James Hopton

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Education and accreditations
- Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)
- Bachelor of Business (Business Economics)

Employed at Calder Wealth Management since
- 10 January 2022

James Hopton

about me

Born in Adelaide and lucky to be raised in the beautiful Adelaide Hills. I love the community aspect up there and playing football for the Blackwood Football Club. I’ve always had an interest in numbers from a young age which led me down the path of studying Commerce and Business at university where I developed an interest for personal finance throughout my study.

What do you love most about being part of Calder Wealth Management?
I love the culture amongst the team and the adviser’s passion for doing the best for their clients.

What do you enjoy most about wealth management?
I find it very rewarding that my work plays a role in helping people achieve their financial goals, hopefully giving them more time to focus on the things they love doing.

What would you be doing if you weren't working in Wealth Management?
I would probably follow in my twin brothers’ footsteps and become a PE Teacher.

What professional accomplishments are you most proud of?
Finishing my university degrees – BCom (Fin), BBus (BusEc)

How should people think about their wealth?
As a tool to buy back their time and achieve more autonomy in life.

What's the most influential book you've read?
I read The Resilience Project by Hugh van Cuylenburgs during the COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020. It's filled with simple but powerful messages that I really connected with.