About us

The Avant Difference

It is estimated that about 85% of all Financial Planners are associated or owned by the banks and large financial institutions.

Avant is different to many financial planning practices as through Avant Financial Solutions it holds its own Australian Financial Services Licence (436740). This licence is issued by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). Avant’s advisers act for you and not for any life insurance company, fund manager or bank. We are committed to acting in your best interests and will further your interests as opposed to others. Our advice to you will be appropriate for your relevant circumstances and leave you in a better position. We are committed to you and your family.

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    Chris Cornish

    B. Comm (Econs & Financial Planning), Adv Dip FS (FP),
    Dip FS (F/MB mgt), SMSF Specialist Advisor™
    Financial Planner - AR 312021 FSG
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    Chris has an extensive background of over ten years in the financial services profession and has previously been employed by one of the big four banks and more recently an accounting firm.

    Chris is a strategies focused financial planner who communicates complex subjects in simple terms.

    Accredited in all aspects of advice, Chris continues to keep abreast of changes by attending regular financial planning education seminars, building a professional network of associates, constantly reviewing legislative changes and the opportunities and/or challenges they may present.

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    William Lam

    B. Comm (Hons) (Finance ), B. Comm (Accounting),
    Diploma of Financial Planning
    Paraplanner
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    William had 3 years of experience as an Investment Analyst before joining Avant Financial. William is a detail oriented paraplanner. He enjoys visualising complicated financial terms through colorful graphs and charts.

    He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Finance and a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from Curtin University. He also passed Chartered Financial Analyst Level 2. Passionate on financial planning, he completed the Diploma and is currently studying toward the Advanced Diploma.