About Us

Get to know what Collins House Online is all about.

What is Collins House Online?

Collins House Online is a simple way for everyday Australians to access diversified portfolios that are professionally managed and low cost.

At Collins House Online we offer the choice of 5 different investment portfolios including;

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Moderately Defensive

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Balanced

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Growth

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High Growth

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Socially Responsible Balanced

You choose the portfolio that best suits your risk profile and time horizon. It’s as simple as that.

Collins House is managed by Dominic Alafaci, one of Australia’s most respected, independent financial advisors who has been providing investment and financial advice since 1999.

Low Cost

Our fees are low, meaning more money stays in your pocket.

Simple to Use

Open your account in under 5 minutes and start investing with as little as $5,000.

Independent Advice

There’s no commissions or kickbacks for us. We’ve been providing independent advice since 1992 and it’s always in your best interest.

24/7 Access

You can keep track of your portfolio 24/7 via our app or the client portal which includes full reporting capabilities and annual tax statements.

What am I invested in?

Collins House Online offers the choice of 5 investment Portfolios diversified across different asset classes including; 

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Australian Listed Securities

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Global Equities

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Fixed Income

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Listed Property

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Emerging Markets

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Infrastructure

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Commodities

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Cash

All-Inclusive Investment Solution

Investing doesn’t need to be complex and intimidating. Collins House Online offers a complete investment service thereby taking the stress out of investing.

At Collins House Online we provide…

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Portfolio Construction

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Investment Execution

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Monitoring

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Rebalancing

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Reporting

Meet Our Investment Committee

Dominic Alafaci

Dominic Alafaci

B.EC, B.BUS. (ACC) CPA FPS, SSA, CFP®, FPA LIFE MEMBER

Managing Director, Collins House Pty Ltd

Dominic established Collins House in 1999 to create a multi-disciplinary financial advice firm that today is one of only a handful that specialises in providing Independent Financial and Investment advice. 

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Dominic commenced his career in Financial Services in 1981 as a Registered Tax Agent and Insurance Advisor prior to providing Investment and Superannuation advice from 1984 onwards. He was a State Councillor of the Financial Planning Association of Australia Ltd (FPA) from 1994 to 1997, and honorary treasurer of the Monash Alumni Association Inc from 1994 to 2002.

Dominic was a member of the National Practitioners’ Committee, the Towards Professionalism Task Force, won the Money Management Financial Planner of the Year in December 2000, was a Director of the FPA until November 2005, and served as a Director of the Financial Industry Complaints Service Ltd until March 2009, before the creation of the Financial Ombudsman Service Ltd.

He was a Senior Advisor at Deutsche Bank Financial Planning (formerly Bain & Co) between February 1988 to October 1996, and Victorian Manager of Financial Planning for HSBC James Capel from November 1996 until February 1999, when he established Collins House Financial Services Pty Ltd which held its own AFSL until 2008. He is the Responsible Manager and Managing Director of Collins House Private Wealth Pty Ltd AFSL 449 146.

He appears regularly on Melbourne’s Radio 3AW which he has held for more than 14 years and presents the Australian Business Report weekday morning at 6.30 am and was awarded Life Membership of the FPA in November 2008.

Author of: “Grow Manage & Protect your Wealth – 17 Tips You Can’t Afford To Ignore.

David Varlamos

David Varlamos

B.A., SIA (AFF)

General Manager, Collins House Online

David joined Collins House in 2018 as a Portfolio Advisor. He has extensive experience in constructing and managing High Net Worth Portfolios comprised of listed equities, derivatives and managed funds as well as…

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…providing corporate advice on Initial Public Offerings and capital raisings.

David’s previous positions included as a Director at Baillieu Holst from 1995 to 2010 and as a Senior Investment Advisor at Macquarie Bank from 2010 to 2014.

David holds a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University and a Certificate in Financial Markets from the Securities Institute of Australia.

Kate Nicol

Kate Nicol

BBus (Fin Plan) , ADip (FP) AFP®

Director, Collins House Private Wealth Pty Ltd

Kate has over 17 years’ experience in Financial Services. She holds a Bachelor of Business in Financial Planning, an Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning as is currently undertaking the Certified Financial Planner certification through the FPA.

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Before joining Collins House in 2011, she commenced her career in Financial Services in 2001 in the United Kingdom. Between 2004 and 2010 she was employed as an Independent Financial Advisor with UK Chartered Firm, Firth & Scott Financial Services Ltd. Returning to Australia in 2010, Kate worked in the Private Wealth division of the Commonwealth Bank in Melbourne.

Kate provides high-quality strategic advice, as well as ongoing advisory services to clients of Collins House. Kate assists clients to achieve their lifestyle and financial objectives in a professional, personalised and ethical manner.