Resolute Private Wealth Management has a diverse client base of successful people from all walks of life including business owners, executives, professionals, pre-retirees and retirees. Our clients are those who desire financial advice that is free from conflicts of interest. Generally, our clients are ethical people to whom we believe we can add significant value to through our advice.
Our business is built on a philosophy of continuous improvement to ensure we are providing our clients and business partners with the highest possible level of service and advice. Here’s a sample of our clients’ experiences.
What Our Financial Planning Clients Say
We have been consulting with Steve for over three years now commencing at a time where we were seeking sound financial advice for several reasons. Predominantly we wanted a robust financial plan to set us up for a comfortable retirement lifestyle and most importantly, that we had plans in place to maximise our investments and establish a foundation for our daughters to provide them with a financial head start in life.
Steve took the time to truly understand our needs, assessing our respective Superannuation plans, earning capacity, current and future investments, property portfolio and various insurances. As a result, we now feel extremely confident that we have a financial plan in place to achieve our desired outcomes and we fully trust Steve’s ongoing advice knowing he has our best interests in mind. Steve proactively remains in contact with us each year to determine that our financial plan remains current and relevant. He is extremely prompt, detailed and provides exceptional service. It is an absolute pleasure to deal with Steve and we highly recommend his services to anyone.
Warren and Liz Berry
We have known Steven for more than 5 years now. He was our financial advisor with one of the major banks and we were in the process of selling a business where I had worked for more than 30 years. It was a very busy time and I was not entirely comfortable using my bank for financial advice, however we quickly learned that Steven had a strong moral compass and a genuine interest in what we required at that time.
Steven helped me transition from being a wage earner to being a nervous investor. Nervous because of my lack of knowledge of the stock market and because my father had lost his fortune during the financial crisis of the late 80’s. He took the time to understand who we were and what we wanted as we transitioned into a new world of investment and wealth management.
We are proud to be foundation customers of Resolute Private Wealth Management and since that time have learnt from Steven how we can better balance our portfolio. Thanks to him we understand a bit better how the financial investment world ticks. Whilst I’ll never be a numbers man I am no longer the nervous investor. In recent times we have enjoyed working with Steven in stocks that are of particular interest to us by supporting businesses involved in renewable energies and sustainability, balanced of course with Blue Chip’s and steady earners.
I have no hesitation recommending Resolute and Steven to anyone needing highly skilled financial advice, but particularly if you are looking for someone who will work hard to understand where you are in life and what you want to achieve, whether transitioning to retirement or a new business venture.
We look forward to our future and know Steven will maximise our financial opportunities, yet ensure we provide for our old age and future generations.
Tim and Annette Miller
I’ve been a client of Steve’s for over 6 years now. I highly value our relationship and the effort he has made in getting to know me personally and understanding not only my financial goals, but also my life goals.
I’m grateful for the counsel he’s provided in helping structure my finances over these years. His guidance has assisted me greatly, in helping achieve my career objectives, making the significant change from corporate managerial role to leading my own business. Additionally, he has developed a very clear financial plan on my behalf, which he manages proactively and has delivered exceptional results.
Through my experience with Steve to date I’ve got tremendous confidence and peace of mind that my future financial prosperity is assured. I could not recommend he and the Resolute Private Wealth team more highly and look forward to a long and fruitful partnership.
I’ve been a client of Steve’s for many years initially as part of one of the big four banks advisory service and whilst happy with that service, since moving to Resolute the returns, service and focus cannot be faulted. Steve has been consistent and practical in his recommendations that have allowed me to focus on family, job and personal pursuits, even allowing for overseas work stints and limited availability for face to face consults. Regardless of these constraints Steve was and is always timely and considered in his service.
I cannot recommend Steve highly enough as he has personally invested time and effort to understand my holistic financial and life goals and developed a plan accordingly.
As a result of the advice and service, I can focus on family and career with the surety of knowing my financial interests are in the best possible hands. I strongly recommend Steve and Resolute for all your financial planning requirements.
Maria and I have been clients of Steve’s for nearly 10 years. Like a lot of people Maria and I are busy getting things done each day and did not have a close eye on our savings plan until we met Steve. He took the time to learn about us. To understand our appetite for risk. By the way we discovered through this process Maria and I weren’t quite aligned risk. Steve understood this and guided us to an agreed plan we were both happy with. Since this time our savings have grown substantially. Steve on our behalf has been pro-active in look into what will be best for our saving plan going forward and provided recommendations for change along the way. It has been a terrific experience I would recommend Resolute Private to anyone. The key things about this performance has been his ability to listen, be pro-active on our behalf, be flexible about meeting times and places and his depth of understanding of investment choices available.
