exchange and safely put it in the bank...What a Big Mistake that would have been...

Adrian had been administering a very small portfolio for me and persuaded me to look at the dividend income as the share values can and do fluctuate, the dividend was what interested me and maintained my lifestyle, not my actual portfolio value. I am an investor, not a speculator.

This all took place many years ago. Adrian has become a true friend with my interests and those of my two children at heart. Through his conscientious attention to the markets and research in the shares in which he invests for his clients, my portfolio has grown by well over what I could have dreamt of...now I am what is called a moderately wealthy person with the ability to live and travel as I please, knowing that Adrian and his dedicated team have my interests at heart. For me, what is very important is the personal contact I have with Adrian and his team. I met the team and the sheer enthusiasm and dedication and love of their work and clients is inspiring.

Overseas investments have been carefully executed and fruitfully managed. I do not think it is easy to invest in foreign markets; this has been done very successfully by the Northstar team.

If there is a query, usually a geriatric misinterpretation of an item, one of the team is always there to patiently explain to me what the position is. I am eternally grateful to Adrian and his Northstar team for giving me the freedom to have a financially carefree-old age... I am sure this is partly as a result of the low costs of fund administration, compared to other institutions, their high ethics and their dedication to the needs of their clients.

Had I not met and listened to Adrian Clayton I dread to think how financially embarrassed I would have been now, twenty years later. Trust and believe in him and his team they will not let you down.
Shirley Van Wyk
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
I met Adrian Clayton in the mid 1990’s when I placed my investments with Alphen Asset Management. Adrian has been my asset manager ever since. I have seen Adrian build-up fantastic businesses (presently under the North Star banner), based on research, long-term focus, and unquestionable ethics and placing their clients first. Adrian and his team are fantastic, extremely hardworking and first and foremost, absolutely dedicated to enhancing their client’s investments. Our relationship has evolved over the years to the point where I am proud to call Adrian a friend, one that I can trust and rely on wholeheartedly.

Paul Zweistra
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
I met Adrian Clayton in the mid 1990’s when I placed my investments with Alphen Asset Management. Adrian has been my asset manager ever since. I have seen Adrian build-up fantastic businesses (presently under the North Star banner), based on research, long-term focus, and unquestionable ethics and placing their clients first. Adrian and his team are fantastic, extremely hardworking and first and foremost, absolutely dedicated to enhancing their client’s investments. Our relationship has evolved over the years to the point where I am proud to call Adrian a friend, one that I can trust and rely on wholeheartedly.

Paul Zweistra
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Financial Advisor Testimonials
Everything orbits around our clients' well-being
I have had the pleasure of knowing Adrian for some years now. What started out as a business to business relationship, has blossomed into a deep and enduring friendship over the years. I have grown to admire Adrian’s unbridled passion for building the premier private client asset management business in South Africa. He has a relentless perseverance of excellence and does not accept mediocrity in any aspect of Northstar.

He lives and breathes this passion everyday getting involved in all aspects of the business from research and operations to client services. This is unlike many other CEO’s that I have encountered who seem to preach shallow rhetoric from ivory towers. He and his team have spent thousands of hours honing their proprietary research process on stocks in their coverage to the finest level of granularity that rivals, if not beats, many of the best research houses in the world.

This enables them to unemotionally identify both over and undervalued stocks which leads to their consistent top class performance and keeps them well ahead of the game. This, together with his willingness to engage any client, at any time, irrespective of size, has made Northstar an absolute pleasure to deal with and my first choice high conviction long equity manager for high net worth clients.
Roger Eskinazi
AlphaWealth - FSP number is FSP534
I have had the pleasure of knowing Adrian for some years now. What started out as a business to business relationship, has blossomed into a deep and enduring friendship over the years. I have grown to admire Adrian’s unbridled passion for building the premier private client asset management business in South Africa. He has a relentless perseverance of excellence and does not accept mediocrity in any aspect of Northstar.

