Bachelor of Economics (Sydney University)
Diploma in Securities Industries Studies (Securities Institute of Australia)
Certificate IV in Financial Services (Finance/Mortgage Broking)
Rotary (International Director)
International School Suva, Fiji Islands (Board Member)
Mark Collins leads a busy and innovative financial planning firm, yet he insists his clients phone him direct. Cutting out the middle man, in favour of genuine and personalised service is, after all, what led him to utilise his twenty years of industry experience to launch Collins Mann Private Wealth Management with business partner Russell Mann.
It’s a practice that offers a financial advice alternative for busy professionals who strive to plan for a life of choice rather than necessity. These professionals and business owners, primarily aged in their forties and fifties, have a high degree of financial complexity across both their personal and professional lives.
Under Mark’s direction, Collins Mann clients enjoy financial guidance delivered without influence from any major banking institution. Additionally, this bespoke financial advice is truly integrative, mindful of legal and accounting implications and considerations across matters pertaining to financial planning, risk insurances, mortgage broking and estate planning. He is a proficient negotiator who explores, what can be largely unknown or often missed avenues, to achieve credit and lending solutions.
In short, Mark is determined to offer clients tailor-made financial solutions borne directly of their objectives, rather than identifying a generic, product-based strategy. Mark goes beyond the bottom line. Instead, he nurtures a respectful and transparent relationship that delves into life’s bigger questions by identifying the lifestyle his clients aspire to have and why.
It’s a refreshing approach and one that led Mark to co-create a cutting edge web based advice tool that helps clients monitor their long-term financial plan against their short-term progress. This inventive, outside-the-box platform combines with a service delivery that is something akin to a Chief Financial Officer, where Mark facilitates collaborations on behalf of his clients and, where necessary, acts on their behalf with a trademark fervour that has been the signature of his much-admired career.
Engaged by one of Australia’s top four banks over a lengthy tenure that spanned two decades, Mark’s investment prowess really came to the fore during the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). During that time, he helped high-earning individuals find solutions to sustain multi-faceted portfolios hit hard by slowing property markets. Under Mark’s watch, his clients not only survived that tumultuous time but went on to grow their wealth and prosper in the years that followed.
Not limited to local markets, Mark’s experience also extends offshore. His international appointments include a role as Economist in Port Moresby, a posting to Jakarta to represent one of Australia’s biggest banking institutions, in addition to serving as a Corporate and Commercial Banking specialist in Fiji. Sustaining offshore portfolios in excess of $300million, during a military coup, was just one of a long line of accomplishments that cemented Mark’s position as an industry leader with the qualifications and experience necessary to navigate the most challenging environments.
A natural communicator with an empathy that matches his impressive intellect, it’s not surprising Mark was a powerful international negotiator, seamlessly crossing cultural divides. Today, Mark’s clients enjoy that same unwavering integrity during one-on-one consultations. Likewise, when liaising with extended networks of aligned professionals, Mark represents his clients with a professional ease that’s affable yet formidable.
His team describe him as humble but to Mark being a client’s right hand and helping them realise their financial aspirations is so much more than a profession, it’s a vocation.
At both work and play, Mark is accustomed to going the extra mile to get the job done. To date, he’s conquered literally hundreds of kilometres of challenging terrain around the globe, including the Kokoda Track, the Death March in Borneo and many more arduous treks beyond.
Born in Sydney, Mark has travelled extensively and his own offspring have enjoyed an international education. A firm believer that travel is the passport to learning, Mark and his family have holidayed in France, Italy and Slovenia as well as exploring Asia and parts of the Pacific.
Closer to home, Mark credits his father with instilling in him an innate understanding of small business practices. The Collins name has been synonymous with SMEs since 1880, beginning in building materials and transitioning into retail. Regardless of the entity, the Collins family has always had a calling to champion clients’ interests in a way that offered more than a transaction but rather real compassion and a sense of service. Building upon more than a century of SME expertise drives Mark’s ambition and pride in equal measure.
Collins Mann ABN 88 098 705 152 is a Corporate Authorised Representative of Hunter Green Pty Ltd AFSL No. 225962. Managing Director Russell Mann (Authorised Representative No. 273590) is an authorised representative of Hunter Green Pty Ltd ABN 12 087 491 629 which is the holder of Australian Financial Services Licence No. 225962.
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