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Invest Blue is passionate about helping people reach their goals and dreams by providing quality, tailored financial advice.

Canberra

Yarralumla

Level 1, 29 Bentham Street, Yarralumla, ACT 2600

phone: 1300 272 843

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Level 1, 29 Bentham Street, Yarralumla, ACT 2600

the Canberra office

Invest Blue provides Financial Advice in Canberra from our Yarralumla office, located conveniently on Bentham Street.  We are equipped with a strong team of Certified Financial Planners in Canberra, as well as a dedicated Lending team who support advice and strategy development for those looking for home or investment mortgages. Our Financial Planners are backed by a knowledgeable Advice team who support the development of individual strategies as well as dedicated Relationship Managers who work hard every day keeping in touch with our clients. If you are interested in having a chat, get in touch and we will work out the best way to get you started.

Our Canberra office had its origins with Bravien Financial, lead by Jeremy Gillman-Wells. Their history is backed by the following awards:

National Award | Barrons/AFR Top50 Adviser (2017)
ACT Winner | Certified Financial Planner of the Year (2014)
National Winner | Financial Planning Association Best Practice Award (2013)
National Winner | Financial Planning Association Award for Pre-Retirement Planning (2007)
National Winner | Quality of Advice & Financial Planning Excellence Award (2005, 2007, 2008)

the Canberra team

Jeremy Gillman-Wells
Jeremy Gillman-Wells
Financial Planner, CFP

“I love delivering on your happy: because the best things in life are the people we love, the places we’ve been and the memories we’ve made.”

Jeremy Gillman-Wells is a multi-award winning and widely experienced Certified Financial Planner®. He is a regular guest speaker at investment forums and provides a financial education program for Canberra schools. He is a recognised values-based adviser and Aged Care Guru.

Prior to joining Invest Blue in 2021, Jeremy and his team built Bravien Financial for 20 years. Jeremy embodied and propelled the philosophy of the firm: to enable people to achieve their financial destiny for the reasons that are important to them. Jeremy’s success, like that of Invest Blue, is attributed to the philosophy of understanding and nurturing client needs and aspirations first, then talking their language to deliver a strategy that they can actually implement.

Jeremy maintains a passionate concern for not only technical excellence but honesty and transparency in the way clients’ affairs are managed.

This has resulted in Jeremy being recognised as a leader in retirement strategies and advice methodology. He is the National Winner of the prestigious Financial Planning Association award for Pre-Retirement Planning, National Winner of the Financial Planning Association Best Practice Award and a 3 time National Winner of Quality of Advice & Financial Planning Excellence Award.

Living in Canberra for over 30 years has allowed Jeremy to develop a strong understanding of the needs of public service employees and their families, particularly in relation to defined benefit superannuation schemes.

Jeremy is strongly involved in the community and giving back. He loves the deep value of pro-bono advice for the Cancer Council and has been a long time supporter of the Smith Family Learning for Life Program. Jeremy has twice cycled the Future2 Wheel Classic between Sydney and Melbourne to help fundraise over $220,000 for the Future2 Foundation which supports disadvantaged young Australians. He is an avid cyclist, part-time racer and amateur video producer. He lives on a small rural property with his wife and two children.

  • Aspirations vs cashflow analysis
  • Wealth accumulation and investment strategy
  • Superannuation including self-managed super advice
  • Redundancy & Retirement Planning
  • Complex and multi-entity advice (companies, family trusts, special disability trusts)
  • Aged Care & Estate planning

Qualifications

  • Graduate Diploma of Business (Finance) (with Distinction)
  • Diploma of Financial Planning
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Self-Managed Superannuation Funds Accreditation
  • Borrowing within Self-Managed Superannuation Funds Accreditation
  • Aged Care Certification

Memberships and Associations

  • Certified Financial Planner® - Financial Planning Association of Australia
  • Aged Care Gurus

“I love delivering on your happy: because the best things in life are the people we love, the places we’ve been and the memories we’ve made.”

Jeremy Gillman-Wells is a multi-award winning and widely experienced Certified Financial Planner®. He is a regular guest speaker at investment forums and provides a financial education program for Canberra schools. He is a recognised values-based adviser and Aged Care Guru.

Prior to joining Invest Blue in 2021, Jeremy and his team built Bravien Financial for 20 years. Jeremy embodied and propelled the philosophy of the firm: to enable people to achieve their financial destiny for the reasons that are important to them. Jeremy’s success, like that of Invest Blue, is attributed to the philosophy of understanding and nurturing client needs and aspirations first, then talking their language to deliver a strategy that they can actually implement.

