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Advisors’ Report Card 2015

Although advisors are continuing to see significant growth in their books of business, their practices are undergoing a seismic transformation as a result of CRM2. All the insight, the ratings and the candid comments from the September 2015 issue of Investment Executive.

In this Special Feature

  • Advisors’ Report Card 2015: Editors discuss major themes

    Pablo Fuchs, senior editor with Investment Executive, and Fiona Collie, staff writer, discuss the results of the Advisors’ Report Card 2015. This year’s Report Card series saw advisors’ businesses continue their unprecedented growth despite emerging challenges, such as CRM2.

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  • A new landscape

    Although advisors are continuing to see significant growth in their books of business, their practices are undergoing a seismic transformation as a result of new regulatory initiatives

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  • Continued growth in uncertain times

    Advisors are focusing on building their businesses and growing their assets under management at a time when not only has recent economic and financial performance been poor, but the risks to the outlook appear to be clustered on the negative side

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  • Are advisors ready for CRM2?

    Most advisors say they already have transformed their businesses in anticipation of CRM2, but others say the new regulatory regime is bound to be disruptive

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  • Slideshow: Advisors forecast the impact of CRM2 on their businesses

    Almost half of advisors who work with Canada’s mutual fund and full-service dealers expect CRM2 to have some sort of impact on their businesses

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  • Move to fees is accelerating

    CRM2, with its focus on enhancing the investment costs to clients, is transforming advisors' traditional revenue model

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  • Slideshow: Move to fees is accelerating

    Fee-driven models are gaining prominence

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  • Much hope for improvement

    Advisors hope the new CRM2 reporting requirements will end their pervasive - and persistent - dissatisfaction with client account statements

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  • How to establish a solid back office

    Despite multiple complaints across the board, advisors with certain firms say that having strong relationships and competent and proactive staff are key to success with the back office

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  • Getting tech tools right

    Technology is often a source of dissatisfaction, but some firms have found the right formula

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  • Firms recommended, but with caveats

    A significant percentage of advisors recommended their firm, but a close look reveals that this usually comes with stipulations

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  • Communication is a key priority

    Work remains to be done to improve firms' communication efforts with their advisors

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