Get to know John Abernethy

With over 40 years experience in the financial industry, John is one of a few who have immense experience to both manage and advise across multi asset classes.

John is committed to guiding you through the complex world of finance. In a landscape where economic trends are constantly shifting, having a seasoned expert by your side can make all the difference.

In this blog post, we’ll delve into John’s extensive background, his unwavering dedication to clients, and how his wealth of experience can be the compass you need to navigate the intricacies of your financial journey.

John’s journey in the financial industry spans decades, making him a seasoned veteran with a deep understanding of the market’s ebbs and flows. His wealth of experience has allowed him to witness and navigate through various economic climates, giving him a unique perspective that is invaluable in today’s ever-changing financial landscape. John’s career began at NRMA investments, where he spent 10 years, and reached the position of Head of Equities and Assistant General Manager – Investments. John’s attention to service, quality and communication was testified by being voted as NRMA’s No.1 Investment Manager by independent financial planners during his tenure.

John founded Clime 27 years ago and has carried the NRMA ethos with him, ensuring that going the extra mile for advisers and clients is part of the company’s DNA.

The financial world can be daunting, filled with complex jargon and intricate processes. John’s mission is to simplify this complexity for the Clime community. He takes pride in being a trusted guide and effectively breaking down intricate economic concepts.

He sees each interaction as an opportunity to impart knowledge, helping investors understand the rationale behind financial decisions and fostering a sense of ownership in their financial journeys.

“Letter to Investors” is a biannual communication penned by John. This insightful document serves as a comprehensive update and analysis of the prevailing macroeconomic landscape. It is not just a snapshot of current market conditions; it is a dynamic tool that educates, informs, and aligns investors with relevant economic knowledge to understand market conditions.

Writing regularly in financial news columns including Firstlinks and Australian Financial Review, as well as his weekly video update ‘The View’, John is passionate about sharing relevant macroeconomic news to keep his audience informed, with supporters of John stating ‘[He is] worth his weight in gold!’.

John enjoys meeting and interacting with our community in person to provide these updates. To view events with John and the Clime team, please visit our Events page.

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