Chris MacKay – BCA, CLU, CFPCM, Fellow Financial Advice NZ.
Financial Adviser – FSP No. 26122
Chris MacKay is the Managing Director of Chris MacKay Financial Planning Ltd (CMFP) trading as MacKay Financial Advice and Solutions (MFAS) and is well qualified in all areas of providing financial advice. He graduated with a BCA in 1976 with a major in Tax, Trusts and Estate Planning at Victoria University, Wellington. He has been an insurance and investment adviser since 1976 and has had over 40 years’ experience in financial planning and advice. Chris completed the certificate in Life Assurance in 1979 and the NZ Diploma in Life Assurance in 1980. Subsequently, he qualified by examination to be a Member of the NZ Institute of Chartered Insurance and Investment Advisers and is entitled to use the distinctive title and designation CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter), the pinnacle of professional attainment for insurance advisers around the world.
In 1992 he was admitted as a Member of the Register of Investment Advisers and Financial Planners. In 1997 Chris became an inaugural CFP (Certified Financial Planner) practitioner, the leading designation for an investment adviser.
He was the first New Zealander to hold both the CFP and CLU designations. Under the old regulatory regime, he had qualified in 2011 as an Authorised Financial Adviser.
He is a Fellow of Financial Advice New Zealand and has been a member of this new organisation or its predecessors since 1977.
He is a Qualifying and Life Member of the international Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) since 1980, and an MDRT Top of the Table and Court of the Table member on a number of occasions. The MDRT, the Premier Association of Financial Professionals, is a global independent association of the world’s leading life insurance and financial services professionals. Chris is also a current member and past president of the TripleA Advisors Association.
Chris also holds the National Certificate in Financial Services – endorsed in Investment advice, Insurance advice and Residential Mortgage Lending advice.
As one of the country’s leading Financial Advisers, Chris has spoken to and debated for industry groups, seminars, service clubs and the media in N.Z., Australia, U.K, Canada, Europe and the USA.
He is a former Hutt City Councillor, served 10 years as a Trustee for the Te Omanga Hospice Foundation and was a Rotarian for over 20 years. He was appointed a Justice of the Peace for New Zealand in 1992. He is married to Kathryn, has three adult children and has lived in Woburn, Lower Hutt all his life.