Anyone care to comment on this firm? Apparently 500 such affiliates, clearing exclusively through National. For a company of pretty fair size and reputation (#5 on FP Mag), their website offered nearly nothing in regards to joining the firm.
Try doing a news archive search from some of the major trade journals (i.e. InvestmentNEWS, etc., etc.) -- I just typed in "NFP" and found several informative articles.
The Investment News articles tend towards yellow journalism, imho. I have learned to take those with a grain of salt.