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Wealth Financial Advisor
Job Description Summary
Responsible for managing a portfolio of wealth management clients from across the country as part of the Bank’s new Investor Center (a centralized, digital relationship management and financial advice team), located in Tempe, Arizona. Meets with clients over the phone and using digital tools to provide retirement planning strategies for Mass Affluent clients ($250,000 - $ 5 MM) by assessing the client's past, present and future financial needs, objectives and requirements. Meets needs by proactively building relationships with clients, providing ongoing advice and drawing on the range of available R&I products by using the BOW pitch book, playbook and conducting in-depth Premier Retirement checkup analysis for clients. Initiates and proactively cultivates relationships with other WMG partners and bank partners, including Branch Managers and others.
Essential Job Functions
Provides financial strategies for client financial needs by collecting and analyzing client financial data to determine which products best meet the client’s financial needs, and providing advice to the client as to what investment products are in the client’s best interest.
Partners with Relationship managers to provide outstanding overall Wealth Management Group 360 degree client experience for all accounts with assets above $250K up to $5MM.
Creates financial plans for customers and deepens relationships with existing book of business clients.
Maintains an in-depth knowledge of the bank’s products and offerings, and promotes these products and offerings amongst clients as appropriate.
Provides outstanding customer service by following up on any client service request.
Fulfills all regulatory and firm compliance obligations as detailed in policies, procedures and regulations.
Provides product training to and promotes products amongst bank branch personnel in conjunction with BWIS/WMG Management.
Collaborates with WMG, BOTW and RBG partners.
Other Job Duties
Performs other duties as assigned.
Ensures documentation is up to date and complete.
Maintains excellent and effective client relationships.
Responsible to grow IAS book of business to meet and exceed annual goal levels.
Licenses & Certifications
- Series 7, Series 65 or 66 & Life/Variable/Accident & Health Insurance Required
- Knowledge of securities and financial industry.
- Bank products and service knowledge desired.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with diverse clientele.
- Good knowledge of mass market segment investment needs.
- Demonstrated proficiency in MS office software (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and ability to navigate easily through Internet based systems.
- Knowledge and experience with various analysis & planning tools to include MoneyguidePro, EnvestNet analytics, Trust Service analytics and other tools.
- Excellent communication skills required in verbal and written communication, customer service, planning, organizational and making presentations.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Good understanding of Wealth management model and team capabilities including a working knowledge of: How trust can be used for legacy planning; Stock option planning; Gift planning Financial planning to include retirement and cash flow planning Experience with Advisory platforms; Familiarity with all investment products offered within WMG Proven track record with Life Insurance including a working knowledge of how insurance can be used i.e., wealth protection, Liquidity Creation, Wealth accumulation, Wealth transfer.
Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.
Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.