11 December 2014

You are not a 'Client' but 'Strategic Money'

If ever you were called a 'client' by your financial 'adviser' at BankAmerica's Merrill Lynch unit you should think about this for a moment: how can you be a 'client' and 'Strategic Money' at the same time? The word client means that you should be protected by the adviser. But if this Adviser is acting as a commissioned salesman it is difficult to think that he will always put your best interests ahead of a sales commission he or she can earn by proposing a financial product or transaction.