Community

When you join SFA, you join a community where learning from and sharing ideas with your fellow advisors is commonplace and encouraged. Take advantage of the numerous opportunities throughout the year to gather – both in person and virtually – with your peers.

Bring a guest and join other SFA advisors each Spring at the National Conference where education on growth strategies, innovative products, succession planning, and more is combined with informal networking opportunities and a lot of fun.

 

Strategic Advisory Council:

Advisor representation is an important aspect of the SFA community. The Strategic Advisory Council listens to you and actively seeks out your recommendations and ideas. Made up of a group of advisors both elected by the Field and appointed by the group on a yearly basis, and representing various types of business, geography, etc., this liaison group’s mission is to assist SFA and its stakeholders in building a premier independent financial services organization that fully supports your goals and needs and those of your clients.

 

Women Leaders Network:

Formulated and led by SFA Partners female Advisors, the Women Leaders Network is a peer-to-peer forum for women advisors, and was launched at the 2018 SFA Partners National Conference in recognition of the uniqueness of a women-only dialogue, one that offer a particularly supportive environment for building relationships and sharing personal and business development strategies. The kickoff event included dialogue, networking, and sharing on a variety of topics including marketing and client retention, compensation and fees, client profitability, and mentorship. Building on the discussion from the conference, the Women Leaders Network also hosts regular webinars that further explore related topics.

 

Financial Services Institute (FSI):

SFA is a proud member of FSI and nearly all of our advisors are members as well. We find in FSI a strong ally on the advocacy front. FSI’s mission is to ensure that all individuals have access to competent and affordable financial advice, products, and services delivered by a growing network of independent financial advisors and independent financial services firms. FSI seeks to create a healthier, more business-friendly regulatory environment for its members. FSI is a strong voice for independent financial advisors and financial services firms such as SFA.