By Thomas Morr, CFP®, CAIA
I have often been asked by clients to explain why I entered the wealth management industry and chose to become a financial advisor. I knew I wanted to give a career in finance a shot, however, I didn’t know which area would be the best fit for me.
After interviewing at big banks and various financial institutions, I was lucky enough to be offered a job at Simon Quick Advisors which allowed me to start my career in wealth management. I quickly learned that I had found my lifelong career, as wealth management gave me the ability to help individuals and families pursue financial freedom.
Building My Career with Simon Quick Advisors
I began my career with Simon Quick Advisors as an analyst working with financial advisors. This experience allowed me to learn the business from the ground up. After about three years, I earned my CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification and started working directly with clients as their primary advisor. Today, I work with about 40 clients and serve as the Head of the Client Advisory division at Simon Quick Advisors.
I feel fortunate to be building my career with a firm that allows me to help so many individuals and families. As a financial advisor, I can directly see the impact I make on my clients’ financial lives as well as building close relationships with them and their families. This makes all the work worthwhile.
My Role as an Advisor
Today at Simon Quick Advisors, I work with a wide range of clients varying from individuals and families to institutions and 401k plans. Each relationship is unique in their needs and goals and that is what makes them special. All my clients come from different industries and backgrounds but they have all found their own individual success. They have all worked hard to build their wealth and want to make the most of it for their future.
Working closely with each client to develop a personalized strategy that aligns with their unique circumstances and needs is a primary focus. Ultimately, I believe clients choose to work with me because they appreciate the service they receive from my team and while some conversations can be challenging, we never shy away from telling clients the truth. I think clients appreciate our honesty.
The Hurdles and Triumphs
As is with every profession, there are challenges that come with being an advisor, but I cannot imagine having any other career. There is nothing more fulfilling than being able to see firsthand the help you provide for a client and receiving their appreciation.
I am driven every day in my career by my clients and the team I work with at Simon Quick Advisors. I strive to do the best job possible for my clients because they deserve top quality service. I also want to put my team in the best position for success. Without my team, I would not be able to do my job. They are a big help, and I strive to be an example for them and assist them in any way I can.
About Tom Morr
Mr. Morr joined Simon Quick in 2012 and currently serves as the Head of the Client Advisor Group based in New York, NY and Morristown, NJ. In this role, Tom is responsible for managing various aspects of the firm’s client advisory team, which includes Advisors, Associates, Analysts and Client Service Administrators to ensure they are providing the highest level of service to our clients. Tom works closely with all departments to create efficiencies and best practices, including implementing innovative processes and technologies to improve the client experience. Tom completed Bryant University's Program for Financial Planners and became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner in 2016. He earned his CAIA Charter in 2014 and is a member of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association. Tom graduated from Siena College with a B.A. in History and a minor in Business. While at Siena, Tom was the goalie on their nationally ranked lacrosse team. He maintains a strong relationship with his alma mater and is the head of the Siena Lacrosse Alumni Network (SLAN). SLAN provides current student athletes an opportunity to connect with alumni in the field of their interest in order to better prepare for life after school. To learn more about Tom visit his LinkedIn.
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