By Mindy Diamond, WealthManagement.com – Financial advisors who opted-in to Merrill’s CTP (Client Transition Program) are finding they are stuck in the ironclad agreement, bound by a strict non-compete and clawbacks. It’s a cautionary tale for advisors who have yet to sign on.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Miriam Rozen, Financial Advisor IQ – Recent legal actions have focused attention on wirehouses’ deferred compensation plans, a persistent source of discontent for some financial advisors, according to recruiters. In late December, a new lawsuit targeted Morgan Stanley’s deferred compensation practices, challenging its policies which defer as much as 15% of top-earning advisors’ pay, according to the allegations.
By Mindy Diamond, WealthManagement.com – In today’s increasingly competitive marketplace, brokerage firms have doubled down on their efforts to retain top talent. With a vast arsenal of retention tools at the ready, advisors regularly face choices that solidify their obligations – as well as their assets – to the firms they work for.
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