The Best Financial Planners In Adelaide

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The Best Financial Planners In Adelaide

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We have listed the 10 best Adelaide Financial Planners.

Adrian Frinsdorf – William Buck Wealth Advisors

Director & Head – Wealth Advisory

Understanding a client’s unique situation and then helping them build a pathway to wealth is the experience that Adrian finds most satisfying in his role. Adrian believes that building strong relationships with clients is the only way to find the right financial solutions for them.

Adrian abides by the philosophy that ‘investing is as much about the investments you choose to ignore as the ones you choose to invest in’. With this in mind, he takes a methodical approach to his work, ensuring that ‘no stone is left unturned’ in his pursuit of successful outcomes for clients.

One of Adrian’s strongest beliefs is that poor short-term management leads to longer-term issues and delaying action creates a bigger problem. He works with his clients to ensure that issues are kept to a minimum and potential opportunities are maximised.

Since 1995, Adrian has worked across a range of roles in the Financial Services industry, including stockbroking, direct share advice, funds management, accountancy and delivery of tailored advice to high net worth clients across banking, investment advice and structured Financial Planning. Adrian also provides Family Office services for our elite and private clients with assets in excess of $10m.   


  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • Diploma in Financial Planning
  • Certificate IV in Financial & Mortgage Broking
  • AFP Member of Financial Planning Association


Level 6, 211 Victoria Square, Adelaide SA 5000

About William Buck Wealth Advisors

William Buck Wealth Advisors are one of South Australia’s largest locally owned wealth advisory practices and can provide advice on a wide range of investments and strategies – with direct and unmatched investment capabilities. They are the financial planning arm of reputable accounting firm William Buck, providing trusted wealth advice to South Australians for over 20 years (AFSL 230637, Australian Credit Licence 230637).

Contact – Adrian Frinsdorf

Oliver Temme – Midsec Financial Advisors

Financial Advisor

Oliver has worked in the financial services profession since 2004 gaining valuable experience in Adelaide, Melbourne and London.  He has extensive knowledge in areas including portfolio construction (specialising in direct share portfolios), wealth creation, superannuation (including Self-Managed Super), retirement planning, tax strategies and estate planning.  With this strong technical background, Oliver is well equipped to deliver complex advice in a clear and concise manner.

Oliver’s primary focus is to understand what his clients want to achieve and to put their interests before all else.  His clients receive a combination of market leading financial planning advice along with a tried and tested investment process.  Ultimately, Oliver provides his clients with the framework and support to ensure they can achieve what’s important to them.

Oliver believes that working collaboratively with other professionals such as Accountants and Lawyers is critical in achieving superior financial outcomes for clients.

Oliver holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Adelaide and a Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning.  As a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), and a member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia, he is committed to the highest level of ethical standards in the provision of financial advice.



Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning

Bachelor of Commerce

Accredited Listed Product Adviser Program

Self Managed Superannuation Funds accreditation

Lvl 2, 170 Greenhill Road, Parkside SA 5063

About Midsec Financial Advisors

Midsec is one of the largest non-affiliated advisory practices in Adelaide.  The firm has eleven Advisors and fourteen support staff servicing in excess of 800 clients.  Midsec Financial Advisors provide a tailored, full service financial planning offering to a broad range of clients including professionals, business owners, farmers and retirees.  It’s proud to state that it has a 20-year track record of providing high quality outcomes, while ensuring survival in bad times.


Contact: Oliver Temme

Darren James – MBA Financial Strategists Limited


Darren is a Director and Senior Financial Planner at MBA Financial Strategists.  He commenced his own practice in 2001 taking over his father’s rural practice in 2002 then merged with MBA Financial Strategists in 2007 and became a managing partner.  The most enjoyable part of financial planning for Darren is making a difference to clients’ lives and enabling them to achieve their personal and financial planning goals.  He has a young family and is a keen cyclist and runner. 

As result of Darren’s experience, knowledge and long-term client relationships in the financial services industry he works with a range of clients and is able to provide personalised and tailored financial advice in the following areas:

  • pre-retirement accumulation strategies
  • retirement planning
  • investment strategies
  • superannuation
  • estate planning
  • wealth creation
  • insurance

He also specialises in providing advice on self-managed superannuation funds.

Darren is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® with a Diploma of Financial Planning and is a member of the Financial Planning Association. Darren is an authorised representative and credit representative of AMP Financial Planning Pty Limited, Australian Financial Services Licensee and Australian Credit Licensee.

77 King William Rd Unley, SA 5061

Contact: Darren James

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Stevie-Jade Turner – Verse Wealth


I’m a Financial Adviser at Verse Wealth, a team of multi-award-winning financial advisers.

