Firms ranked by # of branches or # of FAs

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Oct 19, 2006 2:48 pm

I'm new to this forum.  Does anyone know where I might find a ranking of brokerage firms by # of FAs or # of retail branches?  Much appreciated. 

Oct 19, 2006 2:50 pm

No.  None of know where you might find that.

Thanks for stopping by.

Oh...and by the way you might want to try looking at some of the other thread on this forum, or usign the 'seach' function.  Just a crazy thought.

Oct 19, 2006 2:57 pm
Take The Fly:

I'm new to this forum.  Does anyone know where I might find a ranking of brokerage firms by # of FAs or # of retail branches?  Much appreciated. 



Go the the home page for the magazine that hosts this forum.  Select special reports.

Look at the compensation surveys.  They have the nubmer of brokers per firm.

Not sure where to get the total number of branches, but it's a start.

Oct 19, 2006 5:21 pm

Investment news regularly has the # of brokers per b/d

Oct 19, 2006 5:25 pm
Take The Fly:

I'm new to this forum.  Does anyone know where I might find a ranking of brokerage firms by # of FAs or # of retail branches?  Much appreciated. 


Why does that information matter to you?

Oct 19, 2006 5:30 pm

Why does it matter to you that they want to know?

Oct 19, 2006 5:32 pm
BrokerRecruit:

Why does it matter to you that they want to know?


I have that information and would be willing to share it if I knew why they wanted to know.

Oct 19, 2006 10:35 pm

I'm one of the founders of a company called Vmeals.  We are an online catering procurement platform that has been "discovered" by dozens of branches of financial advisory firms.  Their lunch coordinators use us to manage their wholesaler lunches and love us for making a distasteful task easier.  I'd like to start introducing the service to top firms so hoped their would be a list I could use to build my targets. 

Oct 20, 2006 12:13 am
Take The Fly:

I'm one of the founders of a company called Vmeals.  We are an online catering procurement platform that has been "discovered" by dozens of branches of financial advisory firms.  Their lunch coordinators use us to manage their wholesaler lunches and love us for making a distasteful task easier.  I'd like to start introducing the service to top firms so hoped their would be a list I could use to build my targets. 



I would strongly suggest you target Gunn Allen, First Investors, and especially Edward Jones.

Oct 20, 2006 6:09 am
joedabrkr:
Take The Fly:

I'm one of the founders of a company called Vmeals.  We are an online catering procurement platform that has been "discovered" by dozens of branches of financial advisory firms.  Their lunch coordinators use us to manage their wholesaler lunches and love us for making a distasteful task easier.  I'd like to start introducing the service to top firms so hoped their would be a list I could use to build my targets. 



I would strongly suggest you target Gunn Allen, First Investors, and especially Edward Jones.


Why would you suggest them?  Oh wait, I know--a weak attempt at being sophomoric.


There are lots of lucrative opportunities associated with Wall Street and one of them is providing lunches to traders and others who are ambitious enough to not want to spend an hour in the middle of the day playing with their dog and children.


It is not uncommon to see somebody delivering $1,000 or more worth of soup and sandwiches to many of the firms.


I think the idea is a good one, but I also know that there is well entrenched competition in cities where there is a legitimate market for the service.


I wish this entrepeneur good fortune.

Oct 20, 2006 9:36 am
Devil'sAdvocate:
joedabrkr:
Take The Fly:

I'm one of the founders of a company called Vmeals.  We are an online catering procurement platform that has been "discovered" by dozens of branches of financial advisory firms.  Their lunch coordinators use us to manage their wholesaler lunches and love us for making a distasteful task easier.  I'd like to start introducing the service to top firms so hoped their would be a list I could use to build my targets. 



I would strongly suggest you target Gunn Allen, First Investors, and especially Edward Jones.


Why would you suggest them?  Oh wait, I know--a weak attempt at being sophomoric.


There are lots of lucrative opportunities associated with Wall Street and one of them is providing lunches to traders and others who are ambitious enough to not want to spend an hour in the middle of the day playing with their dog and children.


It is not uncommon to see somebody delivering $1,000 or more worth of soup and sandwiches to many of the firms.


I think the idea is a good one, but I also know that there is well entrenched competition in cities where there is a legitimate market for the service.


I wish this entrepeneur good fortune.



All sweetness and light are we now?  Is this your latest tactic to see if you can go more than 30 days without being banned?

Oct 20, 2006 12:55 pm

What are you looking for?  A firm that has the greatest number of firms?  Do you want the biggest or the best?


Go to JD Power.

Oct 20, 2006 3:26 pm

I would say, if you are talking about the top 7-10 firms (in terms of size-regardless of metric used) it is sort of irrelevant.  They are all big, have resources, etc.  Where you should be concerned is if the firm you are looking at is BELOW the top 10 or so.  Then size MAY matter (as there are some great small B/D's).