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 an ability to connect the client profile to the development and implementation of a customized investment policy statement to accomplish the client's goals.

Responsibilities Include

  • 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

Alternate Name

Registered Representative, Financial Advisor, Wealth Advisor, Investment Executive

Earning Potential

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

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