Craig & Maria Muse
Steve has been our financial adviser for over ten years both at a major bank and now in his own practice. During this time, we have always found Steve to be extremely professional, honest and committed to helping us achieve our financial goals. He has been responsive to our changing situation and has always been available to advise us when needed. Steve has taken the time to truly listen to us and understand our retirement dreams. He is patient and able to use plain english to explain the finer details of our wealth plan to us. Steve is pre-emptive in his advice and takes the time to keep us up to date with emerging opportunities, issues and policy changes.
With Steve’s help and guidance, we have been able to implement a retirement plan that will enable us to achieve the comfortable retirement we are seeking. We feel our financial future is secure as a result of the competent and proactive advice that Steve has provided us. We have no hesitation in recommending Steve and Resolute Private Wealth. Esther & Noel R
I happily recommend Steve for his work as a Financial advisor. I started working with Steve about 7 years ago when he was with one of the major banks. (I was only a little worried when he took his first trip to South America about 6 months after I handed over my money!). At the time, I was CEO of one of Australia’s biggest private companies, and always was happy dealing with other people’s money, but not so much handling my own. Steve developed a plan that made us comfortable, over the next 5 to 10 years, and extending into retirement. I feel Steve knows me well, and has delivered great advice, both financially and in meeting some life goals. I’ve always felt comfortable in understanding his advice and how he is investing the money. I moved with him when he joined Resolute, and the returns on our funds have exceeded my expectation, as well as his genuine interest in who we are, and how we want to live. Having transitioned into semi-retirement, I am really comfortable with the level of lifestyle we can count on, going forward. I have since recommended friends to him, who are also happy.
We started using financial planning services about 20 years ago and were very happy with our original adviser until his retirement. We then transferred our affairs to a large financial planning company and were disappointed with the performance, communication skills and responsiveness of the advisers it provided. As a result, we searched for someone who had substantial experience and a good track record in the financial services sector.
We first met Steve a number of years ago and were impressed with his professional approach and wide knowledge of the subject. He is an excellent communicator who explains things clearly without resorting to the jargon so often used in this field. He is a good listener who not only provides sage advice but also takes into account and acts on our requests quickly.
As an example, there have been a number of changes to superannuation regulations over the last few years which have affected us. This has necessitated restructuring our financial affairs to maximise the benefits to us. Steve has been very well informed about these changes and their implications. His advice on how best to deal with these issues has been impressive and beneficial. In addition, he is friendly, trustworthy and values his clients as individuals.
To summarise, we have been very pleased with his professional approach, his knowledge of the area, his responsiveness and his communication skills. We have every confidence in him and regard him highly. We recommend him without reservation to clients requiring professional financial planning advice.
Brenda & Chris G
We had the pleasure of meeting Steve early 2013. After attending a seminar through Australian Super about preparing for retirement, it became obvious to us that the financial planner we had put our faith into was letting us down. We were watching our funds go down with no contact or guidance about our financial future. When the opportunity arose to meet with Steve, we jumped at it. Since meeting with Steve, under his guidance, we feel well placed to tackle the future.
We meet regularly to review our financial goals and by following Steve’s advice, including but not limited to Salary Sacrifice, Insurance Cover and Debt Reduction we are on track for our retirement while still enjoying holidays and all the things we enjoy.
When John suffered a serious accident in December 2015, through no fault of his own, Steve offered support and handled the Income Protection claim on our behalf, ensuring we suffered no financial stress at this difficult time.
We have always found Steve to be honest and knowledgeable and it is a pleasure working with him and the team at Resolute Private. We certainly feel more prepared for our retirement in the near future. Thanks Steve.
John and Sheryl C
My wife, Jennifer and I have been advised by Steve on our personal finances for the past decade, first as our advisor at Westpac and then at Resolute. When Steve decided to establish Resolute, we had no hesitation in continuing our relationship, based on the great service and advice he’d given us previously. When we first met Steve, we needed help to sort out our finances…in particularly in the areas of superannuation, mortgage and insurance. We are very grateful of the work he has done to re-structure those areas and the ongoing counsel he had provided. By following his plan, we have been able to work toward achieving our goals and gained a level of peace of mind that makes us feel confident and secure about the future. Add to that Steve’s calm and confident approach and his personable, caring manner. We would have no hesitation in recommending Steve as an outstanding financial advisor.
Mark and Jennifer Gillies
About 12 years ago we realized that we needed to take steps to try and have some financial security ready for our retirement, we approached the Westpac bank for their advice. The first financial adviser appointed to us unfortunately left Westpac not long after we started and things seemed to go downhill from there, nobody actually seemed interested in doing something positive about our financial position.
Then thankfully 7 years ago Steven was appointed to look after our affairs and he immediately started to rearrange our finances, we discussed our financial position in depth and he showed a deep understanding of our needs and a keen interest to get to know us as people not simply as clients.
