Updated Friday, July 31, 2015 as of 9:24 AM ET

Change Versus Growth for Advisors and Their Firms

"Growth is a controversial subject," said Chet Helck, chief operating officer of Raymond James Financial, Inc. "It’s optional, it’s painful and it’s risky," he added as he addressed a ballroom of female advisors at the 17th Annual Raymond James Women’s Symposium in St. Petersburg, Florida Thursday morning. "There’s a strong argument to say 'let’s not grow,'' he pointed out. "But the laws of the universe won’t permit it."

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