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Denver, Colorado
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Financial Advisor in Training - (Denver, CO)

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 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.
  • Be responsible for marketing the products that offer the most benefit for Baird clients.

What makes this opportunity great:
  • Ability to partner with an experienced Financial Advisor in order to learn the business and gain invaluable experience
  • Continuing education including being able to study for your series 7 and 66 licenses and potential for completing future designations
  • Fast paced environment that will enable you to grow as a professional

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.
  • 3-5 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.
  • Demonstrated success in sales with a strong entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Must have the ability to obtain the Series 7 & 66 licenses within 3 months of hire.
  • 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.

Who we are:

Baird is an employee owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has more than $157 billion in client assets and over 3,300 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients.

Baird has built an environment of trust, respect and teamwork, where associates are our greatest asset. C ommitted to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 6 on FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2016, its thirteenth consecutive year on the list. To learn more about Baird's culture, click here.

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