Our History

Find out more about us, our journey, and how our experience helps individuals, families, and businesses.

Find out About Our Journey

Eclipse Financial Planning is a new and forward-thinking financial advice practice. It is committed to serving its clients with a professional, holistic, and no-nonsense approach, to offer robust and broad financial planning so as to help people and businesses make the right financial decisions for them.

Based in the heart of Blackheath Village in South East London, Eclipse Financial Planning is conveniently located to serve families and businesses in Blackheath, Greenwich and surrounding areas, as well as Canary Wharf and the City. Our client base spreads out further than London however, with several clients in Kent and even as far away as Edinburgh.

Meet Your Adviser

Work History

Tom Kesterton has spent his entire working life in financial services, obtaining experience in a number of different areas of finance, all based in central London. This experience spans across working with HNW private clients, companies, and institutions. Tom’s previous roles have primarily focused on ensuring clients receive the service they need.

Other experience includes trading for a highly-regarded independent stockbroker and a role analysing market data to identify pricing irregularities. Tom’s career started before the 2008 financial crisis, and since then he has accrued experience and a familiarity with a number of different areas within investment – from foreign exchange and derivatives, to fixed income and finally shares.

Tom’s key area of expertise is his understanding of the funding industry, and the use of different investment fund products that exist to serve different client needs. 

Work History

Tom Kesterton has spent his entire working life in financial services, obtaining experience in a number of different areas of finance, all based in central London. This experience spans across working with HNW private clients, companies, and institutions. Tom’s previous roles have primarily focused on ensuring clients receive the service they need.

Other experience includes trading for a highly-regarded independent stockbroker and a role analysing market data to identify pricing irregularities. Tom’s career started before the 2008 financial crisis, and since then he has accrued experience and a familiarity with a number of different areas within investment – from foreign exchange and derivatives, to fixed income and finally shares.

Tom’s key area of expertise is his understanding of the funding industry, and the use of different investment fund products that exist to serve different client needs.

Qualifications

Tom graduated from Brighton Business School, winning the Academic Prize in BA (Hons) International Finance and Capital Markets. From there he continued his studies to understand more about the industry, broadening his knowledge.

Tom is able to offer advice on mortgages and protection through the CeMAP qualification, as well as his required Level 4 status for providing financial advice. Tom holds the Level 7 Chartered Wealth Manager qualification.

Qualifications

Tom graduated from Brighton Business School, winning the Academic Prize in BA (Hons) International Finance and Capital Markets. From there he continued his studies to understand more about the industry, broadening his knowledge.

Tom is able to offer advice on mortgages and protection through the CeMAP qualification, as well as his required Level 4 status for providing financial advice. Tom holds the Level 7 Chartered Wealth Manager qualification.

Eclipse Financial Planning

Tom wanted to transition to advice to make a difference and build long-term relationships with families and businesses, to ensure those he served achieved a better quality of life for their respective financial situations than if they hadn’t seen an adviser.

Tom felt that he could do this best at the local level, with the control and flexibility of operating under his own brand, to best accommodate Eclipse Financial Planning clients.

Eclipse Financial Planning

Tom wanted to transition to advice to make a difference and build long-term relationships with families and businesses, to ensure those he served achieved a better quality of life for their respective financial situations than if they hadn’t seen an adviser.

Tom felt that he could do this best at the local level, with the control and flexibility of operating under his own brand, to best accommodate Eclipse Financial Planning clients.

Interests

Outside of work, Tom is interested in astronomy and the latest developments in astrophysics. He is a member of the Flamsteed Society and Royal Observatory based in Greenwich Park. He plays hockey for Blackheath and Elthamians Hockey club.

Tom’s lifelong passion is flying, and despite missing out on a career in the forces due to health reasons, he’s still determined to get his private pilot’s licence.

Interests

Outside of work, Tom is interested in astronomy and the latest developments in astrophysics. He is a member of the Flamsteed Society and Royal Observatory based in Greenwich Park. He plays hockey for Blackheath and Elthamians Hockey club.

Tom’s lifelong passion is flying, and despite missing out on a career in the forces due to health reasons, he’s still determined to get his private pilot’s licence.

Quilter Financial Planning

At Eclipse Financial Planning, we decided to align ourselves with Quilter Financial Planning. This gives Eclipse Financial Planning clients the best of both worlds: the strength and depth of the resources of the Quilter Financial Planning Network (which also offers a broad range of cost-effective solutions through its buying power), as well as the peace of mind from its robust compliance procedures. This is all then focused through Eclipse Financial Planning, offering a tailored service to clients with the high quality of service and attentiveness you can expect from a small, locally-based enterprise.

We at Eclipse Financial Planning are very pleased to have partners in Quilter Financial Planning. The relationship offers a good balance between the freedom of total autonomy and the support of an established network. A range of products available through Quilter Financial Planning provides the peace of mind that any product recommended by a network member has undergone the robust due diligence to ensure its suitability for our clients.

At Eclipse Financial Planning, we decided to align ourselves with Quilter Financial Planning. This gives Eclipse Financial Planning clients the best of both worlds: the strength and depth of the resources of the Quilter Financial Planning Network (which also offers a broad range of cost-effective solutions through its buying power), as well as the peace of mind from its robust compliance procedures. This is all then focused through Eclipse Financial Planning, offering a tailored service to clients with the high quality of service and attentiveness you can expect from a small, locally-based enterprise.

We at Eclipse Financial Planning are very pleased to have partners in Quilter Financial Planning. The relationship offers a good balance between the freedom of total autonomy and the support of an established network. A range of products available through Quilter Financial Planning provides the peace of mind that any product recommended by a network member has undergone the robust due diligence to ensure its suitability for our clients.