– About –
iInvest Securities is a boutique financial Services firm offering services in stockbroking and wealth management. Our staff have a wealth of stockbroking and financial services experience, with collective experience totalling some 60 years. We have formed strategic alliances within the financial markets, bringing depth to the suite of services and products we offer.
We vary the service level provided to each client, according to their own, unique requirements. Whether you’re a sophisticated investor, an individual requiring advice on your investment portfolio, a new-comer to the market or just require a firm to facilitate the sale of some shares, we can assist you.
Locally owned & operated
iInvest Securities is owned and operated by a local team of experienced advisers who pride themselves on offering a superior level of service to our clients to guide them towards achieving their financial goals
Experience & youth
iInvest Securities is complimented with a team of experience and youth to provide the best personal customer service to all clients while also meeting their individual financial needs. With a long and distinguished presence in the Australian Market, we bring a depth of knowledge and expertise across a variety of financial products and services.
iInvest Securities specialises in a number of financial products and offerings, including Equities, Warrants, ETFs, Derivatives, Fixed Interest, International Trading, Superannuation and Margin Lending products
– About our –
Investment Approach & Philosophy
Our investment approach
Identify your current situation
- Where are you now?
- Where do you want to be?
- What is the timeframe?
Identify your investment goals
- Increasing your current income
- Wealth creation
- Income accumulation for retirement
- Saving for major expenditures
- Tax minimisation, tax deferral
- Accumulation of emergency funds
Determine your tolerance to risk
Develop a suitable investment strategy
- Set out investment criteria
- Select suitable investments that suit your risk profile
- Construct a diversified portfolio
Implement the strategy
- Set out investment criteria
- Select suitable investments that suit your risk profile
- Construct a diversified portfolio
Long term wealth creation
We aim to buy assets which are good enough to keep for life. However, circumstances can change and the need to sell sometimes arises. By keeping a close eye on the markets at all times, we can advise you where appropriate when opportunities to buy or sell arise.
Use options to protect value and boost returns
Many professional investors utilise options to even out the upward and downward spikes in stockmarket returns and generate extra income from their portfolio. The iInvest options advisers are amongst the most sophisticated in the country and are qualified to help you do what the professionals do.
We take an active but risk controlled investment approach. We aim to generate returns from a focussed portfolio and not from excessive trading or high risk exposures.
Tax effective strategies
This involves tailoring individual solutions to fit each client’s taxation needs.
MEET THE TEAM
Joann Condon | Managing Director
The Managing Director and licensee to the company, Joann has been in stockbroking for 26 years. Starting out from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Economics, she took up a coveted Market Analyst internship with Standard & Poor’s in Sydney, before joining the ASX. There, Joann was immersed in ASX Market Surveillance, which involved analysis and investigation of unusual patterns of trading, before taking on a role in ASX Membership monitoring ASX member firms.
These highly-prized regulatory skills set the path for Joann for the next decade in the field of financial services/stockbroking compliance. Joann worked in various stockbroking firms and investment banks, among them HSBC Stockbroking, Ord Minnett, J P Morgan and TD Waterhouse Securities – effectively keeping each of the firm’s stockbroking divisions in line with ASIC and ASX requirements.
Joann and Haydn, both at the peak of their professions, moved their young family to the Gold Coast in 2007, taking up an opportunity that offered a host of lifestyle benefits along with career progression. Three years ago, they took over an existing brokerage at Burleigh which had established a reputation and client base over 20 years. Their aim was to create a boutique brokerage that offered clients from all walks of life a wide range of options.
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“Being a locally owned and managed firm, we are nimble and proactive, and our independence gives us greater flexibility in our product offering,” Joann explains. “Add to that an unrivalled level of experience and skills and our clients have the best of both worlds.”
Both Joann and Haydn have achieved the calibre of Master Stockbroker, with Joann adding to her credentials accreditation as an ASX Affiliate Member – a rare combination in the same firm, and unique on the Gold Coast. iInvest is firmly embedded in the thriving Burleigh community, with a commitment to networking in the business sector and hosting seminars and social events for clients – many of whom have become close friends – to both broaden their knowledge and generate camaraderie.
“We are all about being active and communicating with our clients, not about being faceless or only calling them once a year. Every two to three months we have an event or guest speaker, such as David Novac from Wealthwise Education who is a co-host and panellist on the Sky Business Channel. We want our clients to feel confident and able to call us anytime about their investments.”
