Andrew Griffin

Stanford Brown

Gold
8 Yrs Experience
North Sydney, NSW 2060
"If you are an adviser who just looks after the investments and planning strategies - you are doing less than half the job". I specialise in providing financial advice and professional portfolio management to people approaching retirement and contemplating their new life after full time work - and to those already enjoying their "retirement" (whatever that word means these days!).  This is literally all I do - and i love it.  I especially enjoy incorporating discussions toward what a fulfilling future looks like for each unique individual/couple, and I have an engaging tool I use which allows for constructive conversation and planning in this area.  My reading has drawn me to seek to deeply understand the challenges people face in transitioning from full time work (planned or unplanned).  It is clear that much deeper thought and planning toward the non-financial side is needed, resulting in a smoother and more enjoyable transition. I joined Stanford Brown in 2012 to further develop my passion for people and markets, and in 2018 I was made a partner in the business - a very proud achievement for me. I live in Waitara and am married to my beautiful wife Camilla, we have a 2 year old son (Luke) and a girl on the way in November 2019.  I love being active, and am a tennis tragic and try to play once a week (I also double as the Stanford Brown resident tennis coach). I love weekends with family and friends, as well as bushwalking, travel, food/cooking, movies, swimming, surfing, skiing.

Expertise

  • Government Assistance
  • Superannuation
  • Insurance Protection
  • Managing Debt
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Shares & Investments
  • Aged Care
  • Property Investment
  • Cashflow & Income
  • Complex Investments
  • Socially Responsible
  • Small Business Advice
  • Borrowing
  • Tax Strategies
  • Growing Assets
  • Wills & Estates
  • Budgeting

My fees

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Recent reviews

At a glance

  • Adviser status Gold
  • Rating 4.70
  • Number of reviews 42
  • First year providing advice 2014
  • Years of experience 8
  • Highest qualification
    • Bachelor of Agricultural Economics
  • Language spoken
    • English

Stanford Brown

Level 8, 15 Blue Street
North Sydney, NSW 2060

Opening hours

  • 7:00am – 6:00pm Monday – Friday

Licensed by

The Lunar Group Pty Limited

AFSL 470948

4.70
42 Reviews
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4.90
Clear communication
4.50
Knowledge & expertise
4.75
Customer care
4.65
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5.00

"Andrew has given me advice in areas including self managed super fund, shares and recently power of attorney and always able to explain things to me in a way that I can understand. Andrew is always available when needed and never rushes through explaining things. I am confident in Andrew's advice."

  • Superannuation
  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Tax Strategies
  • Wills & Estates
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3.75

"Andrew is easy to work with, generally responsive and knowledgeable. We enjoy our quarterly meetings via Skype. We feel that Stanford Brown has done a very good job of managing our SMSF."

  • Superannuation
  • Insurance Protection
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Cashflow & Income
  • Complex Investments
  • Tax Strategies
  • Growing Assets
  • Wills & Estates
  • Clear communication
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5.00

"Hello, I am delighted to be working with Andrew who has been extremely helpful with developing and creating a plan and vision for my retirement. When I purchased an investment property I thought the discussion around the tax benefits was particularly helpful and reassuring that I was making the right decision. I've been delighted with the advice and guidance and I'm grateful for the educational seminars. I've recommended my Dad to meet with Andrew on several occasions. Thank you. Kind regards, Pia"

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4.75

"We are reasonably new clients of Andrew, but he has demonstrated interest and excellent knowledge in assisting us."

  • Superannuation
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Growing Assets
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4.50

"We were fortunate to find Andrew. We have confidence in his advice and he is a pleasure to deal with."

  • Superannuation
  • Cashflow & Income
  • Growing Assets
  • Wills & Estates
  • Clear communication
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4.75

"'Andrew has given me advice in areas including self managed super funds. Andrew was always able to explain things to me in a clear way. Through Andrew's knowledge and experience, I feel very confident that the advice given was right for my needs. I normally received Andrew's full care and attention when I needed it.'"

  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Budgeting
  • Clear communication
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5.00

"Andrew has always been very helpful and friendly, and able to explain complex matters to me; he understands my lack of knowledge of financial matters, but is never patronising. I have great confidence in his ability and honesty."

  • Superannuation
  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Complex Investments
  • Growing Assets
  • Wills & Estates
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5.00

"To this point in time, I have been very satisfied and confident in the advice Andrew has provided on all issues that have arisen."

  • Superannuation
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Cashflow & Income
  • Complex Investments
  • Tax Strategies
  • Growing Assets
  • Wills & Estates
  • Clear communication
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4.75

"Andrew is a professional, personable and knowledgeable adviser. He responds quickly whenever contacted and goes above and beyond in terms of providing clear, relevant advice. Andrew is an outstanding representative of Stanford Brown's care and commitment to their clients. I highly recommend his services."

  • Government Assistance
  • Superannuation
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Cashflow & Income
  • Complex Investments
  • Budgeting
  • Clear communication
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4.50

"I have found Andrew to provide solid advice regarding our SMSF. He is always willing to help and is enthusiastic."

  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Cashflow & Income
  • Borrowing
  • Clear communication
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My clients have reviewed me based on the following areas of advice

  • Government Assistance
  • Superannuation
  • Insurance Protection
  • Managing Debt
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Aged Care
  • Cashflow & Income
  • Complex Investments
  • Borrowing
  • Tax Strategies
  • Growing Assets
  • Wills & Estates
  • Budgeting

Qualifications & Training

Self Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF) Specialist Course

Level
0 - Training / Exam / Other
Institution
Cavendish/International Centre for Financial Services (ICFS)
Completed
2015

Advanced Diploma of Financial Services

Level
6 - Advanced Diploma, Associate Degree
Institution
Kaplan Professional
Completed
2014

Bachelor of Agricultural Economics

Level
7 - Bachelor Degree
Institution
The University of Sydney (USYD)
Completed
2012

Professional Memberships

Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA)

Membership type
AFP
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