Ross Marais is a licenced financial planner and the co-founder of More Time Financial.
Where did you grow up? I was born in Durban, South African immigrated to Australia with my Family in 1996 and grew up on the sunny Gold Coast, after spending some time living in Brisbane and Sydney, I moved back to the Gold Coast to be closer to the beach and now live in Palm Beach.
What is your Favourite Band? I have a few, Bon Iver, City and Colour, Mumford and Sons, The Lumineers, The Killers and #1 Dads. FYI I am a massive fan of live music, so if you are looking to get me an awesome present, tickets to a gig would be greatly appreciated.
What is your Favourite Quote? “If you are not helping other people, then you are wasting your time” – Will Smith
What is your Favourite Movie? The Town – with Ben Affleck
What is on your bucket list? Alot… Top 3 – Travel to every country in the world – 12 down – 183 to go, Own a VW transporter, Refurbish an orange F250 truck
Whilst completing his financial planning degree at Griffith University, Ross worked part-time as a financial planning assistant at Hillross Tweed Financial Planning. After graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in financial planning, Ross was successfully employed into the AMP Horizons financial planning academy in Brisbane which is part of AMP – Australia’s largest non-bank wealth management business. The Horizons Academy is a national centre of excellence and is recognised as an industry leader in the education and development of financial advisers. After leaving AMP Ross moved home to the Gold Coast and co-founded More Time Financial with his father Allan and has since been working in the business.
- Bachelor of Commerce – Financial Planning
- Statement of Attainment for Self- Managed Superannuation Funds
- Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking
- 2016 Raising star – Aon Hewitt Financial Advice