Michael is a dedicated finance professional, delivering tangible improvement to the lives of his clients, his employees & peers throughout his seventeen years within the financial services industry.
Michael was the first financial planner in Australia to be awarded all three professional designations with the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA).
Michael has since ceased his relationship and changed his professional membership alliance from the FPA to the SMSF Association of Australia (formerly known as SPAA). Michael currently holds their premier SMSF Specialist Advisor (SSA) designation.
Michael has completed an Advanced Diploma in Financial Services (Financial Planning) & many other specialist courses associated with financial advice and strategy.
Michael was formerly the joint creator & co-owner of Pekada. A generalist financial planning practice delivering financial freedom to its members, via a full suite of strategic advice solutions.
Michael has since narrowed his specialist advisory focus and is now the sole owner and creator of Kuda Wealth. Kuda Wealth provides specialist portfolio, investment management and retirement advice to high net worth clients, that seek specialist advice solutions to grow, manage and protect their wealth.
Michael and his team at Kuda Wealth provide thought leadership & innovation across Portfolio Management, Self Managed Superannuation, Retirement Planning, Wealth Creation & Business Succession.
On a personal level; Michael prefers Netflix, Foxtel, Stan and Amazon Prime Video to the detriment of his waistline and his under-utilised gym membership. He is supported by his partner Millicent and children Ruby, James, Thomas and Belle. He's an Essendon supporter with a love and appreciation for everything the beautiful City of Melbourne has to offer.
On a business level; Michael prefers the road less travelled & unlike the lone traveller in Frost's poem; he feels privileged to be the chief economic travelling companion for his clients.
Furthermore, as their trusted financial planner; he helps them make better financial decisions, when they're faced with diverging roads in Life's yellow woods.