Competitive Analysis: How Does Your Practice Stack Up?

Schulaka, Carly
April 2008
Journal of Financial Planning;Apr2008 Broker/Dealer Report, Vol. 21, p5
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study conducted by the Financial Planning Association (FPA) Research Center in 2007-2008, regarding broker-dealers and their competitive advantages. It highlights the leading four broker-dealers with the largest numbers of affiliated FPA member advisers which include the LPL Financial Services Inc., AIG Advisor Group, Raymond James Financial Services, and Commonwealth Financial Network. It notes that there are thirty broker-dealers that were identified in the survey but few advisers separate the top four, and 15% of advisers surveyed who are affiliated with an independent broker-dealer are affiliated with one of the leading four broker-dealers.


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