Planner Pulse 042: Reuben Zelwer — Remembering Lawrence Shamrakov

On 20 January 2016, Lawrence Shamrakov, a young financial adviser, lost his life in an accident while cycling to work on a busy road just outside of Melbourne. He was just 25 and left behind his wife, his future first daughter, family, friends, and his business partner at Adapt Wealth Management — Reuben Zelwer.

Reuben contacted me, and asked if he could share some thoughts about Lawrence in a podcast episode.

In this episode, Reuben reflects on what it was like working with Lawrence, shares how they came to work together, and what we can learn from a young adviser with an attitude to work and life that earned him a great deal of respect from his peers.

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In this episode, we talk about:

  • Lawrence’s path in financial planning — how he got to where he was, what he was like and what he contributed

  • How Lawrence and Reuben met, and how they came to start working together

  • How Lawrence become a partner at such a young age (24)

  • What areas Lawrence really excelled in

  • What Reuben learned from Lawrence

  • How Reuben is managing the change in their business, and who is providing help and support

  • What the path forward looks like for Adapt Wealth

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