Financial Advisors—Everything You Need to Know

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A financial advisor provides financial advice or guidance to customers for compensation. Financial advisors, or advisers, provides many different services, such as investment management, tax planning, and estate planning. Increasingly, financial advisors are providing a variety of services from portfolio management to insurance products as a one-stop-shop.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
A financial advisor is a specialist that provides expertise for clients’ decisions around money matters, personal finances, and investments.
Financial advisors may are an unbiased agent, or may be used by a more substantial financial firm. Advisors must be licensed to carry out business with clients.
Unlike stockbrokers who simply execute orders in the market, financial advisors make informed decisions with respect to clients and offer guidance.

Understanding Financial Advisors
Financial advisor is a generic term with no precise industry definition, and many types of financial professionals get into this general category. Stockbrokers, insurance agents, tax preparers, investment managers, and financial planners are members of the group. Estate planners and bankers could also fall under this umbrella.

Still, some make an important distinction in that a financial advisor actually provide guidance and advice. Therefore, a financial advisor can be distinguished from an execution stock broker that simply places trades for clients or a tax accountant who simply prepares taxation statements without much input.

Examples of Financial Advisors
What may pass as a financial advisor occasionally may be a product salesperson, like a stockbroker or a life insurance agent. A genuine financial advisor should be a well-educated, credentialed, experienced, financial professional who works on behalf of his clients instead of serving the interests of any financial institution.

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