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GLOBAL WEALTH MANAGEMENT FOR

AUSTRALIAN / AMERICAN EXPATS

We bring strategy, structure, clarity, confidence and compliance to our clients’ global financial lives and keep it that way.

FIDUCIARY

Meaning we operate in your best interest 100% of the time.

FEE-ONLY

We are paid directly by our client's. We never receive a commission from anyone ever.

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® & ACCREDITED INVESTMENT FIDUCIARY® 
 

AMERICAN EXPATRIATES LIVING IN AUSTRALIA

 A fee-only financial advisor for American Expatriates in Australia. 

Services include:

US INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

We provide low-cost, compliant investment management services in both the United States and Australia for American Expatriates. We can assist in opening after-tax investment accounts or a range of other account types.

INHERITANCES

We can assist in opening after-tax investment accounts or inherited IRA accounts and advice on required distribution time frames.

US RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS (401(K)'s / IRA's

We review the three pension transfer options and provide a recommendation on what will work best in the client's situation.

SUPERANNUATION RECONTRIBUTION STRATEGIES

We advise our clients on tax effective strategies for getting money back into Australia Superannuation.

SOCIAL SECURITY

We advise our clients on social security claiming strategies to help them get the most from their benefits.

ESTATE PLANNING

We provide guidance in coordinating estate plans across multi-jurisdictions.

FOREIGN EXCHANGE

We have access to amongst the lowest Forex spreads available. We implement conversion plans to help get the best rates over longer term periods.

 

AUSTRALIAN EXPATRIATES LIVING IN THE US

A fee-only financial advisor for Business owner and executive Australian Expats in the U.S. 

Services include:

GLOBAL INVESTMENT ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT (PFIC Compliant)

We provide Passive Foreign Investment (PFIC) compliant investment management services in both the United States and Australia.

US RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS (401(K)'s / IRA's

We review a client's pension transfer options and provide a recommendation on what will work best given your situation.

SUPERANNUATION RECONTRIBUTION STRATEGIES

We advise our clients on tax effective strategies for getting money back into Australian Superannuation

AUSTRALIAN INHERITANCES

We advise clients on how to handle inherited funds. We can assist in opening after-tax brokerage accounts, inherited IRA accounts and advise on required distribution time frames.

GLOBAL MOBILITY PLANNING

We’ve developed a comprehensive 'Departing US' checklist that we customize and review for each engagement. We also implement strategies to maximize global flexibility.

AUSTRALIAN INVESTMENT PROPERTY

There are a host of tax implications in owning investment real estate as a non-resident. We provide our clients with guidance on their options.

EXIT TAX PLANNING  (HEART Act)

High net worth / High income Aussie expats living in the US are often concerned with their exposure to a US Exit tax. We help clients determine their exposure and plan accordingly.

TAX REPORTING OBLIGATIONS

 We work with a global network of cross-border CPA’s to bring tax reporting compliance concerning FATCA / FBAR / Form 8938 and filing dual residency tax returns.

FOREIGN EXCHANGE

We have access to amongst the lowest Forex spreads available. We implement conversion plans to help get the best rates over longer term periods.

AUSTRALIAN ESTATE PLANNING

We provide clients advice on how to setup a compliant global estate plan.

RETIREMENT PLANNING

We assist our clients to implement globally coordinated retirement income plans in an attempt to minimize downside risk and maximize the retirement lifestyle.

INSURANCE ADVICE

We work with a network of providers to ensure our clients have the proper coverage given their situation.

 

DEPARTING AUSTRALIAN EXPATRIATES

A fee-only financial advisor for Business owner and executive Australian Expats in the U.S. 

Services include:

GLOBAL INVESTMENT ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT (PFIC Compliant)

We provide Passive Foreign Investment (PFIC) compliant investment management services in both the United States and Australia.

US RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS (401(K)'s / IRA's

We review a client's pension transfer options and provide a recommendation on what will work best given your situation.

SUPERANNUATION RECONTRIBUTION STRATEGIES

We advise our clients on tax effective strategies for getting money back into Australian Superannuation

EXIT TAX PLANNING  (HEART Act)

High net worth / High income Aussie expats living in the US are often concerned with their exposure to a US Exit tax. We help clients determine their exposure and plan accordingly.

TAX REPORTING OBLIGATIONS

 We work with a global network of cross-border CPA’s to bring tax reporting compliance concerning FATCA / FBAR / Form 8938 and filing dual residency tax returns.

FOREIGN EXCHANGE

We have access to amongst the lowest Forex spreads available. We implement conversion plans to help get the best rates over longer term periods.

AUSTRALIAN ESTATE PLANNING

We provide clients advice on how to setup a compliant global estate plan.

RETIREMENT PLANNING

We assist our clients to implement globally coordinated retirement income plans in an attempt to minimize downside risk and maximize the retirement lifestyle.

INSURANCE ADVICE

We work with a network of providers to ensure our clients have the proper coverage given their situation.

Our clients live a globally mobile existence, and therefore it is crucial for us to be able to supply our clients with with access to technological solutions that are location independent and secure. This includes programs like eMoney Advisor for financial planning, FileThis for gathering financial documents, Dropbox for sharing documents, and Zoom for meetings.

We provide our full tech suite to comprehensive financial planning and Wealth Fusion clients.

TECHNOLOGY THAT ALLOWS YOU TO KEEP TRACK OF YOUR FINANCES - WHEREVER YOU ARE

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ASHLEY S. MURPHY CFP® AIF® FOUNDER / PRINCIPAL

At Arete Wealth Strategists, Ashley works with clients to bring strategy, structure, clarity and confidence to their global financial lives and keep it that way.

 

In 2013, Ashley founded Arete Wealth Strategists, a fee-only financial planning and investment management firm for Australian/American expatriates.

 

He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and was profiled in Financial Advisor Magazine. From 2014 - 2017, Ashley taught aspiring CFP candidates at UC Berkeley Extension and Golden Gate University. Presently, he is a Knowledge Circle host for the International and Cross-Border Knowledge Circle with the FPA and a regular conference speaker. He was awarded the CFP® designation in 2012 and voted Secretary of FPA NexGen the same year. Ashley is currently undertaking CFP® studies in Australia which will make him one of the only financial advisors qualified in both countries when completed.

 

Ashley is a tri-citizen of the USA, Australia and the UK. In 2005, he ventured to the United States to pursue his dreams in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

Ashley’s undergraduate studies at the University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia) were  in Business Management and Management Information Systems. Ashley has long felt a passion for financial planning and investment management.

While at university he founded and grew an investment club to over 300 members. Following college, he co-founded a start-up management consulting/reporting company and was a finalist in the UQ ENTERPRIZE competition.

 

Ashley worked for several large companies, including Visa, Babcock and Brown and VWR International as a corporate financial analyst.

 

He began the transition to financial planning in 2008 and in 2009, completed the first level of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. In 2010, Ashley was named runner-up ‘Student of the Year’ in the UC Berkeley Extension’s Personal Financial Planning program and won a number of scholarships.

Spurning offers from major ‘wirehouse’ banks, Ashley chose to learn the business from the ground up and worked at David White and Associates (DWA) as a paraplanner. He supported 16 financial advisors with their financial plans, insurance/annuity illustrations and custom client analyses. In 2013, Ashley founded Arete Wealth Strategists as a state Registered Investment Advisor (RIA).

 

Ashley lives with his wife Eliza, and daughters Elise & Jasmine in Minneapolis, MN. He enjoys cycling, reading, world travel, architecture & renewable energy.