Navigating through life’s fog

By

Paul Ashworth, Managing Partner
Anne-Marie Tassoni, Partner
Tristan Bowman, Director


Posted 15 June 22

“Peter and I previously had our affairs managed by separate advisers, across a large European investment bank, tax advisor and accountant, and lawyer. The “right hand didn’t know what the left hand” was doing. It was fair to say, our wealth strategy was not being properly organised and conducted to a defined, integrated strategy. That was in 2004. Peter was managing director of an ASX top 20 company. Fortuitously, Peter was referred by another CEO to the partners at Cameron Harrison. Sadly, Peter passed away in 2015. I have and continue to benefit from Cameron Harrison’s discipline and excellence in how they assist me in managing my wealth and related advice requirements, but above all, I most value the stability in the team that supports me, and the quiet and thoughtful development of people”

Helen, Private client since 2004

Peter and Helen's Wealth Journey

When Peter & Helen first approached us in 2004, it was with issues and concerns around a lack of integration, coordination and strategic advice across investment strategy, tax and structuring, and estate planning. Employed as managing director of an ASX20 company, Peter’s company did business with the investment bank, so they also managed their personal wealth. The same was true for tax and legal services. It was disparate, uncoordinated, and fundamentally lacked expertise in providing integrated & coordinated advice across investment, tax structuring and asset protection (with estate planning). With Peter & Helen, we agreed on a strategic plan which involved some difficult legacy issues, and this was implemented over two years.

The analyst back in 2004 who was involved in implementing the strategic plan is now the Partner who oversees Helen’s relationship with Cameron Harrison. There is a strong continuity in client relationship management. When Peter passed in 2015, much of the strategy established 10 years earlier was triggered, covering superannuation, testamentary trusts, asset protection and estate administration.