There's been a lot of ink spilled of late about recruiting in our industry. In a nutshell, it's getting harder to find talented people.

There are many reasons: older advisors are looking to retire; the crash of 2008 and the difficult markets of the past few years have kept new potential advisors out of the business; brokerage firms and banks, feeling the sting of the crash, have slashed budgets for hiring and training new advisors; and many firms have made it more difficult contractually for FAs to leave.

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