Michael Basset

The ultimate team player, Michael has been helping Australians achieve their financial goals for the past two decades. 

“It comes down to be willing to take the time to listen to people, and then work with them every step of the way, until we’ve arrived at where they want to be,” he says.

Michael’s people-focused approach was refined at the start of his professional career, when he worked in a sales and services manager role for one of Australia’s largest financial institutions. A desire to develop optimal outcomes for his customers saw Michael become a licensed Financial Adviser in 2001.  

In the following decade he matured into one of Sydney’s most versatile financial coaches, helping motivated people to proactively safeguard their long-term wealth and retirement prospects. 

“Goal-setting is crucial,” Michael says.

“At 40 years old, retirement can seem like it’s a long way off. Sadly, people that don’t start preparing at that age can miss out on a truly rewarding and comfortable post-career life they’ve worked so hard to enjoy.”

With a loyal and engaged client base, Michael established One Financial Advice in 2013. He’s since thrived on the responsibility of leading his clients toward genuine prosperity, and his team of advisors to the head of the industry.

“For me, there’s nothing like working as a team to kick goals and get ahead in life,” Michael says. 

“Shared achievements are infinitely more satisfying; the relationships you make and the things you learn always put you in a better position for the next challenge.” 

Alex Ho

Alex’s life has been a numbers game for as long as he can recall. Raised in Western Sydney by hard-working parents, Alex discovered a passion for mathematics at a young age and began tutoring fellow students in the subject while still at high school himself. 

This ideal equation of arithmetic aptitude and dedication showed Alex the value of treating money with respect. Approaching his financial choices with a steely discipline, he built an impressive portfolio of investments prior to graduating from University.

“My parents built their wealth through not only hard work, but having the discipline to only spend what they needed to,” Alex said. 

“This made me intrigued about the concept of managing my own finances as I sought to emulate their success. Before long I realised I could not only help myself, but many other people.”

This discovery drove Alex to earn his Financial Planning license at just 24 years of age. The youngest member of the One Financial Advice team, Alex has since built a strong client base of young professional contemporaries.

“I love working with young professionals because we share the same generational experience, and face common challenges in moving toward established wealth,” he says.

“How a young professional treats their finances in the first five to 10 years of their career can be a vital determinant of how they will be able to handle the adversities of middle life such as parenthood and unexpected life changes. 

“Arming my peers with this knowledge, and a compatible financial strategy that assures a bright future, is what satisfies me most.”