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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.

August 21, 2015

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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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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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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Move to fees is accelerating

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

  • August 20, 2015 August 20, 2015
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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

  • August 20, 2015 August 20, 2015
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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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Communication is a key priority

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

  • August 20, 2015 August 20, 2015
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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

  • August 20, 2015 August 20, 2015
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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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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

  • August 20, 2015 January 20, 2018
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