Our Advisors

  • Paul Moran B App Sci, Dip FP, MBA, M Tax & Fin Planning CFP™ SSA®

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    Paul is a principal of Moran Partners Financial Planning with extensive industry experience.He has been a Lecturer in Financial Planning with Securities Institute of Australia, FINSIA and Kaplan for over 13 years. He has been awarded two professional designations - Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and SMSF Specialist Adviser SSA®)

    He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (RMIT), Associate Diploma of Health Science (AOTC), Diploma of Financial Planning (Deakin University) and Master of Business Administration (Deakin University). Paul also holds a Master of Taxation and Financial Planning (University of New South Wales) and is currently a Doctoral student at Victoria University, where his thesis is focused on financial decision making.

    He was awarded both the Victorian and Australian ‘Independent Financial Adviser Magazine’ Financial Planner of the Year for 2004, is a Securities Institute Practitioner Award Winner, and a member of the AFR Smart Investor Top 50 Financial Planning Master-Class for 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2012.

    Paul is regularly quoted in the Australian Financial Review, The Australian, The Melbourne Herald-Sun, The Melbourne Age and Sydney Morning Herald. he appears on Sky Business Your Money Your Call (Retirement).

    Paul specialises in superannuation, pre and post-retirement planning and pension management. He is widely recognised for his skills in understanding clients real needs.


  • Chris Haggart MAppFin, BSc. BtCB, Dip FP

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    Chris joined Moran Partners Financial Planning (formerly Moran Howlett Financial Planning) in 2016 after having previously established his own financial planning business. Prior to this Chris worked with a well known licensee, guiding other financial planners around Australia on how to provide the best strategic and investment advice to their clients. Chris brings this knowledge and experience with him, and is passionate about achieving his clients financial and lifestyle goals.

    He holds a Bachelor of Biotechnology and Cell Biology (La Trobe), a Diploma of Financial Planning (Mentor Education) and has completed his Masters in Applied Finance (Macquarie University). Chris has a strong focus on investment management and believes that this plays a major role in creating greater lifestyle choices for his clients. 

    Chris specialises in strategic superannuation and investment advice for clients that are both pre and post-retirement.    


  • Alex Hont B Bus (Financial Planning), Life Risk Specialist, CFP™

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    Alex joined Paul Moran Financial Planning (now Moran Partners Financial Planning) in 2007 in a para-planning role developing detailed financial plans for clients, and managing subsequent administration to help ensure a smooth implementation process.

    He has been providing personal advice to clients since becoming an Authorised Representative in April 2011

    Alex offers a holistic goals focused approach to financial planning with a specialization in cash flow planning and management, Superannuation, retirement planning and personal insurance. Alex is deeply committed to assisting clients fulfill their financial and lifestyle objectives and guide them through the wealth creation process.

    He has a comprehensive understanding of investment principles and is an expert in cash flow modelling to help his clients really understand where their money goes.

    Alex holds a Bachelor of Business from La Trobe University with a double major in Financial Management and Financial Planning. He has been awarded two professional designations - Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) &  LRS® Life Risk Specialist accreditation program with the FPA.


  • Marcus Nicholson Dip Fin Planning, Grad Dip FP

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    Marcus has recently been appointed as a Financial Planner and Authorised Representative of Moran Partners Financial Planning having joined the firm 4 years ago.

    Marcus has over 14 years’ experience working in the Financial Planning industry principally as a Senior Paraplanner. Marcus holds a Diploma in Financial Planning, Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning and is due to complete his Masters of Financial Planning in October 2019. During his time as a Paraplanner he has had regular client contact and has been the main support to the licensed Financial Planners through providing implementation of strategies and the presentation of Statement of Advices (SoA’s).

    Having had extensive experience in a support role, Marcus has a deep understanding of all facets of the financial planning process. His particular expertise is in personal insurances, cash flow modelling and management and superannuation strategies.   


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