I love helping people, and from an early age I’ve had an affinity for complex maths and enjoyed problem solving. It was this combination that lead me to a career in financial advice in 2009. I’ve since spent more than a decade helping clients achieve goals and feel financially secure, as well as coaching many Financial Advisers. I’m passionate about advice that is truly personalised, strategic and I love thinking outside the box to figure out how clients can make sure their money is really serving them.

Our Approach

At Verse, our approach is wildly different to most of the industry. It’s not just about money – it’s about your entire life. Money is just fuel for living the life you want, which means something different to everyone. To learn more about our Approach, click here.

Our Services

Our advice embraces your whole financial life. Your situation will dictate what combination of services and advice you need to make the most of your resources. To learn more about our Services, click here

Our Clients

We work with professionals, pre-retirees, high achievers and more.  They reach out because they might be making good money but not making the most of it, are unsure on the right strategy or uncertain about the future. To learn more about our Clients, click here

What our clients say

‘Getting financial advice has been one of the best things we’ve ever done.’ Olivine. M

‘Verse have been indispensable helping my family achieve our goals.’ Greg. P

‘Professional, personable, responsive and highly knowledgeable.’ Ryan. C

‘I could not be happier with their professionalism and knowledge.’ James. F

‘The Verse team will change your lives forever.’Stephen. S 

To see more of what our other clients have to say about the experience of working with us, we encourage you to check out our Google reviews.

Recent Awards 

  • 2022 Independent Financial Advisers Goals Based Adviser of the Year
  • 2021 Independent Financial Advisers Excellence Award
  • 2021 Independent Financial Advisers Client Outcome of the Year
  • 2020 Financial Planning Association Advice Innovation Award
  • 2020 Independent Financial Advisers Client Servicing Adviser of the Year

If you’d like to have a short, no-pressure chat you can book a call with us, contact us below or visit


Hub Adelaide, 89 Pirie Street, Adelaide

Contact: Stevie-Jade Turner

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Dawn Thomas – The Wealth Designers


Dawn Thomas CFP®, SSA is an award-winning financial adviser whose clients appreciate her down-to-earth style, jargon-free advice and the effort she puts in to understand her clients and chase the best outcomes for them.

Dawn’s mantra is financial empowerment, which is why she launched The Wealth Designer’s Start Well program in 2023, a program designed to help educate groups of people, including young people, about money matters and develop a positive relationship with their finances.


Areas of expertise

  • Financial Advice
  • Investment Advice
  • Superannuation
  • Navigating life events: divorce, death/illness of a partner
  • Risk Insurance Management
  • Cash Flow management
  • Education Funding
  • Aged Care
  • Financial literacy program – ‘Start Well’

Awards Dawn has won

  • Independent Financial Adviser (IFA) Excellence Award 2023
  • IFA Industry Thought Leader of the Year 2023
  • IFA Transformation of the Year 2022
  • Financial Advice Association of Australia (FAAA) Great Advice Award (WA) 2021
  • FAAA Female Excellence in Advice 2019
  • Financial Standard (FS) 50 Most Influential Advisers 2020-2023

About The Wealth Designers

The Wealth Designers are a team of independent financial advisers whose focus is not just understanding their clients’ financial ambitions, but also what they want to get out of life and what they want to leave behind as their legacy.

Deeply understanding the hopes and aspirations of their clients enables TWD advisers to use their financial planning expertise to help their clients live their best version of life, now and in the future. At TWD they call it “Living Well” and it’s a passion that TWD clients and team members live and breathe on a daily basis.

Why we like The Wealth Designers

They care about your life, not just your finances

The team at The Wealth Designers believe that wealth creation is driven by a desire to live well, and that definition changes from person to person. Their advice is designed not just to grow your net worth but to bring you closer to the life you dream of – now and in the future.

They focus on delivering value

The Wealth Designers won’t commit to working with you unless they are 100% confident that they can add value to you and your situation.

Their quality has been officially recognised

The firm and advisers have won some of the most prestigious awards in Australian Financial Advice, such as the AFA (FAAA) Practice of the Year award.

They have their own in-house investment team

With some of the best analysts in the country on hand, The Wealth Designers are able to consistently offer you well-researched, tailored investment propositions.

Their clients give them rave reviews

You can read more about the difference they make to their clients here.

Contact: Dawn Thomas

Raimon Lewandowski

Raimon Lewandowski – MBA Financial Strategists Limited

Director / Senior Financial Planner – CFP®, B.Comm, GDip App Fin(FINSIA), PC.SMSF

Raimon is a Director and Senior Financial Planner at MBA Financial Strategists commencing work at the practice in 2003. He originally worked as an accountant starting in the financial planning industry as a para-planner. Raimon has worked with a wide range of private and corporate clients.

