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les mcguirecofounder & CEO

Les McGuire
areas of expertise
  • Asset Protection
  • Board of Advice Strategy
  • Business Planning
  • Business Strategy
  • Debt Management
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Office
  • Growth strategy
  • High Net Worth Individuals
  • Insurance
  • SMSF
  • Succession Planning
  • Wealth Management

awards/nominations

  • 2018 Awarded Most Trusted Adviser by the Beddoes Institute
  • 2017 Australian Adviser of the Year, Winner
  • 2016 Australian Adviser of the Year, Finalist
  • 2011 Australian Adviser of the Year, Winner
  • 2009 Australian Adviser of the Year, Winner
notable achievements/accreditations
  • Authorised Representative and Credit Representative of AMP Financial Planning
  • BSTAR – Specialist Business Advisory
  • Accredited Mortgage Consultant
  • ASX Listed Products
  • DPMC Margin Lending
  • Self-Managed Super Funds
  • Master of Business Administration Advanced
  • Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning)
  • Diploma of Accounting
  • Corporate CEO Network – Sydney, Member
  • Northern Rivers Business Propel Panel, Member

Les considers helping people as his key motivator and source of drive. Given that, it’s no surprise how much success he has amassed over the years in his chosen professional life that’s purely based on helping people achieve their personal, financial, and business goals.

Apart from co-managing Astute Advisory Group, Les also has his own financial planning business called Future Proof Financial (FPF). He’s also heavily involved with businesses, both big and small, and has even been part of a board as a Quasi-CEO whose key roles were assisting, advising, and executing board level strategies for larger organisations.

I have a real passion for people. When I engage with my clients, I make a commitment to be there for them. Good advice, communication and genuinely caring about their needs in a proactive (not reactive) manner is what makes a good adviser in my mind.

Les’ secret to success is his close engagement and a strong commitment to his clients in terms of truly being there for them. This means providing constructive advice and clear communication in order to successfully work through key issues that his clients find to be most challenging. His extensive list of qualifications fully equips him in assisting clients across a broad range of strategies.

publications

  • What would you do if you were given a second chance in life?

    Or indeed a third or fourth chance? Les McGuire, CEO & Cofounder of Astute Advisory Group, Managing Director of Future Proof Financial, and 2017 Australian Financial Adviser of the year, along with numerous other business awards, has literally come back from the dead twice, both in his personal life and in business. Pronounced clinically dead, Les

    March 30, 2018
  • Claiming rental property deductions? 7 tax time tips …

    The question of deductions in the context of investment properties is a particularly contentious one and one that is quite topical for many Australians around tax time.   In Australia, there are over 2 million people who claim some $46 billion in rental property deductions in their tax returns, and this number appears to be growing. The

    July 4, 2019
  • Queensland Budget 2019/20

    The Queensland Treasurer, Ms Jackie Trad, handed down the State’s 2019/20 Budget on 11 June 2019. It includes the following tax-related measures. Payroll tax changes The following changes to payroll tax will be introduced: reducing tax payable for small businesses by increasing the exemption threshold to $1.3m introducing a 1% rate reduction for regional employers

    June 11, 2019
  • How are SMEs handling risks?

    We asked SME owners about the risks in their business – by completing our one-minute Business Risks Survey they identified key indicators of their business’s strengths and weaknesses and pinpointed areas for improvement. Their responses are set out below (from 245 SMEs in the period 1 January to 31 December 2018). Financial Analysis 66% can

    June 7, 2019

contact details

how can we help you?

Contact us at the Astute Advisory Group office nearest to you or submit a business inquiry online.