The Best Financial Planners In Hobart

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The Best Financial Planners In Hobart

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We have listed the 10 best Hobart Financial Planners.

Finn Dorney Best Financial Planner Hobart

Finn Dorney – Shadforth Financial Group

B.Com, B.InfoSys, GDipFP, CFP®

Finn holds a combined Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Information Systems degree from the University of Tasmania.  As well as a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning through FINSIA he also holds the internationally recognised Certified Financial Planner® practitioner designation, the highest certification within the financial planning industry, and is a member of the Hobart Chapter of the Financial Planning Association.

Industry Recognition

  • The Financial Standard Power 50 (2023)
  • The Financial Standard Power 50 (2022)
  • The Financial Standard Power 50 (2021)
  • The Financial Standard Power 50 (2019)
  • The Financial Standard Power 50 (2018)
  • Barron’s Top 50 Financial Advisers in Australia (2017)

Finn is passionate about developing and maintaining long term relationships with his clients and enjoys helping people achieve their personal financial goals. He specialises in strategic financial planning with extensive knowledge in superannuation, wealth accumulation, retirement strategies, taxation planning and portfolio management.  Finn’s approach is to gain a strong understanding of his client’s cash flow position, which then allows him to recommend the most suitable investments to help them achieve their financial goals.

“I greatly value the personal contact and availability of Finn, and his ability to explain financial matters simply” – Lucia Ikin-De Brauw

Level 3, 111 Macquarie Street, Hobart Tasmania

Contact: Finn Dorney

Matthew Hawkins – Elevate Wealth Solutions

B.Com, DFS, FChFP, Director Senior Financial Adviser

Matthew has over 10 years’ experience in the Financial Services Profession and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Majoring in Accounting and Finance, a Diploma of Financial Services, holds the Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner Designation and is the Tasmanian State Director of the Association of Financial Advisers.

Matthew’s specialities include retirement planning, insurance advice and wealth accumulation strategies. His vast experience throughout his career provides him with the skills to understand and articulate clients’ financial and lifestyle challenges with great clarity. He has the unique ability to explain often technical concepts in client-friendly language.

Matthew has been in the Financial Advice profession for over a decade and through his experience has seen firsthand the positive impact quality advice can have on a client’s financial affairs.

Understanding the importance that education plays in providing quality advice; Matthew has always made a commitment to work to the highest education and ethical standards which involves always putting our clients first.

We have long been of the view that professional Financial Planners should be highly qualified in line with the requirements of other professions such as law and accountancy.

Matthew is a member and National State Director of the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) and is governed by the AFA Code of Conduct: Principles of Practice.


Level 2, 15 Victoria St, HOBART, TAS, 7000


Contact: Matthew Hawkins

lison Greenwood – Financial One

Alison Greenwood – Financial One

Senior Financial Adviser

Alison Greenwood has been a Financial Adviser for nearly 30 years and prior to starting her own business, worked as a Principal in an accounting firm. 

Alison is a certified financial planner and has nearly completed her Master’s of Financial Advice.  Her major in Psychology has been beneficial in helping clients understand money and in setting their financial goals. 

Alison is able to advise in all areas of financial planning from retirement planning, Self Managed Superannuation Funds, personal insurance and Centrelink entitlements. 

Alison enjoys developing relationships with clients and working with them to ensure they have the right information and appropriate strategies that are updated with regular review. 

L2, 100 Melville St, Hobart, 7000, TAS

Contact: Alison Greenwood

Peter Mancell – Mancell Financial Group

Authorised Representative No 226296
Credit Representative No 403203

Peter has helped a very diverse range of clients with their financial planning needs for over 35 years; having founded Mancell Financial Group in February 1980. During this time Peter has gained extensive experience in strategic financial planning, estate planning, insurance planning, income tax, superannuation fund management and investment advisory services.

With a mathematics and psychology background from Sydney University, Peter and his team have built a world class wealth management business based on academically proven, evidenced based investment strategies. His team also provides management services to leading Australian privately owned licensee, FYG Planners, which operates from over 35 offices across 6 states and territories.

Peter has had a long term involvement in the Australian and New Zealand Asset Class Investors Association and in 2014 he was invited to chair the Global Association of Independent Advisers, whose presence crosses the USA, Canada, the UK, Europe as well as Australasia. Peter is absolutely passionate about advisers acting as true fiduciaries, free from conflicts and working solely in the interests of clients.

