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How to Create a Strategic Plan

Looking for a way to take your company in a new and profitable direction? It starts with strategic planning. Keep reading to learn what a strategic plan is, why you need it and how you can strategically create one.

What Is a Strategic Plan?

When it comes to business and finance, strategic planning will help you allocate your resources, energy and assets. When implemented, a strategic plan will begin to move your operations in a more profitable direction. The primary goal of the plan is to ensure you and any other stakeholders are on the same page and striving to reach the same goal.

Creating a strategic plan requires a disciplined effort. Once you put the plan into action, it will influence the segment of customers that you target, how you serve those customers and the experience those customers have.

Assess the Current Infrastructure and Operations

The first step in creating a strategic plan is to carefully assess your existing infrastructure and operations. You can do this through a SWOT analysis, which is an analysis of the company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. The goal here is to pinpoint the resources that you use to carry out your day-to-day operations, to look at your monthly revenue patterns, to list any company challenges related to the customer experience and, most importantly, to look at your marketing methods and ways to improve the overall customer experience.

Creation of Mission Statement and Objectives

The next step is to create a mission statement. You may already have one, but it’s important to note your mission at the top of the strategic plan document you create. This ensures everyone is focused on the same goal. Your mission statement should cover why you started the company and what you intend to accomplish through the products and services that you offer.

In addition to the mission statement, make sure to outline both short- and long-term objectives. List the objectives according to their priority and designate certain managers or employees to be responsible for each one. Also, jot down the resources that will be used to achieve each objective.

Measure Performance

Now that you know what you’re trying to achieve and who is responsible for each goal, it’s time to deploy the plan and measure its progress. A weekly meeting is extremely important for all managers and stakeholders provide feedback. Your goal is to determine if the company is headed in the right direction. If not, you’ll need to revise the strategic plan accordingly.

Strategic Plans Are Ongoing

Once your strategic plan helps you achieve several objectives, it’s smart to regroup and set new objectives. As your company grows, you can set new goals to ensure the company keeps moving forward. You can share the success of your strategic plan with potential investors as a way to tap into new capital funding.


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Financial Planner and Founding Partner Todd Burrows explains, “The merge enables us to continue the strategic and goal focussed advice we’ve always been renowned for. Whilst we will still have a tailor-made approach, it will be with improved service delivery. Our partnership with Invest Blue makes us big enough to deliver but still small enough to care about each and every family we work with”.

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Charles Badenach

Charles Badenach

Main street financial solutions, 5 from 100 google reviews, hobart, 7000.

Charles is a Certified Financial Planner® Professional, having worked as a financial planner for over 14 years. He previously worked in the legal profession with a major law firm and was admitted as a Practitioner of the Supreme Court of Tasmania and the High Court of Australia.

Charles has a combined Bachelor of Arts and Laws Degree and a Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice from the University of Tasmania. He has also completed the Diploma of Financial Planning from Deakin University, the Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment through the Securities Institute and the Institute of Company Directors Diploma Course. Charles is also an accredited FPA Life Risk Specialist.

Charles has won a number of industry awards for his work in the financial services industry including:

  • IFA Excellence Awards – Innovator of the Year 2014
  • AFA Excellence in Education – State Winner 2014
  • Financial Standard Innovation, Leadership and Excellence in Social Media Award 2012
  • Money Management Australian Financial Planner of the Year 2011
  • Australian Future2 Community Best Practice Award 2011
  • Financial Planning Association Value of Advice National Award in the Pre-Retirement Category 2010

Other qualifications:

  • BA, LLB, DipFP, GDipAppFin, CFP®, GAICD, JP
  • Principal and Private Client Adviser
  • Authorised Representative of Lonsdale
  • In addition to this, Charles was runner-up for Tasmania in the 2012 FPA Certified Financial Planner® Professional Best Practice Award.

Charles has written a self-help financial book “Old Head on Young Shoulders” which made the national best-seller list. Charles has also co-written with Rebecca Fergusson two eBooks – “Secrets of Successful Investors” and “How to Choose Your Financial Planner.”

Charles is an associate member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia, the Association of Financial Advisers and the Law Society of Tasmania.

Charles specialises in providing financial planning, risk insurance and investment advice for clients throughout Australia.

