Find an advisor
An advisor’s job is to help you understand how different products – each with its own features and options – can best meet your individual needs. Talk to your advisor; if you don't have an advisor, find one you're comfortable working with. There’s no cost to talk to an advisor.
- Find the right person. Ask people you trust for recommendations.
- Ask lots of hard questions – don’t be shy.
- If you’re not comfortable talking about your finances with someone, look for someone else.
Meet with your advisor
To get the most out of the meeting with your advisor, take some time beforehand to think carefully about what you want to achieve. To help your advisor recommend the right products for your needs, it will be helpful if you gather some basic information about your income, assets and liabilities – including your savings, investment and pension plan statements.
Make your investment
Your advisor will help you with any paperwork that’s required and ensure your money is transferred. Shortly after making your investment, you will receive a statement confirming the details of your account. Your portfolio may be reviewed regularly to confirm your strategy and assess progress toward your goals.