About Us

About Our Practice

  • Privately owned

  • No commissions or hidden costs

  • Great personalised advice

Since 2000, we have been operating with our own license which enables us to work free of influence by any bank or financial institution. This ensures that the advice we provide is without bias or influence and always in your best interests.

We are a boutique practice that provides great personalised advice. Our clients are all quality people, can take advice, and who have life aspirations that they wish to achieve.

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Our Difference

Our business model allows us to keep our practice small and manageable, focusing on quality over quantity. This ensures that you don’t get lost amongst a bigger practice, or an institution, where you can become just a number by changing advisers regularly. Lanham means personalised care.

Both of our advisers have worked in the practice for more than 30 years, and are committed for the next decade in providing advice that is not just numbers, but personalised for you to achieve your life aspirations.

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Retirement strategy

Professionalism

Our practice holds a Practicing Certificate with CPA Australia, is an FPA Professional Practice, and a Principal Practice Member of the Association of Independently Owned Financial Professionals.


CPA Australia

Financial Planning Association (FPA)

Association of Independently Owned Financial Professionals (AIOFP)

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Expertise

Our expertise has been developed from more than 30 years in taxation, auditing, accounting, corporate tax, consulting, financial advising, and investment management.

Peter has been buying shares for clients since his early days in Chartered Accounting, where his first role after University in 1982 was to prepare accounts, audit and tax returns for more than 500 self-managed superannuation funds.

Peter was responsible for managing the investments for the SMSFs and back then his ideal allocation was 50 percent into shares in Australian companies such as BHP, Western Mining, and 50 percent into Aussie Bonds, which were paying 16-18 per cent interest at that time. Peter carried this discipline into the current practice when he foundered it in 1989.

The business was originally established at Hurstville, with a city office in Australia Square established in 2003. Our offices are now located at Miranda and Double Bay.

With our office locations, the majority of our clients are in the Shire and Eastern Suburbs, but today with technology it is easy to access our expert advice. We also have clusters of clients on the North Shore, Northern Beaches, Padstow area, inner west, South Coast and North Coast, as well as the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth. Just about everywhere in Australia.

Our Advisors

Peter Craig Lanham

Our founder Peter Lanham has over 30 years’ experience in tax, accounting, corporate, and financial advising. He obtained his Bachelor of Commerce in 1982 and completed a Diploma of Financial Planning in 1996.

Peter has been a Certified Practicing Accountant since 1987, a Certified Financial Planner since 1997, and in 2010 attained the qualification of Certified Financial Strategist.

Peter studied Global Economics at Harvard Business School in 2011, an achievement he rates most highly in his business career.

Peter has four adult children that are mostly financially independent, and has had a lifetime of active sporting achievements, playing rugby for St George, rugby league in the St George junior competition, cricket reaching 1st grade at just age 17 in the Sydney Shires competition with Georges River.

Recently Peter has represented NSW in Veterans’ Cricket, and has competed in two Mini Golf World Championships in Croatia (2017), and Sweden (2019). He holds the Australian record in international competition of 26 putts for 18 holes at the tricky Kungalv Course in Sweden.

In 2019 Peter also completed the Astronaut training course at NASA, Cape Canaveral in Florida. Peter equalled the fifth best ever score, and is the only non-Astronaut on the Top 10 board.

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Linda Gae Ewerlin

Linda has been with Lanham Financial Advice since 1990. She has vast expertise in financial advising, with specialisations in cash flow management, strategic superannuation knowledge, and extensive experience with Centrelink and aged care.

Linda is a qualified Financial Adviser (FASEA compliant) who holds Diplomas in Accounting and Financial Planning.  Linda is an Authorised Representative of Lanham Financial Advice, and is a Justice of the Peace.

Linda has worked in accounting and financial planning for 27 years, and provides a strong sense of understanding with our clients, helping clients to identify their life aspirations, assisting them with implementing their strategic advice, and day-to-day enquiries.

Linda is married with three children, and enjoys travel, and socialising with family and friends.  Linda has spent time living and working in London, and exploring the European, Asian and US continents.

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Community Support

Through our long-term associations with Legacy and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, we provide financial advice to clients who are widows from the Afghanistan conflict.

Legacy has always been close to our hearts, with Peter’s grandfather, Albert Teasel, serving in the field artillery in the major battles in France and Belgium in 1917 and 1918.

Linda’s grandfather fought in WW2, was captured by the Japanese during the fall of Singapore in 1942, was missing in action for 18 months, then was located on the Thai-Burma Death Railway as a prisoner of war.

Peter’s grandparents were both keen contributors to Legacy, as was Linda’s grandparents and parents, and naturally find Legacy to be the charity we support.

We have organised and run several charity lunches for Legacy, and Peter delights in being the MC of these important fundraisers that enable the junior Legatees to attend their annual Christmas camp at Moss Vale. 

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Our Values

Holistic

We pull focus to solve problems as part of the bigger picture

Honesty

We’re straightforward and realistic. We tell you what you need to hear, not what you want to know

Integrity

We say what we do and do what we say

Simplicity

We uncomplicate people’s messy financial world

Our Service Offering

What Is Your Life Aspiration?

Uncovering what you wish to achieve during your lifetime is unique to you.

Not all aspirations require money, but most are made easier to achieve and enjoy through sound financial advice which is targeted towards your aspirations.

Please give some thought to your life aspirations before you come in to meet with us.

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Our Service Offering

Quality Of Advice

Offerings by large institutions and industry super funds, that categorise you into a prepackaged plan or mix of investments, is not financial advice.

In our eyes, great financial advice is tailored to your life aspirations and unique circumstances. It’s personal.

We template our Retirement Roadmap and Financial Game Plan services as a starting point. But, from the thousands of roadmaps and plans that we have formulated over the last three decades, no advice has been the same, not even close. That’s the value.

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CLIENT STORIES

Featured Client Success Story

We have been using Peter’s expertise in all things financial since 1990 and have always been impressed by his diligence, honesty and integrity. Our financial goals are on track under his care and we are always confident that he has our best interests at heart when making recommendations and investment decisions. We can highly recommend Peter and his dedicated team’

We have been clients of Peter for many years now. He has always given sound information in his newsletter on the performance of our investments and made appropriate suggestions as to and when they should be changed to ensure that they are performing to our needs.

I am a retired company accountant and have been comfortably living off reasonable interest and dividends until recently. A friend recommended Peter so we sought his advice to deal with the current and probably long term dilemma of low interest rates. Peter has provided my family with invaluable advice for the management of my investments both inside and outside Super.

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