Financial Advisor Development Program

Finance & Accounting
in Scottsdale
, AZ
Reference: 19-02888


The Financial Advisor Development Program is a 43 month development program for professionals who wish to build a wealth management business and become a full-fledged Financial Advisor (FA).

FADP is a structured and disciplined program that demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the growth and progress of our client. FADP offers new advisors the most professional and client focused sales, investment, and business management training in the industry. FADP Associates will build upon their knowledge of these topics throughout the duration of the program, while focusing on developing client relationships.

With the assistance of mentors and managers, our FADP Associates will learn to develop a pipeline of affluent clients, identify client needs, develop relationships with existing and prospective clients, review investment goals, prepare investment recommendations that align with client goals, and the business management skills needed to operate an optimal practice model.

The Financial Advisor Development Program is designed for professionals who are ready to make a career transition and follow their passion of becoming a Financial Advisor.


  • Developing a book of business in order to meet and exceed the required performance hurdles
  • Effectively sourcing prospective clients
  • Capitalizing on referrals
  • Assessing customer needs
  • Through collaboration, delivering the full resources of our client to your clients, and delivering highly customized solutions to meet client needs
  • Recommending investment products and services that are suitable for prospects and clients based on their objectives, resources, time horizon, risk profile and preferences
  • Balancing investment management, sales activities, customer service, new client development, administrative, compliance and personal growth and development according to both a day-to-day and longer-term plan
  • Planning and managing resources (time, people, budget) to run an optimal practice
  • Seeking the expertise of specialists, where appropriate, to identify, banking, lending, planning and investment solutions for a client
  • Establishing and maintaining relationship with the management team and informing them of any circumstances that require supervisory attention/review/approval per compliance guidelines and policies
  • Completing required training
  • Obtaining industry licenses (Series 7 & 66)
  • Mastering assessments
  • Maintaining continuing education requirements and meeting minimum performance standards


  • A base salary through the full 43 months in the Financial Advisor Development Program along with bonus potential
  • Upon completion of the FADP, the candidate will be compensated in accordance with the Financial Advisor Incentive Compensation Plan
  • The strength and name recognition of our client
  • World class investment, sales, and business management training throughout their career
  • Cutting edge Technology and industry leading platform to leverage for success
  • Access to a full array of investment and banking solutions for your clients
  • Mentors and Managers located within your local office to work with you towards your success
  • FADP Curriculum that includes CFP course work, wealth management curriculum, licensing and essential skills training from Managers and Mentors


  • Candidates for this role will have a history of high achievement demonstrated by a proven record of rapid advancement in exceeding goals and outperforming peers
  • The ideal candidate has applicable sales experience or has worked in a professional or entrepreneurial setting

Success Skills and Attributes:

The ideal candidate will bring to the role a broad network of contacts and relationships along with the ability to develop a strong sales pipeline through prospecting, telemarketing and relationship building skills. Other success attributes candidates possess are:

  • Ability to influence people
  • Entrepreneurial and self motivated to succeed
  • Perseverance and resilience
  • Confident and engaging presence
  • Concise, inspiring communication
  • Client focus mentality
  • High professional standards and integrity


The ideal candidate will have at minimum a Bachelors degree. The following licenses/designations are preferred:

  • Series 7 and 66  licensed – The PMD curriculum assists candidates from outside the wealth management industry to prepare for and complete licensing requirements for both
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)