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Paraplanning

What is 'Paraplanning'

A relatively new position within the financial planning industry that involves the performance of the administrative duties of a financial planner. This function was created to allow financial planners to focus on the sell-side by working more closely with customers to identify their investing needs.

Explaining 'Paraplanning'

Paraplanners do most of the grunt work (preparing plans and reports) for financial planners. Some large firms have developed new departments for paraplanners within their organizations, however, the cost of hiring paraplanners is extremely high, and as a result, this option may be unavailable to some smaller companies. This has led to the development of outsourcing companies who provide paraplanning services to companies upon request.

Working as a paraplanner is being utilized also by recent graduates to get a foot in the financial planning industry's door, where they can gain experience and move up to a financial planner themselves later.


Further Reading


Female financial advisers: Where art thou?
journals.sagepub.com [PDF]
… Now Fisher is applying his experience on a smaller scale, by turning his skills to helping financial planning practices and licensees outsource paraplanning and other functions to low-cost centres, and in the process, transforming the economics of financial planning as a …

Expert systems and their impact on the firm: the effects of PlanPower use on the information processing capacity of the financial collaborativeExpert systems and their impact on the firm: the effects of PlanPower use on the information processing capacity of the financial collaborative
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… Now Fisher is applying his experience on a smaller scale, by turning his skills to helping financial planning practices and licensees outsource paraplanning and other functions to low-cost centres, and in the process, transforming the economics of financial planning as a …

D. Bruce Ross, PhD, University of Kentucky Jerry Gale, PhD, University of Georgia Kandauda KAS Wickrama, PhD, University of Georgia Joseph Goetz, PhD …D. Bruce Ross, PhD, University of Kentucky Jerry Gale, PhD, University of Georgia Kandauda KAS Wickrama, PhD, University of Georgia Joseph Goetz, PhD …
search.proquest.com [PDF]
… Now Fisher is applying his experience on a smaller scale, by turning his skills to helping financial planning practices and licensees outsource paraplanning and other functions to low-cost centres, and in the process, transforming the economics of financial planning as a …

BEST BUSINESS PRACTICES IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL ADVISOR'S PRACTICE: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY.BEST BUSINESS PRACTICES IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL ADVISOR'S PRACTICE: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY.
search.ebscohost.com [PDF]
… Now Fisher is applying his experience on a smaller scale, by turning his skills to helping financial planning practices and licensees outsource paraplanning and other functions to low-cost centres, and in the process, transforming the economics of financial planning as a …