Meaning of Pallidus

The globus pallidus is part of a complex structure in the brain called the basal ganglia which, amongst other, regulate perception, learning, memory, attention and aspects of motor function, and most importantly acts as the human brain’s fundamental processing unit. To Pallidus, the globus pallidus is very relevant as we strive to receive and interpret information from our clients and their stakeholders, process such information innovatively and deliver products and/or solutions to assist our clients and stakeholders to function effectively and seamlessly.

Why do we exist

Pallidus exists to create value by providing innovative and intelligent solutions to complex financial problems.

Business principles

Our Business Principles are derived from our value set and are as follows:

    • Our clients’ interests always come first: If we serve our clients well, our own success will follow.


    • We are passionate about what we do: We believe that people being passionate about what they do and having fun is a pre-requisite for a great organisation.


    • We build long term relationships: Long term relationships form the cornerstone of our business. Our business is premised on our values and we will not entertain a short term gain at the expense of our long term relationships.


    • Our assets are our people, capital and reputation: If any of these are ever diminished, our reputation will be the most difficult to restore. We are dedicated to complying fully with the letter and spirit of the laws, rules and ethical principles that govern us. Our continued success depends upon unswerving adherence to this standard.


    • We strive for excellence and take great pride in the professional quality of our work: We have an uncompromising determination to achieve excellence in everything we undertake. Though we may be involved in a wide variety and heavy volume of activity, we would, if it came to a choice, rather be the best than the biggest.


    • We go the extra mile: We believe in service that goes beyond what is required or expected.


    • We stress creativity and imagination in everything we do: While recognizing that the old way may still be the best way, we constantly strive to find a better solution to a client’s needs.


    • We make an unusual effort to identify and recruit the very best person for a specific position or job: Although our transactions may be measured in hundreds of million or billions of Rands, we select our people one by one. In a service business, we know that without the best people, we cannot be the best firm.


    • We offer our people the opportunity to move ahead more rapidly than is possible at most other places: Advancement depends on merit and we have yet to find the limits to the responsibility our best people are able to assume.


    • We stress teamwork in everything we do: While individual creativity is always encouraged, team effort often produces the best results.


    • Our people are dedicated to the firm: The dedication of our people to the firm and the intense effort they give in their jobs are greater than one finds in most other organizations.


    • We regularly receive confidential information as part of our normal client relationships: Our word is our honour and we therefore strive to never breach confidence or to use confidential information improperly or carelessly.


    • Our business is highly competitive, and we aggressively seek to expand our client relationships: However, we must always be fair to competitors and must never denigrate other firms.


    • Integrity and honesty are at the heart of our business: We expect our people to maintain high ethical standards in everything they do, both in their work for the firm and in their personal lives.


    • Making a positive and sustainable difference: We believe that the long terms success of a business is intricately linked by making a positive and sustainable difference to our stakeholders and the environment we operate in.


    • We are proud of who we are and we make no excuses for that.

Our approach

Through our partnership approach, we use our privileged position as trusted corporate finance advisor and deep understanding of our client’s business to identify complex financial problems and apply our in-depth technical knowledge, creative problem solving ability, networks and access to capital to develop innovative, integrated and intelligent financial solutions or products, which we deliver in an uncomplicated and effective manner.


Pallidus has and will continue to live the following values:

    • Passion: We will not do anything that we are not passionate about.


    • Trust: We believe that business can only succeed in a culture of trust.


    • Respect: We treat everyone with respect.


    • Integrity: Acting without utmost integrity is unthinkable.


    • Creativity and innovation: Creativity and innovation is the lifeblood of our organisation.


    • Sustainability: We will not violate our values and beliefs for financial gain.


    • Faith in God.