Founder and Financial Advisor
Founder and Financial Advisor
As a fee-only financial planner, my focus is to offer unbiased financial advice to help you achieve your life goals. - Dirk Huybrechts, CFP®, PFP
Fee-Only financial planner located in Los Angeles, CA, serving clients locally and across the country
Dirk Huybrechts is a Los Angeles, CA fee-only financial planner. HFM Advisors provides comprehensive and objective financial planning, investment management, and retirement planning to help clients organize, grow and protect their assets through life’s transitions. As a fee-only, fiduciary, and independent financial advisor, Dirk Huybrechts is never paid a commission of any kind, and has a legal obligation to provide unbiased and trustworthy financial advice.
Dirk J. Huybrechts is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) professional and Registered Investment Advisor (RIA).
Dirk’s “second” career as an investment manager and financial advisor evolved from a previous occupation as a real estate broker and investor. One of his early decisions as a broker was to plan his exit from the real estate business. His ambition was to build a financial foundation that would enable him to leave real estate, a sale-based business, and transition to financial advice, a knowledge-based business. His goal was to combine his life skills with the knowledge attained through education and training as an investment manager and financial advisor, for the benefit of others.
After more than 25 years in real estate, he began his transition to investment manager and financial advisor. His education included earning the Certificate in Personal Financial Planning (PFP) from UCLA and graduating from the UC Irvine Financial Planning Residency Program. He successfully completed the Certified Financial Planner coursework and received the CFP® designation after passing the rigorous qualification examination. He is approved as a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) in the State of California. Professional credentials and association memberships require more than 30 hours of continuing education annually to maintain currency in the business.
HFM Advisors is the product of that education and training. It was founded to help individuals, families and small businesses understand and manage the financial decisions of everyday life. His responsibilities at HFM Advisors are to support clients with their investment management, portfolio construction and financial planning needs.
Over the past several years he has contributed to several “Money Makeover” articles featured in the Los Angeles Times.
He is a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) and the Financial Planning Association (FPA). As an active member of NAPFA, he has served on the National and Regional Board of Directors. He previously served on the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles FPA Chapter.
Dirk Huybrechts is a Member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors
The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors - highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.
NAPFA members live by three important values:
- To be the beacon for independent, objective financial advice for individuals and families.
- To be the champion of financial services delivered in the public interest.
- To be the standard bearer for the emerging profession of financial planning.
HFM Advisors offers investment management, financial planning, retirement planning and cash flow planning services for individuals, families and small businesses as a fee-only service.
HFM Advisors' goal is to enhance your understanding, knowledge and decision-making when faced with the financial decisions of everyday life. Whether the issues are simple or complex, we believe everyone can benefit from objective financial advice, not just individuals with a "high net worth."
HFM Advisors has a fiduciary relationship with our clients. A fiduciary is defined as: “An individual in whom another has placed the utmost trust and confidence to manage and protect property or money. The relationship wherein one person has an obligation to act for another's benefit.” In other words, we put our clients’ interests above all other considerations.
HFM Advisors is not affiliated with an investment firm, insurance company or broker dealer. We do not sell products or receive commissions on product sales or "soft" dollar compensation. We are paid by our client for the service and advice we provide. As part of our fiduciary obligation we disclose how we are compensated and any conflicts of interest. This ensures the advice you receive is impartial and not tainted by financial considerations.
It is our mission to collaborate with our clients to define their financial goals, resolve financial issues and manage their financial assets. We put our clients' interest first, act with integrity and honesty, and strive for excellence in every aspect of our practice. Our recommendations are based solely on clients’ circumstances, needs and goals. Our success is measured by your success in achieving your goals.
Fee-Only, Fiduciary, Independent: Three Important Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Financial Advisor.
- Comprehensive Financial Planning
- Retirement Income Planning
- Investment Management
- College Education Planning
- Tax Planning
- Retirees and Near Retirees
- Growing Families
- Business Owners and Executives
- Sudden Money Situations
- Novice Investors
- In-Office Meetings
- Virtual Meetings
- Clearly Defined Fees
- No Product Sales
- Complimentary Initial Consultation
Professional Designations & Affiliations
Dirk Huybrechts is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor
The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is a leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors—highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.
Dirk Huybrechts is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional - Click for Verification
CFP® professionals are held to strict ethical standards to ensure financial planning recommendations are in your best interest. What’s more, a CFP® professional must acquire several years of experience related to delivering financial planning services to clients and pass the comprehensive CFP® Certification Exam before they can use the CFP® designation.
Dirk Huybrechts is a member of The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®)
FPA® is the largest membership organization for CFP® professionals in the U.S. and supports high standards of professional competence, ethical conduct, and clear, complete disclosure when serving clients.
Dirk Huybrechts is Quoted on Yahoo Finance: "5 Important Year-End Retirement Saving Deadlines for 2013"
Dirk Huybrechts is quoted in the Los Angeles Times: "Divorced and under a pile of debt"
Dirk Huybrechts is Quoted in the Los Angeles Times: "Ready to Reap the Rewards of 30 Year of Savings"
Dirk Huybrechts is a Sponsor of the NAPFA Consumer Education Foundation
Dirk Huybrechts Completed the Personal Financial Planning Certificate Program Through UCLA
Contact Dirk Huybrechts
2999 Overland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90064