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


  • 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.


  • 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
  • Succession Planning

    According to research, over 70% of small, and primarily family-owned businesses in Australia are likely to experience a change in ownership in the next five years. Change, however, is an integral part of running a company and through effective succession planning, you can ensure that you have a potential successor for every role in your

    May 9, 2019
  • 2019-20 Federal Budget Highlights

    The Federal Treasurer, Mr Josh Frydenberg, handed down the 2019/20 Federal Budget at 7:30 pm (AEDT) on 2 April 2019. Mr Frydenberg said the Budget is “back in the black”, announcing a budget surplus of $7.1b, and forecasting a surplus of $11b in 2020/21, $17.8b in 2021/22 and $9.2b in 2022/23. The budget focuses on

    April 2, 2019
  • How to improve culture at no cost to your business

    Employees are such an essential part of our business. In many cases, we can’t operate without them. In turn, we pay them, provide training and where possible promote them. For many people, this isn’t enough to satisfy the feeling of being respected and rewarded for what they do. There are options to provide staff benefits

    September 24, 2018

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