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Matthew Fenning

Managing Director | Financial Adviser | Finance Broker

Authorised Representative (Financial Services & Credit)

Matthew is the Managing Director and a Financial Adviser at Advise Wise. He brings over 20 years’ experience in client service and business management, with a career long focus on helping both individuals and businesses to achieve their goals, and successfully applying strategic leadership in consulting and advice businesses. As an adviser Matthew is passionate about helping people build and protect wealth to provide them with peace of mind and to ultimately live a happy and fulfilling life.

As an advice leader Matthew is passionate about shaping the future of advice, supporting technological innovation, raising professional standards and fostering the development of the next generation of advisers.

Area of Expertise

Matthew is highly experienced in providing personal advice on:

  • Investment and portfolio construction
  • Superannuation
  • Retirement planning
  • Risk management
  • Debt management
  • Cashflow management
  • Estate planning guidance
  • Taxation and structures
  • Succession planning
  • Intergenerational planning
  • Lending and Financing

Contributions To The Industry

Matthew regularly features in several forums as a contributor, panellist and presenter including:

  • Presenter at the Financial Planning Association (FPA) Conference – Journey To An Improved Advice Business
  • Presenter at the Conexus Best Practice Forum – People In Advice: Nurturing The Next Generation Of Advisers
  • Presenter at the Conexus Best Practice Forum – The Specialisation Of Advice In Retirement
  • Presenter on the BT Open Professional Practice Series – The Value Of A Board Of Advice
  • Guest on the Striver podcast – Are You Doing It Better?
  • Presenter at the Fortnum Private Wealth Nextgen Forum – Fintech In Practice
  • Contributor to the Fortnum Private Wealth Whitepaper – The Advice Business Of The Future
  • Contributor to the Australian Financial Review (AFR) – Driving Income Without Taking Too Much Risk & Fixing The Most Common SMSF Mistakes
  • Contributor to Professional Planner – The Future Of Advice
  • Contributor to Professional Planner –  Industry Lags On Pitching Advice As A Career
  • Contributor to Kaplan Education – All The Time In The World
  • Presenter on the BT Open Professional Practice Series – Fintech Virtual Roundtable

Qualifications & Memberships


  • General Management Program (Harvard Business School)
  • Master of Business Administration (Executive)
  • Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance 
  • Bachelor of Business (HR Management)
  • Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning
  • Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management


  • Accredited Listed Product Adviser
  • Accredited Age Care Professional
  • SMSF Accreditation
  • Tax (Financial Adviser)


  • Financial Advice Association Australia
  • Finance Brokers Association of Australia
  • Tax Institute of Australia
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors

Outside Work

When he is not at work, Matthew loves being an average golfer, trying to keep fit by getting to the gym (almost) every day, and catching some TV whether it be sport, fictional, historical or documentary.

More About Me

Flashback to when you were 10 years old. What do you want to be when you grow up?

Growing up I always dreamed of being an astronaut. I have a long-held fascination for science and space and a love for the wonders of travel and exploration. I was enthralled by the Star Wars movie series and Carl Sagan’s Cosmos which captured my imagination and begun a love for all things space that I continue to pursue an interest of learning and discovery in today.

Who is someone you admire and why?

Malala Yousafzai – to take such a traumatic event at such an early age in life and to turn that via sheer courage and determination into a positive global campaign for the education of girls around the world is truly awe inspiring.

What is your favourite book you’ve read, and why?

Fiction – The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov
Asimov’s foundation trilogy was yet another source of imagination and wonder for my love of all things space and science. He was truly ahead of his time in his vision for what the future may hold for us.

Non-Fiction – Rubicon by Tom Holland
I have always had a fascination with the Roman empire, particularly the period of civil war, the fall of the roman republic and the rise of the Julii. This book gives a balanced account of some of the key events surrounding that period, taking you into the events and characters that shaped the world for centuries to come.

8.30am – 5.30pm (Monday – Friday)

(02) 9555-8188 (Head Office)

What Are You Waiting For?

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