Chris Giaouris

Chronos Private

Gold
10 Yrs Experience
Melbourne, VIC 3000
 “I believe financial planning is not solely about investments or strategies, but more importantly, it is about helping people make smart choices with their money so they can focus on things more important than money.” I have been providing wealth management and holistic financial advice to like-minded clients since 2008. This was initially with a boutique firm called Heraud Harrison who were one of the founding firms that later merged to create the Shadforth Financial Group (SFG). I was fortunate enough to create a number of fantastic relationships with clients and colleagues alike, many of those still being in my life today. But in 2016 I decided to leave SFG to build my own boutique practise which would be (and still is) focussed on a client centric and evidence-based approach. I co-founded Chronos as I wanted to create a fun and vibrant environment for our staff and clients alike. Sadly, for many Australians, planning for their future is something that either finds its way into the “too hard basket” or gets neglected as everybody is so time poor. My goal is to help clients find their ideal lives, whatever that may look like, whilst at the same time simplifying those things that the world loves to overcomplicate for us. Clearly that involves providing clients with advice but not to be forgotten is also providing clients with education – this is equally important in my view. I hold a Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University, am a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia. CFP® is an internationally recognised mark and is currently the pre-eminent representation of professional Financial Advisors around the world. I am also a proud member and accredited advisor with the ‘RIAA’ or ‘Responsible Investment Association of Australasia’. As we all know though, life isn’t just about money! I’m a passionate fan of most sports and love to live an active lifestyle, be that in the gym, on the golf course or futsal pitch. I’m also lucky enough to hear so many amazing travel stories from my clients so as you’d expect the travel bug is regularly spreading through my household. I’m always looking to plan that next adventure!

Expertise

  • Government Assistance
  • Superannuation
  • Insurance Protection
  • Managing Debt
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Aged Care
  • Socially Responsible
  • Small Business Advice
  • Tax Strategies
  • Growing Assets
  • Wills & Estates
  • Budgeting

My fees

I offer a free initial consultation for potential new clients.

Recent reviews

At a glance

  • Adviser status Gold
  • Rating 4.95
  • Number of reviews 8
  • First year providing advice 2012
  • Years of experience 10
  • Highest qualification
    • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
  • Language spoken
    • English

Chronos Private

Suite 2 Level 5, 459 Little Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Opening hours

  • 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday

Licensed by

Fitzpatricks Private Wealth

AFSL 247429

4.95
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Knowledge & expertise
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4.75
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5.00

"A friendly , informative and professional approach to our needs as first time investors we have a great deal of confidence that Chris will guide us to the right direction."

  • Superannuation
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Margin Lending
  • Aged Care
  • Socially Responsible
  • Clear communication
  • Knowledge & expertise
  • Customer care
  • Likely to recommend
5.00

"Chris is very hands on when it comes to our requirements and helpful in advising us on how we should plan our future needs. He was also very helpful in answering all our questions about planning the needs of our children."

  • Growing Assets
  • Clear communication
  • Knowledge & expertise
  • Customer care
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5.00

"Chris Giaouris has been my financial advisor for the past twelve months. In every interaction with Chris I have come away feeling that careful attention has been given to my questions and my status as a client. Considering my limited knowledge of finance he has at all times endeavoured to explain details in a way that I can understand. I am delighted with the calm, polite and what I believe to be a strong ethical stance from Chris, and very professional approach to all he does."

  • Government Assistance
  • Superannuation
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Aged Care
  • Tax Strategies
  • Growing Assets
  • Wills & Estates
  • Budgeting
  • Clear communication
  • Knowledge & expertise
  • Customer care
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5.00

"Chris is easy to relate to and understands our situation and has come up with an effective plan for the future. We have only had positive experiences with Chris and highly recommend him."

  • Superannuation
  • Insurance Protection
  • Clear communication
  • Knowledge & expertise
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Chris Giaouris responded on August 2015

"Thanks Jen for the great feedback - it's genuinely been fun and a pleasure working with you both. See you both soon, Chris."

5.00

"A very professional advisor who listens carefully, explains clearly and follows up when he says he will. This young man is enthusiastic and will do his best to help his clients."

  • Insurance Protection
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Tax Strategies
  • Growing Assets
  • Clear communication
  • Knowledge & expertise
  • Customer care
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Chris Giaouris responded on August 2015

"It's been easy working with you and I appreciate the great feedback - thank you. Looking forward to many more happy and fruitful times shared together! Chris."

4.75

"Chris prepared a detailed, straightforward retirement portfolio beyond our expectations. Now off on new adventures with zest and peace of mind we are grateful to have met such a genuine, young man who has our best interests at heart.."

  • Insurance Protection
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Tax Strategies
  • Growing Assets
  • Clear communication
  • Knowledge & expertise
  • Customer care
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Chris Giaouris responded on August 2015

"Thank you for your lovely feedback - it's been a pleasure working with you both and I'm excited to see what the next few years will throw at us! Chris."

4.75

"I would rather not have answered the question on referring Chris as I am reluctant to refer anyone in such matters. On the whole I am more satisfied than I thought I would be by an adviser both professionally and on a personal level."

  • Superannuation
  • Tax Strategies
  • Growing Assets
  • Clear communication
  • Knowledge & expertise
  • Customer care
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Chris Giaouris responded on August 2015

"Thank you Ed & Denise, I greatly appreciate your kind words and positive feedback. Looking forward to many more fruitful years working with you both! Chris."

5.00

"Chris was recommended to us and we have since found that his knowledge and expertise becomes obvious as the advice he provides is detailed and straightforward. We feel very comfortable with the high quality service and advice provided by Chris and would highly recommend him to others."

  • Superannuation
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Clear communication
  • Knowledge & expertise
  • Customer care
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Chris Giaouris responded on July 2015

"Thank you June & Ross, that's great feedback and nice to hear you are happy. Looking forward to working with you both for many years to come - it's been a pleasure! Chris."

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My clients have reviewed me based on the following areas of advice

  • Government Assistance
  • Superannuation
  • Insurance Protection
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Margin Lending
  • Aged Care
  • Socially Responsible
  • Tax Strategies
  • Growing Assets
  • Wills & Estates
  • Budgeting

Qualifications & Training

Self Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF)

Level
0 - Training / Exam / Other
Institution
Kaplan Professional
Completed
2017

Margin Lending

Level
0 - Training / Exam / Other
Institution
Pinnacle Financial Services Academy
Completed
2014

Certified Financial Planner (CFP)

Level
8 - Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma
Institution
Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA)
Completed
2013

Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning, Finance and Marketing)

Level
7 - Bachelor Degree
Institution
Deakin University
Completed
2008

Professional Memberships

Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA)

Membership type
Certified Financial Planner

Tax Practitioners Board (TPB)

Membership type
Associate
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