Financial Planning Analyst

Morgan Stanley



Easton, MD


Position summary

nning and client discovery conversations with Financial Advisor

  • Assist Financial Advisors with helping their clients articulate their financial goals within the context of their investment strategy

  • Maintain and monitor client status against existing financial plans

  • Partner with Wealth Advisor Associates (WAA) and Financial Planning Directors on training, tools, etc.

  • Drive goals-based wealth management strategy with Financial Advisors and their clients

  • Coordinate with firm specialists to ensure the team is leveraging all relevant firm initiatives

  • Leverage financial planning tools to drive Net Acquired Assets (NAA) growth

  • Complete proprietary training in wealth planning disciplines, investment strategies, and product suitability

  • Actively engage in other available training and education programs, including firm strategic priorities and professional development, and stay current on policies, procedures and new platforms

  • Regularly seek opportunities to use firm resources for peer sharing and collaborating with Financial Advisors

  • Proactively participate in firm initiatives directed by local management



Education and/or Experience

  • 5+ years of work experience in a field relevant to the position required

  • Bachelor's degree or professional certification preferred

  • Active Series 7 (GS), and Series 66 (AG/RA) or Series 63 (AG) and Series 65 (RA)

  • Complete and maintain internal Financial Planning Associate designation

  • Willingness to obtain CFP and/or CPWA designation


  • Knowledge of Financial Planning and product knowledge preferred

  • Knowledge of applicable compliance rules and regulations and firm policies

  • Exemplary communication, presentation, time-management and organizational skills

  • Proficient at listening to client needs and skillfully constructing tailored financial solutions

  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office products

  • Team player with the ability to collaborate with others

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, evolving environment

Reports to

  • Business Service Officer

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Version: 3/22/2021