Howard Diamond Quoted
By Bruce Kelly
It’s been almost a year since a banking scandal rocked Wells Fargo & Co., and its brokerage business has seen a steady stream of departures since, with InvestmentNews tracking 70 teams of advisers working with $19.2 billion in client assets leaving from last October through the end of June.
“We recruit for Wells Fargo and have a lot of advisers interested in the firm,” said Howard Diamond, chief operating officer and general counsel at Diamond Consultants Inc., a recruiting firm. “They are the only wirehouse out there paying a competitive deal with Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and UBS all pulling back a bit. Wells Fargo is still in the recruiting game, as far as we are concerned. The brokerage arm is still a viable player.”