John Manserra

Hillross Horsham & Hillross Geelong

Platinum
14 Yrs Experience
Geelong, VIC 3220
I’m a Certified Financial Planner and Partner at Hillross Geelong, a fast-growing firm that aims to change the narrative around financial advice. Our focus is to empower the people we work with to make informed savvy decisions with their’ money by delivering financial advice that is personalised, purposeful and outcome focused. By taking the time to listen, educate and empower we are able to provide certainty and financial leadership to our clients ensuring we work to achieve what matters most to them. Unfortunately, many Australian’s miss the opportunity to seek financial advice given it has historically been overly complex, but in it’s purest form financial planning is designed to help motivated people achieve their goals and outcomes. A partnership with a financial adviser should encourage clarity around all financial decisions, ensuring people get the most from their’ financial lives. I hope to be able to connect with more people to ensure they aren’t missing this opportunity for a partnership. I’m a Certified Financial Planner® with the Financial Planning Association of Australia as well as a Life Risk Specialist® accreditation with the Financial Planning Association of Australian. I have both a Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning) from Deakin University and a Cavendish and ICFS Specialist SMSF Course from the University of Adelaide. My idea of financial freedom is to keep active, travel, take Murphy my bulldog for a walk, drink plenty of coffee with family and friends but most importantly watch my mighty Carlton blues play on the weekend.

Expertise

  • Government Assistance
  • Superannuation
  • Insurance Protection
  • Managing Debt
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Tax Strategies
  • Growing Assets
  • Budgeting

My fees

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Recent reviews

At a glance

  • Adviser status Platinum
  • Rating 4.90
  • Number of reviews 11
  • First year providing advice 2008
  • Years of experience 14
  • Highest qualification
    • Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning)
  • Language spoken
    • English

Hillross Horsham & Hillross Geelong

Suite 12 Level 2, 10 Moorabool Street
Geelong, VIC 3220

Licensed by

Hillross Financial Services Ltd

AFSL 232705

4.90
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5.00

"John has changed my partner and my financial life. Before him we were always in debt for no obvious reason. Now, with his education and enthusiasm we have been on a major holiday, are affording a wedding and have a substantial house loan. John understands life must continue when saving. And makes both possible. We are ever in debt to him for his help."

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5.00

"John is unlike many of his fellow advisers in his industry that i have encountered as John was invested in fully understanding my scenario and subsequently helping me get to the position of financial freedom that i am in know. I would not have been able to do it without his approach and guidance."

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5.00

"John’s financial support has been nothing short of life changing for our family. Through John’s advice, relating to loan products, self-manged superfunds, debt and insurance, we were able to seize our dream lifestyle early in our lives, which has alleviated financial pressures of debt and education fees, while allowing us to live a better work-life balance. He is an extremely competent, educated adviser who tailored advice to our needs, and through his transparent communication has educated and empowered us to make better decisions relating to our short and long-term wealth. Before meeting John, we were embarrassingly ignorant when it came to financial planning, investment, insurance and tax knowledge, however, we are now in a great position for whatever life throws at us."

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5.00

"I found John to be an extremely affable, ethical and honest adviser. He has always put my interests to the fore and has followed up regularly when he has given advice. I am extremely happy with his support ."

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4.25

"I was working a full-time job that paid quite well. Although, I still had a few credit card debts, and absolutely no savings. So, I seemed for help. Most of the financial planners I met gave me a 'cookie cutter' advice on 'how much money to save before retirement', and on 'why I should buy a property'. John's first question was; 'what is you ideal way of living?' I wanted to own my own business, travel and learn. Over the course of the next month and 4 meetings, John educated me in terms of basic financial literacy, and laid out a plan to get me out of debt while also saving money for my future business. In 9 months, I was debt free, started a small kombucha brewery, and planned a trip to Tasmania for 2 weeks. If you want a humble and friendly dude that kows the game, listens to your goals, and then backs it up with result focussed solutions, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND JOHN!"

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5.00

"I have recommended John and his team to my father, older sister and brother. I am very happy with his confidence and understanding of finance and his ability to help. I felt extremely well looked after and informed. I am in the health industry and my knowledge of finance was not high. John was able to keep me informed on so many areas and coach me through decisions that will benefit me long term and that are in line with my objectives and values. I could not be happy with using John and recommending his serves."

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  • Tax Strategies
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  • Wills & Estates
  • Budgeting
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5.00

"John is a very trustworthy and honest financial advisor. His priority is to provide his client with the best possible outcome for their needs, never for his own personal gain. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for someone trustworthy and with a youthful perspective on finances and investment."

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5.00

"John has been helping my wife and I with our financial goals over the past two years. In that time he has proven himself an excellent teacher of financial literacy. He is very approachable/contactable and there is no such thing as a silly question with him. I would, and have, recommended John to my friends and family."

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5.00

"Great advisor. The best going around. I totally recommend and has done magnificent things for my family and I. Magnificent person and character as well. John has helped us with our finances and has got us into a good position which we wouldn’t of been able to achieve without Johns expertise and knowledge."

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5.00

"John provides me with comprehensive advice on a range of financial products, from insurance & superannuation to investment portfolios. I have always been impressed with John’s professionalism, and personal service. John has always gone the extra mile to ensure his advice is tailored to my specific circumstances & needs."

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

  • Superannuation
  • Insurance Protection
  • Managing Debt
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Margin Lending
  • Cashflow & Income
  • Complex Investments
  • Small Business Advice
  • Borrowing
  • Tax Strategies
  • Growing Assets
  • Wills & Estates
  • Budgeting

Qualifications & Training

Bachelor of Commerce (Financial Planning)

Level
7 - Bachelor Degree
Institution
Deakin University
Completed
2015

Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning)

Level
5 - Diploma
Institution
Kaplan Professional
Completed
2008

Professional Memberships

Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA)

Membership type
Certified Financial Planner

Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA)

Membership type
Certified Financial Planner
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