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Who We Are Looking For

Passionate financial advisors who are,

  • Interested in taking their career to the next level with the support of a dedicated team.
  • Ready to outsource the challenges of running their own business, without sacrificing the freedom and flexibility they value.
  • W-2 Advisors, but want the freedom and flexibility of a 1099 independent advisor, but are not ready to make the transition without a team to offer support and guidance.

Why Join Our Team?

We offer an adaptable suite of services and support that can be personalized to fit each advisors’ personal needs while maintaining ownership of their book of business.

Join Our Team of Dedicated Professionals:

1. Our team embodies embody and believe in our 6 core values


2. We are looking for Advisors that are CFP® professionals and adhere to the CFP Board’s Code of Ethics, Professional Responsibility and Rules of Conduct.

We may make an exception for advisors who have not yet earned their CFP® certification marks, provided they have a plan to become a CFP® professional within three years of joining our team.

3. We believe advisors should not be directly responsible for more than 250 households.

We may make an exception for new advisors who join the team with more than 250 households, provided they have a plan to bring the number of households they serve down to less than 250 within three years.

4. We are looking for Advisors that maintain a strong compliance record and personal financial record.

How We Serve Our Advisors


1. Coaching
We believe coaching is one of the most direct and effective ways to grow as a professional. We can all grow as part of a team. With Beratung Advisors, you will get the accountability, personalized goal-setting, and business development coaching you need to take your business to the next level.

2. Marketing
A clear brand that tells a compelling story is an incredibly powerful tool for engaging your clients and expanding your business. Building a brand can be challenging, but when you join Beratung Advisors you gain access to our high-impact branding to as well as our proven experience in web, print, and social media. marketing.

3. Administrative Support
An excellent support team is key to scaling your business, but, unfortunately, hiring, training, and compensating quality employees can be time-consuming and costly. That’s why we provide our advisors with fully trained sales assistants who empower them to serve their clients.

4. Technical Support
Knowing how to leverage current technology makes your job easier and your work more efficient. We provide our advisors with a significant competitive advantage by offering the training and support they need to use software such as eMoney, Redtail CRM, Netx360, Albridge Performance Reporting, and Morningstar to their fullest potential.

5. Professional Office Space
A professional client meeting space designed with branding in mind and productive office environment is essential for advisors and their clients. We believe you can save money and simplify your business by using Beratung Advisors professional furnished offices with printer, phones, receptionist, high speed internet, and conference rooms.

6. Transition Support
Changing your broker/dealer is a vital moment in the life of your business. We will help you with daily support and a local contact to streamline the transition between systems and processes.

How To Join Our Team

To start a conversation on how we can serve you, please contact us at beratungadvisors@wradvisors.com or call Greg Furer at 724-822-9800. We ask that all of our prospective team members take a Predictive Index Behavioral Assessment at https://assess.predictiveindex.com/5XYPk

This assessment is free for you to take and will require less than 15 minutes of your time. The results will help us understand ways we can best serve you and your clients.

The Predictive Index Behavioral Assessment is for use by Beratung Advisors, not Waddell & Reed.

This information is meant for recruiting purposes only. The services offered through Beratung Advisors are separate from the services offered through Waddell & Reed, Inc. (WRI) and WRI is not responsible for any services offered directly through Beratung Advisors.

Joining the Beratung Advisors team will require background checks due to the association with WRI and due to regulatory requirements. There is no specific requirement to join the Beratung Advisors team to be accepted as independent Financial Advisor with WRI nor is there any guarantee that WRI will accept any independent financial advisor candidate.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.

Securities and Investment Advisory Services offered through Waddell & Reed, Inc., a Broker/Dealer, Member FINRA/SIPC and Federally Registered Investment Advisor. Waddell & Reed, Inc. and Beratung Advisors are unaffiliated entities.

03/19