Harley, along with Paul are the co-founders of Cult Wines Australia. After beginning his career in the financial markets 14 years ago in the UK, Harley returned home to Australia and was instrumental in setting up and establishing IG Markets Australia. At IG Markets Harley was an Associate Director and held various senior management positions including Head of Sales Trading which saw him manage the team responsible for sales and executing client trades. IG Markets grew to be the dominate retail forex and contract for difference trading company in Australia and New Zealand.
When trying to invest himself in European investment grade wines, Harley noticed how difficult, illiquid and expensive it was for Australians. In establishing Cult Wines Australia Harley and Paul aim to make investing in investment grade wines as simple as buying or selling a share on the stock market.
In combining his two passions, investing and wine, Harley is able to offer clients a balanced perspective of this unique investment opportunity.
Apart from financial markets and fine wine, Harley has a strong interest in investing in property (he holds Agents Representative qualifications) and alternative investments such as art, rare coins and bank notes, anything that offers low volatility, high growth prospects and is a limited and tangible asset.
When it comes to drinking wine, Harley enjoys discovering big reds, from Spanish Mourvédre to Heathcote Shiraz, with his favourite wine to drink with red meat, or to give as a gift is the reliable Penfolds Bin 389, also known as ‘Baby Grange’.