Our advisors have the direct support of a field representative who is committed to helping them reach their full potential as well as hit specific goals through a number of programs designed for efficiency and growth.
Office Solutions that help your business become more streamlined and profitable. These can range from assistance in hiring qualified staff to providing you with the technologies and software that will help you move toward the efficiencies of a paperless office.
Business Succession Planning that enables you to protect what you’ve worked hard to build, maximize its value, and prepare to leave your business and clients in good hands when the time for transition comes.
Coaching Program designed to help you double your business. Advisor Group’s Coaching offering is a one-year program from the Academy of Preferred Financial Advisors (formerly Million Dollar Producer), that is recognized as one of the industry’s most successful coaching programs for advisors who operate high-level practices. Participants benefit from the special emphasis on client management and a focus on tax, estate and wealth planning techniques that are designed to build lasting fee-based practices.
Marketing Library & Support
Advisor Group delivers effective marketing materials to help you grow your business. All pieces are pre-approved and available on-demand with web-based access to:
- Professional quality brochures, advertising and collateral pieces via the Forefield Marketing Library, which contains over 4,000 pre-approved marketing pieces and is available at no extra charge
- Free customizable product sponsor materials
- Subsidized access to high-quality third party materials and newsletters
Team Sales Support
Our Internal Sales Desk, Advanced Sales/Qualified Plans Team, Investment Advisory Services team, Insurance Consulting Services team and Retirement Plan Consulting Services team together provide advisors with comprehensive and consultative sales support across all product lines. Our goal is to offer solution-driven support across the spectrum and through all stages of the client engagement process.
The collaborative nature of our sales teams is central to our ability to effectively support our advisors by identifying opportunities to add value every time we have a conversation with an advisor.
Our sales and education efforts across all product lines are designed to help our advisors, in whatever way possible, deliver quality investment solutions and advice to their clients.
Advisor Group’s VISION2020 Advisor Portal integrates a wide range of powerful tools into one dynamic resource center. This asset aggregates everything you need to effectively and efficiently manage client accounts as well as your own practice. Also included is a collection of sub-suites, each of which has been designed to empower you in the most important areas of business:
Office Automation Suite Tools
This suite includes a CRM solution, an e-Forms library featuring pre-populated fields and a document management system, all of which can be used either individually or as a package. The suite’s goal is to ease administrative burdens and is designed for ease and simplicity with only a single login. This cloud-based solution consolidates information on your clients, prospects and leads.
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Client Account & Service Tools
Utilizing the Morningstar Advisor Workstation, a web-based investment planning platform that contains capabilities for research, portfolio analysis, goal planning, and sales presentations, advisors can share insights with clients and prospects through compelling, FINRA reviewed reports. The system offers single sign-on capabilities and integrated client and account data as well as comprehensive investment research with in-depth portfolio analysis.
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Operations & Business Tools
Among other powerful features, our Advisor Business Intelligence tool allows advisors to extrapolate relevant data and analyze reports that separate assets at multiple levels. These reports provide the means to create an actionable business plan with real time client information. Details can be viewed on both summary and detail levels. Advanced data analysis capabilities allow advisors to streamline data flows and create reports to spotlight inefficiencies, validate resource expenditures, or conduct cost/benefit studies.
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Supervision & Compliance Tools
AdvisorMail provides a powerful platform transaction review, essential information, client and account records, and can link external accounts (non-brokerage accounts) to a corresponding Client Central account as required. Through this system, all trades are reviewed, and questions and instructions are posted for financial advisors’ attention.
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Compliance is a priority with Advisor Group, and we provide the expert consultation, support and tools you need to help avoid regulatory issues, reduce complaints and manage risk. Our commitment extends beyond the routine supervisory duties and branch exams to include a full suite of resources that enable you to move much of your compliance burden to us.
Personalized advertising consultation that provides access to a Advertising Compliance Analyst with just a call. Your analyst will guide you through the steps to help ensure that all marketing initiatives meet FINRA guidelines.
Online sales practice manual for anytime access to current information on compliance issues faced by advisors. This valuable resource is backed by a dedicated phone support staff available during regular business hours.
A guide to the paperless office that can support and enhance your efforts to improve productivity, efficiency and accuracy in record keeping when implementing an electronic storage solution.
Annual compliance meeting is offered in-person at our ConnectED and W Forum conferences. We also enable you to meet your annual requirements online to fit your schedule.