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Advisors' Priority List – How They Get It All Done

Feb 09, 2012

The latest [Rydex|SGI AdvisorBenchmaking] survey also showed a stable interest on the part of advisors in acquiring a professional designation, which many see as an avenue to broadening their business or deepening their skill in a particular area. Interestingly, the number of advisors who said they were "working toward" the CFP® [professional] designation was 14% – three to seven times higher than for other designations. This result is not surprising given the emphasis on planning in the RIA service model. From this data, one could argue that the "planning" services being offered by advisors are becoming more robust, as certification is designed and governed by an independent standard-setting body. Read more >

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Marc Zeitoun

February 9, 2012

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