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The market crash of October 2008 has had significant effects across the United States. Financial planners have been uniquely effected as their livelihood is tied closely to investments. What have planner's experiences been over the past year?
This research provides some key insights on how planners have fared from the end of 2008 to September 2009. It takes a close look at client interactions, investment recommendations, changes in investment philosophy, client investment actions, and general planner/practice effects.
Planners can use this information to help understand how their practice and experience compare to the nationwide impact on planners. And this information can also provide insight in ways for planners to leverage their collective experience to build a better future. Download the whitepaper to learn more.
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What We Know Now: Planners Reflect on 2009 (Journal of Financial Planning, Jan. 2010)
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Lessons Learned from the Economic Crisis (Practice Management Solutions, Jan./Feb. 2010)
Stats, graphs, and quotes from the FPA study, A Year After the Market Crash: How Financial Planners Are Adapting to a New World, September 2009. (PDF l 112KB)