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)

Challenges for the property market ahead

The Canberra Times, 16 December, 2018
The Reserve Bank has belatedly acknowledged the damaging impact of the banking royal commission-induced credit squeeze on the residential property market. Both investor and owner-occupiers... Read more

Concerns for franking proposal

The Canberra Times, 9 December, 2018
Last week Geoff Wilson, a strong critic of the proposal, highlighted what could be a serious unintended consequence to stop cash refunds of franking credits. The legislation could force up... Read more

Get set for a bumpy ride next year

The Canberra Times, 4 December, 2018
Judging by the recent volatility in both share and property markets, the coming year could be difficult for investors who’ve been lulled into complacency by the healthy returns... Read more

Frank talk on franking credits

The Canberra Times, 25 November, 2018
Parliamentary committee and fund manager criticism of the proposal to cease cash refunds of franking credits as unfair and targeting only retirees and lower income taxpayers has caused... Read more

Retirees can’t rely on super

The Canberra Times, 18 November, 2018
Last week a Grattan Institute paper argued that the federal government should cancel legislation to increase compulsory employer super contributions from 9.5 per cent to 12 per cent... Read more

Investors should hope BHP pioneer

The Canberra Times, 11 November, 2018
Last week BHP honoured its promise to shareholders to distribute the $US10 billion proceeds of the sale of its US shale oil assets to shareholders. Anticipating major changes to the... Read more


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