Helm Capital is a privately owned family company.  Managing director James Hodder has provided over 30 years of financial planning services to the local community and generations of clients.

We are a boutique professional services group specialising in investment advice and high-value strategic financial planning services to clients, their companies, trusts and superannuation funds.

Helm was established in response to the growing demand from discerning clients seeking personal financial advice from a firm not controlled by large financial institutions or product providers.

We will help you grow and protect your wealth

Helm Capital welcomes those seeking advice on how to strengthen their finances, build wealth and maintain it throughout retirement.

Our work is focused on ensuring you, as a Helm Client, are well informed, well prepared and well positioned to achieve your financial goals and are getting the most out of your assets year after year.

Our business model puts very little emphasis on advertising and sourcing new business because we choose to let our work speak for us through word of mouth. Which is why our number one priority is client satisfaction. It’s critical that we demonstrate, at every opportunity, that we are worthy of the belief and trust that our clients place in us, by consistently exceeding expectations and delivering an excellent service that keeps our clients coming back year after year.

Key Benefits


Make your financial decisions easier with the benefit of our expert knowledge

Peace of Mind

Contemplating future life changes can be daunting, but having a trusted advisor with your best interests at heart can make all the difference

Asset Utilization

You’ve worked hard for what you have. Are you sure that what you have is working hard enough for you? Make sure!

Initial consultations provided free of charge

What to Look for in a Financial Advisor

Don’t know what to look for in a financial planner or confused about what you should agree to pay for the services you need?

This guide from The Financial Planning Association (FPA) has been created to improve consumer understanding of the costs and benefits of professional financial planning services.

Have a read for an outside perspective on what constitutes quality advice.

Frequently Asked Questions:

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Q. Do you need professional advice, but find it hard to trust big business?

A.  Big financial institutions may provide you with quality personalised advice but if you are unsure and would like a second opinion feel free to contact us.

April 29, 2016

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Q. Worried that your death may cause financial tension in the family, or simply want to maximise the wealth you pass on?

A. Dying without a will causes problems for those left behind.  Talk to us,  you will be surprised how easy and inexpensive it can be to have help in this area.

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Why Helm Capital?

helm    v.
1. To steer
2. To manage the running of

capital    n.
1. Wealth in the form of money or property, used or accumulated by a person, partnership, or company
2. Material wealth used or available for use in the production of more wealth