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Career as Financial Planners

Financial Planners confer with clients, assess their financial resources, and offer financial plans to them to help them achieve their lifelong financial goals.

Job Profile

Career as Financial Planners
Financial Planners
  • Meet with the client to estimate their financial resources and their financial goals
  • Devise specific interest and financial goals such as retirement plan, investing inheritance, buying a home etc.
  • When working for clients with huge financial holdings they meet with their clients accountants, trustees, investment banker etc. to get a complete picture of the clients financial goals
  • Compile information detailing a clients current income, investments, expenses, risk tolerance, tax returns , insurance cover, retirement, property holdings etc.
  • Prepare a plan that meets the clients' overall , or specific financial goals
  • Answer all the questions the client may have with respect to the plan
  • Spend a lot of their time in retirement planning, tax planning, estate planning, investment planning, risk management
  • Are prepared with skills in asset management, insurance, investments, retirement funds

Employment Opportunities

  • Brokerages
  • Credit counseling firms
  • Financial consultancies
  • Financial research 
  • Fund Manager companies
  • Investment banks
  • Life insurance firms
  • Self employment
  • Wealth Managing firms
  • DSP Merill Lynch
  • ICICI
  • Kotak Mahindra

How do I get there?

  • Std XII

    Stream:Any 

  • Graduation

    Any discipline

  • Professional...

    (CFP)Financial Planning*

  • Professional...

    WorkExp>Exam**>
    Certifi***...

  • Goal

    Financial Planner

  • Std XII

    Stream:Sc/Com(Comp/Eco)

  • Graduation

    B.Com/B.Eco/BFIA/
    BBA

  • Post Graduation

    MBA/CA

  • Professional...

    WorkExp>CFPExam**>Certi***...

  • Goal

    Financial Planner

*The complete academic course of the Financial Planning curriculum is in 5 Module CFPCM Certification Education Program through an Authorized Education Partner. Also pass corresponding Exam 1-4 facilitated by NSE and then the CFP exam

**Examination: CFP Exam or also called the Exam 5 based on module VI- Advanced Financial Planning
**Experience : Regular Pathway candidates - 5 years personal financial planning Pre or post AFP exam. Challenge status pathway - 5 year personal financial planning experience before taking the AFP exam
There are two levels of certification- Advanced Financial Planners (AFP) and Certified Financial Planners( CFP).

***CFPCM Certification is awarded by Financial Planning Standards Board in India through its affiliates to competent & qualifying candidates fulfilling the 4 E Criteria of CFPCM Certification i.e. Education, Examination , Experience & Certification
Education: 5 modules of Financial Planning course and pass in corresponding 1-4 exams of NSE

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