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Who's behind The Wealth Network?
Together they run their own financial planning empire.

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Dean (left) and Paul (right) founded Absolute Wealth Advisers back in 2009 and after capturing a fair share of the high net wealth market in Sydney they  saw value in nurturing and investing in the rising talent of Australia's financial advice industry.


They currently hold equity stakes in four other financial planning businesses and invest directly into the fintech companies of the future.


Not content to take the hands off approach  Dean rolls up his sleeves and actively engages in a leadership role for these businesses while Paul primarily takes care of business at Absolute Wealth Advisers. They both lend their wisdom at a board level to members of The Wealth Network.


Dean has been a leading mentor to some of the most awarded young talent in the financial advice industry including Ben NashGlen Hare and Jessica Brady. His superb ability to implement an efficient business model with high standards in detail, duty and compliance has set the groundwork for each member of The Wealth Network to offer impeccable and focussed service.

Dean and Paul are available for podcast and speaking opportunities.

Dean Holmes

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 Degree in Economics, and a Diploma in Financial Planning. 


  • Practice Management

  • Revolutionary Financial Planning Systems

  • Niche Targeting

  • Offshore Staffing / Virtual Teams

  • Financial Planning For Business Owners and High Net Wealth Families

  • Goals based Planning and Investing

  • LinkedIn

Paul Barrett

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 Advisors and a Registered Tax (Financial) Adviser with the
Tax Practitioners Board. 


  • High Net Wealth Families

  • High Net Wealth Divorce 

  • High Net Wealth Inheritance and intergenerational wealth transfer

  • Complex Structures

  • International Assets

  • Investment Strategy

  • LinkedIn
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