5 September 2012

Warning Signs of bad Financial Advisor

A useful summary of warning signs is given by Suze Orman (CNBC)
  • The advisor rushes you into making decisions
  • No clear information on costs and fees is provided
  • Your investments are not sufficiently diversified
  • The advisor wants to exclude your partner(s) from meetings
  • Your requirements and personal circumstances are not discussed
  • Your questions or concerns are not properly answered
  • Statements are not informative or do not arrive regularly
  • You receive no regular quarterly and annual reports
  • The advisor wants to have direct access to your money and account
  • You are not kept informed about important developments
An interesting article on the same subject:

Is Your Money Really Safe With a Financial Adviser?