The Financial Advisor (“Advisor” or “FA”) is a critical member of the Wealth Management Team and is the firm’s face to the market. The principal role of the FA is to constantly develop new clients and raise assets for the Firm, and maintain a close, ongoing relationship with their existing base of clients.
Advisors work closely with their clients to create solutions tailored to each client’s lifestyle objectives, return goals, and risk tolerance. For clients seeking holistic solutions to wealth-management issues, our advisors, in concert with the client and their other professional advisors, begin with a rigorous and thoughtful goals based planning process. They develop and execute a plan to help each client reach their goals in the most prudent way, and are responsible for monitoring the plan and its progress and communicating with the client on an ongoing basis. Our Advisors also work with clients who are focused on specific goals, and provide services on a stand-alone basis targeted to meet those goals.
Throughout their careers with the firm, Advisors partner with the firm’s investment and planning professionals to bring the best thinking and strategies to every client’s specific circumstances. Financial Advisors report to Managing Directors, whose role is to mentor and ensure an Advisor’s success.
Managing Directors guide Advisors in developing sales strategies, implementing a business plan, cultivating sales and servicing skills, and capitalizing on meetings with clients and prospective clients.
Each Advisor is supported by a group of highly qualified Private Client Associates who become an extension of the Advisor in handling a significant proportion of routine client inquiries and other logistical matters.
A Financial Advisor is a vital position at one of the nation’s outstanding investment firms, and an opportunity to create a life’s career with substantial financial rewards.
The ideal Financial Advisor candidate will have the following experience and qualifications:
Is a professional with approximately 10 years of work experience (at a minimum).
Is energetic and an entrepreneurial business builder, who thrives and excels in a competitive marketplace, and is a proven asset gatherer.
Has an existing network and demonstrates the ability to continue to grow and recreate networks both professionally and personally.
Is a natural connector, and is actively involved in his/her community.
Demonstrates the ability to build and maintain relationships with centers of influence such as attorneys, accountants and business advisors.
Is not intimidated by significant wealth and welcomes the opportunity to be around these individuals.
Has provided advice to clients before, and is viewed by clients as a trusted advisor, not only with financial decisions but for important life and business decisions.
Is trustworthy and has personal integrity that is beyond reproach.
Is extraordinarily driven and demonstrates a record of success.
Sees the world through the lens of opportunity, not obstacles. He/she values professional success as much as financial success. Is competitive, and internally motivated.
Is intellectually curious and has a passion and true interest in the capital markets.
He/she is compelling and a credible professional who communicates complex financial matters with clarity.
Is an excellent communicator and has tremendous interpersonal skills; he/she has personal presence and exceptional formal and informal presentations skills.
He/she has strong practice management skills, and brings a disciplined and organized process which is applied consistently to their practice.
Is relentless, working tirelessly on clients’ behalf, going the “extra mile” to assure clients’ needs are met.
Demonstrates a willingness to learn, is attentive to details, and has the capacity to use critical thinking to solve problems.
In addition to demonstrating professional achievement, strong academic credentials are preferred. (Bachelor’s degree required, post-graduate degree not required)
Compensation and Opportunity
A Financial Advisor is a vital position at one of the nation’s outstanding firms, and an opportunity to create a life’s career with substantial financial rewards. We offer competitive compensation and benefits. Future opportunities are limited only by the successful candidate’s capacity to contribute to the growth and success of the company. My client offers a commensurate employment package that includes a six-figure base, full executive benefits, elaborate expense account, quarterly commissions and monthly legacy residual payout and an opportunity to earn in as a Principal of the company with a retirement program.