A Conversation with Tim Stinson, Head of Wealth Management at Cetera Financial Group

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In this episode we explore some of the hottest topics in wealth management today with Tim Stinson, Head of Wealth Management at Cetera Financial Group.

Tim-StinsonTim shares his unique perspective and experience on:

  • Digital landscape: What’s going to happen next year and how should you plan for it.
    • Robo advisors vs traditional advisors
    • How should advisors differentiate themselves from robo advisors
    • Training programs
  • Homogenization
  • What should advisors be worried about moving forward?
    • Fee compression and fee pressure 
    • What consumers expect from advisors 
    • Demographic shifts in the industry
    • How have women changed the industry  
  • What are the biggest challenges advisors face today.
  • And much more.

It’s an episode that covers a great deal of ground solid information for any advisor who is looking to gather insight on the changes in the landscape and use that knowledge to take their business to the next level.


Tim Stinson is head of Wealth Management, responsible for overall strategy and growth of wealth management across Cetera Financial Group. This scope includes sales and consulting support of advisory platforms, investment solutions and retirement programs. In this role, he is focused on enhancing our advisors’ ability to grow their businesses, provide optimal financial advice, and manage investment assets to help clients achieve their personal wealth and retirement goals. Most recently, Tim served as Cetera’s national sales manager, tasked with driving growth of Cetera’s advisory platforms.

Prior to joining Cetera, Tim was senior vice president of business development in the Southwestern U.S. for the institutional platform at Northern Trust. Before Northern Trust, he was senior vice president at Fidelity Investments responsible for managing the Southwestern Institutional Wealth Services organization working with independent RIAs. Tim also was a managing director at Fortigent tasked with leading new business development strategies and marketing to the large RIA and MFO space. Prior to joining Fortigent, Tim spent 16 years at SEI where he held various leadership roles including marketing, operations, sales and sales management. 

Tim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Saint Joseph’s University and has been a member of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School Executive Management Program, where he studied new leadership paradigms. He carries the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) designation and has Series 7 and 24 securities registrations. 




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Comments (3)
  • good call–worth the listen–more to ctera than meets the eye–

  • MUCH more buttoned up than they were before, cetera was all over the place a couple years ago,. Actually bringing the strands together and spending some money will make tough competitor. But jury still out, results will be judge.

  • Robos are coming–who will control the robots!!

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