UBS Financial Services Wealth Planning Associate Program - San Diego, CA in San Diego, California

Your role:

The Wealth Planning Associate (WPA) Program is a structured 24-month development program designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed as a Financial Advisor.

During each phase of the program, you will learn from wealth planning experts, work with some of the top Financial Advisors in the industry and develop the skills necessary to become a successful wealth manager. In addition to rigorous proprietary training, you will also pursue and obtain the Accredited Wealth Management Advisor (AWMA®) and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (CFP®) designations.

Under the guidance of the local senior manager, you will focus on developing skills and utilizing tools to provide comprehensive financial planning services to clients. You will work with Financial Advisors to create customized financial plans, lead financial planning meetings and provide clients with valuable advice to help them achieve their financial goals.

What we offer:

Together. That’s how we do things. We offer people around the world a supportive, challenging and diverse working environment. We value your passion and commitment, and reward your performance.

Take the next step:

Fitting in at UBS means being passionate and motivated about what you do. If you like collaborating, are used to challenging others and being challenged in return, then you have the right attitude to thrive in our environment. Want to become part of our team? Apply now.

Disclaimer / Policy Statements:

UBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce.

Your team:

The 24 month program is divided into four phases:

Phase I (Four Months)

This phase combines e-learning, case studies, virtual group work, and on-site training to educate you on the UBS product and service offering as well as the financial planning process and related tools. You are expected to obtain your Series 7 and Series 66 (if not already licensed) and begin pursuing the AWMA® designation. You will also join other WPAs from across the country for a week of intensive on-site training in the UBS Wealth Management Americas headquarters in Weehawken, NJ.

Phase II (Eight Months)

Phase Two focuses on the application of the knowledge and skills you acquired in Phase I in addition to ongoing development through virtual classroom sessions, online modules and case studies. You will begin to partner with Financial Advisors within your market to develop financial plans to meet the unique needs of each client. Additionally, you will complete the AWMA® and begin CFP® coursework during this phase.

Phase III (Eight Months)

In Phase Three, you are expected to operate independently as a wealth planning specialist for Financial Advisors within the market. You will proactively engage Financial Advisor teams and lead financial planning meetings to deliver advice and wealth management solutions to meet the needs of each client. You will complete the CFP® curriculum and exam.

Phase IV (Four Months)

You will continue to lead planning discussions with clients. Additionally, you will engage in the formal process of being matched with a Financial Advisor team with whom you will enter the next stage of your career.

At month 24, upon successful completion of the WPA, you will be eligible to join a Financial Advisor team within the local market as part of the New Financial Advisor (NFA) Program. The NFA Program provides you with continued development to help you successfully transition from the WPA role to being a Financial Advisor.

As an NFA, you will provide comprehensive wealth management advice to your team’s existing client base while attracting new clients. The foundation of knowledge and skills you acquire as both a WPA and NFA will differentiate you in the marketplace as a true wealth manager and prepare you for a successful career as a Financial Advisor.

Your experience and skills:

– Four-year bachelor’s degree

– 3 – 10 years of work experience*

– US work authorization

– Desire to become a Financial Advisor

– Exceptional interpersonal skills

– Ability to quickly learn new skills and acquire knowledge

– Exceptional listening and communication skills

– Strong critical reasoning and analytical skills

– Collaborative team player with ability to work independently

– Entrepreneurial drive

– Strong work ethic

– Outstanding organizational skills

– Service oriented

  • Individuals with less than three years of work experience who have passed the CFP® Exam and/or have graduated from CFP® Board Registered Academic Programs may also be considered.

About us:

Expert advice. Wealth management. Investment banking. Asset management. Retail banking in Switzerland. And all the support functions. That's what we do. And we do it for private and institutional clients as well as corporations around the world.

We are about 60,000 employees in all major financial centers, in more than 50 countries. Do you want to be one of us?

Your colleagues:

Job Reference #: 172713BR

Business Divisions: Wealth Management Americas

Title: Wealth Planning Associate Program - San Diego, CA

City: San Diego

Job Type: Full Time

Country / State: United States - California

Function Category: Training and development