Jason McFadden

Financial Planner


Jason McFadden

Financial Planner, Director, Authorised Representative ASIC #310317

Jason McFadden was born and raised in Lismore, his family were one of the original pioneering European settlers in the area. He attended School and University in Lismore and now resides in Lennox Head. When Jason is not busy advising clients or involved in the running of his business, he enjoys spending time with his wife and the beautiful North Coast outdoors.

His Experience:
Jason McFadden has over 28 years experience in the finance industry and 23 years as a financial planner. He started in  the financial services industry in 1994 and has been practicing as a financial planner since 1999. Having dealt with people on a daily basis, from all walks of life and financial circumstances he is well positioned to assist you.

Jason McFadden has guided investors safely through many of the market and economic events of recent years. These include the Russian Debt Crisis, the Asian Currency crisis, the 2000 internet dot.com boom and stock market bust, 911 market crash, market falls during the invasion of Kuwait, the Iraq war, the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), Covid-19 just to name a few.

His Qualifications:

  • Master of Financial Planning,
  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting),  
  • Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning,
  • Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment,
  • Diploma of Financial Planning
  • Accredited Aged Care Professional (Aged Care Steps Pty Ltd)
  • Margin Lending & Gearing Accreditation (Kaplan)
  • ASX Accredited Listed Products (ALPA) Accreditation (Kaplan)
  • Self Managed Superannuation Funds Accreditation (Kaplan)
  • Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA)
  • Justice of the Peace.
  • Registered Tax (Financial) Adviser Number 25033553.
  • Completed Financial Planner Exam (FASEA)

His Background:
Jason established his own businesss JPM Financial Planning in 2009 and the business was renamed Pinnacle Advice in 2017. Prior to this he headed up the Financial Planning division of The Summerland Credit Union as their Senior Adviser.

For 15 years Jason was involved in the consulting, lecturing, teaching and writing of Financial Planning subjects at Southern Cross University Lismore and the Gold Coast. His material has also been utilised in major Universities in Hong Kong and Papua New Guinea.

Jason McFadden is also the author of “Purpose Based Wealth Creation in Australia”. A guide on how to build wealth based on an understanding of what’s important to you.

He provided a fortnightly advice column in the Northern Star from 2010 till 2013 and his opinions on finance matters have been regularly quoted in that paper, as well as the Ballina Advocate and also in the Sydney Daily Telegraph

His Awards:
Named three times one of Australia top 50 planners. In 2003 and 2004 he was named by the coveted Personal Investor Magazine, now the Australian Financial Review Smart Investor Magazine as one of Australia’s top 50 financial planners two years in a row. He again was named in the Australian Financial Review Smart Investor Magazine in 2009 as one of Australia’s top 50 planners.

  • 2019 Overall Winner of the Independent Financial Adviser Magazine (IFA) Excellence Award Winner
  • 2019 Winner Client Servicing Individual of the Year -IFA Magazine
  • 2017 he was named as a Finalist in Independent Financial Adviser (IFA) Magazine Adviser of the year 2017. Goals Based Adviser.
  • 2017- Finalist Investment Adviser of the year (IFA Magazine)
  • 2018- Finalist Goals Based Adviser of the Year (IFA Magazine).
  • 2018- Pinnacle Advice- Finalist Client Service Award- (IFA Magazine)
  • 2018 Semi Finalist (Final 6) Adviser of the Year. Association of Financial Advisers.
Jason McFadden

It’s sounds dull but I like doing Centrelink calculations, tax calculations, going through super legislation, following share and property markets and all that money stuff. but what I really enjoy seeing is clients faces when I use all those tools to help them, there is this wave of relief on their faces that I’ve fixed something, and I enjoy that the most.

  • Superannuation

  • Retirement Planning

  • Centrelink Maximisation

  • Investment Advice

  • Cashflow Managing

  • Aged Care Advice

  • SMSF Advice

  • Direct Equities and ASX products

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ABOUT Pinnacle Advice

Pinnacle Advice is based in Ballina and services the area of Lismore, Ballina, Byron Bay, Tweed Heads and Beyond. We are Retirement Planning specialists and our area of expertise includes Retirement Planning, Portfolio Management Services, Strategic Superannuation and SMSF advice.

Pinnacle Advice is owned and operated by Jason McFadden authorized representatives of Direction Advice Group.

  • Shop 11, 4 Martin Street Ballina NSW 2478
  • 02 6686 3579
  • info @pinnacleadvisory.com.au
Financial Services Disclosure

Pinnacle Advice Pty Ltd as trustee for the Pinnacle Advice Unit Trust (Pinnacle Advice) is a corporate authorised representative number 1258793 of Direction Advice Group AFSL 492953 ABN 68 614 150 533

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