With our financial affairs being now looked after by Steven at Resolute we have a very comfortable and confident attitude to our future financial affairs knowing that they are in safe hands. We definitely have no problem in recommending Resolute Private Wealth Management to our family and friends, knowing that they would be very well looked after as we have been over the past seven years.
Maureen & David Davison
I am the POA for my elderly mother, Lynette, and have known Steve since he became my parents’ Financial Adviser 8 or 9 years ago. Steve always takes the time to know your personal circumstances, and what financial goals/achievements you strive for.
On the passing of my father 4 years ago Steve, with the knowledge that Lynette, being a self-funded retiree and now on her own, would require a solid cash flow, advised us on rearranging certain investments to ensure a performance based portfolio with maximum earnings.
The service and support from Steve and the Resolute team have been second to none. We have personal meetings with Steve usually twice a year, and any other time we have needed assistance, changes, explanations, or further advice, Steve has been prompt in addressing our needs.
The Resolute team have always been proactive in ensuring Lynette’s Financial Plan is solid and we have achieved great success on the advice of Steve Esnouf.
We would highly recommend Resolute Private Wealth to anyone seeking professional financial planning advice.
T & L Muschialli
I first dealt with Steve when he worked for one of the big four banks, this was in July 2008 i.e. over 9 years ago. His advice was to shift my share portfolio – already held at this bank – into a superannuation account. Obviously, this was for tax reasons. Apart from the original share portfolio an additional AUD 150,000 was added to the portfolio at this time. The original share portfolio was also restructured to some extent.
As noted above, this was in July 2008 i.e. 2 months before the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the timing was shall we say less than optimal. Steve had the good judgement to place AUD 75,000 of these additional funds initially into a term deposit. The value of the superannuation portfolio did of course drop in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis however by nowhere as much as the share market on average. It recovered the lost ground quickly and since then it has performed well.
I can therefore recommend the financial advice of Steve in both good markets and in bad. In good markets it should be easy to increase the value of a share portfolio (although some cannot manage it) – a rising tide lifts all boats. My superannuation account was set up 2 months before the biggest stock market crash in 80 years. In the subsequent 9 years it has since out-performed the market and grown strongly. The performance of Steve needs to be seen in this context.
I therefore did not hesitate to follow Steve when he left the Bank and set up on his own.
Having met with 2 other Financial advisers and still feeling somewhat uncertain of the advice given to me Steve was thankfully recommended. As a single mother, sole earner and having just sold my home, the next steps in setting up my future financial nest egg were critical. I immediately felt comfortable with Steve, he took the time to understand my lifestyle, needs, financial goals and most importantly he spoke in a ‘language’ I could understand! My dealings with Steve have always been highly professional, he follows up and touches base regularly and he remembers the little things, a great balance of both a personable and professional relationship. I have great confidence that I am in safe hands, with my financial future mapped out well. I’m so glad Steve was recommended to me and would highly recommend him to others.
The ongoing and informed updates of the market changes and the care and attention of the director to my personal circumstances make Resolute a perfect match.
About two years ago we were discussing with a family member our current financial situation and how we were not achieving our goal for retirement. He recommended that we contact Steve for a chat and advice. From the first meeting we were confident that our goal could be met in a short period of time as retirement was sooner than we cared to think about.
With our input he developed a financial plan which was achievable and we were amazed at the growth and the outcome was exceptional. Steve is approachable, gives fantastic advice and we are always comfortable with his knowledge and guidance.
We would recommend Steve and the team at Resolute Private Wealth for your peace of mind when it comes to financial planning.
Robyn and Robert Kelly
I came across Steve, 10 years ago when he was working for one of the big banks and he helped me setup my Superannuation to allow me to plan for retirement later in life. I lost contact with Steve for a few years after he left and was assigned a new financial advisor who never made contact with me once during that time. I am glad that I came across Steve again when I needed to refresh my wealth plan as retirement is a little closer than I would like. I recommend Steve very highly and glad that I can now have piece of mind that my steps towards retirement will start working for me instead of me working for my retirement. Do yourself a favour and speak to Steve to give you piece of mind also. Thank you again Steve.
Steve is a highly skilled financial advisor. He is always generous with his time and guidance. Highly recommended. George Maunick
We first met Steve when he was working for one of the “Big 4” banks. In the past, we had met with other financial advisors, however no one had been able to offer something that we weren’t able to do ourselves.
We have found Steve to be passionate and dedicated to ensuring that have a we have clear goals for our future, he ensures that we are kept up to date and provides us with all the information needed for us to make informed decisions.
We highly recommended Steve and in fact, we have already recommended his services to several our friends and family.
Steve & Deb Jones