What kind of financial services are you authorised to provide to me?

Spencer Private Wealth is authorised by FYG Planners to offer you the following services:

  •  Financial planning and investment advice
  • Superannuation and rollover advice
  • Self-managed superannuation fund advice
  • Retirement planning advice
  • Estate planning advice of a general nature
  • Life insurance advice
  • Ongoing monitoring of your portfolio
  • Investment portfolio management
  • Centrelink benefits planning
  • Margin lending and gearing strategies

Your adviser will be Gary Spencer. Gary is specifically authorised by Spencer Private Wealth to act as its representative in providing financial services to clients and has specific formal industry qualifications. Please refer to his Adviser Profile.

Who will be providing me with my financial advice?

Spencer  Private Wealth always strives to provide objective advice, free from product influence.  Our goal is to act solely in our clients’ best interests and to be free, whenever possible, of any conflict with any financial institution. 

Spencer Private Wealth is a fee for service firm and is an authorised representative of FYG Planners Pty Ltd.  FYG planners is a privately owned licensee that supports "independently-minded" advisers, and is responsible for the provision of any financial service that is given by any of its authorised representatives. Click here  to see the relationship between Spencer Private Wealth, FYG Planners and ASIC.

Spencer Private Wealth is bound by the Conflict of Interest Policy. If any conflicts of interest or potential conflicts of interest were to arise, they would be disclosed, avoided or controlled in the prescribed manner. This ensures that you as a client are receiving objective advice solely for your benefit. 

Ultimately our goal is to act solely in our client’s interests.

Who do you act for when you provide financial services to me?

Spencer Private Wealth is a fee for service advice firm that desires to be transparent in the fees that clients pay. As a result, fees are generally fixed and structured in a way that is in your best interests. Fees are based on a combination of time, complexity and value. Further details will be provided at our initial meeting and prior to any official advice been given.

How much can I expect to pay for your advisory services? 

To read more about our investment approach please refer to the Investing and Knowledge pages of our website.

What is your investment approach?

Gary Spencer has over 22 years’ experience in dealing with a wide range of clients. Clients include those with complex financial management needs - resulting from estates, aged care, special needs, dealing with loss or potential loss of a partner, and so on. Many clients who have demanding careers, or who prefer to spend time on their own creative pursuits or in other areas of life, desire accountability with elements of their finances, and some wish to totally outsource elements of their financial life. Clients who are coming up to retirement, or who are already retired, wish to carefully plan and protect their retirement nest egg with more certainty, and to optimise their strategies through maximising Centrelink and minimising tax. 

In addition, Gary’s clients include people whose financial plans need to accommodate children or family members with special needs (see Gary’s website relating to this at www.spectrumplanning.com.au).

What type of clients do you work with?

This will depend on the level of service you choose but generally it will be a minimum of two face-to face meetings a year. 

How often do you meet with your clients?

We invite you to call us to set up an initial consultation. This is an opportunity for you to learn more about Spencer Private Wealth and to determine whether you feel that we suit your financial advice requirements. It is also an opportunity for us to assess whether we feel that we can add value to your financial circumstances. This consultation is generally conducted free of charge, however, where specific one-off advice is required, we may charge an hourly rate of $440 (including GST).

How do I get started?

We welcome clients from other parts of Australia. Currently, we service clients in Brisbane and Perth, but our services are not limited to these areas. In some cases, we will need to use Skype to facilitate meetings.

Do you only provide financial planning to clients in Sydney?