Jeremy maintains a passionate concern for not only technical excellence but honesty and transparency in the way clients’ affairs are managed.

This has resulted in Jeremy being recognised as a leader in retirement strategies and advice methodology. He is the National Winner of the prestigious Financial Planning Association award for Pre-Retirement Planning, National Winner of the Financial Planning Association Best Practice Award and a 3 time National Winner of Quality of Advice & Financial Planning Excellence Award.

Living in Canberra for over 30 years has allowed Jeremy to develop a strong understanding of the needs of public service employees and their families, particularly in relation to defined benefit superannuation schemes.

Jeremy is strongly involved in the community and giving back. He loves the deep value of pro-bono advice for the Cancer Council and has been a long time supporter of the Smith Family Learning for Life Program. Jeremy has twice cycled the Future2 Wheel Classic between Sydney and Melbourne to help fundraise over $220,000 for the Future2 Foundation which supports disadvantaged young Australians. He is an avid cyclist, part-time racer and amateur video producer. He lives on a small rural property with his wife and two children.

  • Aspirations vs cashflow analysis
  • Wealth accumulation and investment strategy
  • Superannuation including self-managed super advice
  • Redundancy & Retirement Planning
  • Complex and multi-entity advice (companies, family trusts, special disability trusts)
  • Aged Care & Estate planning

Qualifications

  • Graduate Diploma of Business (Finance) (with Distinction)
  • Diploma of Financial Planning
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Self-Managed Superannuation Funds Accreditation
  • Borrowing within Self-Managed Superannuation Funds Accreditation
  • Aged Care Certification

Memberships and Associations

  • Certified Financial Planner® - Financial Planning Association of Australia
  • Aged Care Gurus
Nick Tandy
Nick Tandy
Associate

“I want to help people to live the life they want to live, today.”

Nick joined Invest Blue in 2021, bringing with him 7+ years’ experience in the financial planning industry. Prior to this, he spent 7 years working for the Commonwealth Government. Nick has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Canberra. He also has a Diploma of Financial Planning and is one unit away from becoming a Certified Financial Planner.

Outside of work, Nick spends as much time as possible with friends and family. He loves being outdoors. His normal weekend involves playing at the park/pool with his wife and kids, rock-climbing, slacklining, kayaking, and/or playing golf or tennis.

Nick is well travelled and loves to spend his time seeking out new experiences. His passions include camping, gardening, Ninja Warrior, and investing.

Areas of specialisation

  • Wealth creation
  • Pre and post-retirement strategies
  • Debt management
  • Risk management

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Majoring in Financial Planning and Business Administration)
  • Diploma of Financial Planning

Memberships and Associations

  • Member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA)

“I want to help people to live the life they want to live, today.”

Nick joined Invest Blue in 2021, bringing with him 7+ years’ experience in the financial planning industry. Prior to this, he spent 7 years working for the Commonwealth Government. Nick has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Canberra. He also has a Diploma of Financial Planning and is one unit away from becoming a Certified Financial Planner.

Outside of work, Nick spends as much time as possible with friends and family. He loves being outdoors. His normal weekend involves playing at the park/pool with his wife and kids, rock-climbing, slacklining, kayaking, and/or playing golf or tennis.

Nick is well travelled and loves to spend his time seeking out new experiences. His passions include camping, gardening, Ninja Warrior, and investing.

Areas of specialisation

  • Wealth creation
  • Pre and post-retirement strategies
  • Debt management
  • Risk management

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Majoring in Financial Planning and Business Administration)
  • Diploma of Financial Planning

Memberships and Associations

  • Member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA)
Brandon Smith
Brandon Smith
Associate

Invest Blue's passion for helping others meets their goals as well as the encouragement and support offered to those starting out in the industry really motivated me to work for the company. I read client success stories online and at the office on the walls and knew it was the place I wanted to work.

Brandon joined Invest Blue in 2021 as an Associate. Before joining Invest Blue, Brandon graduated from the University of Canberra with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Financial Planning. He also worked for Centrelink in face-to-face servicing helping meet customers complex daily needs. Brandon has always had a keen interest in finance and helping others.

Brandon loves working in finance as he understands finances can be stressful and being able to help minimise others stress and help them achieve their dreams is something that he has always wanted to do.

In his spare time, Brandon loves playing and watching soccer, going for walks with his kelpie and spending time with his partner. He also enjoys gaming to unwind and is a big fan of games like Call of Duty and FIFA. Music is another of Brandon’s favourite ways to unwind and is usually playing 24/7 at his house.

