Chloé graduated from the University of Alabama and immediately started studying to become a CFP. After several jobs as an associate planner and manager at various firms throughout the southern U.S., Chloé decided to start her own consulting and advising businesses.
Chloé and I talk about the brilliant path she's taken as a financial planner, starting her career by advising high net-worth clients with complex needs. She also talks about some of the challenges she's faced as a young woman of color in a predominantly older and white male industry, how organizations like the Association of African American Financial Advisors are working to support each other, and how we can all contribute to making the industry more diverse.
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On today's episode we hear from André Novaes, founder and CEO of Life FP. Life FP is a monthly retainer firm in Brazil with about 3,000 clients, 45 advisors, and a grand vision. If André had his way, 95% (or more) of Brazil's population would have the opportunity to design their lives with great financial planning.
In this interview, André talks about his journey to establish Life FP and build the financial planning landscape in Brazil. He discusses why they don't have assets under management at Life FP, just dreams under management, and the tools he uses to build strong rapport with clients. André also shares how he makes the monthly retainer model work for him and his advisors, and how he gets clients to pay 5% of their income for financial planning services.
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Virtual paraplanning is probably the most requested interview topic from listeners. Jennifer Pritchard has one of the most unique and awesome jobs in financial planning. She's a financial planner who's been mentioned on the podcast before because she's built a virtual paraplanning business working with a number of our XYPN members.
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Brian is the owner of Face 2 Face Financial Planning, a fee-only RIA in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He's a second generation planner who was introduced to the industry by his father. In 2007, he started his career in a wirehouse, but found the work unsatisfying after two years.
He ultimately learned that he could serve customers in a way that provides value and while he earned a living. His experience is a wonderful case study describing how to establish a new firm, convince clients to join you, and transition from an existing RIA without burning bridges.
You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://www.xyplanningnetwork.com/85