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Jul 19, 2007 5:45 pm

What amount of Assets did you gather your first, second and third years?



What were the most effective methods?



Notice: I want to know what brought in the most for you, regardless if it will work for me, and regardless if it is the easiest, or most difficult method.

Jul 19, 2007 6:20 pm

THe youngest one's I know are between 16 and 19 years old. Bankfc, the word, and guys like that. I don't think they gather assets, per se, but they are handed about $24,000,000 per year.

Jul 23, 2007 5:00 pm

Ignore Bobby Hull


Your first year you should try to bring in about $5m and your second year $10m.  And yes, that is what I did. 


But, you have to have about $40m to survive long run at the least.  Good luck.


For me, people who knew me were the best first accounts.  God bless every single one.

Jul 23, 2007 10:05 pm
vbrainy:

Ignore Bobby Hull


Your first year you should try to bring in about $5m and your second year $10m.  And yes, that is what I did. 


But, you have to have about $40m to survive long run at the least.  Good luck.


For me, people who knew me were the best first accounts.  God bless every single one.



Why do you need $40 million in the long run?


Any info on how you came-up with the $40 million figure would be appreciated.

Jul 23, 2007 11:29 pm

How much do you want to make?  If you have $40 million and a velocity of 75 bps, you'll gross $300K/year.  Assuming your firm pays 40%, you stand to make $120K/year at that level.  I personally aspire to a higher income level than that.  Heck, my current income level is higher than that and I hope that I'm far from the pinnacle of my career.  My guess is that most wirehouses wouldn't be satisfied with that level of production from a veteran, whether or not you are.  As brainy indicated, that would probably be the bare minimum to survive.


Unless you want a branch manager riding your ass, you probably need closer to 100 million if you're a veteran in this business.

Jul 24, 2007 9:29 am
Indyone:

How much do you want to make?  If you have $40 million and a velocity of 75 bps, you'll gross $300K/year.  Assuming your firm pays 40%, you stand to make $120K/year at that level.  I personally aspire to a higher income level than that.  Heck, my current income level is higher than that and I hope that I'm far from the pinnacle of my career.  My guess is that most wirehouses wouldn't be satisfied with that level of production from a veteran, whether or not you are.  As brainy indicated, that would probably be the bare minimum to survive.


Unless you want a branch manager riding your ass, you probably need closer to 100 million if you're a veteran in this business.



Got it IndyOne.  Thanks.


I was looking at it from an independent perspective and thinking 1% of $40 Million was $400k, which I thought was better than just "making it". 


From the wirehouse perspective, $40 million doesn't seem so great.



Jul 24, 2007 11:02 am

Thats why in the beginning you need to focus on accounts that are north of say $250K or $500K and are PAYING. It is not worth it to waste your time opening a $150K money market account unless there is potential for greater things...