By Debbie Wallen – Historically, advisors at Edward Jones rarely changed jerseys. They were loyal, felt independent enough, liked the culture and enjoyed the strong brand recognition. But, today, we are seeing more and more Jones’ advisors leaving—and here’s why
By Debbie Wallen – Not that long ago, generating $1mm in revenue was a milestone worth celebrating: Those at this level were considered top of the food chain, and ardently pursued by all major firms. But, in today’s world, it’s the advisors in the “Billion Dollar AUM Club” who garner the lion’s share of attention from firms.
By Debbie Wallen – It’s no secret that firms have adopted zero-tolerance policies as a result of the hyper-compliant world we are living in. As such, we are seeing more and more wirehouse advisors being terminated for non-sales related issues – some infractions that many would consider absurd. Even the long-tenured and large producers – who once felt somewhat immune to such scrutiny – are finding themselves facing audits that have lead to unexpected terminations.
By Debbie Wallen – You work in a small market office of a wirehouse firm and are the only game in town—which can have its advantages, like dominating the market place: both a great feeling and economically rewarding.
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