Dominic Alafaci

Collins House Private Wealth Pty Ltd

Gold
38 Yrs Experience
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Dominic commenced his career in Financial Services in 1981 as a Registered Tax Agent and Insurance Advisor prior to providing Investment and Superannuation advice from 1984 onwards He was a State Councillor of the Financial Planning Association of Australia Ltd (FPA) from 1994 to 1997, and honorary treasurer of the Monash Alumni Association Inc from 1994 to 2002. Dominic was a member of the National Practitioners’ Committee, the Towards Professionalism Task Force, won the Money Management Financial Planner of the Year in December 2000, was a Director of the FPA until November 2005, and served as a Director of the Financial Industry Complaints Service Ltd until March 2009, before the creation of the Financial Ombudsman Service Ltd. He was a Senior Advisor at Deutsche Bank Financial Planning (formerly Bain & Co) between February 1988 to October 1996, and Victorian Manager of Financial Planning for HSBC James Capel from November 1996 until February 1999, when he established Collins House Financial Services Pty Ltd which held its own AFSL until 2008. He is currently the Responsible Manager and Managing Director of Collins House Private Wealth Pty Ltd AFSL 449 146. He appears regularly on Melbourne’s Talkback Radio 3AW which he has done for more than 20 years, and presents the Australian Business Report weekday mornings at 6.35am on Ross & John's Award Winning 3AW Breakfast Show. He was awarded Life Membership of the FPA in November 2008 and is the author of: “Grow Manage & Protect your Wealth - 17 Tips You Can’t Afford To Ignore.

Expertise

  • Government Assistance
  • Managing Debt
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Margin Lending
  • Aged Care
  • Expat Finance
  • Socially Responsible
  • Small Business Advice
  • Tax Strategies
  • Growing Assets
  • Budgeting

Recent reviews

At a glance

  • Adviser status Gold
  • Rating 4.80
  • Number of reviews 6
  • First year providing advice 1984
  • Years of experience 38
  • Highest qualification
    • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
  • Language spoken
    • English

Collins House Private Wealth Pty Ltd

Level 13, 90 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Opening hours

  • 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday

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Collins House Private Wealth Pty Ltd

AFSL 449146

4.80
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5.00

"Practical and hands on. Has a good grasp of the market and provides sound advice, tempered with a good understanding of client preferences and needs. Listens well and explains sometimes difficult concepts in an under stable way."

  • Superannuation
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Growing Assets
  • Clear communication
  • Knowledge & expertise
  • Customer care
  • Likely to recommend
5.00

"Highly knowledgeable adviser with excellent listening and communication skills; tailors strategies to my circumstances; employs a small team who's skills complement his own so that I get the 'complete package' (strategy, investment, taxation, accounting) in a 'one stop shop'. Have no hesitation in recommending him and his team to others."

  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Tax Strategies
  • Growing Assets
  • Clear communication
  • Knowledge & expertise
  • Customer care
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4.75

"Dominic has a great knowledge of financial planing and superannuation aspects, operates a first class business and to my knowledge has been in this area of expertise since the earl 1990's"

  • Retirement & Pension
  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Clear communication
  • Knowledge & expertise
  • Customer care
  • Likely to recommend
5.00

"Positive Down to Erath. Honest!!"

  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Tax Strategies
  • Clear communication
  • Knowledge & expertise
  • Customer care
  • Likely to recommend
4.25

"Dominic provides excellent independent advice and refunds any commissions paid to him by products he recommends so he does not have a conflict of interest in products he recommends, Werner 3428"

  • Retirement & Pension
  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Tax Strategies
  • Growing Assets
  • Clear communication
  • Knowledge & expertise
  • Customer care
  • Likely to recommend
5.00

"My wife and I went to see Dominic with a particularly tricky set of issues, that was causing us both a lot of emotional stress. He was wonderful in helping us separate each issue, and address each one in a calm and professional manner. We are very grateful for his guidance and assistance."

  • Superannuation
  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Tax Strategies
  • Growing Assets
  • Budgeting
  • Clear communication
  • Knowledge & expertise
  • Customer care
  • Likely to recommend
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My clients have reviewed me based on the following areas of advice

  • Superannuation
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Tax Strategies
  • Growing Assets
  • Budgeting

Qualifications & Training

Bachelor of Economics

Level
7 - Bachelor Degree
Institution
Monash University (MON)
Completed
1982

Specialist Financial Planning

Level
0 - Training / Exam / Other
Institution
CPA Australia (CPA)
Completed
2005

SMSF Specialist Advisor (SSA)

Level
0 - Training / Exam / Other
Institution
SMSF Association (SMSFA)
Completed
2011

Certified Financial Planner (CFP)

Level
8 - Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma
Institution
Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA)
Completed
2004

Bachelor of Business

Level
7 - Bachelor Degree
Institution
Victoria University (VU)
Completed
1989

Professional Memberships

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ)

Membership type
Associate

Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA)

Membership type
Associate

SMSF Association (SMSF)

Membership type
Associate
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