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Privately owned and established in 2012 Maven Capital is a financial services business free from the influence of large organisations. Our highly skilled and experienced Management and Professional Standards team provide Financial Adviser, Paraplanning, Back Office and Practice support that all come together to provide a highly efficient and compliant environment. 


A key element of being free from influence is Maven’s Approved Product List which means our advisers are able to offer the best products available for their clients. We know clients have products they want their advisers to consider and our considered approach makes that possible. 



Who is Maven Capital?

Maven’s advisers are as unique as our clients, their focus is purely on providing the highest level of professional and ethical financial services with an ethos of the client’s interests are first and foremost. We strive to seek like-minded and ethically driven advisers to join our professional team.  


Maven Capital does not have a large number of advisers, that is not our space, it’s important for us to have the resources to respond quickly and spend as much time with our advisers as they need. 


Our goal is to provide our financial advisers with the tools and support they need to achieve not only their client’s goals and aspirations but their own as well. 


Licensing fees

In this current environment Maven Capital is very aware that costs are a significant factor when considering an AFS Licensee. To this end we are flexible and work with our financial advisers and financial planners to arrive at a solution that best suits their individual situation. 


Our fees can be fixed, floating or a combination of both. We do not look to tie our advisers into prescriptive business models. This allows you to choose the options that suit your business best.


Licence fees are paid monthly and cover 


  • Technical / Compliance Support

  • Professional Indemnity Insurance

  • Ongoing Training provided through KAPLAN CPD program


We don’t charge for software, yes, we have our preferred providers, but you are free to choose what works for you, after all it is your business. That usually means you can bring what you’re using now with you and is one less disruption.


We understand that every practice and adviser is unique, however in order to provide a professional and profitable business there are certain essential elements – Leadership, Infrastructure and Support, all essential elements that are needed to provide a superior level of service and trust your clients expect and deserve.. 

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Our team

Maven’s management and support team is made up of individuals that impose a high level of moral and ethical expectations on themselves and the Maven Capital financial adviser network.


Each are specialists in their own field, have a wealth and depth of knowledge which when brought together provide an exceptional diversity of skills based on decades of experience. 


Craig Burbury

Company Secretary 

Craig is responsible for all financial and administrative aspects of the business. He is a highly qualified financial professional with over 30 years of experience in both public practice and private sector.


Craig has held positions as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary with ASX listed companies.

His experience includes having worked with government committees and ASX listed public company boards, but also at a small business level with owner operators.


Dean Smith

Director & Responsible Manager 

Dean has over 18 years of experience working in the financial services industry specialising in Australian and International securities and their derivatives and Managed Investments. 

Dean’s experience includes dealing with International settlements and custodians throughout Asia and United Kingdom for both - retail and wholesale funds.

Dean is actively involved in mentoring and educating clients in both directional and non-directional systems, he is a regular guest speaker to industry groups such as The Australian Investors Association (AIA), Australian Shareholders Association (ASA), Australian Technical Analyst Association (ATAA) and industry interest groups.


His experience extends to being a former member of the Australian Technical Analyst Association (ATAA) and a past ATAA Queensland chapter President and Nation ATAA Director.


John Whelan

Responsible Manager

John has been involved in the financial markets as Financial Adviser specialising in Investments and Financial Advice since 1992. Prior to this John’s career was specialising in the area of finance and international trade. Since 2001 John has been based in Brisbane servicing a portfolio of Australian and New Zealand initially working with Citi Smith Barney. Prior to this John was a Financial Consultant with Merrill Lynch both in New Zealand and Australia.


John is also a Director and founding shareholder of Abingdon Wealth. John holds formal qualifications in Commerce and Financial Planning and is accredited with the Australian and US Securities Advisory Markets. His qualifications include, BBS Massey University NZ, - DIP BBS (Financial Planning), - Professional Diploma in Stockbroking.


Alan Williams

Compliance Manager 

Alan has been part of the finance industry since 2001, his extensive expertise and experience in compliance stems from 10 years as a Compliance Consultant with companies including Australia Wide Compliance. The roles have primarily been to provide compliance solutions for AFS and AC Licensees.


Alan’s qualifications include, Graduate Diploma in Project Management (with Distinction) – QUT,  Bachelor of Commerce – University of Western Australia, Certificate IV in Training & Assessment – Gold Coast Institute of TAFE, Certificate IV in Microcomputer Technology – Computer Power Training Institute, RG146 Qualified.

Maven Capital’s Director, Responsible Managers and Compliance Manager are supported by experienced administration and support staff that also assist in providing Financial Adviser support and reporting functions.

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Contact us

Maven Capital Pty Ltd 

AFSL 418504

ACN: 152 426 554
Ph:  07 5507 7721


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© 2020 by Maven Capital

Any advice contained in this website is general advice only, before making any investment decision you should consider whether it is appropriate to your situation. Maven Capital recommends you to seek appropriate financial, taxation and legal advice. Please read our Financial Services Guide before deciding on whether to obtain financial services from us.

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