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Financial Advisor in Training

Company: Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated
Location: Minnetonka
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Challenge your thinking and build an amazing career with the best people in the financial services industry! Baird's Financial Advisors provide advice, strategies, and solutions to high-net worth individuals and families across the United States, serving as true partners. True wealth management goes beyond managing investments. At Baird, we understand it begins with learning all we can about what our clients want for themselves and their families. We work closely with them to prioritize their goals, utilizing Baird's resources and expertise to create a tailored plan to ensure success as they've defined it. Our 1,700+ private wealth associates serve clients coast-to-coast from over 160 + locations in over 33 states. We have been recognized on Barron's Top Wealth Management Firms for 10 consecutive years and hold over $255 billion in client assets. Check out this video to learn more about our Private Wealth Management business.

Baird is seeking talent interested in becoming a Financial Advisor through our Financial Advisor Training Program (FATP). This program is Baird's proprietary training program specifically designed for Financial Advisor Trainees who are new to the industry and the Financial Advisor role. The objective of the program is to create confident, professional Financial Advisors who fulfill the Private Wealth Management Mission. These objectives are achieved through a four-phase program conducted twice per year. A brief overview of each phase is provided below:

Phase I - Licensing: Prepare for and pass the SIE, Series 7, Series 66, and Insurance Examinations.

Phase II - Baird Foundational: Obtain general investment knowledge and learn about Baird's product & service solutions and technology tools. Training is conducted in the branch office via eLearning sessions, homework assignments and exams.

Phase III - Application: Business Development, Wealth Management, Practice Management, Client Service and Compliance education are the focus. The training is delivered at Baird's Corporate Headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In addition to live, in-person instruction, there will also be case studies and panel discussions. The program concludes Case Study presentations and a graduation ceremony.

Upon graduation from the Financial Advisor Training Program (FATP), the FA Trainee becomes a Financial Advisor and formally joins a team of one or more veteran Financial Advisors. He/she begins cultivating a client base and works to provide financial solutions and guide clients' decision making.

As a Financial Advisor in Training, you will:

* Acquire new assets through targeted business development efforts.
* Analyze clients' financial circumstances; including investment portfolios, assets, and liabilities.
* Develop financial plans and makes recommendations to clients, considering clients' short term and long term goals.
* Determine investor suitability through analysis of clients' investment objectives, risk tolerance, net worth, income, and investment expertise.
* Advise clients on various products and services, through education with respect to clients' objectives, risk tolerance, etc.
* Work to integrate Baird products and services into business.
* Guide clients' decision making as they position significant assets among a variety of financial instruments.
* Cultivate and maintains client relationships through successful ongoing interaction, communication, and expertise.
* Responsible for marketing the products that offer the most benefit for Baird clients.

What makes this opportunity great:

* Enhancing the lives of others: Have a direct, positive impact on the quality of life for your clients as you help them achieve their financial goals and secure a promising future.
* Unlimited earning potential: Earn a competitive salary as well as commissions, special incentives and generous benefits.
* Develop your career with a strong support structure: Establish a career backed by the award-winning resources of a nationally recognized industry leader. Part of what makes Baird different is the opportunity to team with like-minded advisors and support teams.
* Professional flexibility: Have freedom in building your business your way by managing your clients, your time, and your future as you see fit.

What we look for:

* Bachelor's degree required; in Business, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, or communications a plus. Masters of Business Administration degree, either obtained or in progress strongly preferred.
* 3+ years of experience required, preferably in a sales or financial services oriented capacity (Mortgage or insurance sales, pharmaceutical sales, etc. or CPA, Estate Planning, Commercial Banking, Financial Wholesaler, Trust Officer, etc.), or ownership and operation of a business.
* Must be SIE, Series 7/63/65 or 7/66 licensed or have the ability to obtain within 3 months of hire.
* Demonstrated success in sales with a strong entrepreneurial spirit.
* Ideally has a natural market from which to develop business and former experience in a commissioned compensation structure ideal.
* Certified Financial Planner (CFP) or similar designation a plus.
* Superior organizational skills with the ability to prioritize, monitor, and complete multiple tasks or projects, either independently or with a team.


Commitment to Inclusion & Diversity

Baird is committed to inclusion & diversity for our clients, our associates and the communities where we live and work. This commitment stems from our culture of integrity, genuine concern for others and respect for the individual. We view inclusion & diversity as an ongoing journey - one of shared responsibility, continuous improvement and a focus on progress. We invite you to join us as we work together to foster an environment where diversity unites rather than divides us. Learn more here.

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