Even after nearly three decades in the business, Joann has lost none of her zeal. “It’s the people who make the difference, our clients,” she says. “And helping them live or retire comfortably. When they’re doing well, we get a sense of satisfaction. Our aim is to make the share market accessible and show people how it works, realising they can get better returns than a bank.”
As a women in a male-dominated financial services industry, Joann is also very interested in assisting women with their growing pool of finances. “We tend to see a lot of referrals from our female clients because they are comfortable dealing with a female adviser, and are happy to let their friends and relatives know.” As a business, iInvest also supports key issues concerning women through their sponsorship of key events on the Gold Coast.
“We like to be involved at a community level by sponsoring key events such as the Gold Coast Women in Business Awards, or the Burleigh in Pink annual event which raises funds and draws awareness to breast cancer in society. As I continually say, it’s about the people”
Joann is a representative of Zodiac Securities Pty Ltd (AFSL: 398350) and its Corporate Authorised Representative, iInvest Securities Pty Ltd (Number: 431611). Email Joann
Haydn Froggatt | Private Client Adviser
Haydn followed his father into the industry, gleaning the fundamentals in the back office of a small firm for a number of years, before spring-boarding into a role on the Trading Floor at the Australian Stock Exchange. For close on a decade, Haydn managed pit trading for the Exchange, dealing with some of the highest profile companies in the mining and resources sector.
Those were the heady days of high growth and the cut and thrust of the trading floor, where quick-thinking and charisma counted, before the move to screens and the relative calm of the office floor. From the ASX, Haydn worked for respected ASX Member firms such as KJ Polkinghorne, Rivkin Croll Smith, Schwab and D&D Tolhurst, specialising in derivatives or options trading.
As Private Client Adviser, and co-owner, Haydn holds a Professional Diploma in Stockbroking and Level 2 Derivatives accreditation and speaks regularly at ASX and industry events. Not afraid to say he is motivated by making money, Haydn says his strengths are an intimate working knowledge of the market, gained over 20+ years of riding the ups and downs of each cycle.
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“I was always good with figures, which helps, and I know how to solve problems. I actively trade myself, so clients know I put my money literally where my advice is!”
Far from hardened by years at the coal face, Haydn says he finds every day exciting. “Every day is different and our clients have their individual preferences and needs. Because I work with derivatives, whether the market goes up or down, you can make money. I enjoy helping our clients understand the processes and mechanisms and realise they have control over their financial future.”
Far from being a dry number-cruncher-type, Haydn is a decidedly social creature who advocates combining worthwhile seminars with R&R. “We’re very social people, we love life, and that flows on to our clients,” he adds, referring to the regular events and annual conference with clients such as the recent getaway to Bali. “It’s good for all of us to get away from the daily grind, learn something new and energise ourselves about why we’re focusing on wealth creation – for our families’ security and our own independence.”
Haydn Froggatt is a representative of iInvest Securities Pty Ltd. iInvest Securities Pty Ltd is a Corporate Authorised Representative (Number: 431611) of Zodiac Securities Pty Ltd (AFSL: 398350). Email Haydn
ASIC Approved Competencies
- Derivatives – Level 1 & 2
- Managed Investments
- Margin Lending
Georgia Harrison | Private Client Adviser
Head of Operations, Georgia has been working with Haydn and Joann for seven years and has been a stockbroking colleague of Joann’s for 10. A competent all-rounder at High School, Georgia couldn’t decide what field to apply her substantial enthusiasm. She took off from Brisbane for London, where she spent 15 months combining work in hospitality with travel.
Returning to Queensland, she chose the Gold Coast as her home and found a job in reception at a stockbroking firm. After a year of training at Andrew West Stockbroking, Georgia attained her Dealer’s License and began buying and selling equities. She went on to work at D&D Tolhurst with Haydn and began trading options, eventually moving at the same time as Haydn to RBS Morgans.
Armed with her Diploma of Financial Services and Level 2 Derivatives Accreditation, Georgia is applying her substantial skills to equities clients, from a background in options, and further honing the online portfolio management tool she was instrumental in creating. To her colleagues and clients, Georgia is known for her rapport with equities clients, particularly retirees. She goes to great lengths to explain sometimes complex stockbroking processes, removing the fear factor from what to most is the great unknown.
