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POST DATE 8/23/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

Altfest Personal Wealth Management New York, NY

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Altfest Personal Wealth Management, a leading independent Wealth Management firm, is seeking a highly capable, hardworking Sr. Financial Advisor to help formulate and implement investment and financial planning advice, manage existing client relationships and participate in new business development activities. Note: This is not a sales position.


As a member of a four person team at the firm that works with about 150 clients, you will provide:

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: Review 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


Applicants should have all of the following:

Minimum of three years' experience in Wealth Management with a demonstrated ability to manage client relationships

CFP/CFA or have passed the exam for the designation a strong plus

Bachelors' degree from an accredited university with a high GPA

Impressive standardized test scores

Strong Financial Planning and Wealth Management interest, acumen and judgement

Exceptional 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 with and through others

Organized and able to set priorities

Of the highest integrity

Maintain a "client-first" mentality

Desire and ability to work successfully in a small company environment


Competitive compensation based on industry standards

Incentive Bonus

Generous benefits, including: Fully Paid Medical Plan (with no in network co-pays or deductibles), Dental, Vision, Life and AD Tuition reimbursement to a Financial Planning Program and Exam Fee, renewal of CFP and CFA designations, Membership to NAPFA


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 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, utilizing internal experts that sub-specialize in a variety of technical areas and client segments, providing a personal, warm caring atmosphere and a high level of service for clients, and introducing innovative methods to the profession that increase the value provided to clients.

The firm provides clients with investment management, retirement planning, insurance, tax and estate advisory.

Lewis Altfest, Ph.D., CFA, CFP(R), 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.

Karen C Altfest, Ph.D., CFP(R), joined the firm in its early years and has had a strong impact on its growth. Karen oversees the firm's marketing activities including a very successful program for affluent women.

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

Altfest Personal Wealth Management is an Equal Opportunity Employer.