Associate Wealth Management Advisor - Seattle, WA
Location:
Seattle, WA
Posted:
October 14, 2016
Position Type:
Full Time
Category:
Business Development, Customer Service, Finance
Reference:
1707102
Job Description

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

 

Since 1918, it has been TIAA’s mission to serve, our ability to perform and the values we embrace that make us a different kind of financial services organization. We’re dedicated to serving the financial needs of those in the academic, medical, cultural, governmental and research fields, and committed to helping make lifetime financial well-being possible for them.

 

By building a culture that allows all employees to contribute their unique talents and skills, we’re able to provide our customers with fresh ideas and distinct perspectives to help them achieve their goals.  We believe a diverse and inclusive workforce is one of our greatest strengths and a key measure of our success*.

 

For more information about TIAA, visit our website.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

 

TIAA-CREF's Individual Advisory Services Business offers highly sophisticated financial planning capabilities designed to help our clients accomplish their immediate and long term investment goals. The Individual Advisory Services Business launched in 2005 and aligns with the core values that made TIAA-CREF successful in the not-for-profit sector since 1918.  As a result, we know our Wealth Management clients better than anyone else in the academic, medical, cultural and research environments. Today TIAA-CREF serves 5 million individuals overall, $866 Billion in Assets Under Management.  We employ over 10,000 employees across 100+ local offices.

 

As we expand our IAS Business to meet client demand for our products and services, we take pride in building a remarkable group of talented advisors who thrive on a consultative client approach and team collegiality.  Successful Advisors at TIAA-CREF understand their client's unique financial objectives through one-on-one advice as well as leveraging our collaborative environment to deliver appropriate products and services.  These products and services include Managed Accounts, Private Asset Management, Personal Trust Services, Retirement Plans, a family of no-load Mutual Funds, Life Insurance, IRAs, After-Tax Annuities, Brokerage Service and Education Savings plans.

 

As an Associate Wealth Management Advisor, you will have the opportunity to deliver a distinctive client experience that leverages our unique value proposition.  Associate Wealth Management Advisors serve as a primary relationship point of contact for a select set of affluent client relationships. Our Associates also partner with a senior Wealth Management Advisor or multiple Advisors to further develop their product knowledge and learn fundamental practice management techniques.  This role has an opportunity to be the lead Advisor for a standalone book, based on proven performance and team dynamics. How we’re different:

  • We utilize a consultative, needs-based approach to financial planning and advice
  • We operate in a collaborative, team based environment.  Advisors may also leverage our in-house Tax/Trust Estate Planning/Retirement/Investment experts, and utilize our local and regional operational professionals.
  • We prepare our Advisors for success with comprehensive training and tools.  This includes a training program, mentorship program, peer coaching support, and ongoing education on investments, wealth management, new financial tools and company products.
  • We reward our employees for taking care of our clients. Our competitive compensation package includes an annual base salary, a variable bonus opportunity that rewards client service excellence rather than product promotion, and excellent benefits such as a Retirement Plan and 401k match, health/life insurance, education reimbursements.  Relocation benefits may be available for specific geographic opportunities
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
  • Serve as a relationship management point of contact for clients of Wealth Management Advisors
  • Responsible for growing book of business through identifying value-added products and services for clients, identifying and acquiring client assets held outside of TIAA-CREF and developing additional business through referrals.
  • Build and solidify client relationships pre- and post-retirement through a distinctive experience that leverages the unique value proposition of the Individual Advisory Service's business
  • Conduct the initial client interview process in the absence of the client's Wealth Management Advisor/Senior Advisor
  • Proactively communicate with clients and follows up on advice delivery (income distribution/advice implementation)
  • Conducts Annual Reviews for clients (see parameters above)
  • Execute client transaction requests, such as implementing advice recommendations
  • Local or regional travel may be required

 



BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • Minimum of 2 years working in a wealth management environment – demonstrated experience within financial planning, sales or client service is required.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Existing Series 7, 66 (or 63 and 65) and appropriate state life insurance licenses are highly preferred. Candidates without existing licensing may be eligible for sponsorship per licensing guidelines.
  • Knowledge of retirement and investment products and understanding of financial markets, products and services.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and face-to-face relationship building abilities.
  • Open and responsive to coaching and mentoring from Advisory partner.
  • Motivation to expand skills and knowledge to include activities such as outreach, delivering financial plans and advice, growing share of relationship/selling financial solutions, etc.
  • Competent computing skills that include working with the Microsoft Office suite, CRM and proprietary systems.
  • Bachelor's Degree strongly preferred and weighted.
  • Professional designation of Certified Financial Planner (CFP) also strongly preferred
 

 


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We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We will consider all qualified applicants for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.

 

*©2016 Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA), 730 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017 C23921


 

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