Advisors say they prefer a combination of independent broker/dealer traditional career. A survey of more than 1,000 financial representatives conducted for John Hancock Financial Network (JHFN) and developed by Mathew Greenwald & Associates examined financial professionals’ attitudes about resources offered through affiliations with business partners such as insurance companies, wirehouses, banks and independent broker dealers.
What do top financial advisors want? Seven in ten financial representatives prefer to work for a nationally recognized company over an independent firm. Furthermore, a majority also preferred health and retirement benefits usually associated with a career system. Nearly seventy percent of respondents expressed a preference for access to a subsidized health care platform compared to increased incentives.