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The Financial Literacy Gap Among Millionaires

The Financial Literacy Gap Among Millionaires tests the knowledge investors have regarding various investment products. Their knowledge (or lack thereof) is then compared to their perceived knowledge level as well as the actual investments they own. They are quizzed on their understanding of mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, hedge funds, annuities and other familiar products. 

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The Influence of Knowledge and Investment Risk on Advisor Dependency

Three traits used to describe affluent investors is their knowledge of financial and investment matters, their tolerance level for risk in investment products, and their dependency upon a financial advisor for making investment decisions. Those three traits relate to each other in a balanced manner that advisors need to understand. 

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Wealthy Investor Series: Advisor Communication

Communicating with investors is a crucial part of the provider-client/advisor-client relationship.  Wealthy investors have for years expressed that communication, or lack thereof, can determine whether an investor stays with their current advisor.  How can advisors and providers ensure investors are satisfied with their communication techniques, methods and frequency?   

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Widows and Divorcees: Empowering Women in Transition

Widows and Divorcees represent a significant portion of households. Widows and Divorcees: Empowering Women in Transition is an impactful study that will give advisors and providers a clear understanding of how they can best serve these clients who are highly motivated to set financial goals, take stronger control of their finances and be more active stewards of their own financial future.  

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2018 Market Insights Report

Market Insights provides managers and decision-makers tools which can help shape a firm’s vision and aid in the determination of where to spend development dollars.  It is an indispensable tool profiling the state of the market and how investor demographics, preferences and behaviors have changed in a world economic environment where markets are volatile and uncertainty prevails.  

 

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The Million Dollar Rollover Opportunity

Almost four decades since its inception, the 401(k) has become America's No.1 way to save for retirement, and the number of defined contribution plan participants with seven-figure plan balances is growing.  

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The Legacy: How Investors are Impacted by Inheritance

For many households, receiving an inheritance is a tipping point on whether to engage a financial advisor.  With this influx of money comes questions, concerns and opportunities for which investors may seek the expertise of a financial professional.  

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