Ashley Murphy, CFP®, AIF® Areté Wealth Strategists

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About Ashley Murphy, CFP®, AIF®

Hi, I’m Ashley Murphy, Founder and Principal of Areté Wealth Strategists, a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) providing financial planning and investment management services to Aussie expatriates and business owners since 2013 .

I bring a unique perspective for my clients as a tri-citizen of Australia, the UK and the US. I moved to the US in 2005 after my undergraduate studies in Australia so I have first hand experience in figur ing out a new financial system. Before making the transition to financial planning, I worked in corporate finance at several Fortune 500 companies. It was at a Certified Financial Planner® information session in 2008 however, where I got hooked . The panelists conveyed their enthusiasm for financial planning and once I learned that there were advisors working with clients in a fiduciary, fee-only professional capacity, I knew this was for me.

Financial planning and investment management aren’t just my career, they’re my calling. They represent the alignment of my skills, passions and business savvy as Jim Collins so well defined in his Three Circles exercise from ‘Good to Great.’ I love helping Aussies on similar paths as mine succeed in the US. With business owners, I identify with their energy and empathize with their desire for independence.

There’s so much opportunity out there. I look forward to speaking with you.

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Ideal Clients

  • Business Owners
  • Cross-border Planning
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Gen X

Ways Advisor Charges

  • Monthly Fee
  • Hourly
  • Assets Under Management

Fee Options

  • Monthly Fee: $300+/mo
  • Hourly Fee: $325/hr
  • AUM: Starts at $500,000 in Assets Under Management


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States Registered

  • California
  • Minnesota