Firms offer the right pieces: Despite the different business models among the dealer firms, all are providing the main elements that advisors need to drive their success. From the June 2014 issue of Investment Executive newspaper.May 27, 2014
Pablo Fuchs, senior editor of Investment Executive, and Clare O’Hara, reporter, explain the research and interview approaches used to put together the 2014 Dealers’ Report Card.
Pablo Fuchs, senior editor of Investment Executive, and Clare O’Hara, reporter, explain how dealer firms are putting the pieces together to help advisors succeed, and discuss the highlights of this year’s report.
Advisors rate their firms strongly for their approach to diversity and inclusion - and they also believe it's more important
For most advisors, consumer advertising, marketing support and support for using social media are among the least important categories. But when firms deliver on these areas, advisors consider them to be more important to their businesses
Advisors have long complained about their client account statements. But a push to provide clients with comprehensive electronic statements, combined with regulatory changes requiring more information, could be the panacea
Books of business have risen significantly over the past year, and so has advisors' take-home pay. In turn, several advisors praised their firm for compensation regimes that are predominantly clear, transparent and fair
Most advisors say their firm's tech tools are outdated or obsolete and not user-friendly. Still, there are firms that are making efforts to tie together their front-office technology and their back office, and this is getting some praise
Advisors are using mobile devices more than ever before, but many say their firm either doesn't offer enough support for the technology or takes too long to implement changes. However, executives at the firms note that the technology is very complex
Thanks largely to strong equities markets, mutual funds are enjoying a resurgence. And for Canada’s mutual fund dealers, the growth has been even headier. Canadian mutual fund assets under management (AUM) topped $1 trillion for the first time earlier this year. And according to Investment Executive’s (IE) 2014 Dealers’ Report Card, mutual fund dealers are […]
How advisors rated their firms