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Associate Financial Advisor

Milwaukee, WI
Closing date
Sep 23, 2021

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Job Role
Financial Planner
Employment Type
Full Time
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As an Associate Financial Advisor you will:

Provide specialized services to an individual Financial Advisor (with annualized gross production of greater than $1 million) or Baird Qualified Team (with average per FA production of at least $750,000) to assist in their ability to offer sophisticated wealth management solutions to individuals and families and strategically build the client base. Specialized areas of emphasis include financial planning, portfolio management and analysis and/or investment analysis.

  • Operate within the team’s client service and wealth management strategy to ensure high quality client service.

  • Engage the client/prospect, frame the discussion, and convey the team mission to better position the Advisor for additional business opportunities.

  • Performs other duties and special projects as necessary.

In addition to the duties described above, the Associate Financial Advisor will specialize in a particular area based on the needs of the Financial Advisor/Team. A corresponding business title will be utilized as outlined below.

  • Review, research and analyze data to create customized, annual financial plans for clients.

  • Deliver the financial plan to clients in partnership with the Financial Advisor/Team.

  • Connect with next generation clients through planning.

  • Provide or lead financial education, such as long-term planning, social security/Medicare, tax return reviews utilizing our team of experts.

  • Take the planning results and identify the best investment solutions to implement the plan in partnership with the Financial Advisor/Team. Assist with marketing efforts, such as a newsletter or LinkedIn presence, to solicit additional planning business with the existing client base and to establish the team as a planning team in front of prospects.  

  • Research relevant news articles related to the topic’s covered in a client’s plan to share with them as an added touch point.

  • Document, follow up, and support the closing of opportunities identified from the financial planning process.

  • Serve as a Team specialist for queries on financial planning topics and consult with the Financial Advisors/Team on specific client scenarios.

  • Monitor and track client revenues related to financial planning work to ensure sales opportunities are maximized.

  • Guide the investment decision process by analyzing existing and potential opportunities and aiding in performance analysis and reporting functions.

  • Create asset allocation studies utilizing data collected in the client profiling process.

  • Ensure knowledge of entire investment solution suite and recommend investment solutions to the Financial Advisor or for client use based upon clients’ needs and constraints.

  • Monitor portfolios and implement portfolio changes.

  • Prepare client reports for clients.

  • Prepare and maintain models and trade activity history.

  • Review account performance for accuracy and/or calculation adjustments.

  • Aggregate firm holdings for review and monitoring.

  • Preview incoming/existing client policy statements.

  • Trade review: cash variances, limit orders, security activity.

  • Offer investment ideas based on team guidelines and asset allocation strategies tailored to the risk profile and investment objectives of clients.

What makes this opportunity great:

  • Flexible work-life balance is promoted
  • Fast paced environment that will enable you to grow as a professional
  • Team of associates passionate about achieving great results for clients and give back to the communities where we live and work
  • Unique culture that values diverse backgrounds and perspectives while emphasizing teamwork and a strong sense of partnership

What we look for:

  • Must have an undergraduate degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or equivalent.
  • Must have or be capable of and committed to pursuing and achieving specialized professional designations (i.e., CFP, CPWA, CIMA, CFA, JD) or higher level education equivalent within a designated, specified period of time after assuming the Associate Financial Advisor role, depending on specialized area of emphasis, as appropriate.
  • SIE, 7, 66 required and other licenses, as appropriate.
  • Minimum of three years of investment experience in a client facing role.
  • Excellent presentation skills, very strong interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Proven self-starter, highly motivated, with the ability to work independently.

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.


Baird is an employee owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with more than 200 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has over $300 billion in client assets and more than 4,500 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. As stated in our Associate Promise, we are passionate about how we achieve great outcomes together for our clients, communities and each other. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranks No. 13 on the Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For®, our seventeenth consecutive year on the list. To learn more about Baird’s culture, click here.
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