He is qualified to provide financial advice in a wide variety of areas including:

  • Investments strategies
  • Superannuation
  • Personal risk protection
  • Self-Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF)
  • Retirement planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Wealth Creation Strategies

Raimon specialises in providing small business owners and pre-retirees with advice on self-managed superannuation involving complex issues. He is focused on empowering his clients to build and protect their wealth to ensure they have enough funds to live the lifestyle they want in retirement.

Raimon’s qualifications are as follows:

  • Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning)
  • Advanced Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Finance)
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment
  • Professional Certificate in Self-Managed Superannuation Funds

He holds the highest qualification in financial planning as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® professional, as well as a Professional Certificate in Self-Managed Superannuation Funds from the University of Adelaide. He is also a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and a past treasurer of the FPA in South Australia. Raimon is an authorised representative and credit representative of AMP Financial Planning Pty Limited, Australian Financial Services Licensee and Australian Credit Licensee.

77 King William Rd Unley, SA 5061

Contact: Raimon Lewandowski

Debra hann Best Financial Planner Adelaide

Debra Hann – C G Gold

Debra Hann has been Principal of CG Gold, and an Authorised Representative of Charter Financial Planning for over 20 years.

A past Winner of the SA Value of Advice Award, Debra is a Certified Financial Planner and holds a Masters Degree in Financial Planning from Griffith University, and Diploma of Financial Planning from Deakin University.

Debra says “Our firm provides comprehensive advice aimed at meeting clients needs and improving their lives.  We work with pre retirees and self-funded retirees, SMSF’s, farmers, and a wide variety of investors and professionals, as well as Mums and Dads seeking a comprehensive, professional but personalised advice service.   We are proud to say we have very many long-term clients it has been a pleasure to work with over many years.

“Every client is unique, and so we spend the time to find out what you need, and build carefully researched strategies to make the most of your situation.   We offer a wide range of investment options to give you diversity and choice.  The earlier you start planning, the better your outcome can be.   Independence and living a comfortable lifestyle are achievable if you have time and the right strategy.”


163 Halifax Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Contact: Debra Hann

Milad Rezaei – Anchor Wealth

Director, B. App Fin

The Director of Anchor Wealth Milad Rezaei has been a practicing Financial Adviser since 2014. Upon the completion of his Bachelor of applied finance degree at the University of South Australia, Milad knew he had found his vocation, helping everyday Australian’s from all walks of life achieve financial success and freedom. 

Anchor Wealth, founded by Milad Rezaei operates as a financial planning practice under the Synchron licensee group, which is top three largest licensee groups in Australia (2020). Milad as a Financial Advisor adheres to Synchron’s stringent advice process and strict compliance procedures. Milad Rezaei is an “A” rating Financial Advisor based on previous audits undertaken by multiple auditors in his years as a practicing Financial Advisor. 

Milad has crafted his expertise through years of education and experience, in addition to working alongside retiring Advisors focused on rigorous financial strategies. Milad, being a strategy focused Advisor uncovers the factors motivating his clients wanting to seek change, further articulating the financial shortcomings if no action was taken. 

Ultimately, clients benefit when the value of change far outweighs the investment made in financial advice. Milad believes a relationship should be established with a trusted Advisor when this value has been clearly demonstrated.

The strategies and products Milad recommends are devised to meet the goals and challenges of his clients. An Industry standard document, the statement of advice is presented to all clients, comprehensively demonstrating the proposed better position—a highly regulated document developed following a stringent research process. 

Milad believes financial advice has the potential to alter one’s life. Assisting his clients to have the ability to work because they want to, not because they must, has been his prime mission. This strong belief drives him every day as an Advisor to help Australians achieve financial success.


  • Superannuation
  • Tax strategies
  • Investments
  • Personal insurance
  • Mortgage strategies


  • Bachelor of Applied Finance degree, completed at the University of South Australia 
  • Member of the financial planning association

183 Melbourne St, North Adelaide SA 5006

Contact: Milad Rezaei

Janine Williamson – William Buck Wealth Advisors

Janine Williamson – William Buck Wealth Advisors

Director – Wealth Advisory

One of the longest serving employees at William Buck Adelaide, Janine has been providing honest, empathetic and direct advice to her clients for more than 20 years. She gets the biggest kick out of helping clients achieve their financial goals, such as watching them pay off their home loan or build up their savings. 

With a genuinely caring nature, Janine strives to provide clients the best service she can offer, but doesn’t shy away from providing candid feedback when it’s required. “I get excited for my clients when things are going well, but at the same time I can be hard if it is in my clients’ best interest.”

Janine’s primary role is advising clients on investment strategy, implementation and management, and her client base is made up of high-net-worth individuals, retirees, executors of estates, trustees of superannuation funds and protected estates. Her other areas of expertise include Aged Care strategies, deceased estate administration and retirement strategies. 