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The financial planning process starts with an initial meeting (at our cost) to discuss your needs, objectives and financial circumstances. To ensure that this meeting is as productive as possible it is important that you bring along any relevant materials including a position statement and investment and risk insurance details.

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Rebecca Fergusson

Rebecca Fergusson

Rebecca Fergusson is a Certified Financial Planner® Professional with a strong background in accounting. Rebecca has been providing strategic financial planning advice to private clients, business owners, self-managed super funds and charitable foundations for over 20 years.


  • B.Com, CPA (FPS), DipFP, CFP®, LRS Life Risk Specialist, GAICD

Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Tasmania and is also a Certified Practicing Accountant (Financial Planning Specialist). She has completed a Diploma of Financial Planning through Deakin University and qualified as a Certified Financial Planner® Professional. Rebecca was involved with the Hobart Chapter of the Financial Planning Association of Australia for a number of years (including time as Chair). She is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Rebecca was named among the top practitioners in Australia for the Personal Investor Masterclass in 2000 and 2013 and was awarded the Investor’s Adviser Australian Adviser of the Year Award for 2002. She completed the LRS® Life Risk Specialist Program in 2013 and was awarded top student nationally for the subject LRS Life Risk Principles for Professional Planners. Rebecca has been interviewed in various magazines, has been a contributor to numerous publications and has spoken at a number of conferences.

Rebecca has co-written with Charles Badenach two eBooks – “Secrets of Successful Investors” and “How to Choose Your Financial Planner.”

Rebecca specialises in strategic financial planning, risk insurance and investment advice for private clients, Self Managed Super Funds (SMSFs) and small businesses. Her focus is on developing long-term relationships to enable her clients to achieve their financial and, ultimately, personal objectives and goals.

Make an appointment to see Rebecca

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Simon Ashman

Simon Ashman

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Simon is a dynamic planner and brings with him over 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Simon joined Invest Blue in 2021 as part of a merger with Strategic Financial Planning. He had previously been a Financial Planner and Director at Strategic having joined in 2008. Prior to this Simon worked in financial services in Adelaide. Simon holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Tasmania and an Advanced Diploma in Financial Services.  Simon is also a Certified Financial Planner®.

Simon's passion is assisting clients in improving their financial position and reaching their goals by understanding what is important to them and taking advantage of key strategies to help them achieve these goals.  Simon relishes the role of your financial coach and loves to see his clients reach their personal milestones. Simon has two young daughters, Lucy and Margot. When not at work, Simon enjoys playing basketball, going to the gym and exploring everything Tasmania has to offer.

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Cameron Pereira

Cameron Pereira

Unica wealth.

Cameron is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Private Client Adviser with UNICA Wealth. His prior roles have included Genesys Wealth Advisers as a Private Wealth Advisers, Compliance Officer with IOOF and a funds management role with Tasmanian Perpetual Trustees. Cameron also worked in the United Kingdom with AEGON – Scottish Equitable.

Cameron holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning and a Masters in Applied Finance. He is also Certified Financial Planner, the highest financial planning certification. Cameron has been recognised by the Financial Planning Association by receiving the 2014 Financial Planner AFP® of the Year Award – State Winner (Tasmania).

Whilst Cameron provides advice on all aspects of financial planning, his specific areas of expertise are assisting clients in the transition from working life into retirement as well as ensuring that young families (much like his own) have the fundamental plans in place that set the framework for a financially secure life.

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Todd Burrows

Todd Burrows

24 years after founding a Financial Advisory firm in Hobart, Strategic Financial Planning & Insurance, Todd and the other directors of Strategic, merged their business with like-minded advisory firm Invest Blue in 2021. This has been an exciting change as Invest Blue have the same passion for its people and clients. The merger has created a business of scale that allows us to be big enough to deliver in an ever-changing world, but still small enough to provide the care and family feel that people in Hobart have come to love about us.

At Invest Blue we feel that financial planning is so much more than investing people’s money. We spend time with our clients to really understand what they want out of life and then act as lifelong mentors and coach to assist them in achieving their goals.

Once we have identified (and quantified) these objectives we then help our clients make smart decisions with their money, and avoid silly mistakes. This is done through providing comprehensive recommendations via the development of a financial plan.

