The Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor Associate Program (FAA) prepares you to become a Financial Advisor through intensive training. Our extensive curriculum provides you state of the art financial tools, techniques and resources needed to create strategies and build a client base of high-net worth individuals. When you launch your career as a Financial Advisor you are prepared to apply your product knowledge and wealth management talents to deliver clients with individualized and comprehensive advice.
Becoming a Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley will allow you to:
Help Clients Achieve Their Goals - You can help clients achieve their financial goals and help them make a difference in their lives.
Make a Difference While Accomplishing Work-Life Balance - As a Financial Advisor you may have the opportunity to control your work schedule and the flexibility to achieve work-life balance as you manage your own business.
Play Your Part – Listen to your clients and work with them to develop portfolios reflective of what’s most important to them.
Build a Personally and Financially Rewarding Career – You have the potential to grow your business, assist you client with their financial and investment needs and meet your personal financial goals.
Complete proprietary training in finance, wealth planning, and investment strategies and product knowledge
Effectively source business prospects and employ client acquisition techniques
Consult with clients on wealth management strategies based on their financial and investment goals
Balance referral activities, customer follow-ups and administrative tasks
Comply with all regulatory requirements, including licensing and registrations
Meet pre-determined production goals as outlined in training program
A Training Process Geared Towards Your Success
Our rigorous training and development program fully prepares our FAAs to enter our elite Financial Advisor workforce. The FAA Program is highly selective, and we accept only the top candidates. The program is broken out into three phases:
Phase 1 FAAs are required to pass the pass the Securities Industry Essential (SIE) Exam and obtain the Series 7 and 66 licensing exams, begin consultation meetings with their designated coaches appointed to them at the commencement of the program, complete assigned curriculum, and attend National Performance Training Sessions.
Phase 2 FAAs learn about wealth management topics and client conversations, participate in weekly coaching meetings, prospect for clients and open new account relationships.
Phase 3 In this final stage FAAs learn to manage and expand client relationships, gather referrals, target specific niche markets, complete the Financial Planning Specialist (FPS) program, and meet frequently with their Manager.
The best Financial Advisors are high achievers, astute listeners and skilled problem solvers who can offer specialized advice to help clients meet their wealth management needs.
Holds bachelor’s degree in business, finance, sales, marketing or related field, or equivalent to five years’ professional experience in business development, management, sales, legal, accounting, education, military, finance or other business-related field
Exemplary communication, presentation, time-management and organizational skills
Talented at networking with businesses and personal communities
Ability to listen to client needs and provide financial solutions
Successful completion of background check and pre-employment assessments
To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, without requiring, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status