Would Alex Rodriguez have landed his unprecedented $275 million contract with the Yankees without super-agent Scott Boras guiding him along the way? Would Vice President Joseph Biden think about running for President without trusted advisors by his side? 

The obvious answers in these high profile examples are "no," but let's draw a comparison to a top financial advisor who is contemplating moving himself and his sizable book of business to a new firm.  Should this super star advisor use a recruiter to represent his interests?  Does he need to?  After all, he is on the radar of every manager in town and he has friends working at any firm he might consider moving to. 

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