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So adroit are her communication skills, Georgia will soon launch a series of lunchtime seminars for older clients. Despite regimented procedures and protocol, the job is never boring, says Georgia. “Every day there’s something exciting. You never know what challenges and opportunities the market will bring.” Georgia is motivated by the “win-win” of clients’ prosperity and the firm’s success. “My background in hospitality means I love the client interaction and sharing my knowledge with them. I enjoy demystifying the terms and processes and supporting clients every step of the way.”
Georgia is a passionate Gold Coaster who loves being able to offer clients the benefit of her knowledge and that personal touch. “Ours is a small company, so we take a personal interest in our clients and really get to know them, whether that’s taking them out for a coffee or calling them every now and then to see how they’re going”.
“We’re lucky here on the Gold Coast, even though things get pretty hectic at times, we can achieve work-life balance by just walking down James Street to the beach.”
iInvest partners with Bond University in a graduate program that places uni students in the office one to two days per week, earning them points towards the relevant degree. Georgia administers the process with the Uni and then mentors the student. In the six weeks they’re at iInvest, they complete the equivalent of an ‘intermediate’ level course in stockbroking under Georgia’s tutelage.
Georgia Harrison is a representative of iInvest Securities Pty Ltd. iInvest Securities Pty Ltd is a Corporate Authorised Representative (Number: 431611) of Zodiac Securities Pty Ltd (AFSL: 398350). Email Georgia
ASIC Approved Competencies
- Derivatives – Level 1 & 2
- Managed Investments
- Margin Lending
Zac Brabin | Financial Advisor
At 23, Zac Brabin may be the youngest recruit to iInvest, but his youth belies his experience and expertise. Country-born and raised, Zac was brought up working on the family farm in Temora, NSW, with a living, breathing experience of supply and demand forces at work in the commodity market.
“I started trading in high school when I was 16 and by then, I had a good understanding of economics and some financial products that are used for hedging grain and trading purposes like options.”
Zac started trading using CFD products (contract for difference) with his harvest earnings from the farm, piquing his interest to pursue further qualifications and a path in options trading.
“I learnt about options from my family and via Wealthwise education courses taught by David Novac. My father and brother are both active in the market and from this I was introduced into options trading (ETOs).
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“I worked for my father’s company BFB Pty Ltd (logistics and farming business) until I turned 18, mostly driving machinery but also involved in conversations and analysis about hedging grain and currency using financial products similar to those I am involved with today.” After high school, Zac completed his Bachelor degree in Commerce with majors in Economics, Finance and Financial Planning at Deakin University, Victoria. Now he is an accredited derivatives adviser 1 (ADA1) and 2 (ADA2) and RG146 compliant. Zac first came to the attention of Haydn and Joann when he consulted Haydn as his broker in 2014. The following year, Zac joined iInvest for a month of work experience and this year, came onboard as a full-time employee in the role of Associate Financial Advisor, Equities & Derivatives Adviser, ADA1 “During that time I’ve been to trading conferences with Haydn and Joann to places including Queenstown and Bali. It’s a great place to work, a close, friendly team and that is what our clients appreciate as well.” As far as his own unique attributes, Zac states he has “always been a good problem solver and good with numbers”.
“My specialty is options trading, it’s what I enjoy the most and as an active trader options are what I trade day to day for myself. I’ve learnt to keep things in perspective as I’ve been trading for myself and understand when might be a good time to take profits or protect a position.”
For his clients, Zac is focused on staying up to date with positions, margins and current market sentiment, his zeal and energy enhancing the mix.
“As I’m trading I am constantly looking for great opportunities to enter the market or a new position for my clients. Regarding options trading, I am committed to continued review and assessment of each individual position, analysing possible repair strategies and protection possibilities. I enjoy technical trading and send out ideas with technical analysis attached as well as overall market analysis.”
Fresh to the Gold Coast since February, Zac is already immersed in the lifestyle, playing AFL and enjoying his new beachside neighbourhood. While he is content to live and work on the Gold Coast, which he describes as the “ideal, active lifestyle”, Zac is still very much linked to the land. “All my family and friends are still in Temora and I continue to work with my brother to run a contract harvesting business in the local region. This adds the dimension of real life experience to my work which benefits my clients.”
Jon Moses | Equities & Derivatives Adviser
Jon was born into an established family wool broking business in country NSW. Jon learnt at a very early age the intricacies of the commodities market, and the influences that supply and demand have on everyday life in a rural community and the factors that can blind side you when you’re least expecting it.
