Howard Diamond Quoted
By Greg Iacurci
Merrill Lynch is taking a big risk on the wealth management unit’s new adviser recruiting strategy — one that could pay off, but just as easily backfire.
“The firm will be hard-pressed to have an adviser join them when there’s the ability of recruiting bonuses from other firms,” said Howard Diamond, chief operating officer and general counsel at Diamond Consultants Inc., a recruiting firm. “[Signing bonuses] are a large reason that influences moves.”