Advisor-led Proposal Process (Risk-Based)

Advisor-led Proposal Process (Risk-Based)

The following process allows the Advisor to generate a proposal for a client, rather than the client generating the proposal themselves through the Client Portal. This can be done when an advisor is in direct communication with a client.

The process can be interrupted at any point and progress will be saved. Simply click the Investments Status line on the Opportunity row to resume.

Beginning a New Proposal

A Proposal must be attached to an Opportunity. If you do not yet have an Opportunity created for the proposal, see Creating a New Opportunity.

  1. Navigate to Grow Practice > Dashboard.
  2. Locate the Opportunity you want to create a Proposal for (Opportunities in the list are automatically sorted by newest first).
  3. Click + Proposal > Risk-Based Proposal under Investments Status for the Opportunity.
  4. Select the Risk Profile Questionnaire you want to use to create the Proposal (If you have only one questionnaire available, you will be taken directly to it from step 3). The Proposal Builder will open to the selected Risk Profile Questionnaire.

Completing the Risk Profile Questionnaire


The exact questions and order will be determined by the Questionnaire you selected to start from.

By default, the questions will appear in a single-page form. You can toggle to one at a time by disabling the Show All Questions toggle in the upper right.

Progress and Results

As you enter answers, the Progress indicator in the upper right will show which questions have been answered. (All questions must be clicked to show as completed, even if the default answer is the correct one.)

The Recommended Allocation and Risk Tolerance will update automatically as the questions are answered.

Printable Form

Once all questions are complete, a PDF icon will appear by the Show All Questions slider. Click the icon to generate a printable form of the questions and responses.

Once all answers have been entered, click Next at the bottom of the page to continue to the Portfolio Builder.

Completing the Portfolio Builder

The Portfolio Builder will begin pre-filled with the recommended Model based on the responses in the Risk Profile Questionnaire. The following options to continue are available, depending on the Model, Asset Class, and Instrument settings:

  • Proceed: Accept the recommended model with no changes and proceed to reviewing the Fee Calculations.
  • Adjust the Total Assets: Change the total investment amount.
  • Select Instruments: Select the Instrument that will be used for each Asset Class.
  • Build Manually: Select the Instruments and allocations manually to build the total Portfolio.


Simply review the allocations and click Save at the bottom to continue.

Adjust the Total Assets

Adjust the total initial investment amount in the upper-right. After clicking away from the field, the proposed amounts will update. Click Save at the bottom to continue.

Select Instruments

Most Model setups will have the Instruments pre-filled. If not, you will need to use the drop-down at the top to select Instruments, enter a starting allocation, and click + Add for each Instrument in the portfolio.

Depending on the security settings, the total allocation of the Instruments in an Asset Class will need to match the set Asset Class allocation.

Click Save at the bottom to continue.

Build Manually

To enter Manual portfolio mode, disable the Edit by Asset Class toggle near the top.

You are now free to select any available Instruments from the drop-down, set an allocation, and add it to the portfolio. There are no limitations in this mode, so long as the total allocation of the Instruments equals 100%.

Click Save at the bottom to continue.

Reviewing Fee Calculations

This page allows an Advisor to see the estimated fees that will be charged to the client and make adjustments if needed.

Generate Printable Report

Click the PDF icon in the upper left to open a printable version of the Fee Schedule in a new tab.


Click the Settings control to open various fee-based options.

  • Show fee schedules: Displays the Platform Fee Schedules and Advisor Fee Schedules boxes.
  • Adjust Fees: Allows the user to adjust fees in the Advisor Fees box.
  • Include section on IPS: Includes a breakdown of the fees on the final Investment Policy Statement (IPS) PDF, just before the Additional Notes section.
  • Include fee schedules on IPS: Includes the fee schedules associated with each strategy (Platform Fee Schedules and Advisor Fee Schedules boxes) on the final IPS PDF.
  • Include high detail: Includes the specific dollar amount of the fees in the final IPS PDF. Otherwise, only the bps for the fees will be included.

Adding Notes

You can add additional explanatory notes to this section by typing in the NOTES box at the bottom and clicking Add Note at the end of the line.

Reviewing Additional Information

On the Additional Information page, you must select an Account Type and enter a valid Email address for the client to use in document delivery.

You may also add any of the following information:

  • Additional Account Owner and Email
  • Driver’s License Number, Expiration, and State
  • Security Restrictions
  • Cash Needs
  • Additional Notes

When all the information is entered correctly, click Next to select how to proceed with the proposal.

Final Steps

Once all the information for the proposal has been entered, you can preview the IPS, begin the signature process, or jump straight to Account Opening (getting signatures all at once at the end of the process).

View Proposal

  • View Draft: Open a draft PDF of the IPS to review. This copy will be watermarked as DRAFT.
  • Print: Open the IPS for hardcopy printing.

Sign Electronically

  • Sign Now: Begin the process of electronically signing the IPS for the Advisor and Client.
  • Email: Send the Advisor and Client emails to initiate the signing process individually. Each will need to follow the DocuSign directions in the email for the process to proceed.

Open an Account Online

  • + Account: Postpone signing the IPS until after the Account opening process and sign for both the IPS and Account at the same time.
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