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Financial Advisor

Private Client Group (PCG) | Hybrid in Foster City, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Summitry is a Bay Area wealth management firm with $2B in assets, 40+ employees, and over 1000 clients, offering personalized financial planning and investment strategies, rooted in local insight. Join an innovative and collaborative team, focused on being the most admirable advisory firm helping families thrive through the unique set of opportunities and challenges posed by life in the Bay Area.

Position Description

Reports to: Alex Katz, Chief Growth Officer

Benefits: Yes

Status: Full Time/Exempt

Date: Immediate

Work environment:

  • Hybrid (50%/month)
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination required by the first day of work  


Job Summary

Financial Advisors (FAs) are the primary managers of the client relationship. FAs are responsible for managing existing client relationships and formulating and implementing advice, but may also partner with Portfolio Managers, Partners, and more senior financial advisors to develop recommendations. FAs are expected to partner with the business development team and develop new client and COI relationships. FAs also lead Financial Planning Associates in client service delivery.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Build, deepen, and retain relationships by providing comprehensive financial planning and a high-quality client experience in all interactions

  • Foster new client relationships and drive growth primarily through existing client relationships, and in partnership with professional networks and the firm’s Business Development team

  • Serve as a primary liaison between client and Portfolio Management team
  • Obtain and review clients’ investment goals, time horizons and tolerance for market volatility
  • With the support of a Financial Planning Associate (para-planner), produce, present, and review/update financial plans designed to help clients achieve their goals
  • Schedule, prepare, hold and execute on follow up items for all client meetings
  • Responsible for meeting the Service Level Agreement (SLA) requirements for all clients assigned to the advisor

 

Qualifications

  • Excellent communication, presentation, organizational, computer, and interpersonal skills
  • A minimum of 3 years providing advisory services in a client facing role and at least 1 year of comprehensive financial planning
  • Bachelor's degree
  • CFP Certified; CFA, CPA, EA, MSA, JD a plus
  • Knowledgeable in the areas of:
    • Equity compensation - ISO, NQSO, ESPP, RSU, 10b(5)1, 83(b)
    • Exchange Funds/options strategies for concentrated stock positions
    • Employee benefits of Bay Area Firms
    • Taxation
    • Real estate transactions
    • Estate Planning
    • Insurance
  • Highly proficient in MS Office; experience with eMoney, and Tamarac/AdvisorView/other CRM a plus
  • Proactive contributing team player able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must have mode of transportation for travel (prospect/client meetings)

 

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary based on experience
  • Company profit-sharing plan (eligible for both after 6 months of employment) based on successfully completing metrics
  • Incentive compensation on new assets (in partnership with business development and referrals from existing clients and COIs)
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage, Flexible Spending Account/Health Savings Account, and 401K plan