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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a Principal of Assured Support Pty Ltd and the architect for the OpenAFSL compliance platform. 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.
Kye Park ADFP (email@example.com) has over 15 years of specialised compliance and risk experience and an enviable reputation for delivering exceptional outcomes. Kye has worked for companies including Perpetual, Bluestone, NAB Health, BT Financial Group, Suncorp and AMP and has a keen understanding of the IFA market and its specific needs.
Kye has a particular skill in cutting through jargon, bureaucracy and confusion. She routinely delivers simple and effective solutions to seemingly insoluble compliance problems. With her interests in coaching and technology, she is well positioned to lighten your compliance burden.
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.
When she's not retooling risk frameworks or refining strategic plans, Angelique (firstname.lastname@example.org) is laser focused on competence, capability and conduct.
As a key contributor to industry policy, she understands the need to ensure that management, compliance and office staff aren't left behind as the industry lurches towards professionalism.
Combining her deep knowledge of education with her regulatory experience and a sharp legal mind, she's a passionate advocate for better governance, education and ethics.
Henri Goder (email@example.com) 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.
Building on her practical experience in education, retail and accounting, our Operations Manager, Patricia Moon (firstname.lastname@example.org) ensures that Assured Support operates efficiently, effectively and in a manner likely to exceed client expectations. Considering that her role is analogous to herding cats while juggling chainsaws blindfolded, she demonstrates remarkable flexibility, warmth and patience.
Dave Hammett (Dave@assuredsupport.com.au) has over 15 years experience in financial services, business development and compliance with Colonial First State, AIW and Commonwealth Bank.
His years at the coalface of advice have equipped him with a profound and practical understanding of providing advice, building effective referral networks and running a practice.
With over 20 years experience in financial services (and 10 years in health), Maria applies her considerable leadership and development experience to consulting, mentoring and business development. An expert in client engagement, with a proven record for delivering significant strategic business growth initiatives, Maria helps our clients identify new opportunities, enhance their offerings and leverage their brands to grow and prosper.
As an experienced financial adviser and leader, Maria (email@example.com) mentors new advisers and helps licensees develop the skills and capabilities of their advisers.
With extensive experience in organisational design, compliance and operational efficiency, Alex (firstname.lastname@example.org) adds a strong commercial focus to our team. In addition to bringing his corporate expertise to practice management and business development, Alex manages our para-planning and template coding services.
Our MDA Expert (email@example.com) 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).
Geoff Counsel (firstname.lastname@example.org) brings his considerable experience in insurance, licensee management and corporate governance to supporting OpenAFSL. With a deep practical understanding of Licensees’ obligations, Geoff helps licensees and senior management avoid obstacles and seize opportunities.
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.