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Many advisors enter their profession because they know they can make a meaningful impact on the lives of clients and their clients’ family members. Advisors gain satisfaction from helping clients achieve their financial objectives, such as buying a home, paying for a child’s education, saving for retirement or any number of worthwhile goals.
Most people who are getting started in the investment funds industry are struck by the incredible number of confusing acronyms their coworkers tend to casually throw into conversation each day. It’s really quite remarkable how a new language must be acquired.
As an advisor, before you can give financial advice or sell financial products, you have to learn several things about your clients. This is called the Know Your Client (KYC) rule, and it protects investors by ensuring any advice they receive or products they invest in are suitable for them. It also protects advisors by giving them a better idea of the advice, products and services they can offer each client.