Nick Bedding

Nick is the Managing Director of Symic Pty Ltd. Symic is a private investment company specialising in venture capital, property development and equity investment.

Nick has extensive experience in the financial planning and stock broking industries and in merger and acquisitions in the financial services sector. He is a director of a number of companies including Symic Pty Ltd, Symic Developments Pty Ltd, LiveEat Salamanca Pty Ltd, the Migrant Resource Centre, In-tellinc Pty Ltd and Focap Pty Ltd.  He has been a Responsible Manager and Responsible Executive for a number of Australian Financial Services Licensees.

Nick was previously the Chief Executive Officer responsible for the 2008 merger and integration of 14 leading independently-owned financial advisory firms that formed the Shadforth Financial Group, creating one of Australia’s largest non-aligned financial advice groups. In 2014 SFG Australia was acquired by IOOF Limited for $670m making the combined group the 4th largest wealth management company in Australia.

Nick has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and was awarded the McCarthy Medal as the top graduate. His also has a Diploma of Financial Planning from Deakin University and was awarded the ANZ prize as the top graduate. He is a Certified Financial Planner, Master of Stockbroking, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has a Certificate in Financial Markets.