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Is bringing some clients with me to my new job a good idea?


I have worked for over 10 years in wealth management for a medium-sized firm. An investor has offered me the opportunity to strike out on my own but it’ll require mining some of my existing contacts to get the business up and running. I know that some of my current clients would gladly follow me but I just wonder if it’s a bad idea to antagonise a former employer in this way. Could the blowback be fatal?