  • Certified Financial PlannerTM 
  • Diploma of Financial Planning 
  • Accredited Aged Care ProfessionalTM
  • CFP Member of Financial Planning Association
  • Certificate IV in Finance & Mortgage Broking


Level 6, 211 Victoria Square, Adelaide SA 5000

About William Buck Wealth Advisors

William Buck Wealth Advisors are one of South Australia’s largest locally owned wealth advisory practices and can provide advice on a wide range of investments and strategies – with direct and unmatched investment capabilities. They are the financial planning arm of reputable accounting firm William Buck, providing trusted wealth advice to South Australians for over 20 years (AFSL 230637, Australian Credit Licence 230637). 

Contact: Janine Williamson

Fil Battisti – AFD Financial Solutions

Financial Advisor/ Traveler/ Wannabe Winemaker

Hi I’m Fil! Financial advice is about feelin’ good, and there’s nothing better than helping people into that better space.

Good, valuable, tailored financial advice helps you become less frustrated, win back control, be happier and more confident about Life…and I get a kick out of it when that happens.

Based here in Adelaide, I have been a Financial Planner / Lending Consultant and has been involved in the financial services industry for over 30 years. Call me on 8132 2655

Apart from being a financial advisor….
I’m married with three young boys. Family time is about the beach, my boys and their sport. Love my pasta with a lovely glass of homemade red wine. (I dream of being a winemaker sharing good wine with all my friends and family.)

Australia’s a great place and I enjoy traveling to the warmer climates especially Asia. My next stop is India one to explore the mystery’s of that wonderful culture.

“Before meeting Fil, I knew there were better ways of doing things but just didn’t have the time to really focus on the details – until – I bit the bullet and made the time!

Fil was great. We worked out what I wanted, sorted the paperwork and got me back on track. ….Easy Peasy!”

Professional Background, Experience, Qualifications

Fillipo Battisti (No 244657) of AFD Financial Solutions Pty Ltd (ABN 36125417076) can provide financial services as an authorised Representative of Professional Investment Services Pty Ltd ABN 11 074 608 558, an Australian Financial Services Licence Holder (No 234951). PIS Contact details Tel: 07 5574 0244 / [email protected].

  • Member of the Mortgage Industry Association of Australia (MIAA)
  • Member of the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA)
  • AFD Financials Solutions is a member of the Financial Planning Association
  • Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning (Kaplan)
  • Diploma in Financial Services (Financial Planning)
  • Diploma in Financial Services (Finance/Mortgage Brokering Management)
  • Certificate IV in Financial Services (Finance/Mortgage Brokering)
  • Authorised Representative of Professional Investment Services Pty Ltd
  • Life Broker Representative of Professional Investment Services Pty Ltd.
  • Accredited Credit Representative with the Australian Loan Company
  • Australian Loan Company “Top Producer ” 2004
  • Australian Loan Company “High Performance Award” 2006

270-272 Payneham Road, PAYNEHAM SA 5070

Contact: Fil Battisti


The cost of hiring a financial planner will vary depending on what your needs and goals are; if they are providing a complete holistic financial plan or just advice about one specific situation then prices may change accordingly (but usually there is an upfront fee). For example the Financial Planning Association (FPA) reports that average initial set-up costs come out at around $3,300, while annual maintenance fees are in the $4-$5k range. However, some financial advisors can have different fee structures, so be sure to discuss fees up front.

The majority of the best financial advisors in Adelaide are based in the City Centre and Southern Suburbs of Unley, Wayville and Parkside. However, there are a number of financial planners who operate out of offices in North Adelaide and Payneham.

It’s also worth noting that many of the best financial planners these days also offer virtual appointments, so it is worth reaching out even if you can’t find a financial advisor convenient to your home or office.

We have reviewed all of the financial advisors in Adelaide to compile a list of the best financial planners. To determine our top ten advisors, we assessed their qualifications, how long they have been advising, testimonials, and their track record of reviews on Google and Facebook. Only those that have consistent positive feedback have been included on our list of best financial planners in Adelaide.

It’s important to find the right financial planner for you, but it can be an overwhelming process as there are many different types of financial advisors. If you are looking for the best financial planner in Adelaide, here are some factors you may want to consider.

First, what types of accreditations and qualifications do they have? This does not necessarily make them the most capable or best financial planner for you, but at least you know that they’ve done the standard tests and registrations.

Second, do they have a general type of client or specialise in any areas? This can help you determine if they have relevant experience and expertise with similar situations.

Finally, how is their communication and are you comfortable with him/her? You need to know that you can have an open line of communication with your financial advisor and that they will listen to your concerns and answer your questions in a timely manner.

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