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The Morgan Stanley Wealth Advisor Associate (WAA) program offers a unique opportunity to prepare and develop the skillset for a career as a financial advisor. While leveraging your strengths, the program will provide in-depth insight in to the nuances of wealth planning and the innovative digital tools and resources advisors utilize to support and promote their businesses.Through the program, you ll learn how to fine tune your skills so you can better help high-net worth clients uncover their long-term objectives and take the steps necessary to reach their goals. You will learn how to utilize Morgan Stanley s state-of-the-art tools and, by working with experienced Financial Advisors, you ll discover how wealth management strategies can help clients better prepare for their financial future. Upon completion of the 2-year program, you will transition into our 3-year Financial Advisor Associate (FAA) Program.
Becoming a Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley will allow you to:
Help Others Achieve Their Goals - You can help others achieve their personal and financial goals and make a difference in their lives.
Make a Difference While Accomplishing Work-Life Balance - As a Financial Advisor you will have the freedom 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 activate portfolios towards what s most important to them, advocating for sustainable, responsible and impact investing strategies that directly contribute to environmental, social and governance factors.
Build a Personally and Financially Rewarding Career You have the potential to grow your business, care for your clients and meet your personal financial goals.
To succeed, you ll need the right combination of personal attributes:
A Training Process Geared Towards Your Success
Our two year WAA Program is a unique opportunity that prepares you to become a Financial Advisor with fine-tuned financial planning skills. The program is broken out into three phases:
This phase includes Financial Advisor preparation skills such as business planning, product knowledge, consultative selling and prospecting. WAAs are required to pass the pass the Securities Industry Essential ( SIE) Exam and obtain the Series 7 and 66 licenses and attend National Performance Training Sessions.
WAAs learn how to develop thorough financial plans and financial goal analyses and the skills and knowledge required to drive goals based wealth management with Financial Advisors and their clients.
WAAs are paired with Financial Advisors to put knowledge into practice and develop financial plans and financial goal analyses with clients while gaining more insights on Morgan Stanley s wealth planning solutions. WAAs will also buildtheir own book of business, while still focused on supporting financial planning development and goals based wealth management.
Upon completion of the WAA Program, you will transition into the 3-year Financial Advisor Associate (FAA) Program. FAAs are responsible for using business-management knowledge, wealth planning knowledge and networking talents to provide clients with individualized and comprehensive financial services and investment strategies.
Successful candidates will be able to weave business management skills, financial planning abilities and networking talents to grow their own business, and then support their clients by addressing a spectrum of financial and investment needs:
Our hiring procedure is a multistep process that can take four to six weeks to complete. Successful candidates can expect to complete online assessments, two or three rounds of interviews, and business planning exercises. All offers of employment are contingent on a background check.
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Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, a global leader, provides access to a wide range of products and services to individuals, businesses and institutions, including brokerage and investment advisory services, financial and wealth planning, cash management and lending products and services, annuities and insurance, retirement and trust services.
It is the policy of the firm to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital and civil partnership/union status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy/maternity leave), protected veteran or military service status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce (M/F/Disability/Vet).
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