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Mar 4, 2010 5:48 pm

Is it possible for a very soon to be graduate in financial planning to get into the FA training positions with
wirehouses like Merrill Lynch or MSSB with only 2 years of part time sales experience? I’ll already have my life &
health. Or would it be better to just go with a smaller firm like waddell & Reed, nothwestern mutual, or AXA to get
all the security liceneses and the jist of the business first?
Any help for a determined newbie would be greatly appreciated!

Mar 4, 2010 6:58 pm

I am hardly an expert but ML/Bank of America is hiring for call center positions.  I believe they will sponsor securities training for qualified applicants.
Waddell & Reed will also bring you on but be prepared to pay for the licensing and the required S7 and S66 training.  Depending on the office, they may let you do that training in the local office.
You can probably land a position selling insurance with one of the insurance companies but will need the S6 to sell variable annuties.