The Ratings Game

June 1997
Journal of Financial Planning;Jun97, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p13
Academic Journal
This article presents information on the a rating service of personal financial advisors launched by DALBAR Inc. a financial research company in Boston, Massachusetts. Louis S. Harvey, president of DALBAR, claims the rating service is the industry's only outcome-based measurement. To qualify to the rating service an individual must have been in the financial services profession for at least five years, have a clean regulatory record, and serve at least 100 clients. The company plans to release the first ratings in October 1997 and will be updated annually.


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