While advisors are reporting good news about the size of their books, they still say their firms are coming up short. From the May 2015 issue of Investment Executive newspaper.May 13, 2015
Terry Hetherington, executive vice president and head of Raymond James’ private client group, discusses the firm’s wealth-management support for advisors, an area that saw a significant increase in advisor satisfaction in the 2015 Brokerage Report Card.
Pablo Fuchs, senior editor with Investment Executive, and Fiona Collie, staff writer, discuss the results of the 2015 Brokerage Report Card. This year's Report Card reveals two distinct themes: advisors report a new record high average book of business yet voiced disappointment with their firms in several key areas.
Many advisors say their firms can't always be counted on to follow through on their promises
Some advisors clamour for their firms to make greater efforts so that their brands become better known among the public
Technology woes continue
There are great differences among advisors regarding the changes their firms have made to their compensation structures
Advisors across the board have seen remarkable growth in their books of business, productivity, client assets and take-home pay. Beneath these headline numbers, there are notable shifts in advisors' sources of revenue and product asset mix
Taking a less is more approach
Although advisors reported some good news, in that their books of business rose to an all-time high yet again, they also want their firms to be doing more to meet growing expectations
How advisors rated their firms