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2014 Dealers’ Report Card

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

The making of the 2014 Dealers’ Report Card: Editors discuss methodology

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.

  • May 27, 2014 December 15, 2017
  • 09:05

2014 Dealers’ Report Card: Editors discuss key research results

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.

  • May 23, 2014 December 15, 2017
  • 10:15

Technology-related issues persist

Most advisors say their firm's tech tools are outdated or obsolete and not user-friendly.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

  • May 22, 2014 January 20, 2018
  • 23:00

Advisors want more mobile support

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

  • May 22, 2014 May 22, 2014
  • 23:00

Heady times for dealer reps

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 […]

  • May 22, 2014 January 20, 2018
  • 23:00

2014 Dealers’ Report Card main chart

How advisors rated their firms

  • May 22, 2014 January 20, 2018
  • 23:00

Executives could listen a little more

Confusing corporate structures and, in certain cases, executives' dismissive attitudes can make it difficult to be heard

  • May 22, 2014 May 22, 2014
  • 23:00

One size does not fit all advisors

Investment Executive often is asked why the specific firms in the Dealers' Report Card are included, as some are one-stop shops that offer a plethora of support services while others offer a bare-bones platform. Here's a closer look

  • May 22, 2014 May 22, 2014
  • 23:00

Pieces are coming together

Despite the different business models among dealer firms, all are providing the main elements that advisors, who report bigger books of business and pay, need to drive their success

  • May 22, 2014 January 20, 2018
  • 23:00

How we did it

Putting together the dealers’ Report Card is an ongoing process that requires tweaking to get a more accurate representation of the dealer channel. This year was no exception. Investment Executive research journalists Scott Barber, Jacob Boon, Geoff Davies and Leah Golob spoke with 501 financial advisors at 11 dealer firms, which are now grouped under […]

  • May 22, 2014 May 22, 2014
  • 23:00