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Investment Counselor for New Client Conversion (2020-9365)

San Mateo, CA, United States


Job Description


Are you a financial advisor burdened with wearing too many hats? Are you looking to move away from cold calling? Does a hybrid service and sales environment without prospecting appeal to you? Join Fisher Investments, a privately held multi-billion dollar global investment firm, as a Portfolio Counselor in our New Client Conversion (NCC) group. If you are passionate about financial planning and educating clients on portfolio strategies, we want to hear from you.


The Opportunity:


The Portfolio Counselor is a lucrative professional-level role within our Private Client Group (PCG), where you serve as the short-term point of contact for our high-net-worth clients. Welcome and onboard new clients by leveraging your financial planning knowledge and consultative approach to contribute to the firm’s AUM growth. Receive on-going sales coaching and career development in an energetic environment. Benefit from our internal support teams including Research, Operations and the Investment Policy Committee (IPC). Positively impact your clients and advance our mission to better the investment universe while upholding our fiduciary responsibility by building transparent relationships with clients.


The Day-to-Day:


Portfolio Counselor's responsibilities entail:

  • Educate clients on what it means to work with Fisher Investments
  • Articulate our investment philosophy to clients
  • Align our portfolio strategy with clients’ goals and objectives
  • Oversee the transfer of clients’ assets
  • Monitor the implementation of clients’ Fisher portfolios
  • Collaborate with various internal teams to deliver unparalleled service
  • Introduce clients to their long-term point of contact at Fisher Investments

Your Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of experience in asset management, financial and client services
  • Required to pass the Series 65 exam or equivalent
  • Confident understanding of the investment industry
  • Demonstrated track record of driving results and delivering unparalleled service
  • Ability to think critically, manage complexity with a consultative communication style

Why Fisher Investments:


Fisher Investments is a different kind of investment firm. We don’t come from Wall Street, nor do we believe we fit in with most of the finance industry, and we’re proud of that. We work for a bigger purpose: bettering the investment universe. From unmatched service to innovative perspectives on investing, it’s the people that make the Fisher purpose possible. After all, it’s our people that enable us to offer the level of service that we do. And we invest in them accordingly, offering exceptional benefits like:

  • 100% coverage of premiums for health, vision and dental insurance
  • A 50% 401(k) match, up to the IRS maximum
  • 20 days of PTO*, plus 9 paid holidays
  • 8 week paid Primary Caregiver Parental Leave
  • Back-up Child Care Program available, offering up to 10 days annually
  • And much, much more

We take great pride in our inclusive culture. We value the different perspectives and unique skills you bring to the team – it makes us all better.  Success at Fisher Investments is driven by results, a collaborative mindset and a commitment to accomplishing great things – so if you are ready to do that, we are ready for you! Apply today to be a part of a team environment where you can contribute, collaborate, and make a difference in the lives of people by bettering the investment universe.


We also provide a cumulative, continuous learning and development framework customized for every employee. This emphasis on personal and professional growth has yielded an award-winning work environment; we’re Great Place to Work Certified, and The Oregonian named us as a Top Workplace. But in the end, it’s not the perks that keep people here. They stay because they believe in our mission of service—our employees want to make a difference in an industry that can do better.


* California employees accrue up to 17 days of PTO and 3 days of sick time per year.



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