Financial adviser

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A financial adviser or financial advisor is a professional who provides financial services to clients based on their financial situation. In many countries, financial advisors must complete specific training and be registered with a regulatory body in order to provide advice.

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Financial advisor
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NamesRegistered representative, financial advisor, investment advisor representative, private banker, attorney, insurance producer, insurance agent, accountant
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Profession
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Financial services, private banking, banking, business
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In the United States, a financial adviser carries a Series 7 and Series 66 or Series 65 qualification examination. According to the U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), qualification designations and compliance issues must be reported for public view.[1] Details of formal compliance issues can be found on the Investment Adviser Public Disclosure (IAPD) website and details of non-formal issues can be found on Onesta. FINRA specifies the following groups who may use the term financial advisor: brokers, investment advisers, private bankers, accountants, lawyers, insurance agents and financial planners.[2] Financial advisors need to be able to take the full picture of the client's financial situation into account.[3]