Senior Financial Advisor Senior Financial Advisor …

Altfest
in New York, NY, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 09 Jul 20
DOE
Altfest
in New York, NY, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 09 Jul 20
DOE
Altfest Personal Wealth Management, a leading independent Wealth Management firm, is seeking a highly capable, hardworking Senior Financial Advisor to help formulate and implement investment and financial planning advice, to manage existing client relationships, and to participate in new business development activities.

As a member of a Client Team at the firm that works with about 200 clients, you will be providing:

  • Client Service: Actively support clients under the team leader
  • Financial Plan Creation: Based on a client’s goals and circumstances, create financial plans that address questions such as at when a client can retire with financial security
  • Investment Portfolio Creation: Reviewing a client’s current investments and objectives, give a client a picture of his or her current portfolio composition and within the firm’s guidelines create a custom portfolio that the firm will manage
  • Relationship Management: Help manage a number of the team’s client relationships, advising clients under the firm’s principal while being supported by other members of the team
  • Specialization: Be a specialist and leader of a practice group working with one segment of clients
  • Investment Coverage: Participate on the firm’s investment committee and cover a segment of the investment universe
  • Business Development: Build relationships, including with other professionals (e.g. accountants and attorneys), that lead to new clients for the firm

Qualifications

  • Minimum of three years in Wealth Management with demonstrated ability to manage client relationships
  • Strong Financial Planning/Wealth Management acumen, judgment and experience
  • Bachelors’ degree from an accredited university with a high GPA
  • Impressive standardized test scores
  • Possess the CFP® or CFA designation, or having passed the exam for the designation, a strong plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to simplify difficult financial concepts to educate a less experienced audience
  • Detail-oriented
  • Self-starter, takes initiative
  • Team player, collaborative, able to work effectively with others
  • Organized, able to set priorities
  • Of the highest integrity
  • Possess a “client-first” mentality
  • Desire/ability to work successfully in a small company environment

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation includes salary plus incentive based on experience and industry standards.

Generous benefits include: Fully Paid Medical Plan (with no in network co-pays or deductibles), Dental, Vision, Life and AD & D, Long-Term Disability, Short-Term Disability  FSA, Generous Profit Sharing Plan, Traditional and Roth 401(k), tuition reimbursement to a Financial Planning Program and Exam Fee, renewal of CFP and CFA designations, up to $500 for gym reimbursement, Membership to NAPFA.

For consideration, please email a resume and cover letter to: hgoldin@altfest.com

Altfest Personal Wealth Management is an equal opportunity employer.

Firm Overview

Altfest Personal Wealth Management, founded in 1983, is a pioneer in the fee-only Wealth Management movement. Fee-only means that the firm receives fees only from its clients and not from commissions and the sale of products, which can otherwise lead to conflicts of interest.  The firm provides clients with investment management, retirement planning, insurance, tax and estate advisory.

Altfest Personal Wealth Management is dedicated to putting clients’ interests ahead of its own, hiring highly talented people who work as a team to develop the best strategies for clients. We utilize internal experts that specialize in a variety of technical areas and client segments, and are dedicated to providing a personal, warm, caring atmosphere and a high level of service for clients. We are committed to introducing innovative methods to the profession that increase the value we provide to clients. 

Altfest Personal Wealth Management has again been named one of AdvisoryHQ’sTop Rated Financial Advisors in New York City” in 2019. Additionally, the firm was named in The Financial Times “FT300” – a listing of the nation’s top 300 Retirement Investment Advisors for 2017.

The firm is proud to be honored by @InvestmentNews as one of the “75 Best Places to Work for Financial Advisers” nationwide in 2020 and 2019. #INbestplaces #financialadvice #bestplacestowork

Lewis Altfest, Ph.D., CFA, CFP® founded the firm after leaving Lord Abbett & Co, a large mutual fund company with over 100 billion in assets under management, where he was a Partner and Director of Research. Lew has been named to Barron’s “Top 100 Independent Advisors” as well as Barron’s state-by-state listing of “America’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors” as #51, among many other acknowledgements.

Karen C Altfest, Ph.D., CFP® joined the firm in its early years and has had a strong impact on its growth. Karen oversees the firm’s marketing activities and has made a profound impact by dedicating herself to the empowerment of women. In 2019 Forbes named Karen as one of the nation’s “Top 250 Women Wealth Advisors”, placing her in the top 10%. Karen was included in this list in 2017 and 2018, as well as Forbes list of “Best-In-State Wealth Advisors”.

Andrew Altfest, MBA, CFP®  joined the firm in 2003 and has consistently driven financial planning strategies for the firm. He is an active member of the firm’s Investment Committee and the Portfolio Action Group. He was recently named a “Best-In-State Wealth Advisor” in New York City by Forbes in their 2018 and 2019 rankings and has been named among InvestmentNews’ 2018 list of “40 Under 40” in the Financial Advisory industry. Andrew was honored in Forbes’ inaugural listing of “America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors” in 2017, ranking in the top 15%. Andrew was also honored by being included in Financial Advisor Magazine’s “Due Diligence/Research Manager All-Star Team” in 2012 and 2013.

The firm's culture is very collegial with a family atmosphere where we care for our employees. Our team is very analytical, hardworking and yet looks to develop new ideas that will help it sustain and accelerate our growth into the future.



 

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