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Are declarations and independence a big turn off for joining a Big 4?

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Pain in my ass, definitely...but not a deterrence.

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Well that and having to sell off any investments that would be an independence conflict.

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Yes

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Not a big turn off. The issue costs maybe 8 hours a year (independence training, reporting, etc), which is annoying, but not a huge deal. I buy ETFs instead of soecific stocks anyway, and I have no other substantial relationships, so no conflicts for me.

It’s not that bad. U just need to check in the system to ensure there’s no conflict every time before you trades

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