Pablo Fuchs, senior editor of Investment Executive, and Olivia Li, staff writer, discuss the results of the 2012 survey. Bigger books of business and improved advisor compensation haven’t translated into better ratings for dealers. The verdict: Firms still have some work to do. They spoke at the TSX Broadcast Centre in Toronto.
Books of business and pay levels are up, and it appears to be the top-producing advisors who are driving the industry's growth this year. Those are encouraging signs at a time when the economy and stock markets are still in flux
When it comes to the ever-important areas related to wealth-management support services, advisors say the help of experienced and knowledgeable staff is very much needed when dealing with clients approaching retirement
Nine of the 11 firms that provide support for mobile technology saw their ratings fall this year, while the remaining two brokerages saw their ratings climb due to solid support for remote access to advisors' desktops
Following the release of IIROC's final guidelines on the use of social media late last year, firms of all stripes are in various stages of exploring how social media can be harnessed as a communication tool between advisors and their clients