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Sample Biography – 4 Free Templates for Financial Advisors

24th April 2015

biography2One of the most challenging pieces of content that financial advisors face writing is a compelling biography. After we posted an article on how to write an effective biography for your financial website, we received great feedback from our clients and some even applied the suggestions to their own biography.

In light of the response and the obvious need for more guidance in this area, we thought it would be helpful to share with you four biography templates we put together for clients. All can be easily personalized with your name, designations, title, experience, etc…

If you decide to use one of the biographies, share your website or simply say a quick ‘thanks!’ in the comment section below, or share any of your own suggestions for advisors who have a difficult time creating content for their websites.

Get the biography templates.

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Please Note: this article is for informational purposes only. We strongly encourage you to verify any content and information you use with your own compliance department or legal counsel.

Loic Jeanjean
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Loic Jeanjean

Loic is the Sales and Web Marketing Director at Advisor Websites where he helps financial services professionals grow their market share by leveraging online marketing and social media. He is also spearheading the US and French markets expansions. He is a member of the Financial Planning Association® (FPA®). Connect with Loic on <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/in/jeanjeanloic">Linkedin</a>, <a href="http://twitter.com/jjloic">Twitter</a> or Google+ : <a href="http://plus.google.com/u/0/106563751221706506310?rel=author">+Loic Jeanjean</a>.

  • Kishi

    Thankyou, very well written. I might be using a part of it in my bio.

  • D. Harris

    Thank you for the creative bio examples. We are much more suited to picking stocks than writing personal biographies. Will use portions on our new website. Thanks again!

  • Cnguyen5731

    Thank you Thank you!!!

  • Alexa Moore

    Thanks Loic you help me a lot

  • Alexandra M.

    Wow, thanks so much! Planning to use some portions of your text as I’m new to this financial business (just started part time). Will definitely let you’ll know if it there are great feedbacks!

  • Workshirts

    Thanks

  • asd

    thank you!

  • EA

    Thank you.

  • gkf

    I appreciate your idea and thoughts on structuring a bio –
    Unfortunately, it is the type of bio that is written a million times and read
    by a million others – Yes, ‘customized’, ‘personalized’, ‘tailored plan’ are important
    in some context – But these terms and phrases have been around since the early
    80’s and there is nothing unique or compelling with it anymore – Albeit, the
    bio creation is tough, I prefer to speak from the heart and be completely
    honest – And in all honesty, most clients or potential clients are kind of the same
    – Yep, we are all kinda the same – It is the relationships that we build with
    these clients that is unique – It is how we as advisors/mentors/confidents/friends
    become interwoven with our clients.

    – Most of us as we grew up did not say we wanted to be
    financial advisors – No – Rather, it is for the most part something we evolved
    into or through in an job application for – I think most advisors, firms and
    clients have an image of what our industry is or perceived to be and it is
    mostly inaccurate – But for anyone that really wants to make it in this
    business and really make a contribution to their community and to their
    clients, needs to live by their own truths and sense of belonging – Being able
    to give or create is to live by our own truths – as advisors/traders, this is
    our greatest connection to our technology and comfort zone – This then allows
    us to properly contribute to our success in what we do for our clients and further
    forging relationships – And in the context of your bio, remember this – That
    is, if context shapes content, then express your context to achieve the content
    you want – Your bio must contextualize who you are truthfully – This is too
    scary for most people, but for those that do it, they will attract the right
    clients and grow a great business with strong relationships.

  • http://www.writeabio.com/ Barbra @ Write A Bio

    I think this is very helpful as a starting point to help other advisors write a bio. However, did you realize that paragraph six basically repeats what has already been stated? “A financial plan must reflect the stage of life its owner is in: whether purchasing a first home, financing a child’s college education or planning for retirement. A plan must reflect its owner’s personal or business situation, and highlight those financial products that best fit it. A custom-tailored financial plan must also be continually reviewed to measure its achievements against stated aims, and ensure the owner is comfortable everything is moving forward according to plan.”

    • http://www.howtowriteabio.com/ Barbra

      Oh sorry…reading your post again, I realize that you provided two separate bio examples. Therefore, my comment about repetition does not apply.

  • Connoisseur

    Thanks

  • King

    thanks

    • marketing

      You’re welcome! Thanks for reading! Feel free to share.

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  • sn

    thanks

  • Aiden Evans

    Excellent peoples come with excellent talent and I must say
    that the webmaster of this blog is really talent along with a great individual
    as well. I do appreciate the difficult work which had been done on this blog ,
    from my heart. I and my son both are making a Power Point presentation on this
    subject and pictures and content both are truly beneficial to create our
    presentation more effective. Congratulations for excellent work and maintain
    the same work up with my blessings.

    • http://advisorwebsites.com/ Financial Advisor Websites

      Hi Aiden,

      Thanks so much for your comment! We try very hard to update our blog with valuable, educational tools and resources for the financial community. Give us a shout if we can help! Thanks,

      Maggie Crowley
      Marketing Coordinator

  • Pall

    Thanks

  • http://www.ElevatingYourBusiness.com/ Maria Marsala

    I like the bios… and as bios are important (the about us page is read 2nd after the home page), many people, like me, need to see bios of the owner (and their team members) that talk more to their training, credentials, etc. The bios I see here looks more like a bio for a company. Am I missing something?

    • http://advisorwebsites.com/ Financial Advisor Websites

      Hi Maria, thanks for your comment!

      You are absolutely right – the bio page of an advisors sight is one of the most important! Prospects check out advisors online because they want to know more about who they’ll be working with and what they’re like. The bios in this article are templates that should be personalized.

      Check out these updated versions of a financial bio template that can easily be customized to include much of the info you referenced: http://advisorwebsites.com/blog/free-advisor-biographies/

      How else can we improve these, Maria? Thanks again for your input!

      Maggie Crowley
      Advisor Websites Marketing

  • chase

    First day on the job… This helps a boat-load!

    • http://advisorwebsites.com marketing

      Excellent – glad we could help!

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    thank you i like the bios very much

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