This financial plan then forms the basis for our ongoing coaching and review service. Even the likes of Greg Norman, Michael Jordan and Cathy Freeman had coaches and our process is designed to review the progress towards objectives, make any necessary adjustments and maximise the chance of success.

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Tim Breen Financial Planner Financial Advisors

Shadforth Financial Group

Tim is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® practitioner, the industry’s highest accreditation. He is a Financial Planning Association-accredited Life Risk Specialist and holds a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning from the Financial Services Institute of Australia. Tim is an associate member of the Financial Planning Association.

Tim has a combined Bachelor of Commerce and Law degree from the University of Tasmania and a Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice. He has been admitted as a Practitioner of the Supreme Court of Tasmania and the High Court of Australia.

Tim proactively delivers strategic and holistic financial planning and investment advice. He enjoys a close working relationship with clients and focuses on wealth accumulation and preservation through cash flow management and selecting the most appropriate superannuation and investment structures.

Tim is the State winner of the Financial Planning Association’s 2013 Professional Best Practice Award for a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER®. Tim also won this Award in 2012. The Best Practice Awards are the highest in the industry.

Tim enjoys spending time with his family and pursuing a range of outdoor activities, particularly on the east coast of Tasmania.

Alister McCrae

Alister McCrae

Alister holds an MBA from the University of Sydney majoring in finance and marketing. He graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Tasmania in 1985 and, from 1986, worked with several major Australian and International funds managers, returning to Tasmania to join Shadforths.

Alister holds a Diploma in Financial Planning, a graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment, is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® practitioner and a member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia. In 2007 he was named in the top 50 in Australia for the Certified Financial Planner Master Class by Personal Investor Magazine.

Alister is a trustee or board member on several community, school and industry-based bodies including Shadforths Limited Board of Advice. He specialises in Financial Planning and Investment Advice for private clients advising on both managed investments and securities listed on the ASX. Alister is a Principal of Shadforth Financial Group.

Alison Greenwood

Alison Greenwood

Financial one.

Alison is passionate about Financial Literacy and empowering others to make smart financial decisions.

With close to 20 years in the Financial Planning Industry, she has seen the huge change that has occurred within the financial planning profession and fully supports the need for more transparent, ethical and well-researched advice.

Alison has the foundational education and qualifications to offer clients sound advice and ongoing support.  With a Major in psychology and a Diploma in Human Resources, Alison feels enabled to understand the importance of communication, relationships with others and the psychology surrounding money.

Alison’s previous experience includes holding key roles as Financial Planning Manager and Principal of an accounting firm, where she learnt to apply her Diploma of Business Management in a corporate environment, before starting her own fee-for-service Financial Planning business, that specialises in direct investment, Self-Managed Superannuation Funds and strategic planning.

Alison is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® with a Diploma in Financial Planning, and was recently the winner of Charter’s 2014 State Adviser of the Year.

Alison has been a member of the Salamanca Rotary Club for 10 years and has worked closely doing seminars and offering pro bono work for the Leukaemia Foundation for the last 5 years.

Alison has also spoken on ABC radio a number of times on topical content, where she has been commended for her ability to explain financial concepts in simple terms.

Alison’s aim is to apply her knowledge, experience and passion, to positively change lives.

Michael Driessen

Michael Driessen

Gda financial services.

Michael has over 12 years of experience in the financial planning industry, including providing financial advice. Michael has considerable strength in the area of federal government superannuation schemes and is competent in all areas of financial planning, including investments, superannuation, pre and post-retirement and retirement strategies, risk protection and management.

In addition to being a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional, Michael has completed the Diploma of Financial Planning and a specialist course in Self-Managed Superannuation Funds. Michael has also completed the ASX-accredited Listed Product Advisor Program.

Dominic Mulcahy

Dominic Mulcahy

Unica wealth.

​ Dominic has been providing financial planning advice since 1998. He is a Certified Financial Planner® and Chartered Accountant (Financial Planning Specialist) with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Tasmania and a Diploma of Financial Planning from Deakin University.  Dominic became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia in 1996 and is also a member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia Limited (FPA) and the Association of Financial Advisers(AFA).

