Investing means becoming wealthier by buying and sometimes selling assets that provide income while you hold them and capital when you sell them.
There are two ways to invest and three broad types of investment. We can assist you with all of them.
The two ways to invest are directly or indirectly. Direct investment is where you buy and hold investment assets in your own name (or in the name of some entity that you control, such as a family trust or a self-managed super fund). Direct investment is typically the best way to make property investments, and many people like to buy shares directly as well. If direct investment is what you are after, we can help you find the right investments to make and the right ways to manage those investments. A big part of this is making sure that you buy the asset in the right hands. Sometimes this is yourself, but sometimes it is not.
Indirect investment is where you employ an investment manager to buy and hold investment assets on your behalf. We can assist you to identify the managed investment option or options that best suits your circumstance and your goals, and then show you how to access the particular benefits of managed investments to minimise your risk.
The three broad things in which you can invest are shares, property and cash fixed/interest. The specific choice of investment types, and the way in which you mix these choices within your portfolio, is different for each person. We take the time to assist you to identify which type or types of asset class makes most sense, and then assist you to make either a direct or indirect investment accordingly.
Paul has been working as a financial planner since 1999 and is passionate about helping people live a better quality of life through good financial planning.
Money is important to everyone and being financially secure can have a huge impact on your overall well being and happiness. We all strive for wealth and financial independence yet only 1 in 10 Australians ever achieve this. My goal is to help you make smart choices with your money to help you achieve those things that are important to you so you can spend more time living your ideal life.
Outside of work, Paul enjoys time with his family, travel and anything associated with health and fitness.
Paul Birch is an authorised representative (244671) of Dover Financial Advisers Pty Ltd (AFSL 307248).