NIIM-Wealth Management Advisor Development Program

Are you looking for a new career direction that affirms your entrepreneurial spirit and allows you to take charge of your future? Do you like working with people? If this sounds like you, then we invite you to take a closer look at our Advisor Development Program. Combining the best aspects of running your own business with ongoing support and start-up resources, a career as a financial advisor offers flexibility, untapped compensation potential and the satisfaction that comes from helping others reach their financial goals. If you are self-motivated with an established network of contacts, our program is uniquely built for you. To learn more, please contact Francis Pereira to book appointment on 647-802-6793

Experienced Financial Advisors

We understand that your practice is successful because of you. We also understand the importance of strong support behind you. We invite you to learn more about the strength of our platform including the best possible products and services available. Our advisors enjoy independence, access to senior management and partnering with a firm that truly puts your clients first.

Apprentice Financial Advisor Program

The Apprentice Financial Advisor Program is a cooperative three-year developmental and informative program that prepares our next generation of outstanding Financial Professionals. Training is immersive and hands-on, combining classroom type learning with practical real-life experience, utilizing the tools and technology vital to build an exciting career as a Financial Advisor. Our apprentices receive ongoing coaching and mentorship, and have many opportunities to engage and learn from Senior Financial Advisors at the firm and collaborative companies. They also earn the Taxation, and Insurance Licenses. Upon completion of the program, Apprentices are positioned for success and well-prepared to start their own practice as a Financial Advisor or join an established financial practice (team or individual) as a producing team member, giving advice to the practice by offering straightforward advice, personalized solutions, and investment guidance to new and existing clients. This is an outstanding opportunity if you are:

• An entrepreneur at heart and are attracted to the prospect of uncapped compensation

• Seeking flexibility to work both in and out of the office with clients

• Creative and enjoy solving complex problems and finding solutions to meet clients’ financial needs

• Eager to leverage your passion for helping others with your curiosity in the financial services industry

 • Team-oriented with excellent communication and interpersonal skills

 • Open to potential relocation opportunities

• A college graduate within the last three years with either a bachelor’s or master’s degree OR a business professional with 1-3 years of financial services or transferable experience

Program Overview

Years 1 and 2 –As an Apprentice Financial Advisor, you will spend the first two years learning the core competencies of wealth management, with a focus on financial planning techniques, client service skills, and technology. You will be provided materials and everything you need to study, sit for and pass CSC & LLQP licensing exams. Upon completion of the required licensing exams, you may begin studying for an additional professional credential. You have the choice between the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and the Certified Investment Advisor 

Apprentice Financial Advisor Program The Strength of Advice  the first two years you will: 

• Learn wealth planning techniques and strategies, delve into the complexities of financial and estate planning, and become a specialist on the firm’s financial planning software, , eventually serving as a subject matter expert to Financial Advisors throughout the firm as they prepare financial plans for their clients.

• Participate in intensive training programs in Great Falls, MT, and Seattle with other Trainee Financial Advisors and Apprentices to learn the skills and techniques required for meaningful client interaction, portfolio construction, investment implementation, and practice management.

• Serve as a key and valuable member of the Financial Services Representative (FSR) Team, honing your skills by directly advising and guiding clients through investment strategies and proposals, and identifying opportunities to help clients achieve their financial goals.

Throughout your time as a member of our Apprentice team, you will engage with Senior Financial Advisors around the firm to learn about the various aspects and nuances of managing a practice as a Financial Advisor. In your second year, you also will begin discussions with leaders in the firm to determine where you might fit into a growing practice, or start a practice on your own