Who we are

Managing Partner

Fabian Postiglioni

Fabian has specialised in financial planning for more than 15 years and been in the financial services industry over 20 years.

Qualifications include a Certified Financial Planner, Bachelor of Business (Accounting), Diploma of Financial Planning and Diploma of Business (Accountancy).

Fabian is also a CFP Member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia and member of the SMSF Association.

Financial Adviser

Sebastian Darcy

Sebastian holds a Bachelor of Business (Financial Planning) with further specialisation in SMSF. 

Since joining Hughes Forbes in 2009, Sebastian has developed his Strategic and Investment Advice knowledge and grown into the Financial Adviser role.

Sebastian also provides technical assistance to the Authorised Representatives and has been paramount in managing several internal projects.

Paraplanner

Wajira Wijesooriya

Wajira completed the Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning in 2016 whilst furthering his technical knowledge in various financial services roles.

Wajira provides technical and administrative support to the advisers.

 Wajira is also responsible for attending to daily functions as well as ensuring portfolio administration and updates are handled in a timely manner.

Client Services Administrator

Rose Lipari

Rose is an exceptional administrator who has honed her skills over 25 years in various administrative roles across several tax and financial services education service providers.

Rose is responsible for the day to day administration of client matters and is instrumental in ensuring our advice is implemented as promised.

Reception

Lindy Jeffrey

Lindy is your first point of contact at Hughes Forbes and will ensure you are made to feel welcome every step of the way.

Lindy has completed a Diploma of Financial Services (Mortgage and Finance Broking).

Lindy has over 15 years experience, having worked in various administrative roles across Financial Services, Mortgage Broking and Accounting.

Our Philosophy

We genuinely believe in the value comprehensive strategic advice and strong portfolio construction can deliver to wealth development and protection. 

Underpinning our philosophy are the following beliefs:

  • Wealth does not necessarily buy happiness, but it does give you choice.
  • Together we can help achieve your lifestyle and financial goals.
  • Managing risk and protecting on the downside can add more value than building the upside.
  • We believe in the value of a well-diversified investment portfolio and we believe in strategic asset allocation.
  • Understanding the realities of life and the need for flexible strategies is key to financial development
  • We regard property as an integral part of a successful investment portfolio.
  • We recognise the value term deposits can add during difficult market conditions
  • Open and regular communication is fundamental in ensuring we are working closely together.
  • Implementation of the recommendations we prepare is paramount to the success of the strategic planning.
Our Process

The main aim of the process is to devise a strategy to assist in the achievement of pre-determined financial and lifestyle goals and aspirations which are based on your particular set of circumstances.

The initial phase is critical in setting a solid footing and mutual expectations. Understanding what is important to you is fundamental to developing the right strategies.

We start by:

  • Assessing the current situation; 
  • Identifying the goals, aspirations and/or issues;
  • Identifying your comfort level;
  • Devising a suitable set of strategies; and
  • Implementing the, agreed upon, recommendations.

We then monitor and review by:

  • Meeting on a regularly scheduled basis;
  • Meeting on an ad-hoc basis as personal circumstances change; and
  • Giving reasonably unlimited Adviser access

We will also keep you informed by:

  • Quarterly newsletters;
  • Online Access to your investment portfolio; and
  • Updates on legislative change which apply to your situation

In addition, we will:

  • Remove commissions from products where available;
  • Source the most competitive solutions;
  • Provide you access to our professional network; and
  • Assist you in making the right financial decisions.

This is our commitment.