Peter has been happily married to his wife Leonie since 1982. Peter and Leonie have two daughters Lori & Brogan and a dog named “Paddy”. Peter has also had a long history of voluntary service in the local community across sport, the arts, local government entities, medical research and the health sector.

Contact: Peter Mancell

Andrew Pearce – Collins SBA

Adviser, Director

Andrew leads our Business Advisory & Taxation team — specialising in strategic advice that helps business owners to streamline their operations, and drive profits up. His passion for, and past experiences as a small business owner are evident in the advice he provides his clients.


  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Certified Practising Accountant
  • Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning
  • CPA Australia Top 40 Young Business Leader

About Andrew

Andrew has always had a fascination for business — which combined with a decisive mindset, has seen him embark on several successful ventures.

He bought his first business soon after graduating university — a takeaway shop called Taste of Asia. Four years later and ready for new challenges (and better coffee), he bought Aroma Records — a record shop/café.

Far from a desk jockey — Andrew’s other interests often see him leave the beaten path. His love of travel has seen him in wandering Southeast Asia, India (where he proposed to his wife) and Europe.

He’s not shy of water either — whether it be above (fishing), or below (diving). Weekends often see him immersed, along with fellow diver Jonathan Elliot, hunting for crayfish or abalone.

29 Murray Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, GPO Box 1082, Hobart, Tasmania 7001

Jonathon Croome – SMF Wealth Management Pty Ltd


Jonathon Croome and SMF Wealth Management Pty Ltd are Authorised Representatives of Consultum Financial Advisers Pty Ltd (Consultum), ABN 65 006 373 995, AFSL 230323

T: 03 6215 5900 l F: 03 6215 5911
E: [email protected]

Jonathon Croome has been an Authorised Representative since 2006, providing financial planning advice and assistance to clients. Jonathon has worked in the financial services industry since 2005 and can provide assistance and advice on all financial planning areas.


  • Jonathon Croome ASIC Authorisation Number 301276.
  • SMF Wealth Management Pty Ltd ASIC Authorisation Number 467971.

Qualifications and memberships

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Graduate Diploma of Financial Planning
  • Member Financial Planning Association of Australia

Jonathon Croome is also a registered tax (financial) adviser and is authorised to provide a tax (financial) service, where the advice is:

  • Provided in the context of the personal advice authorised by Consultum, and Part of the financial advice which interprets and applies the tax laws (including tax, superannuation and SMSF laws) to your personal circumstances.

Any tax agent services that are provided (including the preparation and filing of tax returns and liaison with the ATO, etc), are not provided under Consultum’s AFSL and are not covered by this FSG. They should be treated as a separate business activity.

Ground floor, 169 Liverpool Street, Hobart TAS 7000

Contact: Jonathon Croome

Mike Hodge – Garvan Financial Planning


Mike Hodge, company Director and Senior Adviser, has been providing financial advice to Australians for 33 years. He holds an advanced diploma in Financial Planning and the distinguished Certified Financial Planner (CFP) qualification. Based in Hobart, but with clientele around Australia, Mike’s aim is to help secure your financial future. Mike has a relaxed approach and creates a tailored plan for each individual client. Mike is dedicated to efficient service and is readily available by phone, email or appointment.

Mike Hodge has been a qualified adviser with Garvan for the past ten years and is a member of the Financial Planning Association. As a Certified Financial Planner with a Diploma in Financial Planning and 33 years experience in the financial industry, Mike has successfully operated his own advisory firm in Tasmania for the past 30 years.

Mike employ’s a relaxed approach in sharing his extensive knowledge and experience by working together with individuals, families and businesses to achieve life and financial goals.

Garvan Financial Planning is recognised as one of Australia’s leading financial advice networks that carries on a tradition personified over 125 years ago by MLC founder James Garvan.

Established over 20 years ago, Garvan’s financial planning adviser network now consists of over 325 advisers located Australia-wide who currently manage over $10 billion of investments.

Garvan Financial Planning and its advisers are able to draw on the knowledge and experience of the wider NAB Group in providing current and high quality financial advice and services to you.

Suite 103, 119 Maquarie St, Hobart, TAS 7000 Australia

Contact: Mike Hodge

Tim Lane – Accru Hobart

“If I understand what my position really is I can improve it.”

