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Elliot Watson is a multi-award winning Certified Financial Planner (CFP) who has been providing advice to clients since 2007. He enjoys helping his clients to achieve more – more enjoyment, more freedom, more security – through creating wealth and minimising financial risk. Elliot is passionate about his work and couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Elliot’s vision is to provide unique and personalised services to clients in the Newcastle and Hunter communities.

Elliot Watson Financial Planning Pty Ltd prides itself on strong relationships with its clients, with a focus on open and honest communication.


To ensure his clients receive the best financial advice Elliot has devoted the last fourteen years of his life to academic studies and on the job experience. Elliot is a Certified Financial Planner, which is the highest level of certification that can be reached in his profession and is internationally recognised.

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Economics, University of Newcastle
  • Advanced Diploma in Financial Services (Financial Planning), Kaplan
  • Diploma in Financial Services (Financial Planning), Kaplan
  • Accredited Aged Care Professional

Justice of the Peace

Elliot has been appointed a Justice of the Peace (JP) in the state of NSW.

As a JP Elliot is authorised to exercise the functions conferred by or under the Justices of the Peace Act, the Oaths Act or any other NSW Act as required.

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Practice of the Year - 2018

Award from RI Advice recognising the best practice of the year.

AFA Adviser of the Year (Finalist) - 2018

The AFA recognises advisers who sits at the very pinnacle of their profession through their annual Adviser and Practice of the Year Awards.

Risk Practice of the Year - 2017

RI Advice Group follows a great tradition of recognising the best performers within its network.

Value of Advice Award (NSW) - 2013

An award from Charter Financial Planning recognising financial advisers who have created positive change in the lives of their clients.

Personal Life

Elliot has lived in the Hunter region all of his life. He went to school at East Maitland and was elected school captain of Maitland Grossman High School (MGHS) in 2001.

Recently married, Elliot lives in East Maitland with his wife Karyn and dog Costello.

Elliot enjoys bike riding in his spare time. In 2009 he cycled around Tasmania with some of his friends. The cycling expedition took over 30 days and allowed Elliot to take in a lot of Tasmania’s breath taking scenery and conquer some of its biggest hills. Often at the end of a day’s hard ride Elliot was able to relax and unwind by indulging in some of the ales offered at local pubs. On one particular day Elliot cycled over 100 kms on a corrugated dirt road with a broken seat until he reached the next town.

Elliot is a supporter of the Collingwood Magpies and enjoys visiting Melbourne to watch them.

Elliot and Karyn enjoy renovating their home and travelling and have attended a number of Financial Planning conferences both overseas and in Australia.

Elliot missed his calling as an astronaut but would like to travel to the moon on Virgin Galactic for a holiday one day.

Karyn, Elliot and Costello the dog
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