Glenn Read


Glenn Read

Principal Private Client Adviser, Director



Glenn started Quartz Wealth in 2010 when he saw the need for independent quality financial advice in New Zealand.  After the Global Financial Crisis there were many stories of investors receiving poor advice, misleading information about investment products or unethical behaviour in the industry. Glenn wanted to establish a business where clients could be confident it holds itself to higher standards to truly help its clients prosper and live the life they want.

Glenn is an Authorised Financial Adviser (AFA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF), and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) from Lincoln University.

He has worked extensively in the financial services industry for over 20 years in New Zealand, the UK and Germany at Merrill Lynch, Salomon Brothers and Schroders.  In New Zealand Glenn worked with the NZ Superannuation Fund during its start-up phase before starting Quartz Wealth. 

At Quartz Wealth, Glenn is the principal adviser and company director.  His broad financial services and accountancy background gives him the experience and expertise to take complex scenarios and make them simple for the client.

Glenn’s family include his wife and three teenage daughters, and he lives locally on the North Shore of Auckland.  He loves playing sports and being outdoors, and is a fan of squash, table tennis, kayaking and getting out on Auckland Harbour in his boat.

What our clients have to say

  • "We were advised by our accountant a few years ago to contact Glenn at Quartz to review our investments.  Our experience with Glenn has been excellent on both a professional and personal...

    - Mark

  • "Following a significant property transaction our Private Family Trust required the services of an accredited and experienced wealth manager. After undertaking a comprehensive evaluation...

    - Jared Trustee, Private Family Trust

  • “I chose to work with Glenn and his team because I trust their integrity and genuine approach to doing the best for their client.  I initially came to them, some years ago, upon...

    - Ann

  •  “Glenn was recommended to me about 3 1/2 years ago at a time when I had taken redundancy and was planning some major lifestyle changes which involved relocating and working part time...

    - Carol

  • “Glenn was recommended to our family trust by our accountant, as we needed guidance with our financial planning. Glenn and his team made the process of investing in the markets easy and we...

    - Danelle