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Brokerage Report Card 2018

Advisors are managing more client assets than ever before, but they face a foggy, uncertain future as their firms — and the industry at large — are going through major changes

May 16, 2018

Slideshow: How a firm’s ratings impact advisors’ recommendations

Although advisors are likely to recommend their firm to another advisor, this changes sometimes based on their perception of their brokerage

  • May 16, 2018 May 16, 2018
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Slideshow: Measuring up each firm’s average advisor

Although overall AUM and productivity are up, this isn’t the case at all firms in this year’s Brokerage Report Card

  • May 9, 2018 May 9, 2018
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Brokerage Report Card 2018: Editors discuss this year’s results

Advisors’ businesses are stronger than ever

  • April 27, 2018 April 27, 2018
  • 10:10

Firms struggle to deliver

Although advisors reported another all-time high average book of business, they're dealing with much uncertainty due to the major changes their firms and the industry are going through

  • April 27, 2018 April 27, 2018
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Brokerage Report Card 2018 main chart

How investment advisors rated their firms

  • April 27, 2018 April 30, 2018
  • 00:22

Yet another year of strong growth

Many of the trends seen in last year's Report Card have picked up steam, with assets under management and productivity rising at a healthy pace because advisors are working with fewer clients, overall, but more wealthy clients

  • April 27, 2018 May 2, 2018
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Two firms face opposite paths

After a rough showing in 2017, BMO Nesbitt Burns and ScotiaMcLeod faced very different assessments from their advisors this year

  • April 27, 2018 April 26, 2018
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Advisors favour action on commissions

Although 63.5% of advisors surveyed for the Report Card favour regulators addressing concerns surrounding the use of embedded commissions, opinions were split regarding the right approach: a ban or enhanced transparency

  • April 27, 2018 April 26, 2018
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Strong reputation is critical

A firm's standing in the eyes of clients and prospective clients is one of the most important issues for advisors, but some firms have work to do to build a strong brand

  • April 27, 2018 April 26, 2018
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Back offices still are works in progress

Advisors at four firms cited recent changes that have made the experience of dealing with their back office more difficult

  • April 27, 2018 April 26, 2018
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