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How Advisors Can Increase Referrals and Satisfy Clients

Investors identify how their advisor relationship will evolve as they assess the past 12 months of turmoil.  Will they require more advice or less?  How satisfied are they with their advisors during the market volatility of 2020?  What services are lacking from their advisor.  How will the pandemic redefine the client-advisor relationship including communication methods.

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2021 Market Insights Report

Market Insights is an indispensable tool for providers and advisors that profiles the state of the market and how investor demographics, preferences and behaviors have changed in today's economic environment. 

 

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Contrasting Investors' Behaviors, 2008 Versus 2020

In the past 15 years, investors have lived through two recessions, Spectrem's President, George Walper Jr. compares and contrasts these recessions in a report published in the November/December edition for the Investment and Wealth Monitor.  Comparing and contrasting investor attitudes and behaviors from the 2008 economic crisis to the 2020 pandemic reveals several important differences.  Client expectations of their financial professional has also changed significantly from 2008 to 2020.  This report contrasts these two historic economic events so financial professionals can understand the new expectations of wealthy investors.

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Communication Post Pandemic

Financial advisors typically meet face-to-face with their clients at least annually with many meeting as frequently as quarterly.  But the pandemic has changed the habits and attitudes of investors regarding these meetings.  For most, any meetings in the last six months between financial advisors and their clients have been virtual.  Will this be the model for the future or will the traditional face-to-face model return.

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Working With The  Working Investor

Your clients and prospective clients who are still in the workplace have myriad pressures that occupy their minds.  While they are interested in seeking their investments grow and provide for their eventual retirement, they simply cannot think about those investments or their portfolio constantly while also trying to run a business or operate within a business or work environment.

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Mass Affluent Investors in 2020
Sometimes it’s all about perspective.  The market volatility and economic shutdown that occurred in the spring of 2020 had a significant impact on investors and households across the U.S.  Months later, markets have rebounded but the economy is still slow to recover especially for business owners of all types.  So how are investors feeling about their own financial recovery several months after the crash in March of 2020?
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