Business Growth

Is your clearing firm fully engaged in supporting your plan for business growth?

First Clearing employs a deeply collaborative approach to helping firms reach their goals.

Supporting Asset Growth

Our team works with you to connect your firm and advisors with a world-class platform and solutions to help drive asset growth and client loyalty:

Increased Wallet Share

  • The Envision® process — An innovative tool that allows financial professionals to actively engage their clients in identifying and prioritizing financial and life goals and create an investment plan around them.
  • Life Event Services — Professional resources to help advisors assist clients moving into new phases of their lives, such as the birth of a child, job change or retirement.

New Client Acquisition

  • Growth Accelerator® — An instructor-led virtual training program designed to expose advisors to industry-proven practice management strategies that can help them attract a steady stream of “ideal” clients.

Advisor Productivity & Satisfaction

  • SmartStation Platform — An industry-leading, truly single-sign-on advisor platform that promotes the advisor-client relationship, supports growth opportunities and reduces risk.
  • Business Automation Tools — World-class broker technology including our InfoMAX® proprietary intranet, and OpsMAX resource center.
  • Advisor Growth & Productivity — A team of professionals that assists advisors making the transition to an advice-focused business model.
  • Investment Solutions and Services — A robust platform that helps advisors meet their clients’ needs by leveraging our vast product offerings.
  • Professional Development — A set of programs and tools, including our signature Growth Accelerator® program, designed to help advisors develop more efficient and growing practices with deeper client relationships.
  • One-on-One Coaching — Guidance on First Clearing’s product platform and resources.
  • First Clearing University — Instructor-led and on-demand programs for financial professionals, sales assistants and operations groups.


  • Advisor Recruiting and Training — A team specifically focused on understanding your growth goals and recruiting needs that can assist with sourcing qualified advisor candidates and recruiting best practices.
  • — The Advisor and Resources sections of this site can help you show prospective advisors how the First Clearing platform can help them be more productive and build deeper client relationships.

New Advisor Integration

  • Transition Services — Solutions to support seamless onboarding of new advisors and branch offices.
  • New Advisor Training — A high-touch program that brings new hires up to speed on the many tools available to them through their firm’s relationship with First Clearing.6 ways to drive asset growth

Helping You Cultivate Agility

An agile mindset can be a competitive advantage. We proactively deliver insights that help firms stay ahead of changing client expectations:

Thought LeadershipLeading With Insight white papers that explore topics and trends impacting the industry.

Relationship & Resource Optimization Review — Consultative support around firm workflows, processes, technology and platform utilization.

CONNEXION Forum Series— Our annual event line-up presenting opportunities to dialogue with peers, and business and industry leaders, to help meet the changing demands in delivering advice.

Firm Conferences and Sales Meetings — First Clearing presentations to firm audiences on topics that help address industry dynamics and foster innovation.

Information to Help Drive Your Business

Ready access to data can be vital to your firm’s success. Our solutions help firm leaders leverage information to evaluate business performance and opportunities.

CEO Dashboard — Housed within SmartStation, this colorful, easy-to-read dashboard lets CEOs and CFOs drill down into self-serve data reports that can help them monitor the vital signs of their firms.CEO dashboard displayed on laptop

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The Growth Accelerator program has just given my practice an entire upgrade.

Client Firm Financial Advisor