The 2009 Fidelity Millionaire Outlook survey reveals three critical roles that advisors played during the recent financial crisis. According to their clients, advisors acted as: Wealth Guardians (role #1). Just over three quarters (76%) of millionaires credit their advisors with limiting their asset losses during the financial crisis. A look at the asset levels of millionaires who work with advisors and those who don’t supports this. While the market downturn led to losses across the board, millionaires who do not work with advisors lost $630,000 on average, compared with $150,000 for their peers who work with advisors Source: Fidelity Millionaire Outlook, February 2009
INVESTOR ALERT from FINRA
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The latest research in the Fidelity Millionaire OutlookSM Series reveals that most high net worth clients credited their advisors with helping them weather the most recent market downturn. For the full report see: https://fiiscontent.fidelity.com/904499.PDF
About the survey.
Fidelity Investments (Fidelity) conducts annual surveys of U.S. households with investable assets of at least $1 million, excluding workplace retirement accounts and any real estate holdings. The research analyzes millionaires’ attitudes and behaviors on a variety of investing topics, including financial concerns, economic outlook, and use of financial advisors.*
*The most recent survey was conducted online in February 2009 by Richard Day Research and received completed responses from 1,012 financial decision makers in U.S. millionaire households. The data are representative of all U.S. millionaire households, with a margin of error of +/- 3%. The survey did not identify Fidelity as the sponsor. Richard Day Research is an independent third-party research firm not affiliated with Fidelity Investments.
From our friends at SEI comes this timely commentary:
The Super Bowl Indicator
By: Dean Mioli, CPA/PFS, CFP ®, CIMA ®, CLU
Senior Investment Analyst, SEI Investment & Case Analysis Team
Who do you want to win the Super Bowl?
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