We think property is probably the most important part of your wealth management strategy. This is because it is hard to become financially secure without owning at least one property. If you can own more than one, things get even better.
We advise on all forms of property: residential homes, investment properties and commercial properties. And we don’t just advise on your own property, either. We often find ourselves showing clients the best way to help their adult kids buy homes.
We always start with your family home. We do this because the family home occupies a special place for most Australians. Our home ownership rates are amongst the highest in the world.
Residential property also occupies a special spot in Australian investment history. It is historically the highest earning asset class, with an average annual return of over 8% compounding in the 10 years to 31 December 2015, and 10.5% per annum in the 20 years to the same date (source: ASX Annual Investment Report June 2016).
Homes account for around 43% of all household wealth in Australia. And, pretty importantly, they give you a place to live as well.
And this is just family homes. When you consider the impact of investment properties as well, you find that being wealthy is really a matter of owning property.
This is why property simply must be a significant part of your financial plan. You need to decide what to buy, how much to spend, how to borrow (and how much) and how to repay the debt if you want to make property investment work for you.
Basically, your wealth starts with property and expands from there. That’s why we do, too.
Peter Robert Banicevic
Director and Financial Planner
Peter Banicevic – Director & Financial Adviser
BComm, GDip Fin Planning (Kaplan)
Authorised Representative (ASIC 330835)
Peter, is our fulltime financial planner and is dedicated to providing advice to clients to improve their financial futures. He has been providing advice to clients since 2008.
Financial advice is more than just investments, it’s more about having the right strategies in place to achieve your financial and lifestyle goals. And with a financial “coach” in you corner, you will make better financial decisions whichever stage of life you are at.
His approach blends the common sense, is easy to understand and focuses on client goals to achieve results for clients.
In 2008, Peter became an authorised representative of Count Financial Limited. In 2012, Peter is was an authorised representative of Securitor, which is part of the BT/Westpac group.
In August 2015, Peter become licensed via Dover Financial Advisers Pty Ltd. And currently since July 2018, Peter is licensed by Lifespan Financial Planning Pty Ltd.
Peter is authorized to provide advice on:
- Superannuation & Pension Funds
- Self Managed Super Funds
- Retirement savings products
- Personal Insurance products
- Margin Lending
- Managed Investments
And also provides advice in regards to:
- Centrelink matters
- Aged care financial costs and requirements
- Arranges Equipment finance and home loans via our partnerships with lending managers to get the best outcomes for our clients.
Peter obtained a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of NSW in 1993, and has a Graduate Diploma in Finance and Investment from Kaplan (previously the Securities Institute) and a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning with Kaplan (2010).
He has worked with financial planners and their clients in his previous roles with Ord Minnett, Leveraged Equities & Adelaide Bank largely in customer service and business development. He has worked in the finance industry since 1993.
Peter in his spare time likes to spend time with his young family but also likes yoga, listening to kirtan music and sports.
Peter’s philosophy is, "You work to live, not live to work so live more simply and think about the higher more important things in life." Email Peter: firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Robert Banicevic is an authorised representative (330835) of Lifespan Financial Planning Pty Ltd (AFSL 229892).