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

$60,000-$250,000/year
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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