What is the Investment Advisor role?

The Investment Advisor’s job is to discover a client’s personal, financial, and risk tolerance profiles to identify investments and strategies suitable to the unique needs of a client. Using an understanding of the capital markets and product knowledge, the Investment Advisor has the ability to connect the client profile to the development and implementation of a customized investment policy statement to accomplish the client’s goals.

What are the responsibilities of this role?

  • Monitoring stock market and industry trends likely to affect clients’ investments
  • Meeting with clients, by phone or in person, to discuss these trends
  • Advising clients on the products or services that suit their needs and objectives
  • Arranging the purchase or sale of stocks, bonds and other investment products on behalf of investors within regulatory boundaries and firm policies
  • Prospecting, building and retaining a client base
  • Staying up-to-date on current investment products and markets

What are the alternate names for this role?

Registered Representative, Financial Advisor, Wealth Advisor, Investment Executive

What is the earning potential for this role?

Earning potential can potentially exceed the maximum stated based on commission and fees for the individual Investment Advisor’s performance and place of employment.

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What are the required & recommended credentials and courses?

Below are the courses and credentials required and/or recommended for this career.

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