Jon’s family background provided him with a foundation that would propel him into his professional career in the grain trading industry, and provided him with the passion as a voluntary community leader in crisis support services.
Completing his degree in Commerce and Economics at the University of Canberra, Jon used his early experience in wool hedging, trading and forward selling to gain a position with the global agricultural trading and processing conglomerate, Cargill Inc. There, Jon was immersed into the Cargill culture engaging in futures, options, foreign exchange and risk management practices on behalf of his NSW and Victorian based clients, before transferring to Western Australia as Cargill’s Territory Manager.
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To compliment his professional position, Jon has been trading Exchange Traded Options (“ETO”) personally for over 10 years. Having completed numerous Wealthwise Education ETO training courses at the end of high school, culminating in passing the Advanced Options Trading Course soon after, Jon’s passion for financial markets and trading is unsurpassed. According to Jon, the most important thing for him is to be prepared for the bigger moves but still deriving a profit in the meantime. “I see no value in losing money waiting to be correct. That is where the technical trades come to play, and they act as a tool I use to remove the emotion of the trade”.
Jon brings to the iInvest Securities’ advisory team a solid understanding of both equity and derivative markets, coupled with a passion for helping people. This combination ensures that clients are kept up to date with world financial markets and their specific portfolios, with an adviser that will go the extra mile to ensure they fully understand the client’s needs and service requirements. Building on this, Jon has been instrumental in establishing the iInvest Super SMSF administrative platform; a new product offering which will enable the team to provide a cost-effective, seamless SMSF set-up for any client wanting to take control of their own superannuation.
Putting Jon’s professional credentials aside, his passion for community contribution shines though in his extra-curricular activities as a Lifeline telephone counsellor. His passion to give back to society, to those in need, sees him volunteering for the Lifeline 24-hour call centre which provides crisis support and suicide prevention services to those in need. Jon has dedicated his life to promoting positive business and community outcomes.
Jacinta Commins | Desk Assistant
Melbourne-born Jacinta completed a Bachelor of Business (Honours) at Monash University, majoring in Marketing and completing Honours in Management/Business Administration.
Spreading her wings, she travelled to London for a two-year stint at the Futures Exchange (L.I.F.F.E) working for the Trading Floor Manager and assisted in the induction and training of futures and options traders.
For the past 12 years, Jacinta has worked in the legal profession for the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court as a Judge’s Associate, working for the Courts in Darwin, Melbourne and Mackay.
In January 2015, Jacinta moved to Northern NSW to be close to her husband’s family and she is thriving on the seachange lifestyle. “We love living opposite the beach and walking our son to school along the beachfront. There are not many places in Australia you can do that!”
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Jacinta works with iInvest as Desk Assistant, bringing a wealth of experience in administration and office management as well as her highly developed skills in dealing with a wide variety of clients throughout Australia.
While there’s no ‘typical day’ in her position, Jacinta is the friendly face you see when you call in to iInvest while keeping in order all aspects of administration and support in the business. From processing new applications for clients, Off Market Transfers, money transfers and Dividend Reinvestment Plans as well as producing client Portfolio Statements, Jacinta is across all departments and all functions.
“We have also started a special Birthday Card Project,” she adds. “I have produced a database with facts and famous birthdays for each date of the year and I send all of our clients a birthday card with some interesting facts about their birthdate.”
The team and their personal approach are satisfying for this dynamic desk assistant. “I really enjoy working for a small family business. We are a small close team that work together. We really get to know our clients and are able to develop a personal relationship with them. I am also able to achieve a great work-life balance being able to drop my son at school and take a walk on the beach before starting work for the day.”
Jacinta says despite the wide-range of her job, her main focus is “helping clients add to their wealth and make their long term outlook more comfortable and successful”.
“I look forward to assisting our clients with building their wealth and living happy, successful lives.”
Denny Froggatt | Business Consultant
Denny has worked in the Australian financial markets for over 30 years. His experience extends from a junior board broker at the Sydney Stock Exchange to Head of Institutional & Sales Trading Desk at international Investment Banks. Denny has worked at a range of financial advisory firms and international Investment Banks, including McNall & Hordern Stockbrokers, Intersuisse Securities and Merril Lynch & Co, to name a few. Denny was employed in roles ranging from Head of Dealing, Night Desk Manager, Head of Institutional & Sales Desk to Senior Vice President Stockbroking.
Denny brings to iInvest Securities a depth of stockbroking experience rarely surpassed in the Australian Financial markets.