Before joining the financial planning industry 20 years ago, Hans Egger gained valuable experience as a Management Consultant with Price Waterhouse Urwick and as National Marketing Manager for Australian Associated Press (AAP) in its Information Services and Financial Services departments.
Hans became a financial planner in 1998, starting his own practice in 2001. He built the practice into a successful business based in North Sydney, in May 2015 Hans sold the business to focus on the Astute business.
Whilst a financial planner Hans recognised a gap in the tools available to him to effectively engage with his clients in the initial stages of their relationship and during reviews. Hans, in conjunction with business partner and financial services marketing executive, Michael Topper and Financial Planner Andrew Wardle, developed the ground-breaking online client engagement platform, The Astute Wheel and more recently Astute Estate.
Hans holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing), the Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance, the Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning and Certificate IV in Mortgage Lending. He is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and is a current member of the FPA, AFA and FINSIA. Hans is also currently studying the Doctorate of Professional Studies.
Other interesting information about Hans:
• In 1992/93, he drove a Land Rover west to east across Africa
• He was a Lieutenant in the Australian Army Reserve
• He walked the Kokoda Track in 2007
• He cycled from Devonport to Hobart in 2017