Selecting an Advisor
We recognize that the process of selecting a financial advisor can be intimidating. This is the person with whom you will share your goals, dreams, and fears. This is the person who will provide you guidance with your life savings. Many people delay searching for an advisor simply because they find the process overwhelming.
From our experience, clients are often unsure about how to select an advisor they can trust with their financial status, concerns, and goals. The following websites provide some useful information on professional designations, how to select an advisor, questions to ask during your first meeting, and to check out prospective advisors’ regulatory background.
Like any other relationship, the foundation of the relationship with your advisor should be built on trust and communication. Make sure you are completely confident with your choice before you move forward.
- FINRA Investor Information (We recommend clicking the FINRA Broker Check & Understanding Professional Designations tabs under Most Viewed on the right)
- State of Maryland Investor Education
- The SEC’s Investor.gov
- Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc