Hi everyone, the names Geoff hows it going this is my first post here. Hope its not the last either. Just wanted to briefly explain my situation and story. Any input would be great!
Im 23 yrs old and Ive been interning as a broker trainee for the past 8 months and have finally just passed my 7 and currently studying for my 63. I work at a little boiler room and basically I feel the future for this branch is bad. I really enjoy this job, and im not scared of rejection or constant cold calling, ive gotten many (we call Martindale hubbard law books and prospect wealthy lawyers) great leads already of rich prospects who are interested, but fear opening over the phone, but I know I can open a few of these guys if i catch them on a good day with a great idea.
Unfortantly the Brokerage Firm that I work for is just so unethical and full of bs, that I just don't see a future for myself here. On top of that new accounts arent being opened and my boss is losing alot of his clients money and just burning and churning the crap out of his clients (hes a great salesman). The 80's and 90's ways of selling over the phone like a hot shot wallstreet coke addict broker are over and my boss is a piker he's only opened up 2 new accounts in the past 8 months has only opened up maybe 2 new accounts, all of our equity and bond ideas reseach is tied down to a flashy sales pitch and there isn't any research around it. 100% of our business model is cold calling these lawyers hoping that we get an old attorney from the south who is sitting by his phone with his check book in his hand waiting for our call. I just hate my boss he isj ust an unethical guy, his liscence is about to get suspended by FINRA, I have to jump ship now.
Luckily I live in Affluent CT and all the big brokerage firms are litterally just a 5 min drive from each other. So what is a good place to start off as a new young and hungry Financial Advisor which for the most part ethical a great place to work. I hustle like no other im not afraid of rejection, and Im known in my town I know I can open up some rich local guys, what is a good place to start off at?