I am currently a senior in college in Atlanta and am interested in knowing what people generally think about working as a financial advisor for MSSB. I have searched the forums and found a lot of good answers, however, I am interested in knowing about how the job is viewed in terms of prestige for a person fresh out of college. Is it difficult to get into with a company like Morgan Stanley to the extent that it is impressive?
I know that this is "shallow", nonetheless, I am interested in all that a career has to offer.
Considerations for Becoming MSSB Financial Advisor
A career as a financial advisor can be challenging and rewarding. As with all career decisions, it depends on your goals and interests. A few WSO members shared their perspectives on the job:
From Certified Asset Management Professional @Bobb
If you are a good advisor, build strong relationships and have a big book it can be one of the most rewarding and easiest jobs around. It will entail a lot of cold calling, relationship building and trying to sign high net worth clients.
From Certified Investment Advisor Professional @sfbroker
- During the first couple of years your main focus will be on business development/client acquisition
- The firm will be monitoring your progress (net new assets, production) on a monthly basis
- Miss your numbers for a few months and you will be out of a job
- My recommendation is that you spend your time and energy trying to get into a job that is aligned with your interest
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