About Assured support
let's start with why ...
Assured Support was built by industry insiders to provide advisers and licensees with innovative, un-conflicted and effective compliance support.
Why? Because we believe in the value of advice.
We've seen lives transformed by great advice and others profoundly affected by poor advice. We've seen sustainable businesses, and competent professionals, destroyed by complexity, uncertainty and ignorance.
Assured Support provides strategic advice and compliance support to advisers, brokers, technologists and Independent and Institutional licensees.
As advocates for advice, we want to help good advice businesses become great advice businesses; but in a complex, highly regulated and frequently changing environment, success requires assured support.
When it comes to financial services regulation, compliance, governance and risk, we're a proven and practical service provider. You can find cheaper service providers, or engage more recognisable brands, but we've worked hard to earn our reputation for competence, courage and commerciality.
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Sean Graham (email@example.com) is a Principal of Assured Support Pty Ltd and the Director, Sales and Strategy with OpenAFSL Pty Ltd. Since 1996, Sean has specialised in financial services law, compliance and risk management and has extensive experience in Distribution, stockbroking, product manufacturing and advice.
In addition to his consulting and policy roles with Suncorp, BT, the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia and Mills Oakley Lawyers, he has held senior executive roles with the Millennium3 Financial Services Group and subsidiary companies, Commonwealth Bank and Colonial First State.
Henri Goder (firstname.lastname@example.org) has over 15 years practical compliance and risk experience in financial services and has worked with advisers, practices and leading brands such as CBA, MLC, ipac and Suncorp.
In addition to having a solid professional reputation, Henri holds a Business Degree in Financial Planning from RMIT, a Diploma of Financial Planning from Deakin University, a Masters of Legal Studies from UTS, a Certificate 4 in Compliance Management from the ACI and a Certificate 4 in Finance and Mortgage Broking from KAPLAN Professional.
Sarah Yim (email@example.com) has been involved in the Financial Services industry for over 20 years working in companies including Citibank, MLC, Macquarie Bank, Suncorp, BT Financial group and ANZ.
Sarah has extensive experience in financial planning and has acknowledged expertise in advice systems such as COIN and Xplan.
Her background in Licensee support and change management equips her to provide her clients with a range of valuable insights and practical solutions.
Sarah has an Advanced Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning) and has been a Certified Financial Planner® since 2008.
Mitchell Fleming (firstname.lastname@example.org) has a Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning), Diploma of Applied Finance and Investments (Securities Institute of Australia), a Degree in Commerce and Laws from NSW University and specialist accreditations in SMSF, equities and gearing.
Mitch has been involved in the Financial Services industry for over 20 years. Over those years, Mitch has worked in a number of roles for various companies including MLC, UBS, Macquarie Bank, CBA and ANZ.
Ben's pivot into financial services eight years ago was a shrewd move for a collaborative, technical and detail focussed professional.
With solid grounding in advice and para-planning in Institutional licensees, banks and IFA businesses, Ben (Ben@assuredsupport.com.au) brings deep practical experience and a coaching mindset to his compliance role.
Andre de Almeida has a Diploma in Financial Planning, a Degree in Arts/Law and a Masters in International Policy Studies. He is a registered Legal Practitioner in Victoria and is part way through an Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning. After a career in commercial litigation working in-house for corporates and in private practice, Andre (email@example.com) made the change 10 years ago to financial markets regulatory oversight and compliance. He initially wrote decisions for the Financial Ombudsman Service and more recently has worked as a compliance consultant supporting non-aligned licensees.
Our National Development Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) has worked for more than 20 years in the financial services sector in both Canada and Australia and has been involved with all aspects of advising and operating MDA’s for the last 8 years. Peter’s experience ranges from acting as Chairman for investment committees to managing operations and P&L.
An expert in MDA management, investment programs and committees, technical systems and platforms, Peter is also a Responsible Manager (RM) specialising in MDA compliance and operations. Ask him about our compliance solutions or his role as an mdaguru (mdaguru.com.au).
We're committed to delivering creative and inspired solutions to your compliance and risk management challenges. With clients ranging from Institutions to Boutiques, we have the experience and vision to deliver market leading services and innovative solutions.
You operate in a complex and highly regulated environment, but the appropriate response has to be less pedantic and far less bureaucratic. We deliver better, simpler and more intuitive solutions. In our experience, simplicity is often the key to better compliance and a more consistently profitable business.
You deserve expert, considered opinions and evidence based assessments. Our objectivity, qualifications, practical experience and technical knowledge will give you the reassurance you need. Beyond providing reassurance, our independence, commerciality and data driven insights provide you with a competitive advantage.