About Us

Pete Hawcroft | Financial Advisor | Scout Private Wealth

About Me

What’s on your Top 10 list? Retiring sooner, paying down debt, putting kids through school or even just spending more quality time with friends and family? At any moment we have the freedom to make a list of important choices – choices that will create a bright new direction or meaning in our life. The truth is most of us are too busy doing what we think we have to do that we never get around to doing what we really want to do.

Hi, I’m Pete Hawcroft and, as a Financial Adviser, I am afforded the opportunity to help people live a better life by making smart decisions with their money.

Whilst at university, I had the opportunity of a lifetime to deploy to East Timor as a Reservist with further opportunities in the Middle East. From these early moments, I changed my outlook on what really matters in life as I was inspired by the coming together of individuals, families and communities in order to achieve a greater goal.

For me, this ignited a passion with adding value and meaning in other people’s lives. For me, being a financial adviser is so much more than just numbers and strategies. It is a rare privilege to be invited into your life and help guide you to do what really matters to you.

There is no better reward than seeing a life well lived without fear and regret!

Life is short. Live your dream and wear your passion!

The Scout Private Wealth Story

What's in a name?

Welcome to Scout Private Wealth. Our origins date back to 1995 when I joined the Royal Australian Air Force as an Airfield Defence Guard and was deployed to East Timor. My role was that of a “Scout” which was essentially to be the eyes and ears for a larger group passing back information and looking out for danger and, essentially, I see my role as a financial adviser as having a similar focus. That is, I see my role as being your eyes and ears looking out for you on your financial journey so you can continue to live the best version of your life.

Our Philosophy (and promise to you)

We understand that money is only a means to an end and we want to see our clients live a life free of stress that comes from worrying about money. Our promise is to know and understand you and help guide you to make smarter money decisions that enrich your life. It’s only through understanding who you really are and what you want to achieve is what then allows us to be set free on our mission to carefully align your money with your values and your future.

If that sounds like the type of adviser you’ve been looking for, then we’d love to catch up and see how we can help!

Working together is all about you

Everyone has a story to tell and we would love to hear yours! Having advised clients since 2004, we know we do our best work with you if:

  1. Life is hectic and there’s little time for anything else let alone work out your finances.
  2. You are open to new ideas and willing to make the necessary changes to improve your life.
  3. You are not sure if you are “on track” and need help to work out what you need to do!
  4. You are looking to partner with someone who believes there is more to life than just money.
  5. You want to protect your loved ones from life’s unfortunate “what-if’s”.
  6. You need peace of mind and reassurance that you have a sound strategy in place.
  7. You want to enjoy life now knowing that there is a plan in place for tomorrow.
  8. You need to reduce your financial stress which will allow you in turn to focus on what is important in your life.
  9. You value getting advice from a professional and are happy to pay for it.
  10. You know what is important and that money is only a tool to facilitate life.

Whilst we would love to help everyone get access to the best financial advice, we know we won’t be the best fit if:

  1. You are looking to get rich quickly.
  2. You get excited by hot tips and are only chasing returns.
  3. Are only interested in money for money’s sake.
  4. Want free or cheap advice.
  5. Want a magic pill rather than putting in the effort to make some small changes to get what you want.
  6. You are not prepared to receive advice or think you can do a better job.

So if you think we can be a great fit, then let’s connect!