Cameron Hamilton, CFP®, MBA, CPWA®

Partner, Director of Financial Planning

Cameron is a problem-solver.  His favorite book growing up was The Way Things Work, which showed how complicated systems are composed of simple machines.  His analytical bent helps him seek out the root of the problem, whether he’s helping a client make a complex decision or perfecting his BBQ ribs recipe.

At UK’s Gatton College, Cameron earned a Master of Business Administration, developing the tools to advise business owners and act as Personal CFO for individuals & families.  He continued his training by becoming a CFP® (CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER practitioner) and holds the Certified Private Wealth Advisor® (CPWA®) Certification, administered by Investments & Wealth Institute and taught in conjunction with The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Since joining Ballast in 2014, Cameron has enjoyed building relationships with the families he serves and watching them thrive.   He looks at decision-making through a behavioral finance lens and distills high-level planning strategies into common-sense action steps.   His clients know they are on track to reaching their goals and feel empowered to use their resources to live out their values.

As Director of Financial Planning at Ballast, Cameron leads the research and implementation of high-level planning strategies for the families we serve.  He has a passion for sharing this knowledge and wisdom on planning and personal finance with student groups & professional organizations as a guest speaker.

Cameron enjoys cycling, hiking, and cooking with his wife, Christie, and daughter Ruby. When not with his family, he spends time on community passions: like the cross-country nonprofit bicycle ride Bike4Alz which he helped found in 2010 or fundraising and cooking up BBQ for his Hogs for The Cause charity team, MyHammy Vice, which raises money for pediatric brain cancer.

In the community…

  • Founding Member and Current Board Member of Bike4Alz
  • Board Member of Life Plan of Kentucky
  • Board Member of Ashland Terrace
  • Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd Vestry
  • Club Member of Bluegrass Cycling Club
  • Charity BBQ Team Co-Founder, MyHammy Vice
  • Shriner’s Corporate Council Member
  • Leadership Lexington Class of 2019-2020
  • Kentucky Refuge Ministries
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“The people I work with lead complicated lives. I enjoy finding elegant solutions that ease worry in their financial lives so they can live well.”
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