Tim helps clients to clearly understand where they are at and plan to achieve their goals. His experience is that small consistent incremental change can achieve big results.

Tim’s experience in the financial services sector is extensive. He began his career with a major Hobart firm, worked with Ernst and Young in Eastern Europe and later became Head of Mergers and Acquisitions for Genesys Wealth Advisers. He joined Accru Hobart in 2008.

Tim specialises in helping clients plan for the future with a focus on maximising business value. He consults on mergers and acquisitions, restructures and due diligence for a range of organisations. Tim specialises in the financial planning industry and helping practitioners with a wide range of issues related to their practices.

Tim also advises on a wide range of business issues and strategies – from valuations, sales and financing, to succession planning, minority equity investment models, transaction management and dispute resolution.


  • Business Management
  • Taxation
  • Succession Planning
  • Financial Planning

Professional qualifications and memberships

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Financial Planner, Authorised Representative of Fortnum
  • Certificate of Public Practice
  • Registered Tax Agent
  • Chartered Accountant, Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Level 1, 18 Ross Avenue, Rosny Park, 7018, Tasmania, Australia

Contact: Tim Lane

Stuart Barry – Tas Ethical

PRACTICE Principal and senior FINANCIAL adviser
Masters of Business Administration (Finance), Bachelor Business (Accounting), Certified Financial Planner, Certified Member Responsible Investment Association of Australasia.

2016 Finalist Money Management Magazine, Financial Adviser of the Year

Uniquely for a financial adviser, Stuart has actual hands-on experience in the complexities of the global financial markets, having worked for 27 years for organisations such as ING, Westpac and Queensland Treasury Corporation. In his last role, he was based in Seoul as Country Manager for both South Korea and Japan, with responsibility for investment staff and operations in both locations.

Stuart has a Masters of Business Administration (Finance) and is also one of the few financial advisers around Australia to be certified by the Responsible Investing Association of Australasia for his ethical expertise. Stuart is also a Certified Financial Planner – which is the highest certification that can be awarded to a financial adviser.

He enjoys using this unparalleled depth of knowledge and experience to enable his clients to profit from his expertise, accessing smart investment choices and knowing they have a pro on their side.

To relax, he enjoys his daily cycle commute, being out in Tassie’s natural environment and spending time with his family including four young children.

In addition to his busy family life and managing Tas Ethical, Stuart is President of the Tasmanian Land Conservancy, Treasurer for the South Hobart Sustainable Community, Board member for Tas Tex and also a Commissioner on the Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission.

86 Hampden Rd, Battery Point, Hobart, Tasmania 7004

Contact: Stuart Barry


The price for financial advisor services will vary depending on your financial situation and the tasks you want your planner to perform. For example, if you are looking for a complete holistic financial plan, the price will be quite different compared to getting advice on a specific situation or goal.

Financial planners generally charge fixed prices depending on what service is provided. There will usually be an upfront fee for the initial plan and strategy, followed by an annual fee for regular reviews. According to the Financial Planning Association (FPA), the average initial set-up cost is around $3,300, and then around $4,300 per year for annual advice and maintenance. However, be sure to discuss fees with your financial advisor up front, as they may have a different fee structure.

The majority of the best financial advisors in Hobart are based in the City Centre and Battery Point. However, there are a number of financial planners who operate out of offices in Rosny Park in the East and Granton in North Hobart.

However, it also worth noting that many financial planners are currently offering virtual appointments. Therefore, it is worth reaching out even if your preferred financial advisor isn’t in a convenient location for you.

To compile a list of the best financial planners, we have reviewed all of the financial advisors in Hobart. To help 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 advisors that have received consistent positive feedback have been included on our list of best financial planners in Hobart.

Finding the right financial advisor for you can be a complicated process as there are many different types of financial advisors. If you are looking for a financial planner in Hobart, here are some things you might want to consider.

First, what qualifications and accreditations do they have? This alone does not make them the best financial advisor for you, but at least you know that they’ve done the proper tests and registrations.

Second, do they have any specialisations or have a particular type of client? This can help you determine if they have the expertise and relevant experience for your type of situation.

Finally, how is their communication? At the end of the day, you need to know that you can have a free line of communication with them. They will need to listen to your concerns and answer you questions in a timely manner. Overall, you need to be comfortable speaking with and listening to your financial planner.

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If you would prefer a female advisor, our list of the best women financial planners and advisors in Australia is a great resource.

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