Dominic has been recognised in the top 10 and 50 financial advisers in Australia on a number of occasions over the years, including more recently Australia’s Top 50 Financial Advisers in association with Barron’s.

Dominic provides advice across all financial planning aspects with specific expertise in the following areas:

  • Pre-retirement wealth accumulation
  • Retirement planning
  • Self-Managed Superannuation Funds
  • Strategic wealth management for family groups / multiple structures
  • Business succession and risk management​
  • Not-for-profit consulting

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Finn Dorney – Shadforth Financial Group

Finn holds a combined Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Information Systems degree from the University of Tasmania.  As well as a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning through FINSIA he also holds the internationally recognised Certified Financial Planner ®  practitioner designation, the highest certification within the financial planning industry, and is a member of the Hobart Chapter of the Financial Planning Association.

  • The Financial Standard Power 50 (2021)
  • The Financial Standard Power 50 (2019)
  • The Financial Standard Power 50 (2018)
  • Barron’s Top 50 Financial Advisers in Australia (2017)

Finn is passionate about developing and maintaining long term relationships with his clients and enjoys helping people achieve their personal financial goals. He specialises in strategic financial planning with extensive knowledge in superannuation, wealth accumulation, retirement strategies, taxation planning and portfolio management.  Finn’s approach is to gain a strong understanding of his client’s cash flow position, which then allows him to recommend the most suitable investments to help them achieve their financial goals.

“I greatly value the personal contact and availability of Finn, and his ability to explain financial matters simply” – Lucia Ikin-De Brauw

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Matthew Hawkins – Elevate Wealth Solutions

B.Com, DFS, FChFP, Director Senior Financial Adviser

Matthew has over 10 years’ experience in the Financial Services Profession and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Majoring in Accounting and Finance, a Diploma of Financial Services, holds the Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner Designation and is the Tasmanian State Director of the Association of Financial Advisers.

Matthew’s specialities include retirement planning, insurance advice and wealth accumulation strategies. His vast experience throughout his career provides him with the skills to understand and articulate clients’ financial and lifestyle challenges with great clarity. He has the unique ability to explain often technical concepts in client-friendly language.

Matthew has been in the Financial Advice profession for over a decade and through his experience has seen firsthand the positive impact quality advice can have on a client’s financial affairs.

Understanding the importance that education plays in providing quality advice; Matthew has always made a commitment to work to the highest education and ethical standards which involves always putting our clients first.

We have long been of the view that professional Financial Planners should be highly qualified in line with the requirements of other professions such as law and accountancy.

Matthew is a member and National State Director of the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) and is governed by the AFA Code of Conduct: Principles of Practice.

Level 2, 15 Victoria St, HOBART, TAS, 7000

Contact: Matthew Hawkins

lison Greenwood – Financial One

Alison Greenwood – Financial One

Senior Financial Adviser

Alison Greenwood has been a Financial Adviser for nearly 30 years and prior to starting her own business, worked as a Principal in an accounting firm. 

Alison is a certified financial planner and has nearly completed her Master’s of Financial Advice.  Her major in Psychology has been beneficial in helping clients understand money and in setting their financial goals. 

Alison is able to advise in all areas of financial planning from retirement planning, Self Managed Superannuation Funds, personal insurance and Centrelink entitlements. 

Alison enjoys developing relationships with clients and working with them to ensure they have the right information and appropriate strategies that are updated with regular review. 

Office L2, 100 Melville St, Hobart, 7000, TAS

Contact: Alison Greenwood

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Peter Mancell – Mancell Financial Group

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® Authorised Representative No 226296 Credit Representative No 403203 Peter has helped a very diverse range of clients with their financial planning needs for over 35 years; having founded Mancell Financial Group in February 1980. During this time Peter has gained extensive experience in strategic financial planning, estate planning, insurance planning, income tax, superannuation fund management and investment advisory services.

With a mathematics and psychology background from Sydney University, Peter and his team have built a world class wealth management business based on academically proven, evidenced based investment strategies. His team also provides management services to leading Australian privately owned licensee, FYG Planners, which operates from over 35 offices across 6 states and territories.

Peter has had a long term involvement in the Australian and New Zealand Asset Class Investors Association and in 2014 he was invited to chair the Global Association of Independent Advisers, whose presence crosses the USA, Canada, the UK, Europe as well as Australasia. Peter is absolutely passionate about advisers acting as true fiduciaries, free from conflicts and working solely in the interests of clients.

