InvestmentNews' Year 1 advisers: Growing into the role

First year is marked by greater responsibility and personal investment as confidence grows

Mar 23, 2014 @ 12:01 am

By Liz Skinner

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The four next-generation advisers InvestmentNews followed for the better part of the past year — their first in the financial advice industry — continue to work hard, hoping to impress their firms and earn the right to take on more responsibilities.

Each of these 20-something professionals is more confident than he or she was back in June when we first profiled our Year One class.

But some in the group also seem impatient that they haven't been given more of an opportunity to work one-on-one with clients. Those individuals would like more guidance on a path toward becoming a full-fledged adviser.

The class members also are weighing whether to take the certified financial planning exam before or after it becomes a one-day computer-based test in November.

In the meantime, they've had a year jam-packed with learning new skills, figuring out life in an office setting and otherwise enjoying the start of a career in financial advice.

In June, we'll introduce you to a new dynamic group of fledgling advisers and track them through their all-too-tenuous first year of ups and downs in the advice industry.

Read their stories:

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