John is the founder, financial adviser and visionary at AFA Group Wealth (Australian Financial Advisers Group Pty Ltd).
John began working in the Finance Industry in 2003, at age 14, and in 2009 founded AFA Group Wealth with the vision to help improve the financial literacy of all Australians and empower people to achieve financial freedom while enjoying their life along the way.
John is currently the National Practitioner Chair of the Association of Financial Advisers’. In this role, John is the leading voice for many financial advisers across Australia and plays a key role as an industry leader.
In September 2021 was announced as the Victorian Finalist for the 2021 Great Advice Awards by the Association of Financial Advisers showcasing John’s advice to achieve a successful outcome his client, based on the financial, behavioural and emotional value of the advice provided.
AdviserRatings has John is currently rated as the #1 financial adviser in Melbourne’s North and ranked #25 out of approximately 19,000 financial advisers in Australia, based on his customer care, communication, knowledge, experience and client feedback.*
John has recently been recognised by Financial Standard for the 2021 FSPower50. This list is made up of the top 50 most influential financial advisers in Australia. John has been recognised as being instrumental in shaping the future of the financial advice industry.
In 2013, John was nominated for the AFA's Financial Adviser of the Year award and continues to be a proud member of the AFA (Association of Financial Advisers.).
John holds a Bachelor of Business (Financial Risk Management), a Diploma of Financial Services and has also completed a Diploma in Mortgage Broking.
In 2018 he was very fortunate to be invited to attend a specifically designed strategic leadership course at Stanford University in California, USA, to learn from some of the leading minds in the field.
He enjoys a diverse range of sports and outdoor activities, such as AFL, camping and hiking. When he’s not working he enjoys spending time with his wife and two young sons, teaching them all about the big wide world. He also enjoys travelling around the world with his family, and spending time learning about innovation and history. He is interested in where we have come from and where we are going.
- This rating and ranking is as of 1/12/21 on AdviserRatings
Little extra about John.....
What gives me a good giggle?
My boys! They always get me with some of the things they do or say.
Best financial decision?
Starting a business early.
My name is Cachia, John Cachia. Man of mystery!
What superhero is my superhero?
Black Panther - a born leader who is strong and determined.
What could I do as a kid that I’m trying to do now?
Live a life of freedom - I now live life creating strategies to make this a reality!
John is an expert in his field and can communicate with clients using everyday language and concepts. John supports his clients through exceptional education which is highly valuable long term. He has a genuine interest in helping people reach financial freedom and is consistently and promptly available for help, support and guidance. I confidently trust John and his approach in assisting us with our financial and life goals.
John was able to provide a suite of option for money management that was easy to understand. The advice provided was concise and well documented. He and his team are very approachable and very responsive to queries.
John has been a great help to our family’s finances and has provided us with so much peace of mind and security for the future. He is very knowledgeable, down to earth and has many years of experience behind him. The only downside is that we wish we found John sooner. Can’t recommend him enough!
John exceeded our expectations within minutes and we immediately realised we had so much to gain from him. He planted seeds for us both and had my husband writing down financial goals, something I had been asking him to do for the past decade. He really focuses on building the relationship and not only tells you his values, but he shows you that he lives by them too. He has educated us so much already, we wish we had of met him 10 years ago! We have complete confidence that he will transform our financial future, with his guidance every step along the way.
John has given me advice on all of my financial needs and goals I would like to achieve. He has explained everything clearly for me to understand and through his knowledge and experience I feel comfortable and confident with the advice he has given me. I highly recommended John.
- Adviser status Platinum
- Number of reviews 89
- First year providing advice 2009
- Years of experience 14
- Bachelor of Business (Financial Risk Management)
Australian Financial Advisers Group Pty LtdLevel 2, 326 Keilor Road
Niddrie, VIC 3042 Level 2, 326 Keilor Road, Essendon North VIC, Australia
Moonee Valley, VIC 3041
- 8:30am – 6:30pm Monday – Friday
- In person
- Video call
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