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BMO Financial Group Investment Advisor in Naperville, Illinois


503 N. Washington Street

Job Family Group:

Wealth Sales & Service

The Role:

You are an SEC Registered Investment Advisor who is passionate in serving customers, providing sound advice and banking solutions that fit their needs. This role will be part of a new team of other advisors serving customers through a digital self-serve hybrid platform and will provide advice and goals-based planning to affluent customers and prospects.

You possess a passion for financial services and can easily determine client needs to provide the very best banking solutions for them. Learning about a client's financial situation interests you, as well as educating and helping people meet their goals. You understand what it’s like to be a client and are focused on delivering sound advice and are always willing to put the client at the center of every interaction and decision.

You are a very strong communicator, both written and verbal, with an eye for detail, and you demonstrate quick thinking and creative problem solving. Your positive attitude reinforces that nothing is too small (or too big) for you to achieve.

We are seeking a candidate who exhibits a strong desire to work in a fast-paced start up environment and who truly wants to make a difference in the lives of our clients.

A successful candidate will:

  • Engage in conversations about a client’s financial goals.

  • Resolve complex client escalations.

  • Be able to adapt to a changing regulatory environment.

  • Understanding financial markets and recognize when to provide clients advice.

  • Fulfills sales and services activities for the customer in accordance with approved policies and procedures and BMO’s Code of Ethics. Identifies and makes referrals to other BMO affiliates.

  • Service clients to identify areas of improvement to support overall client experiences.

  • Provides subject matter expertise relating to product knowledge, processes, and operating systems.

  • Provide client education on risks and performance expectations in line with their financial goals.

  • Escalates complex customer situations to the supervisor.

  • Maintains the confidentiality of customer and firm information.

  • Acts as the first point of contact for investment questions.

  • Adheres to internal policies and procedures and industry rules and regulations.

  • Thinks creatively and proposes potential solutions to firm.

  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.


  • Typically, between 2-3 years of relevant Registered Investment Advisor experience

  • College degree in related field of study or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Series 65 or 66 license required

  • CFP or CPWA is an asset

  • Knowledge of marketplace trends and product offerings.

  • Knowledge of investment planning

  • Understanding and ability to adhere to a regulatory compliance program

  • Verbal & written communication skills - In-depth.

  • Collaboration & team skills - In-depth.

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills - In-depth.

  • Data driven decision making - In-depth.

We’re here to help

At BMO Harris Bank we are driven by a shared Purpose: Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. It calls on us to create lasting, positive change for our customers, our communities and our people. By working together, innovating and pushing boundaries, we transform lives and businesses, and power economic growth around the world.

As a member of the BMO Harris Bank team you are valued, respected and heard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact. We strive to help you make an impact from day one – for yourself and our customers. We’ll support you with the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help our customers reach theirs. From in-depth training and coaching, to manager support and network-building opportunities, we’ll help you gain valuable experience, and broaden your skillset.

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BMO Harris Bank is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. By learning from each other’s differences, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives. BMO Harris Bank N.A. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To request accommodation, please contact your recruiter.

BMO Financial Group Serving customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider – the 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America. With total assets of $728 billion as of October 31, 2018, and a team of diverse and highly engaged employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, BMO Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.We serve Canadian clients through BMO Bank of Montreal®, our personal and commercial banking business, BMO Nesbitt Burns®*, one of Canada's leading wealth management firms, and BMO Capital Markets™, our North American investment and corporate banking division.In the United States, clients are served through BMO Harris Bank, a major U.S. Midwest personal and commercial bank, and BMO Private Bank, with wealth management offices across the United States, as well as BMO Capital Markets™, our North American investment and corporate banking division.We help our customers make money make sense by delivering the broadest range of financial services through a single point of contact. Our financial service professionals provide access to any services our customers require across the entire enterprise.