Morgan Stanley (MS) - Get Report told its brokers today that it is standing down from the costly recruitment wars, following a similar admittance from Bank of America/Merril Lynch (BAC) - Get Report, Reuters reports.

Morgan Stanley said that it would "significantly reduce experienced adviser recruiting," according to the report. The firm has 15,000 brokers.

Bank of America/Merrill Lynch stated that beginning in June, it would no longer give new prospects or recruits significant upfront bonus checks to join its firm.

Shares of Morgan Stanley closed higher over 1.5% on Tuesday.

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