Meet The Team

Dean Holmes

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CO-FOUNDER
DIRECTOR
WEALTH ADVISER

 

Since starting Absolute Wealth Advisers twelve years ago, Dean has become a leading mentor to some of the most awarded young talent in the financial advice industry. His superb ability to implement an efficient business model with high standards in detail, duty and compliance has set the groundwork for Absolute Wealth Advisers to be able to offer impeccable and focussed service.

 

In working directly with clients Dean is passionate about developing a financial strategy that fits with their goals, objectives and passions in life.  "Investment portfolios and returns are the last thing that I talk to a client about. Investments need to have a context which are your personal goals."
 

Dean has held several positions on family boards of high net wealth family clients and has directed teams of accountants and lawyers in managing family affairs.  He has an Honours in Economics, a Diploma in Financial Planning and is a member of the SMSF Professionals’ Association of Australia.

Bentley Luyong

TEAM LEADER 

Bentley helps keep the wheels turning at Absolute Wealth Advisers. He is our quality-control guy on the ground and manages our team in Cebu. He assists our Wealth Managers with accurate client data management and “fact find” research. Bentley also quality checks our Statements of Advice and liaises with our insurance providers to ensure our clients can be kept up to date with any changes.

Paul Barrett

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CO-FOUNDER
DIRECTOR
WEALTH ADVISER

 

Paul offers his clients a lifetime of experience in the finance industry. Before starting Absolute Wealth Advisers 12 years ago, Paul came from a banking and investment background and has been involved in some of the most complex deals in Australian finance. His years of experience have taught him that money can often be over engineered. “People get carried away chasing exciting ideas and big returns when nine times out of ten a simple approach achieves far better results.”

 

Paul is uniquely experienced in his understanding of international assets (particularly US holdings) and offers a cool head in times of turmoil. He is known for his personal approach to wealth management and believes in explaining finance in a way you can
understand, even when the structures and transactions are complex. 

 

Paul holds a Bachelor of Economics, Masters in Business – Finance and a Diploma of Financial Planning. He is also a Fellow Chartered Financial Planner with the Association of Financial Advisers and a Registered Tax (Financial) Adviser with the Tax Practitioners Board.

Carl Christopher Cane

AFSL OPERATIONS SPECIALIST

Carl is a technology specialist. He provides reporting across the group from our client and investment dashboards and manages our AFSL database. He works with our service providers and internal Investment, Insurance and Best Practice committees to ensure our data is accurate, timely, and compliant.

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