Norm R Deken, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, CASL®, RICP®

Wealth Management Advisor

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  • Office 317-284-5337


Norm Deken began his association with the Derrickson Financial Group as an intern in 1989 before graduating from Indiana University Kelly School of Business.

Norm's professional distinctions include:


The CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) certification is one of the most recognized financial planning marks in the world. CFP® certification identifies to the public those individuals who have met rigorous professional standards and have agreed to adhere to the principles of integrity, objectivity, competence, fairness, confidentiality, professionalism, and diligence when dealing with clients. The certification differs from an educational designation or state license in that it is based upon requirements that have been determined by extensive job analyses of actual practitioners in the field, and therefore, continue to evolve with the profession. The CFP® certification prepares the financial services professional for a career-long commitment to meeting the ever-changing financial needs of clients.

RICP ® - Retirement Income Certified Professional

While many financial professionals are experts at wealth accumulation, there is an urgent demand for practical ways to structure effective retirement income plans. The risks clients face-economic and market uncertainty, inflation, outliving available income, changes in social safety nets, and rapidly escalating healthcare costs-mean financial professionals need all the latest thinking and techniques to serve their clients’ changing needs. The Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®) is the first must-have designation in 30 years, and is only available from The American College.

CLU® - Chartered Life Underwriter
Received from The American College

The CLU® designation is the undisputed professional credential for individuals involved with the protection, accumulation, preservation and distribution of the economic values of human life. For agents, field managers, home office personnel, and others involved in the provision of life insurance to the public, the CLU® designation is the common bond for continuing growth and commitment to professionalism.

ChFC® - Chartered Financial Consultant
Received from The American College

The ChFC® designation focuses on an organized way to (1) collect and analyze information on a client's financial situation, (2) help clients identify and establish specific financial goals, and (3) formulate solutions to help meet these goals. The ChFC® program provides financial professionals with in-depth knowledge of the skills required to perform needs analysis for their clients.

 CASL® Chartered Advisor for Senior Living

The CASL® designation provides comprehensive knowledge on the full range of financial, health, psychological and sociological issues confronting older clients. In earning the CASL® designation, representatives gain a thorough understanding of health and health care insurance-related issues, long term care insurance, planning for pension distributions, suitability of investments, federal estate taxation and counseling on key family decisions.

Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors

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