Prudent as I am, some of my money always gets put away in various accounts. There is the trading account, some other investmen account and here I am considering something new - an investment advisor. Why would I do that? Just for diversification - in this case, diversification of opinion. So the other day I met with an investment advisor and he assured me of his sounds judgment, and regular portfolio reviews. I liked him and after he assured me that this is a long term relationship ( between him and me) in the making, I was wondering: He probably gets compensated through　a commission - and maybe he gets a base salary too. But then what? He says, the company gets a trailing percentage on the account, i.e. he gets some of that if the account does well - hence his incentive to do well. Ok, and if he leaves the company nevertheless, who gets that trailing percent? The senior manager? Is that why financial advisor's salary look so exponential on the salary pages of glassdoor.com, etc? (the longer they are there, the more they make) Does the mid level financial advisor have a job security - or am I just a headcount? What does a work contract for a financial advisor look like? Thanks.