Peter Thornhill has spent over 45 years in the Financial Services Industry, he was educated in Melbourne and spent five years with one of Australia’s leading Insurance Company’s before going overseas in 1971. He was initially a private client investment adviser with a London Merchant Bank.
In 1982 he joined one of the largest Unit Trust Groups in the UK and was appointed a Director in 1984. In April 1988 he returned to Australia and has worked for a number of major investment groups. Peter is now the principal of his own business, Motivated Money Pty Ltd and currently consults to a number of Australia’s leading financial institutions. He now runs full day courses each semester at the Centre for Continuing Education at Sydney University.
He believes the share markets are often guided by forces beyond reason. Their short term ups and downs can be linked to collective human behaviour, not a logical continuum of cause and effect. Thornhill's presentations have become legendary for their no-nonsense assault on popular wisdom.
As a successful investor himself, his views have a firm base in the real financial world. In his very lively presentations, he emphasises that history repeats itself; that there's no such thing as a market "crash"; why investing for the long term is the surest way to tap the market's riches; why market volatility is not a measure of risk; and why looking backwards "can damage your wealth."
His wealth of experience combined with his insights into wealth creation through investment and his entertaining and energetic presentation style make him a highly sought after presenter at professional conferences and a financial commentator in the print and electronic media.
He has recently added the title of author having published a book about investing, dedicated to encouraging people to take responsibility for their financial futures. Although self published, the book has sold more than 35,000 copies; a testament to the appeal of his message.
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