Daryl Dixon

Executive Chairman

BA Hons (Qld), MA Hons (Cantab)

Daryl Dixon is the Executive Chairman of Dixon Advisory. Daryl is one of Australia’s foremost investment experts and a well known writer and consultant. He has provided trusted advice to thousands of personal clients over more than 25 years and is an acknowledged expert in the areas of tax, superannuation (including public sector superannuation), social security and investments. He has been a successful investor for more than 40 years and consults on personal and business finance strategies.

Daryl is the author of numerous newspaper articles on investment and superannuation and writes regularly for The Canberra Times, the Public Sector Informant and Financial Review Smart Investor magazine. He has written a number of books, including Secure Your Superannuation Future (2012) and An Uncertain Future (2013). 

Before establishing his own consulting firm, Daryl worked in the International Monetary Fund, the Treasury, the Department of Finance and as Head of the former Social Welfare Policy Secretariat on major policy issues. He has worked as a consultant for a variety of government bodies and undertaken a large number of consultancies for diverse organisations covering the public, private and voluntary not-for-profit sections of the economy.

Daryl has a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Economics with First Class Honours from the University of Queensland. He won the Shell Scholarship allowing him to complete a Master of Arts, majoring in economics also with First Class Honours from Cambridge University in the UK. Daryl has lectured in economics, public finance and taxation theory at the Australian National University and the University of Calgary, Canada.

Books by Daryl Dixon

An Uncertain Future: Exploring the Issues and Options for UniSuper Defined Benefit Fund Members (2013)

Securing Your Superannuation Future: How to Start and Run a Self Managed Super Fund (2012)

Super Strategies for the 21st Century: Post GST (2000)

New Super Strategies: Your Plain English Guide to Superannuation: For Employees, Employers and the Self Employed (1994)

68 Super Strategies (1992)

201 Tax and Investment Strategies (1991)

The Way Ahead in Fiscal Policy (1991)

An Independent Guide to The New Commonwealth Super Scheme: The New and Old Schemes Compared (1990)

The Australian Pensions Guide: How to Get the Age or Service Pension and Maximise Your Benefits (1990)

The New Super Made Easy: Your Guide to Superannuation as Investment (1989)

Unemployment: The Economic and Social Costs (1988)

Time to help and protect the public

The Canberra Times, 23 September, 2018
Savers and investors have good reason to be upset learning through the ongoing proceedings of the banking royal commission how ineffective the corporate regulators have been in protecting... Read more

Why interest rates will stay lower for longer

The Canberra Times, 19 November, 2017
Despite the increasing concern of indebted borrowers about possible interest rate rises, continuing low inflation and a softening property market will ensure that even with likely rate... Read more

Vested interests can push defined benefit members to take a lump sum

The Canberra Times, 13 November, 2017
It comes as no surprise that several readers of last week's article on the attractions of defined benefit indexed pensions commented that their super fund administrator or adviser had... Read more

Take income stream, not lump sum

The Canberra Times, 5 November, 2017
Federal and state government decisions to close off new entry to their defined benefit super funds have not only reduced the costs for taxpayers but also ensured members can be confident of... Read more

Sharemarket growth great for retirees

The Canberra Times, 29 October, 2017
Despite continuing concerns about a possible conflict with North Korea and the ability of Australia's leading bank shares to maintain profitability under increased regulatory pressure,... Read more

Lessons from the past: 1987 crash and the GFC

The Canberra Times, 23 October, 2017
Thirty years after the 1987 sharemarket crash, and 10 years since the global financial crisis savaged world economies, presents a timely opportunity to review lessons from the past. As... Read more


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