He lives and breathes this passion everyday getting involved in all aspects of the business from research and operations to client services. This is unlike many other CEO’s that I have encountered who seem to preach shallow rhetoric from ivory towers. He and his team have spent thousands of hours honing their proprietary research process on stocks in their coverage to the finest level of granularity that rivals, if not beats, many of the best research houses in the world.

This enables them to unemotionally identify both over and undervalued stocks which leads to their consistent top class performance and keeps them well ahead of the game. This, together with his willingness to engage any client, at any time, irrespective of size, has made Northstar an absolute pleasure to deal with and my first choice high conviction long equity manager for high net worth clients.
Roger Eskinazi
AlphaWealth - FSP number is FSP534
Our association with Adrian Clayton started in the mid 1990’s while Adrian was an analyst at Appleton and later as portfolio manager and CEO of Asset Management at PSG. Some of our clients have been invested, to their financial benefit, with his funds for over two decades. It was for these obvious reasons that we followed him, and his very capable team, when they took over Northstar Asset Management.

The fact that their recommendations are based on dedicated research, makes it easy for me to expose my clients’ financial needs to this team. Although Adrian Clayton only became fully involved in Northstar in 2012, they have already established themselves as a big player in our industry. With their wealth of knowledge and dedication, I use Adrian and the Northstar team as a guide in almost all my recommendations for a balanced investment.

Our success can be contributed to the fact that the Northstar Team hold themselves to a very high standard which enables them to achieve success while remaining ethical and honest.
Johan Esterhuyse
Pieter van der Merwe & Asssociates/ Genote
Our association with Adrian Clayton started in the mid 1990’s while Adrian was an analyst at Appleton and later as portfolio manager and CEO of Asset Management at PSG. Some of our clients have been invested, to their financial benefit, with his funds for over two decades. It was for these obvious reasons that we followed him, and his very capable team, when they took over Northstar Asset Management.

The fact that their recommendations are based on dedicated research, makes it easy for me to expose my clients’ financial needs to this team. Although Adrian Clayton only became fully involved in Northstar in 2012, they have already established themselves as a big player in our industry. With their wealth of knowledge and dedication, I use Adrian and the Northstar team as a guide in almost all my recommendations for a balanced investment.

Our success can be contributed to the fact that the Northstar Team hold themselves to a very high standard which enables them to achieve success while remaining ethical and honest.
Johan Esterhuyse
Pieter van der Merwe & Asssociates/ Genote
I have known Adrian Clayton since 1996. Adrian has always been focussed on constructing portfolios for clients through research. The research framework that has been developed and used at Northstar Asset Management, is what drives the engine of the business.

With a growing team of specialists, I can only see Northstar moving from strength to strength and becoming even more highly regarded in the market place than what they are at present. Whilst I know that their aim is to become exactly that, they are completely focussed on each of their clients and the value they can add to their wealth.

The focus at Northstar is very intentional, they want to create wealth and value for clients over time, with an emphasis on openness, honesty, high ethics and excellence in all they do. Since Adrian took over the running of the Northstar business in 2012, I have had the privilege of seeing how the team operates and how this has led to wealth being created in my clients’ portfolios.
Clark Ellis
Director and Financial Advisor - Solutions 2 Wealth
I have known Adrian Clayton since 1996. Adrian has always been focussed on constructing portfolios for clients through research. The research framework that has been developed and used at Northstar Asset Management, is what drives the engine of the business.

With a growing team of specialists, I can only see Northstar moving from strength to strength and becoming even more highly regarded in the market place than what they are at present. Whilst I know that their aim is to become exactly that, they are completely focussed on each of their clients and the value they can add to their wealth.

The focus at Northstar is very intentional, they want to create wealth and value for clients over time, with an emphasis on openness, honesty, high ethics and excellence in all they do. Since Adrian took over the running of the Northstar business in 2012, I have had the privilege of seeing how the team operates and how this has led to wealth being created in my clients’ portfolios.
Clark Ellis
Director and Financial Advisor - Solutions 2 Wealth