Easton's Investments

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We only invest in quality businesses that can be enhanced by our participation
Hayes Knight (NSW)


HKNSW is an established, full service, Sydney based accounting firm, formed in the early 1980s by Greg Hayes, its current CEO.


The Company is owned 30% by Easton and the balance by executives working in the business.


It is a traditional accounting practice with a primary focus on the following client channels, where the firm has developed significant specialisation over many years:


  • Mid-size, privately owned businesses and corporates

  • Fast growth entrepreneurs

  • Australian subsidiaries of multi-nationals

  • SMSFs

  • Membership base organisations

  • Accountants (for the provision of specialist services)

Knowledge Shop


Knowledge Shop was established by HKNSW in 2000 to provide professional support services to small to medium accounting firms.  


The Company is owned 100% by Easton.


It operates a subscription based service, allowing “member” firms to access a range of support services and material, including:


  • An on-line knowledge bank providing electronic precedent, work paper and practice management systems

  • A technical support help desk

  • Professional development programs

  • Quarterly technical and client newsletters.


The Knowledge Shop subscriber base has grown consistently since its inception and today is comprised of approximately 700 member firms across Australia.

Merit Wealth & HKRS


Merit Wealth and its related entity, Hayes Knight Referral Services (HKRS) were established by HKNSW in 2009 to provide financial services solutions for accounting firms.


Merit Wealth and HKRS are each owned 100% by Easton.


Merit Wealth holds an Australian Financial Services License (AFSL) and offers accounting firms the option of providing in-house advice through a qualified adviser authorised by Merit Wealth or under a referral service initiated and managed by HKRS in conjunction with Merit Wealth.


Wealth Protection

Easton Wealth Protection (EWP) is a Melbourne based risk insurance broking business, owned 100% by Easton.


Asset Management

Easton Asset Management is the distributer of Harmony investment products in Asia and the Middle East owned under contract with Momentum Global Investment Management. 
The company is owned 100% by Easton.


Chesterfields is a Perth based financial planning and risk insurance broking business, owned 52% by Easton.