Peter has been happily married to his wife Leonie since 1982. Peter and Leonie have two daughters Lori & Brogan and a dog named “Paddy”. Peter has also had a long history of voluntary service in the local community across sport, the arts, local government entities, medical research and the health sector.

Contact: Peter Mancell

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Andrew Pearce – Collins SBA

Adviser, Director


  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Certified Practising Accountant
  • Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning
  • CPA Australia Top 40 Young Business Leader

Andrew leads our Business Advisory & Taxation team — specialising in strategic advice that helps business owners to streamline their operations, and drive profits up. His passion for, and past experiences as a small business owner are evident in the advice he provides his clients. About Andrew

Andrew’s always had a fascination for business — which combined with a decisive mindset, has seen him embark on several successful ventures.

He bought his first business soon after graduating university — a takeaway shop called Taste of Asia. Four years later and ready for new challenges (and better coffee), he bought Aroma Records — a record shop/café.

Far from a desk jockey — Andrew’s other interests often see him leave the beaten path. His love of travel has seen him in wandering Southeast Asia, India (where he proposed to his wife) and Europe.

He’s not shy of water either — whether it be above (fishing), or below (diving). Weekends often see him immersed, along with fellow diver Jonathan Elliot, hunting for crayfish or abalone.

Office 29 Murray Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, GPO Box 1082, Hobart, Tasmania 7001

Contact: Andrew Pearce

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Jonathon Croome – SMF Wealth Management Pty Ltd

Jonathon Croome and SMF Wealth Management Pty Ltd are Authorised Representatives of Consultum Financial Advisers Pty Ltd (Consultum), ABN 65 006 373 995, AFSL 230323

T: 03 6215 5900 l F: 03 6215 5911 E: [email protected]

Jonathon Croome has been an Authorised Representative since 2006, providing financial planning advice and assistance to clients. Jonathon has worked in the financial services industry since 2005 and can provide assistance and advice on all financial planning areas.


  • Jonathon Croome ASIC Authorisation Number 301276.
  • SMF Wealth Management Pty Ltd ASIC Authorisation Number 467971.

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  • Member Financial Planning Association of Australia

Jonathon Croome is also a registered tax (financial) adviser and is authorised to provide a tax (financial) service, where the advice is:

  • Provided in the context of the personal advice authorised by Consultum, and Part of the financial advice which interprets and applies the tax laws (including tax, superannuation and SMSF laws) to your personal circumstances.

Any tax agent services that are provided (including the preparation and filing of tax returns and liaison with the ATO, etc), are not provided under Consultum’s AFSL and are not covered by this FSG. They should be treated as a separate business activity.

Office Ground floor, 169 Liverpool Street, Hobart TAS 7000

Contact: Jonathon Croome

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Mike Hodge – Garvan Financial Planning

Mike Hodge, company Director and Senior Adviser, has been providing financial advice to Australians for 33 years. He holds an advanced diploma in Financial Planning and the distinguished Certified Financial Planner (CFP) qualification. Based in Hobart, but with clientele around Australia, Mike’s aim is to help secure your financial future. Mike has a relaxed approach and creates a tailored plan for each individual client. Mike is dedicated to efficient service and is readily available by phone, email or appointment.

Mike Hodge has been a qualified adviser with Garvan for the past ten years and is a member of the Financial Planning Association. As a Certified Financial Planner with a Diploma in Financial Planning and 33 years experience in the financial industry, Mike has successfully operated his own advisory firm in Tasmania for the past 30 years.

Mike employ’s a relaxed approach in sharing his extensive knowledge and experience by working together with individuals, families and businesses to achieve life and financial goals.

Garvan Financial Planning is recognised as one of Australia’s leading financial advice networks that carries on a tradition personified over 125 years ago by MLC founder James Garvan.

Established over 20 years ago, Garvan’s financial planning adviser network now consists of over 325 advisers located Australia-wide who currently manage over $10 billion of investments.

Garvan Financial Planning and its advisers are able to draw on the knowledge and experience of the wider NAB Group in providing current and high quality financial advice and services to you.

