Ben  Hockema

Ben Hockema

| CFP®

Deerfield Financial Advisors

Fee-Only Financial Planner located in Park Ridge, IL and serving clients primarily in the Chicago, IL area.


  • Fee-Only Financial Services
  • Comprehensive Financial Planning
  • Investment Management
  • Retirement Planning
  • Education Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Insurance Analysis
  • Charitable Giving and Trusts
  • Planning for Business Owners
  • Cash Flow and Budgeting
  • High Net-Worth Clients
  • Advising Medical Professionals

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8440 Woodfield Crossing Blvd
Suite 360
Indianapolis, IN 46240

1480 Renaissance Dr.
Suite 215
Park Ridge, IL 60068

Ben Hockema is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor.
NAPFA is the country's leading association of Fee Only Financial Planners.
What is "Fee Only Financial Planning," and why is it important?

As an Advisor for Deerfield, Ben Hockema works directly with the firm’s clients serviced in the Park Ridge, Illinois office. In addition, he is an active member of the firm’s Investment and Financial Planning Committees in which role he works collaboratively alongside the firm’s other professionals on the research, development, and review of investment and financial planning strategies applicable to all of Deerfield’s clients.

While attending Purdue University, Ben served as an Intern with Deerfield’s Indiana office where he gained invaluable experience working directly with the firm’s financial advisors.  This experience proved immensely beneficial when Ben was later employed to work in the newly acquired Illinois office alongside long-time advisor, Gary Bowyer.  Ben was able to successfully integrate the two offices and cultures while at the same time gaining a deep understanding of each client’s longstanding goals and objectives.

Ben is a National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) Corporate Professional and is involved specifically in the NAPFA Genesis group for young fee-only planners. He has quickly become recognized as a resource for various media publications, having been quoted and/or featured in several articles, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Planning Magazine, Financial Advisors IQ, and Morningstar Investor.  Ben has also been selected for the Inaugural Class of Schwab’s Executive Leadership Program. Ben currently invests his time with the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, where he currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and spends his free time with family and friends, playing tennis, volleyball, and mastering the game of golf.

“One of the best things about Deerfield Financial Advisors is that we never settle for “good enough”. Whether it’s Investment Management, Retirement Planning, Insurance, Tax, or Estate Planning Strategies, we are constantly trying to gain more knowledge and think critically to improve the services that we provide to our clients. It is rewarding to know that we are doing our very best for our clients.”