Ben KohnFounder and Senior Financial Adviser
Founder and financial advisor of Link Financial Services, Benjamin Kohn is one of Australia’s leading financial service providers. He has built a formidable reputation across a wide range of financial service specialisations, offering advice to address all financial needs, including Self-Managed Superannuation Funds and High Net Worth investors including Family Offices.
Ben was “hardwired” for his current role even as a youth. He developed an interest in understanding Australian Shares at a young age, and enjoyed assembling portfolios in a middle-school share-market program. He worked for an accounting firm while studying for his bachelor’s degree in accounting at RMIT University. When the owner flagged an opportunity for Ben to provide bookkeeping services for some of the firm’s clients, the young entrepreneur hired and managed a team of fellow students in his first business venture. Ben later shifted his coursework to earn his bachelor’s in financial planning, graduating with distinction in 2001. He has been in the financial services industry since 1995, and has held an ASIC license since 2003. Ben is a member of the Finance Brokers Association of Australia.
The firm’s signature commitment to the financial education and wellbeing of clients can be traced back to core values instilled in Ben by his parents, a teacher and a medical doctor. The firm takes an holistic approach to financial wellness, working with clients and with their other financial specialists—accountants, lawyers, debt advisors—such that Link is the center point of their financial wellness. Ben and his team consider regular check-ins with clients essential to maintaining alignment of financial care with dreams and goals.
Link is committed to the continuing education of its employees, and to the continued expansion of clients’ financial understanding. In Ben’s words, “Knowledge is an asset no one can take from you.”
Ben can provide guidance on the following:
- Fixed interest and managed investments
- Personal, corporate and self-managed superannuation
- Retirement income planning
- Wealth creation, including gearing strategies
- Centrelink entitlements
- Wealth protection products and strategies
- Estate planning strategies
- Risk insurance advise
- Direct shares
- Credit assistance
Adding to Ben’s veritable wealth of experience is the dynamism and expertise of the Link Financial Services team, who are all highly dedicated to their respective disciplines, adding great depth to our offering. Ben has built his team in line with the singular vision of creating a bespoke consultancy that is at the heart of its clients’ finances.