 

Invest Blue's passion for helping others meets their goals as well as the encouragement and support offered to those starting out in the industry really motivated me to work for the company. I read client success stories online and at the office on the walls and knew it was the place I wanted to work.

Brandon joined Invest Blue in 2021 as an Associate. Before joining Invest Blue, Brandon graduated from the University of Canberra with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Financial Planning. He also worked for Centrelink in face-to-face servicing helping meet customers complex daily needs. Brandon has always had a keen interest in finance and helping others.

Brandon loves working in finance as he understands finances can be stressful and being able to help minimise others stress and help them achieve their dreams is something that he has always wanted to do.

In his spare time, Brandon loves playing and watching soccer, going for walks with his kelpie and spending time with his partner. He also enjoys gaming to unwind and is a big fan of games like Call of Duty and FIFA. Music is another of Brandon’s favourite ways to unwind and is usually playing 24/7 at his house.

 

Alana Bain
Alana Bain
Relationship Manager

“I love helping people to live and achieve their best possible life."

Alana started in Financial services with Bravien Financial as the first point of contact 5 years ago. Her experience in client service transferred brilliantly to the Business Manager role where she was responsible for keeping the well-oiled machine running – HR, training, team meetings, KPI’s, projects, marketing and coordinating all other areas of the business that allow it to function and meet clients expectations.

Prior to joining the Financial service industry, Alana spent 9 years in the hospitality industry, rising through the ranks to become General Manager of a Canberra Motel.

In her spare time, Alana loves creating memories with her partner Jarrod and new son Austin. She also enjoys family getaways, travelling, playing sports, and spending lots of time with friends.

“I love helping people to live and achieve their best possible life."

Alana started in Financial services with Bravien Financial as the first point of contact 5 years ago. Her experience in client service transferred brilliantly to the Business Manager role where she was responsible for keeping the well-oiled machine running – HR, training, team meetings, KPI’s, projects, marketing and coordinating all other areas of the business that allow it to function and meet clients expectations.

Prior to joining the Financial service industry, Alana spent 9 years in the hospitality industry, rising through the ranks to become General Manager of a Canberra Motel.

In her spare time, Alana loves creating memories with her partner Jarrod and new son Austin. She also enjoys family getaways, travelling, playing sports, and spending lots of time with friends.

Sarah-Maree Le Lievre
Sarah-Maree Le Lievre
Relationship Manager

"I am excited to join the Invest Blue team as they hold the same values and goals as me - helping people - whether they are clients or team members! "

Sarah-Maree enjoys the fast-paced environment of the financial industry where problem-solving and adapting is a way of life! Keeps you on your toes and ensures personal and professional growth. 

She is a gaming queen and a foodie so you will either catch her getting some wins on Fortnite or cooking up a storm in the kitchen in her spare time. 

"I am excited to join the Invest Blue team as they hold the same values and goals as me - helping people - whether they are clients or team members! "

Sarah-Maree enjoys the fast-paced environment of the financial industry where problem-solving and adapting is a way of life! Keeps you on your toes and ensures personal and professional growth. 

She is a gaming queen and a foodie so you will either catch her getting some wins on Fortnite or cooking up a storm in the kitchen in her spare time. 

Maribeth Umali
Maribeth Umali
Administrative Assistant

"I love to be a part of InvestBlue as they promote professionalism and integrity and I am looking forward to learning more to improve my skills and knowledge in the Financial Planning Industry."

Maribeth has a degree in Business Administration and Marketing Management. She used to work as a Business Process Associate, an Administrative Aide, and a Customer Care Officer. She likes working in the financial industry because she firmly believes that Financial Planning will gradually help everyone achieve their long-term goals. She, as an FPA, is always grateful to help clients with different personal circumstances. Achieving their goals would also be meaningful to her. As time goes by, new challenges and improvements in the industry make work more interesting for her.

She loves being at the beach and hanging out with friends doing anything they can think of. She also loves watching movies and just scrolling to social media - sharing memes and funny vids.

"I love to be a part of InvestBlue as they promote professionalism and integrity and I am looking forward to learning more to improve my skills and knowledge in the Financial Planning Industry."

Maribeth has a degree in Business Administration and Marketing Management. She used to work as a Business Process Associate, an Administrative Aide, and a Customer Care Officer. She likes working in the financial industry because she firmly believes that Financial Planning will gradually help everyone achieve their long-term goals. She, as an FPA, is always grateful to help clients with different personal circumstances. Achieving their goals would also be meaningful to her. As time goes by, new challenges and improvements in the industry make work more interesting for her.

She loves being at the beach and hanging out with friends doing anything they can think of. She also loves watching movies and just scrolling to social media - sharing memes and funny vids.