Simon Roughsedge

About me:

Job Title: Director and Financial Planner

What I do: Main point person for clients and their advice needs but also co-manage the firm with Sarah and the Leadership Team.

Brief Background: Born, School, Work in Toronto, University, Work in Borneo, Career #1 adventure (figuring things out – step 1), Married, Career #2 adventure (figuring things out – step 2), Clarus Adventure, Kids, Clarus cont….

Favourite part of my Job: I enjoy the various different hats that I get wear but out of all, listening to Client’s stories is always special.

Outside Work: With Sarah, the boys or Tilly (or a combination of all or any of the four)

Favourite Movie: Kingdom of Heaven

Favourite Place: In the bath with a good book

Our Approach

Knowing what your money is doing and how it’s helping you achieve your goals will give you an overall feeling of confidence and control over your finances. We like to keep the process as simple as possible, creating a clear, confident plan in 3 steps


We listen to you, we ask lots of probing questions so we can get a true understanding of what your concerns are, what your goals are and where you would like to get to. It’s not just about your money, it’s about your life. We understand how complex your life and financial situation can be, and we are here to simplify it and to help.


Now we know you and your goals, we create a comprehensive financial roadmap for your future. We will consider how all your plans and investments overlap and interact with one another in order to formulate the most effective and efficient strategy for you. This can be concisely summarised by the phrase “the whole is more than the sum of its’ parts.


Life never stands still for long. The best financial plans are designed to enable you to put alternative scenarios in place so that your long-term strategy can be altered and fixed. So, while it doesn’t mean that your overall goal has to change – it might just mean altering the road that ultimately gets you there.

We’re here for the whole journey

We will continue to regularly meet with you to update the plan for life events and take into consideration any changes in your goals. We’re here for the whole journey. All good relationships require continual feedback and input.  Once we have learned about you and your needs, developed and implemented a financial plan, we are not done, and in many ways our work has just begun.

Regularly reviewing and adapting your financial plan is always recommended, no matter what’s happening, because it helps you to stay on track. We will continue to regularly meet with you to update the plan for life events and take into consideration any changes in your goals.