Active Directors

Guy Thompson

Guy is the Managing Director of Brougham & Vaux Pty Ltd and a Financial Planning Adviser.

Guy has extensive experience and has been involved in the Financial Services industry since 1996.

Before starting the business, Guy worked with medium to large privately owned financial planning companies throughout Adelaide, Sydney and Perth.  The majority of this time was working with and through the accounting profession via Joint Venture Agreements

Guy specialises in holistic financial planning, technical advice and legislative requirements.

Guy is the responsible manager for the Brougham & Vaux (Aust.) Pty Ltd Australian Financial Services License.

Together with advising clients in his specialty areas Guy drives the Business development for Brougham & Vaux and is also responsible for the administrative management and compliance governance for the business.

Due to the nature of the Brougham & Vaux business model correlating closely to that of our Accountant Referral Partners, in 2011, Guy developed and formed the company RISE Standards Pty Ltd.

RISE Standards is a Limited Financial Services Authorisation that has been designed to assist Accountants to not only secure the Self Managed Super Fund arm of their businesses but also to support them to substantially grow and develop this area in the future.  RISE Standards was developed to be an authentic accountant-specific advice model which would also provide a solution to legislative changes and also provide significantly greater scope for advice than the current exemption; enhancing an Accountant’s ability to provide more extensive support to their clients.

Guy’s role with RISE Standards since 2010, has been to build and grow this company by presenting to and recruiting new accountants (throughout Australia) to become authorised representatives of our AFSL.  Guy’s role also includes conducting initial and ongoing training and management of these representatives. Guy also oversees and manages the financial planners from Brougham & Vaux, who are appointed to support the accountants in a technical capacity, as a referral source and from an overall practice development point of view.

 

Max Thompson

Max is a Director of Brougham & Vaux Pty Ltd and Financial Planning Adviser.

Max sold a corporate superannuation administration business in 2004 that he commenced, owned and operated for 25 years.

This business entailed administering corporate superannuation and Self Managed Super funds (SMSF’s), investment advice and risk advice.

A SMSF specialist, Max also established over 400 SMSF clients.

The business was The Australian Superannuation Group (TASG) formerly known as Company Benefit Planners Management P/L and had its own AFSL licence. This business was sold to Thornton Group (a financial planning firm) in Adelaide.  It had over $200,000,000 in funds under administration and management at the time of sale.

Max was asked to work for Thornton Group in 2008 to help retain these clients and he did so for a period of 12 months.

Max’s experience also includes establishing an over arching investment structure and investment policy for a New Zealand industry fund. On completion of this assignment he went on to advise and assist with the merger of three investment divisions of an Australian industry fund totaling $1.5 billion.

Max has been in the financial services industry since the 1980’s.