Office Suite 103, 119 Maquarie St, Hobart, TAS 7000 Australia

Contact: Mike Hodge

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Tim Lane – Accru Hobart

“If I understand what my position really is I can improve it.”

Tim helps clients to clearly understand where they are at and plan to achieve their goals. His experience is that small consistent incremental change can achieve big results.

Tim’s experience in the financial services sector is extensive. He began his career with a major Hobart firm, worked with Ernst and Young in Eastern Europe and later became Head of Mergers and Acquisitions for Genesys Wealth Advisers. He joined Accru Hobart in 2008.

Tim specialises in helping clients plan for the future with a focus on maximising business value. He consults on mergers and acquisitions, restructures and due diligence for a range of organisations. Tim specialises in the financial planning industry and helping practitioners with a wide range of issues related to their practices.

Tim also advises on a wide range of business issues and strategies – from valuations, sales and financing, to succession planning, minority equity investment models, transaction management and dispute resolution.

  • Business Management
  • Succession Planning
  • Financial Planning

Professional qualifications and memberships

  • Financial Planner, Authorised Representative of Fortnum
  • Certificate of Public Practice
  • Registered Tax Agent
  • Chartered Accountant, Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Office Level 1, 18 Ross Avenue, Rosny Park, 7018, Tasmania, Australia

Contact: Tim Lane

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Stuart Barry – Tas Ethical

PRACTICE Principal and senior FINANCIAL adviser Masters of Business Administration (Finance), Bachelor Business (Accounting), Certified Financial Planner, Certified Member Responsible Investment Association of Australasia.

2016 Finalist Money Management Magazine, Financial Adviser of the Year

Uniquely for a financial adviser, Stuart has actual hands-on experience in the complexities of the global financial markets, having worked for 27 years for organisations such as ING, Westpac and Queensland Treasury Corporation. In his last role, he was based in Seoul as Country Manager for both South Korea and Japan, with responsibility for investment staff and operations in both locations.

Stuart has a Masters of Business Administration (Finance) and is also one of the few financial advisers around Australia to be certified by the Responsible Investing Association of Australasia for his ethical expertise. Stuart is also a Certified Financial Planner – which is the highest certification that can be awarded to a financial adviser.

He enjoys using this unparalleled depth of knowledge and experience to enable his clients to profit from his expertise, accessing smart investment choices and knowing they have a pro on their side.

To relax, he enjoys his daily cycle commute, being out in Tassie’s natural environment and spending time with his family including four young children.

In addition to his busy family life and managing Tas Ethical, Stuart is President of the Tasmanian Land Conservancy, Treasurer for the South Hobart Sustainable Community, Board member for Tas Tex and also a Commissioner on the Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission.

Office 86 Hampden Rd, Battery Point, Hobart, Tasmania 7004

Contact: Stuart Barry


The price for financial advisor services will vary depending on your financial situation and the tasks you want your planner to perform. For example, if you are looking for a complete holistic financial plan, the price will be quite different compared to getting advice on a specific situation or goal.

Financial planners generally charge fixed prices depending on what service is provided. There will usually be an upfront fee for the initial plan and strategy, followed by an annual fee for regular reviews. According to the Financial Planning Association ( FPA ), the average initial set-up cost is around $3,300, and then around $4,300 per year for annual advice and maintenance. However, be sure to discuss fees with your financial advisor up front, as they may have a different fee structure.

The majority of the best financial advisors in Hobart are based in the City Centre and Battery Point. However, there are a number of financial planners who operate out of offices in Rosny Park in the East and Granton in North Hobart.

However, it also worth noting that many financial planners are currently offering virtual appointments. Therefore, it is worth reaching out even if your preferred financial advisor isn’t in a convenient location for you.

To compile a list of the best financial planners, we have reviewed all of the financial advisors in Hobart. To help determine our top ten advisors, we assessed their qualifications, how long they have been advising, testimonials, and their track record of reviews on Google and Facebook. Only those advisors that have received consistent positive feedback have been included on our list of best financial planners in Hobart.

Finding the right financial advisor for you can be a complicated process as there are many different types of financial advisors. If you are looking for a financial planner in Hobart, here are some things you might want to consider.

First, what qualifications and accreditations do they have? This alone does not make them the best financial advisor for you, but at least you know that they’ve done the proper tests and registrations.

