I am also wondering the same thing. I want to know which financial institutions are the best to work with. From my research I have found that the retention rate of many of the programs is very low. I spoke with a representtive from AXA in California and was told they have about a 40% retention rate. If anyone has any suggestions of how to break into the business and be successful please let me know. I do not have a financial background but have recently completed my MBA and am eager to get started on a challenging and rewarding career.
One thing that I have learned is that you must be very careful when negotiating a salary, some organizations do not pay a salary but will list what they feel you will make in commissions. I believe UBS actually provides a salary with their 3 year program.