Our origins date back to May 1989, but we have held our own Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL 280928) since December 2004.
Our team of financial planners comprise the equity partners in our practice and have a combined wealth of experience of over 35 years. They are supported by client service managers who are: experienced; friendly; understand your situation; and rather than just take messages, are here to help you with general administrative and non-advice matters.
Matthew has been involved in the financial services industry since August 1984, having held positions with the Commonwealth Bank, BT Funds Management and Perpetual Trustees.
Matthew joined the financial advisory industry in May 1997 and held management roles responsible for research, paraplanning, and technical support at a dealer group level prior to moving into private practice.
He is a Certified Financial Planner™ (“CFP®”) and has been managing wealth creation, superannuation, retirement and wealth protection strategies for clients since May 1997.
CFP® membership is reserved for those who have demonstrable qualifications and experience attesting to their expertise in financial planning. It is the highest level of professional endorsement offered by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (“FPA”) - and carries international recognition.
Matthew is a graduate of the Securities Institute’s Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment. He also holds the Diploma of Financial Planning – awarded via the FPA and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and the Diploma of Finance & Mortgage Broking Management.
In February 2014, Matthew completed his Master of Commerce (Professional Accounting) through the University of New England.
Matthew continually develops his professionalism with memberships to relevant industry bodies. He is: a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia; a Chartered Tax Adviser with the Taxation Institute of Australia; and a member of the Institute of Public Accountants.
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Michael has been a licenced financial planner for over 20 years and has extensive knowledge in all areas of financial planning from wealth creation for young people to helping retires accumulate and enjoy their savings.
Michael specialises in helping clients reach their retirement savings goals and in the transition to retirement from full time work.
Other areas of expertise is in risk advice (Life and TPD insurance, trauma and income protection), wealth creation strategies and budgeting.
Michael is an Associate member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia.
Michael is a graduate of the Diploma of Financial Planning, and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science – awarded by the University of Technology, Sydney.
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CFP® & CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ are certification marks owned outside the U.S. by Financial Planning Standards Board Ltd. Financial Planning Association of Australia Limited is the mark’s licensing authority for the CFP Marks in Australia, through agreement with FPSB.