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2014 Advisors’ Report Card

Advisors are riding high — with bigger books of business and firms delivering on what matters most. The numbers tell the story, from the September 2014 issue of Investment Executive. Research by: Scott Barber, Jacob Boon, Alexandra Bosanac, Geoff Davies and Leah Golob. Research Editors: Pablo Fuchs and Clare O'Hara.

In this Special Feature

  • 2014 Advisors’ Report Card: Behind the numbers

    Pablo Fuchs, senior editor at Investment Executive, and Clare O’Hara, staff writer, discuss key findings from the 2014 Advisors’ Report Card.

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  • Reaching new heights

    It's been a great year for advisors, as they are enjoying an all-time high in the average book of business while their firms continue to deliver in the categories that matter most

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  • A year of growth

    Powered by surging stock markets, advisors see gains in key metrics

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  • Firms deliver, but need to improve

    Advisors across all channels of the financial services sector are adamant that their firms are providing independence, a positive work environment and stability. Yet, these firms need to improve their technology, advertising and compensation

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  • Bracing for major regulatory changes

    For the most part, firms are on the ball in helping their advisors deal with the major regulatory changes that are taking place in the financial advisory business by providing information and training in what advisors will need to do

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  • Rewards matter little to advisors

    Not only is recognition a poor substitute for better pay, many advisors say, but it's just the top advisors who are rewarded

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  • Advisors connect with new tech

    Support for mobile technology and for using social media rose in importance - and it's the younger advisors driving this trend

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  • A mixed bag in ongoing training

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  • Advisors ponder their succession

    As the glut of baby-boomer advisors continues to get older, succession programs are becoming more and more important

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  • Managers make a difference

    Advisors expect their branch managers to be supportive, knowledgeable and resourceful leaders who can be relied upon

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