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Preview: The 2011 On Wall Street Recruiters' Roundtable

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"Firms have misunderstood for years the morale factor of their brokers. The morale of the broker is largely dependent on his branch manager." - Peterson

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Rick Peterson, Rick Peterson & Associates

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"If Merrill Lynch fell into the ocean it would probably take BofA's board of directors three months to figure it out. They wouldn't miss them." - Rosen

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Steve Rosen, Rainmaker Associates

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"One of the questions for 2011 is: 'Where will the next generation of brokers come from?' The average age of brokers in our industry right now is about 50. And many are over 60." - Schwarzkopf

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Rich Schwarzkopf, Schwarzkopf Recruiting Services

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"The way deals are structured now, it's as broker-friendly as it may ever be. So if advisors have thoughts about moving, perhaps do it sooner rather than later." - Diamond

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Mindy Diamond, Diamond Consultants

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"At the end of the day, the broker needs to build trust. And over the past couple of years, trust has been shot." - Wasserman

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Mickey Wasserman, Michael Wasserman & Associates

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"Recruitment will improve, assuming that the deals stay at their current level. Schapiro is the hidden issue here." - King

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Michael King, Michael King Associates

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"I think UBS has done a great job in terms of leadership. Mullholland has resonated tremendously throughout the firm." - Sarch

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Danny Sarch, Leitner Sarch Consultants

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"When I ask brokers who are considering Morgan Stanley about what attracts them, they say the name opens doors." - Degenhardt-Burke

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Carri Degenhardt-Burke, Degenhardt Consulting

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"It's a very difficult time for branch managers. All of us probably have been contacted by branch managers who are out of work and want to get back on track." - Willis

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Bill Willis, Willis Consulting

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You probably don't often get a chance to sit down and talk to a roomful of recruiters. Fortunately, we did it for you. We recently spoke with the headhunters above about the job market for financial advisors. We discussed the big stories: The state of recruiting, acquisitions, corporate culture, branch managers, the size of deals in coming years, and more. Check out our January issue for the full story, and enjoy some of the intriguing quotes from our roundtable.

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