About Us

Strategic Wealth Planners

Despite being only in the first chapters of the 21st century, we have seen numerous sudden and unpredictable world events impact our Australian economy. And yet, despite the magnitude of the challenges we’ve faced, Australia’s economy finds new ways to thrive again and again.

We work with you to help you understand each and every element of your financial situation. You'll get expert guidance and support to create long-term strategies that help you grow your wealth and future generations.

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Our Philosophy

Educate. Empower. Enrich.

We begin by listening to your greatest joys and challenges and what keeps you up at night. We will then determine your explicit goals [what you are here for] as well as your implicit [goals you may not know exist] and formulate a Financial Plan based on your personality and how you think about money and life in general.

Because life and economies are constantly changing, the Financial Plan we formulate will change along with it. Whether you need help transferring wealth to your heirs, creating a strategy to protect assets, like your home and wealth, integrating your personal and business plans, or creating an investment strategy that aligns with your goals and values, you can do all of that at Strategic Wealth Planners.

Our teams, providing advice to individuals and businesses, are under one roof, including tax planning and preparationestate planning, budget planning, debt management, wealth planningpersonal insurance solutions and investments. Your Planner will bring in our experienced, in-house teams to create one, coordinated bespoke financial strategy developed specifically for you and only you. This integrated approach is meant to provide the best advice possible, simplify the process and time saving efficiencies.

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Our Values

We are a team of Fee-Only advisors who act as fiduciaries on behalf of our clients.

Committed to putting your interests first: Knowing that you have strategic advice formulated and designed to last during your life and beyond from a Planner dedicated to advocating for your individual or business needs can make all the difference.

Fee for Service: As Fee for Service Planners, we never accept commissions for any client investing, be it private, account based pension or superannuation. We do not sell investment products as this was abolished by ASIC under Regulatory Guide 246 banning Conflicted Remuneration. These bans included-

  • commissions, and;
  • volume based bonuses both from a Licensee or Investment Platform. 

Our investment decisions are purely based on what will help our client reach their goals in the best way possible, not what will pay us the biggest commission.  As fee-for-service Planners, our interests are aligned with our client’s interests.

Abide by the FPA Code: Being an Affiliate Member of the FPA, Robert Dekkan is required to uphold the highest standards in his dealing with clients, other professionals and regulators.  He must abide by the FPA Code of Conduct which includes principles such as Integrity, Objectivity and Diligence.

Fiduciary Standard: A Financial Planner held to a fiduciary standard occupies a position of special trust and confidence when working with a client. As fiduciaries, we are required to act with undivided loyalty on behalf of our clients. This includes disclosure of how we are compensated and any potential conflicts of interest.

No Custody of Assets: All assets managed by us are held in Trust by the relevant institution that you own an account with. While we direct the day-to-day management of our client assets, we have no ability to withdraw or use any of our client’s assets whatsoever. Only clients exclusively can do that.

Transparency: You have online access to your accounts depending on the Investment platform we recommend you. You can download an App or log-in to our Client Portal and you have full visibility of your accounts and can monitor your assets at any time and from any place. Client statements are provided at client review meetings additionally, we provide you with half-yearly or ad-hoc statements and supplemental account information as required.

Our Services

How we do it

Strategic Financial Planners

At Strategic Wealth, we always start with getting to know you. Not surface level you, but the real you and what drives you. It informs the conversations we then have about wealth creation, investing and retirement planning.

Step 1

FINANCIAL ROAD MAP INTERVIEW

Financial planning is about so much more than money. The first thing you’ll notice is we start with really getting to know you. The FRMI is an open and honest conversation…

Step 2

RESEARCH & ANALYSIS

Informed by our conversations with you, we take a detailed exploration of your financial position from debt levels, to cash flow, tax structure, superannuation…

Step 3

STRATEGIC PLANNING

This research and analysis will provide the information we need to develop a financial strategy for you that is clear, measurable and achievable…

Step 4

ADVICE PRESENTATION MEETING

The measure of our success is when the strategy aligns with your deeply held values and goals. Where we take your financial decisions and management from a feeling…

Step 5

IMPLEMENTATION & MANAGEMENT

After making any requested adjustments
to your strategy, our team will commence implementing your financial plan. Now we start the process of getting your…

Step 6

REVIEWS & ONGOING ADVISORY

We don’t just settle for the ‘best-laid plans’. We work hard behind the scenes to monitor and manage the intricacies of your investment strategy and growing your wealth…

Meet Our Team

Robert Dekkan

Senior Planner & Principal

Our principal, Robert Dekkan, is passionate about helping our clients articulate and achieve their personal and business goals through providing a transparent and holistic financial planning service.

He has over 27 years of experience as a Financial Planner, helping business owners, professionals and executives to grow and manage their wealth. He has completed his Master of Financial Planning, Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning, is an Affiliate Financial Planner of the Financial Planners Association of Australia and Associate of the Self Managed Super Fund Association.

Robert has a depth of experience and technical knowledge, particularly in providing general business, financial and taxation advice to his clients. He services a diverse range of clients in various industries, be it in construction, manufacturing or financial services.

Kubra Ozdil

Tax Specialist

Tell us about yourself?

My name is Kubra Ozdil, I am a Tax Specialist at Strategic Wealth Planners. I have been in this role for the past 2 and a half years. My journey commenced not long after graduating from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Accounting and Business Information systems.

My past employment includes working for small to medium sized accounting firms and have also worked for a Top 20 ASX listed bank.

What is your role at Strategic Wealth Planners?

  • Provide relevant insight on Capital Gains Tax implications
  • Gearing strategies
  • Efficient investment tax strategies
  • Administer payroll and bookkeeping
  • Quarterly lodgement and reporting

 

What do you love most about your job?

I help to contribute clients to maximise their return on their income and I am passionate about that.

Javaneh Dekkan

Senior Team Leader

Tell us about yourself?

My name is Javaneh Dekkan, I am Senior Team Leader at Strategic Wealth Planners. I have been in this role for the past 13 years, I’m also Robert’s wife.

What is your role at Strategic Wealth Planners?

  • Bookeeping and payroll
  • Formulating the Weekly Charter for the Team

 

What do you love most about your job?

It’s a family-run business, and I love working with my colleagues and it’s a great environment to be in.

Tiana Gow

Personal Assistant

Tell us about yourself?

My name is Tiana Gow, I am Personal Assistant at Strategic Wealth Planners. I have been in this role for the past 6 months. I’m really interested in Finance and I’m currently studying in University doing Media & Communications so this was the perfect part-time job for me to explore Finance.

What is your role at Strategic Wealth Planners?

  • Preparing Marketing Campaigns
  • Preparing Investment Review worksheets
  • Preparing and Completing Record of Advice documents

 

What do you love most about your job?

I really enjoy working at Strategic Wealth because I love my colleagues and every time I come to work they’re always smiling and it’s an enjoyable atmosphere to be apart of.

Brooke Le Cerf

Office Manager

Tell us about yourself?

My name is Brooke Le Cerf, I am Office Manager at Strategic Wealth Planners. I have been in this role for almost 10 years. My previous role I was Personal Assistant for a Financial Planner undertaking a similar role until his retirement.

What is your role at Strategic Wealth Planners?

  • Booking day to day appointments and scheduling
  • Pre and Post meeting paperwork
  • Day to day liaising with Insurers and Super Funds
  • Preparing Robert’s annual review meetings;

 

What do you love most about your job?

The thing I enjoy most is the realisation that we are assisting clients reach their goals and aspirations by for example- planning their retirement, accumulating savings for a rainy day or putting insurances in place to protect their families which is why I am so passionate about working here.