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The Astra Group

 Founded in 2009

The Astra Group is an international, independent financial consultancy with an international presence in Europe and Asia. (Astra Financial Services & Astra Asia)


About Us

From pensions, investments, protection, estate planning to mortgage and property solutions, we offer tailor-made financial planning to private clients worldwide. 

We pride ourselves for being entirely independent. This does not mean we are isolated, but on the contrary. We collect ideas and thoughts from some of the most respected names in the investment world. Our clients enjoy the full benefits of this as it means that there are no restrictions placed on recommending best-in-class investments and at the same time we are well positioned to design suitable, personalised portfolios as we have a deep understanding of individual needs and circumstances.

Our Asia Managing Director


James Hartland

Managing Director of Astra Asia

James has over 30 years of experience in the industry. He is the President of The CISI NAC for The Philippines and an important member of The Society Of Will Writers & STEP.

James helps expats all over the world not only survive.. but THRIVE in this 'new normal.'

His clients say 'Surprisingly, being so in depth with knowledge, he is humble in nature and is easy to talk to.'

Above all, he is a father, a mentor, a boss, a life enthusiast and an adventure seeker, a global nomad and expat.

He is best known by his family and friends as 'Action Man'.

Our Services

Our Process


Step 1

Initial Call


Step 2

In-Person Meeting (optional)


Step 3

Plan Presentation


Step 4

Portfolio Recommendations


Step 5



What Some Of Our Clients Say

Man Portrait

Richard Browning

I met James in Manila where he befriended me all in the name of a game of squash! He unselfishly made it possible to play and we enjoyed many a game and conversation. Over time his knowledge and experience came to the fore and without any pressure he offered to help. His knowledge and understanding of the expat community and multi-national tax situations quickly became obvious and the trust he quickly built helped me secure what I think will be a brighter more secure long term retirement future. I cannot speak highly enough of him and his team and would happily recommend James and the Astraasia team

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