Second, do they have any specialisations or have a particular type of client? This can help you determine if they have the expertise and relevant experience for your type of situation.

Finally, how is their communication? At the end of the day, you need to know that you can have a free line of communication with them. They will need to listen to your concerns and answer you questions in a timely manner. Overall, you need to be comfortable speaking with and listening to your financial planner.

Need financial planning advice in another area of Australia? Check out our recommended best financial planners in:

  • New South Wales:  Sydney ,  Newcastle , Central Coast
  • Victoria: Melbourne , Geelong
  • Queensland: Brisbane , Gold Coast , Sunshine Coast , Townsville , Cairns
  • Western Australia: Perth
  • ACT: Canberra
  • South Australia: Adelaide
  • Northern Territory: Darwin

If you would prefer a female advisor, our list of the best women financial planners and advisors in Australia is a great resource.

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Our portfolio design is dynamic, adapts to changing conditions and is not tied to arbitrary calendar reviews or solutions. Significant events and opportunities trigger action. Once “airborne”, with client documentation complete and having met the compliance obligations, we are in the blue air with little administration turbulence.

We know our clients well.

Understanding your needs is a priority. We will share our independent client-first processes and design an investment portfolio aligned with your needs. As both Financial Planners and Investment Advisers, we can assess your investment solutions in the context of your current and future needs. Some are growing their assets, others are seeking a regular income.

Quality advice for busy people.

As a boutique advisory, we accept one new client per month. We are privileged to be trusted by a diversified client base: Members of the Judiciary, a Judge, Barristers, Lawyers, Detectives, Business Owners, Trustees of Charitable Trusts, Medical Consultants, Doctors and Nurses, University Professors, CEOs of major enterprises, Business Consultants, Ministers of Religion, Aircraft Engineers, IT Professionals, Hospitality Managers, Logistic Specialists , Senior Military Personnel, etc.

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As well as personal oversight, a series of automatic checks are constantly running for exposure levels to investments and asset categories. As economic conditions change, asset allocations are reviewed and adjusted. Strategic has a wide range of Investment Research subscriptions and Michael’s own insights have added significant value to portfolios.

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Unique logins track a portfolio’s progress, from headline valuation to the minutiae of every transaction. Choose how deep you want to dig! We give you everything to meet compliance standards and transparency. Where ever you are in the world, you have online access to your online messaging service and portfolio monitoring.

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Do you fit our client profile?

1. Accept a degree of volatility for the reward of better returns over time?

2. Live between “fear & greed” and have a holistic approach to investing?

3. Have between $200,000 and $4 million to invest?

4. New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident

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If yes then it is time to talk to Michael, one of the most experienced advisers in NZ.

Understanding your needs is the first priority. Sharing our independent processes which put clients first is the second priority. If you proceed a recommended investment portfolio will be aligned with your needs. Without cost or obligation, a one-hour discovery session is open to those who complete an online “Personal Financial Map”. The discovery session will be productive and educational.



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Ford Scott Financial Planning is dedicated to providing you with professional financial planning expertise. This expertise focuses on enabling you to achieve your lifestyle and financial objectives through our extensive range of financial services. As a client of Ford+Scott, you will benefit from a close and open relationship with your adviser and support staff, who work to provide valuable strategic advice to ensure that you can enjoy your chosen lifestyle without concern over finances.

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Todd started Strategic Financial Planning in 1996 having always strived to build a business like Strategic.  Todd has guided the business through various evolutions.  Seeing value in holding the highest qualifications, Todd was one of the first planners to achieve the Certified Financial Planner® designation. Todd takes great pride in helping clients understand what is important to them and then through our immersive coaching process, helping them achieve their goals.

No matter what your stage of life is, Todd can tailor a financial package to suit your personal situation. He understands that no two clients are the same! He will work with you every step of the way and through every major event that occurs in your life, to achieve financial freedom.

Todd has an ongoing relationship with his clients through regular reviews, personalised advice and market updates. His role is to be your financial coach.

Todd's interests outside work include keeping fit by competing in multisport events, wind surfing, playing the guitar and following his beloved Brisbane Lions. Todd is married to Natalie and has two daughters, Emily and Sophie.

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