Dean Hutchins

Diversified Financial Planners

25 Yrs Experience
Frankston, VIC 3199

2015 Regional winner AMPFP Adviser of the Year and inaugural winner Now Infinity Best SMSF Strategy Award, CEO & Founder of Diversified Financial Planners (18 years); a financial planning company in Melbourne, specialising in Self Managed Super Funds (SMSFs) and complex advice areas.

I first started in the financial planning industry in 1998, where I mainly focused on insurance and retail super funds. Soon after, estate planning took my interest because advice was poor across the industry.

In 2005, I made the decision to focus on SMSFs which allowed me to use a variety of strategies where I could add value, combined with the much needed estate planning advice.

I suffered a serious illness in 2012. Leading up to this, I was 37 years old, fit and in great physical condition. Two weeks later I found myself paralysed and bedbound. Many people, including myself, think “this won’t happen to me.” This experience now provides a discussion point with clients which is “let’s think about the future and retirement, but let’s not forget about today; let’s find a balance.” As a result I now value my life & enjoy my lifestyle as much as possible.

Balance is achieved through my interests from snowboarding, skiing, scuba diving, hiking, travel, UFC and being a mild star wars fan! Experiencing the most life has to offer is important and this has led me to peruse my childhood dream of attaining my pilots licence.

I am passionate about helping people and building great relationships. We offer an end-to-end service for our clients, rather than transactional services. Our focus is to provide a comprehensive offering. Personally, I’m not interested in clients who want one-off advice, a term deposit in a super fund or one investment property and have us assist with their administration. We do have others in the practice that can assist clients with this. For Diversified it’s all about getting the structure right and adding value to our clients.

My Motto: “Never die wondering!”


  • Superannuation
  • Insurance Protection
  • Retirement & Pension
  • Self Managed SuperFunds
  • Shares & Investments
  • Complex Investments
  • Small Business Advice
  • Tax Strategies
  • Growing Assets
  • Wills & Estates

My fees

I offer a free initial consultation for potential new clients. Get in touch

Recent reviews

At a glance

  • Adviser status Platinum
  • Rating 4.92
  • Number of reviews 53
  • First year providing advice 1999
  • Years of experience 25
  • Highest qualification
    • Master of Financial Planning
  • Language spoken
    • English

Diversified Financial Planners

Landmark Centre, Level 1, 454-472 Nepean Hwy
Frankston, VIC 3199

Opening hours

  • 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday

Meeting methods

  • In person
    In person
  • Phone
  • Video call
    Video call

Licensed by

Amp Financial Planning Pty Ltd

AFSL 232706