Woodbury Financial takes the concept of broker-dealer support to another dimension. We do this both through our approach to the advisors we serve and the resources we bring to the table. For nearly 50 years, this has proven to be our formula for success.
Support in the Trenches
It begins with a unique three-dimensional system that includes local field leaders, a regionalized support team, and elite service for top producers that is unmatched in the industry. By providing proactive and comprehensive sales support, we’ve helped advisors realize their vision of business growth.
We do this through our RVP support network by having boots on the ground right where you live and operate. We get to personally know you and your practice in order to help you partner with industry resources, develop business contacts, and forge strategic alliances. This includes ongoing regional training and networking opportunities and practice development strategies that can help increase your revenue stream.
Unique Access and Resources
Woodbury also provides you with internal sales support through the Sales Desk and the Advanced Sales and Qualified Plans team. This two-tiered structure provides you with solution-driven, product-agnostic resources to rely on for assistance across the spectrum—from simple product recommendations to intricate case design.
Together, this group includes ten experienced professionals who average more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry.
Proactive, Priority Service
Top producers also receive support and resources through our Elite program. This includes proactive, priority service through dedicated consultants and unique access to customized resources, training, administrative support, business-tracking, and managed accounts information.
The bottom line is that we put our advisors first with real people delivering real solutions. If you are considering a change, put Woodbury on your short list. We are committed to providing a better way.
If you are considering making a change from your current broker-dealer, then we invite you to take a closer look at Woodbury. We offer a unique blend of high-powered resources and middle-American sensibilities that just feels right for many financial advisors who are committed to building and protecting the futures of their clients.
Independence We pride ourselves on listening closely to ensure that being independent doesn’t mean being alone. Our advisors are not tied to restrictive contracts and they control their own destinies as we provide the resources.
Home Office OSJ Our unique supervision model eliminates the requirement for our advisors to be an OSJ. We also allow them to recruit individuals to their firm and earn an override without having to perform the duties of a supervisor.
Insurance Services We take great pride in our unique expertise in insurance and retirement planning services. A distinct strength of Woodbury Financial, we deliver case-by-case support to help grow your practice while giving you the edge on the competition. We are industry leaders in this sector.
Regional Sales Support We provide Regional Vice Presidents who work closely with advisors from the time they consider joining us and then throughout their careers. Their job is to bring the entire resources of the firm to the advisor to help them achieve their goals.
Payout & Compensation We offer competitive payouts with a simple grid structure that allows our advisors to maximize their compensation. In addition, top producers are eligible for membership in our exclusive Eagle’s Circle rewards and recognition program.
Investment Advisory Platform Our fee-based platform is powered by Envestnet. This integrated, web-based approach features third-party strategist portfolios as well as an option for advisor-managed portfolios, SMAs and UMAs. It’s also perfectly synced with our complete online services suite.
Award-Winning Technology Access our Advisor Portal which is a dynamic, integrated online system that is fully customized with our advisors’ individual preferences and needs in mind, including a CRM solution, e-forms library and digital form capabilities.
Succession Planning When it’s time for you to retire or move on, Woodbury’s expert team helps you protect what you’ve worked hard to build, maximize its value, and prepare to leave your business and clients in good hands. These are real, dollar-based options that can assist you in planning your own future after a lifetime of doing that for others.
We pride ourselves in bringing Midwestern sensibilities to our approach of helping you help your clients. We think common sense goes a long way in this industry and the advisors that choose us know that we think like they do.
To that end, in addition to competitive payouts, we offer a full range of support and solutions. And because your workday doesn’t necessarily end when the sun goes down, we offer extended hours with live and experienced telephone customer service.
Woodbury features an extensive list of services and systems that are designed to help you in your daily operations. We partner with you to maximize the strengths of your practice and assume the responsibilities you want us to in order for you to spend more time building your practice. Among other more specific resources, we deliver:
- Coaching programs designed for immediate impact that give you the tools you need to significantly grow your business
- Training for your entire team on our advanced technology solutions that simplify the “business side” and strengthen the “client side”
- A liberating open architecture approach that maximizes your flexibility and supports the way you want to do business
- Specialized business conferences to advance your knowledge and create supportive networks among advisors
- Customizable, client-approved advertising and marketing materials
- A relevant and robust library of financial services content that is updated daily
- Case-specific consultation to locate and present optimal investments for any client and any situation
- An Online Registration Center to help on-board new advisors easily and efficiently to your office
- Leveraged buying power on software and services with pre-arranged discounts
- A focus on “your voice” through advisor-led committees that offer early input on important issues
- ConnectED: perhaps the industry’s most impressive national educational conference, held annually with an invitation to all of our affiliated advisors.
- Develop a customized business plan with your Regional VP that can you significantly grow your practice
- An Office Automation Suite that allows you and your staff to effortlessly streamline your office functions to become more efficient and profitable
- Our teams provide suggested product-independent solutions—from simple comparisons and recommendations to intricate and complex case design
When you’ve reviewed all of the facts and made the decision to join Woodbury Financial, we will do everything possible to ensure a seamless transition. Throughout the years, we’ve helped thousands of advisors like you successfully make this all-important change and, although it requires careful attention, it is easily accomplished.
To begin with, you’ll have the services of a team of transition professionals, including a dedicated transition liaison. These experts will work closely with you to thoroughly plan your transition process according to your unique requirements and needs and then will guide you through it every step of the way.
Four Easy Steps
Through our exclusive approach to onboarding, the experience is neither daunting nor time-consuming. In just four steps, you can easily transition your practice into Woodbury Financial. In short, the process is as easy as this:
Step 1: Talk After some introductory conversations, we will start gathering information to make for a smooth transition. Our team will get to know your business and, through our online pre-registration forms, will determine how best to supervise and transition your business.
Step 2: Track Together we will create a customized game plan for your transition, give you a link for forms and registration, and provide you with dedicated assistance.
Step 3: Transition Our transition team will help move your book of business while providing training on key website tools and systems. Based on your GDC level, a liaison will also simultaneously submit your advertising pieces for initial review and input.
Step 4: Takeoff! In the final stage, our transition team reviews any outstanding issues and accounts not yet transferred. You will then be introduced to our service group that will be available for ongoing support and assistance.
Individual Office Support
Woodbury has even simplified the process for affiliation by allowing you to complete the majority of your paperwork online, saving you time, and sparing you frustration. Through our Online Registration Center, incoming advisors create a personalized profile and complete the necessary forms on their own schedule because it’s designed to save progress and return at any time. Instant feedback is available throughout the process to ensure that you have our full support.