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Although there is no shortage of financial advisors, not everyone is qualified to be an MSTC advisor. Your clients expect the best service, and, quite frankly, we demand the best from our financial advisors.

Put bluntly, if you’re simply looking for a passive, inactive broker/dealer, MSTC is not for you. If, however, you’re looking for an active, growing, and stable broker/dealer that is genuinely interested in helping you obtain success, then MSTC is your choice.

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Additional Details

We currently have openings for qualified financial advisors who will oversee and develop an investment services division in a financial institution setting. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced advisor looking to join a company that offers superior support and ongoing professional development.

The ideal candidate will be passionate and well-versed in financial planning services. He or she should be a self-starter who likes to take initiative and work independently yet collaboratively with other team members. The organization has a strong planning team that will support the candidate with competitive planning tools. The role affords tremendous upside potential both financially and for career growth.

Roles & Responsibilities include (but are not limited to)

  • Develop a strategic business plan
  • Develop relationships with existing clients and build relationships with new clients
  • Assess, assist and advise clients on their current finances and future financial goals
  • Build a strong referral network with important centers of influence
  • Make proactive business development calls to prospects and clients
  • Utilize technology to provide excellent service to clients

Desired Skills & Experience

• Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree or equivalent work experience • Currently working in the industry • Strong Communication Skills • Great Work Ethic • FINRA Series 7 & 66 licenses, or within first year of employment • Life, Health, Disability, Long Term Care Insurance licenses • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification, CHFC, and other designations a plus

Advantages of Working with MSTC

  • Ability to generate quality leads that come from working in a banking environment
  • Transition team available to assist in moving over any current book of business you may have
  • Benefit Package as offered by the financial institution
  • Base Salary + Commission is typical to start
  • Strong coaching program to allow for faster business development

Current openings

We have partner financial institutions in the following regions in search of a financial advisor. When applying, please indicate which region you are applying for.

  • Northern Illinois
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • East-Central Illinois
  • West-Central Illinois
  • St. Louis, MO metropolitan area
  • Upstate New York

To apply, please email a cover letter addressing your qualifications and the region of the job you are seeking, and your resume to work@midwesternsecurities.com. Only candidates contacted for an interview will receive a response.

Are you ready to take your career to the next level and become an independent financial advisor? Or are you already independent but looking for a broker/dealer that will give you the kind of service you deserve? If you said yes to either of these questions then we may be the partner you are seeking.

At Midwestern Securities Trading Company, we help you actualize your entrepreneurial dreams. The principals of MSTC are representatives with field experience from different firms and different positions. We know what it takes to allow you to build a successful practice. The necessary tools to be aggressive in a competitive marketplace need to be at your fingertips. Our job is to provide this for you.

We work to provide you the necessary answers you need, when you need them. We realize what our job is, to support your growth. When you call our office, your question or concern will be addressed promptly and accurately. We get the job done right for you the first time.

We also realize your customers are demanding more than they ever have before. Technology is a great tool to help you grow your business. We recognize this area is constantly changing and it is necessary to keep up with the changes. At MSTC, we are able to leverage our strategic alliances with our partners to provide the technology support, resources, and expertise that you need.

When you join MSTC you are joining a “family” operation. We want your business and will concentrate on serving you. We treasure our reputation and good name and pride ourselves on running a “clean shop.” We want to select professionals in our industry who share our values and ethics, and will work towards building a business of which they can be proud. We would like to meet with you in person to better determine if we would work well together.

Call Mike Manley at 1-800-732-8601 to set up a meeting.

Compliance

We are dedicated to keeping you complaint and advise you of upcoming compliance landscape changes. Our goal is not to keep you minimally compliant; it is to help you consistently exceed your standard of care to your clients.

Coaching/Group Meetings

The principals at MSTC place a high value on professional development and continuing education. That is why MSTC is always taking an active role in helping advisors reach the next level. We provide coaching sessions to new advisors and those who need help growing their business and advising clients.

We hold quarterly meetings that feature professional speakers discussing current trends and topics that are of interest and value to our financial advisors. They also feature case studies and in-depth discussion of the when, why and how to use solutions presented by our speakers. However, one of the greatest benefits of our advisor meetings is the opportunity they provide to meet other financial advisors and discuss best practices with them in person.

We also host monthly conference calls that feature timely topics that can help advisors boost their knowledge and gain ideas that can help them grow their business.

Marketing

We have been advisors and know the obstacles you face. That’s why when we find a marketing strategy that works, we pass it along to you. Whether it be print, electronic, or any other form of media, we provide quick turnaround in approval of marketing materials. We offer a compliance-approved Morningstar newsletter article for free every month that financial advisors can use to market themselves to clients and prospects. Through our subsidiary company, Lighthouse Financial Institution Marketing Solutions, you can also purchase fresh marketing campaigns to help you stand out and get noticed.

Technology

We provide you the opportunity to access tools you may need to better advise your clients, and run your business. Either in-house or through our partner relationships, our reps have access to the cutting edge in technology and advisory tools.

Back Office & Service Managers

We have a highly educated back office support staff who are dedicated to providing our financial institutions and representatives the outstanding service they deserve. Each financial advisor is assigned a Service Manager who is available to help them with any inquiry they have. You know who you’re talking to when you call MSTC and will feel confident in the answers we provide.

Compliance

We believe in doing business honestly, ethically, and always compliant with industry standards. Our compliance department is devoted to staying ahead of the regulatory issues that arise quite frequently in the ever-changing securities industry.

Our compliance department also is dedicated to giving our financial institutions and representatives a quick 48-hour turnaround for any questions or concerns they might have. We strive for a compliance friendly environment where our compliance department is viewed as an asset not something to fear. We currently have no regulatory blemishes on our records and strive for excellence to keep it that way.

Insurance

We partner with insurance specialists who provide us with outstanding insurance support such as timely quotes, case assistance, and help finding the best insurance products to meet our clients’ needs.

Clearing

We partner with National Financial Services (NFS) to perform our clearing services. NFS is owned by Fidelity Investments, the largest mutual fund company in the U.S., and one of the world’s largest financial services providers.

NFS clears more than 725,000 trades per day and custodies more than $2.3 trillion in assets for more than 19 million accounts. (Data as of Dec. 31, 2012)