Two British financial advisors founded Austen Morris Associates to meet an increasing need in the financial services industry. The goal was simple: to provide international clients with a complete spectrum of wealth management and financial planning options and supply independent advice, emphasising continual guidance and support.
Headquartered in China, South Africa, and the Philippines, we operate throughout Asia and Africa to meet our specialised services and strong knowledge of financial opportunities for our global investors. Our ability to seek out innovations and opportunities globally and quickly implement them has made Austen Morris Associates the most reputable financial services company in China and a leader worldwide. With over a hundred staff members supporting the Asia Pacific region and a growing team in South Africa and the Philippines, we cater to thousands of clients on six continents worldwide.
Trust was a core value from the early days of business, resulting in the long-term relationships that have become the foundation of Austen Morris Associates today. Greg Morris and co-founder Austen Hempstead founded Austen Morris Associates in Dubai in 1994. By 1999 China was ready for professional services, and Greg moved the team to open its first mainland office operating with a WFOE in 2003.
By 2008 there were offices in Beijing, Suzhou, Pudong, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia. We became one of the most service-oriented Financial Service Companies in Asia, with thousands of clients investing from over 50 countries worldwide. In July 2013, Greg and Managing Senior Partner James Colclough opened the first office in South Africa, and in 2021, AMA North America, AMA Europe, AMA International and AMA Mauritius were established.
Message from our Founder – Greg Morris
At Austen Morris Associates, we know how the right financial decisions can make all the difference to your long-term security, quality of life, and realising your dreams. We also understand the importance of working closely with you over the long term to understand your unique needs and help to meet any challenges along the way.
Since 1994, we have been committed to the core values of trust, professionalism, and partnership to benefit our International Clients worldwide, resulting in the successful long-term relationships that are the foundation of Austen Morris Associates today. As Independent Financial Advisors, we provide unbiased advice and access to the world’s top investment management groups.
Our Consultants offer a wealth of experience in providing a full spectrum of financial advice. Our commitment to ensuring your peace of mind reinforces our focus on trust and partnership. By focusing on your specific needs and situation, we tailor plans to reach your financial goals while maximising the benefits of international investing.
To begin your journey towards total financial security, we invite you to meet with one of our Consultants to understand our financial planning approach and why our clients become loyal and long-term partners.
We are committed to partnership and understand we would be as invested in your future as you would be in ours.
Mr Greg Morris,
Founding Senior Partner of Austen Morris Associates
AMA Client Testimonials
“Warwick Hamilton has, since 2014, been the financial advisor dealing with the proceeds of my UK pension, invested via QROPS in an STM Pension Transfer Plan. I am sure that I am not his biggest client but you would not think so, given the excellent support and service that he gives me. I have been continuously impressed by the way he ensures that these investments are managed to perform well, align with my risk profile; and with his ethical, informative, honest and straightforward way of handling those affairs. I have kept these investments with Warwick despite approaches to change financial advisors because he ensures that I am kept well informed and I trust him.”
Dr Leslie Alan Carlo
“I’ve been always targeted by many financial advisors and International investment groups over the years. I have had one fund with an offshore investment group before which I canceled in 2008 and since then I was uncertain if I should do something again. I met Kirk in 2014 and he kept contact with me over the next few years. In 2017 I thought of investing and starting some fund and I have immediately contacted Kirk since he has left a very strong impression as a competent, pleasant, and very well informed advisor. Now I have a few funds with AMA and I am very happy with the service level, professionalism, and guidance from Kirk. I am very confident that I will reach my future goals.”
Ivan Stefanovic - Commercial Director - Scania
“Chad is a pleasure work with, throughout my dealings with him he has always maintained care for our relationship over and above my portfolio. He has ensured our communication and working timelines are met to the highest standard. I’ve found Chad to be very thorough and more than happy to take the time always to keep me updated and continue to answer all questions in a timely and professional manner. He is also very personable and courteous, with a keen attitude to deliver the best service. Chad keeps updated on current market developments and regulations, and his attention to detail and analysis of my portfolio has been most informative and insightful. In my opinion, Chad is a knowledgeable and professional advisor, and I feel comfortable entrusting my international arrangements and overall portfolio management to him. I would happily recommend Chad to others who require assistance regarding their financial planning.”