Financial Planner Profile
Con Doumbos- FPA
Senior Financial Planner-Nationwide Financial
I completed my HSC in 1980. After High School started working in various customer service roles from 1981 until 1987 with Shield Insurance and Australian Eagle. Became an adviser in 1987 as an employee and eventually became self-employed in 1990 running my own business until 2007. Since then I have enjoyed the privileges as an employee. Started with Nationwide Financial in June 2016 and have 35 years of experience. I have completed the Diploma Of Financial Planning including the 7 modules out of the available 8.
- Diploma of Financial Planning
- Member of the Financial Planning Association
What are your main work ethics and core values?
It is important that we work in a positive, open, friendly, professional environment. This will in turn flow through to our clients. My and I do believe our core values at Nationwide are but not limited to honesty, accountability, respect, caring, reliability, integrity, commitment, loyalty and drive.
What are your hobbies and interests?
My top interest is my family. I treasure every moment with them. Other interests include:
- Rugby League
- Enjoy a good party around a BBQ.
- Seeing live bands
- Swimming when I can.
What to Expect When We First Meet
The 3 major benefits I promise my advice will deliver are:
1. Making my clients financially better off
2. Providing complete peace of mind
3. Delivering life-changing outcomes
What will take place during the appointment?
The appointment will last approximately two hours, and will cover the following:
An introduction to our service
A discussion of your lifestyle and financial goals and how we can work together to achieve these goals
A review of your personal and financial situation
Agreement as to the next steps to be taken
What to bring to the meeting:
In preparation for your Initial meeting I have included the following items in preparation for your meeting:
- Financial Services Guide Part 1 to retain for your records
- Adviser Profile to retain for your records
- Acknowledgement of FSG Part 1 & 2 to be signed and returned
Please also bring:
Your latest tax return
Investment statements (including share statements)
Details of insurance policies
Details of Wills & Power of Attorneys’
A Budget (attached below)– This provides insight into your disposable income and is an important part of the Financial Planning Process
Describe your role and how you fit into the team
My role is to work closely with current and new clients and assess their future financial and life goals and objectives. This involves an analysis of their current situation including gathering information to assist us to determine the best strategies and road map moving forward. A very important part of my role is to review our clients’ road map on a regular basis to make sure they stay on track taking into consideration their changing needs, circumstances and the economic environment around us.
An important part of the financial planning process when appropriate is to create a safety net for the client in the form of personal insurance to protect their lifestyle, assets and objectives.
As far as where I fit in the team, there is no “I” in the team and acknowledge that I am only one part of a team of people with a broad range of skills and experience. At the end of the day, we all work together to assist our clients professionally and efficiently.
“It is important that we work in a positive, open, friendly, professional environment. This will in turn flow through to our clients. I do believe our core values at Nationwide are but not limited to honesty, accountability, respect, caring, reliability, integrity, commitment, loyalty and drive.”
Financial Planning Services:
- Personal Superannuation advice
- Self Managed Super Funds
- Wealth Management & Non-Super Investment advice
- Personal Protection (Life, Total & Permanent Disablement, Trauma & Income Protection covers)
- Business Life Insurance (Key Person, Business Expenses, Buy/Sell)
- Taking a redundancy
- Family matters
- Gearing advice through Margin Lending strategies
- Debt Management
- Estate Planning
- Cash Flow Management
- Pre Retirement and Retirement Planning
- Centrelink Benefit Strategies
- Estate planning
- Relationship breakdown