We believe in investing for a better world

What we do at Rise Financial

We are a financial advisory firm specialising in Responsible Investment. We want to assist more Kiwis to invest responsibly, allowing them to align their investments with their values and at the same time benefiting society and the world we live in.

We recognise that Responsible Investment is the future and we are fully committed to its ongoing development in New Zealand.

While still behind Australia, the US and Europe, Responsible Investment in New Zealand is growing. Active participation in Responsible Investment helps build demand, which increases the likelihood of a greater choice being available in the future

Jonathan Neal CFPCM AIF

Hi, I’m Jonathan, Adviser and founder of Rise Financial.

I have been a financial adviser for the past 23 years, after having been a potter in my 20s and a teacher in my 30s.

My own values and long standing interest in the environment, health and social justice led to my involvement in responsible investment advice.

My recreational activities include watching movies, gardening and exercise.  I often bike to work, regularly swim, love surfing, and have practised yoga for many years.  I also volunteer once a week at a Breakfast Club for a local school. 

My wife Carol and I, have three adult children and three grandchildren who are spread around the world.

  • Financial Adviser 
  • Certified by RIAA (Responsible Investment Association of Australasia) since 2009
  • Accredited Investment Fiduciary
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