How Pathfinder Works

Optimo Pathfinder is an online financial strategy development platform for Australian financial professionals who want to create comprehensive financial strategies for their clients. Optimo Pathfinder requires input data consisting of the current financial status of the client, future or recommended investments, lifestyle goals and personal preferences.

From this input, Pathfinder then works out the best strategy within minutes using an industrial grade optimiser and its patented algorithm. The algorithm has all the government and market rules built-in so the strategy not only keeps within these rules but takes best advantage of them. The optimiser performs literally millions of calculations and moves funds dynamically to test the outcome of each decision, year-by-year, it will find the best path to reach the client’s goals and maximise their financial outcome. The mathematical optimisation within Pathfinder produces high quality financial strategies consistently and efficiently.

A further advantage of Pathfinder’s optimisation process is that it covers all aspects of the clients’ specific situation. The strategy is calculated holistically, rather than in separate modules. For example, in a single case it can find the best balance between directly owned assets and a SMSF while also accounting for transition-to-retirement and working out whether any loan repayments should be above the minimum. It works out each strategy based on the specific input data to create a tailored strategy and does not follow trends or biases. Pathfinder takes the guesswork out of strategy development.

Modelling options

Using its unique optimisation process, Pathfinder can quickly and easily model strategies for a wide range of customer needs.
You can download our overview sheet HERE.

User-friendly results

You can get an overview of the results with our plain English strategy summary and action items for every year of the analysis. And if you want to get down to the nitty gritty, we’ve got more detailed results tables than you can poke a stick at.

Download documents

You can download separate documents containing:

  • The input data
  • A strategy paper for your clients to review – it includes the assumptions used, a summary section, action items for the first 3 years (plus some noteworthy longer term ones) and a selection of detailed report tables
  • A draft SOA – pre-filled with the strategy and input data and ready for you to fill in with the details required by your Dealer Group and compliance officer.


Pathfinder can quickly model strategies for a wide range of financial needs. Using its unique optimisation process it performs literally thousands of calculations and moves funds dynamically to test the outcome of each decision.


Pathfinder has flexibility you need to create the best financial strategy for your clients. You simply enter the appropriate lifestyle and strategy options and leave it to Pathfinder to do the numbers for you! No more fiddling with excel or other cumbersome software.


Pathfinder produces 20 years of modelling in minutes. With one click your results can be processed into a Strategy Paper or use our extensive reports to add them to your SOA.


Strategy Development Services

Optimo Financial’s Strategy Development Service (SDS) is a paraplanning service where our trained analysts can model strategies that are too complex to be completed within our online platform.
The SDS Strategy contains all the modelling options included in our Online platform, plus more complex modelling, including SMSFs, trusts, margin loans and options as varied as your clients are. There is always the option to start your case in our online version and then submit it to the Strategy Development Service after doing some initial analysis yourself.