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About
I am the sole Director of MoneyRocket.
 
Whilst I do outsource some behind-the-scenes tasks, you will never be palmed off to an 'associate adviser' - you will only ever work with me.
 
I work from home in Ocean Grove, Victoria and travel regularly to Melbourne and surrounds for client meetings. For clients further afield, I meet them via Zoom or Teams and visit Brisbane and Sydney throughout the year.
 
This is the place where your complete plan comes together!
 
I will work with your accountant, mortgage broker, buyers advocate, conveyancer, wills and estates lawyer, family lawyer etc. to ensure your strategies are aligned and we are all on the same page.
  
It's optimal for you that that happens. If you are shopping around, you should make sure any other adviser is doing the same thing.
 
 
My journey to financial planning is unusual - I don't come from inside the system...
A previous life...
I spent the first half of my life as a concert pianist playing anywhere from country towns to concert halls, from solo concerts to concertos with orchestra.
 
I lived in Moscow, London and Berlin, won interntational prizes and had wonderful experiences. Travelling the world performing was a dream and I loved every minute of it. 
 
Here in Australia, I taught at the University of Melbourne where I earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree. I still examine for the Australian Music Examinations Board and give a few concerts a year with my wife, opera singer Sally Wilson. 


A performance in Goondiwindi, Qld.
Corporate finance...
Eventually I needed a change from music and retrained from the ground up.
 
As a Manager at Ernst and Young in Valuations and Business Modelling, I worked on valuations of anything from local car dealerships to major infrastructure assets and corporate valuations for top 50 listed companies.
 
The people I worked with were great - smart, high-achieving, well-adjusted professionals who recognised quality and displayed it in everything they did.
Financial planning...
Four years of commuting from Ocean Grove to Melbourne, long hours and overcoming "the most brutal exam in finance" to become a CFA Charterholder put me in a pretty dark place. A change was needed.
 
Now I can bring the qualities you want in a financial planner - great people skills with serious financial credentials and experience. 
Australian Financial Review article, April 2018.
Wikipedia:
"The charter has the highest level of global legal, regulatory, and academic recognition of finance-related qualifications".
Music qualifications
  • Bachelor of Music (Hons)
  • Masters of Music
  • Doctorate of Musical Arts (University of Melbourne)
  • Associate of Music, Australia
  • Licentiate of the Royal Acadmeny of Music, London
Financial qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science (Banking and Finance, University of London, London School of Economics)
  • Diploma of Financial Planning
  • Mark Kruger, Chartered Financial Analyst
  • Masters of Financial Planning (in progress)
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General Advice Disclaimer
The information contained on this website has been provided as general advice only. The contents have been prepared without taking account of your personal objectives, financial situation or needs.
 
You should, before you make any decision regarding any information, strategies or products mentioned on this website, consult your own financial advisor to consider whether that is appropriate having regard to your own objectives, financial situation and needs.
Structure
MoneyRocket Financial Services Pty Ltd (ABN 34 640 911 182) is Corporate Authorised Representative 1293649 of GPS Wealth Ltd (Australian Financial Service License 254 544).
 
Mark Kruger is Sub Authorised Representative 1270772 of GPS Wealth Ltd.
GPS Wealth Ltd
  • Level 15, 115 Pitt St, Sydney
  • 02 8074 8599
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