The Value of Advice 

Navigating a new era of opportunities for “active” advisory firm managers


Sponsored by IN Research and Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.

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About Cambridge

Cambridge Investment Group, Inc. is a privately-controlled financial solutions firm focused on serving independent financial advisors and their investing clients. Cambridge offers a broad range of choices regarding advisor-focused financial solutions: advice solutions, technology solutions, platform choice and business structure solutions, consulting solutions, and outsourcing solutions. Cambridge’s national reach includes: Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc. – a large corporate RIA; and Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. – an independent broker-dealer, member FINRA/SIPC, that is among the largest privately-controlled independent broker-dealers in the country.

InvestmentNews Research

The mission of InvestmentNews Research is to provide financial advisers with the industry’s most informative practice management studies and benchmarking reports. Our benchmarking studies are a leading source of market intelligence for advisory firms and industry partners, such as custodians, broker-dealers, service providers and professional organizations. In 2009, InvestmentNews acquired two bellwether benchmarking studies from Moss Adams LLP—the Adviser Compensation & Staffing Study and the Financial Performance Study of Advisory Firms. We continue to improve and expand these two critical industry studies, while we have also introduced new studies on technology and succession planning that support the growth and development of financial advisory firms.

In addition to our research studies, InvestmentNews Research also produces regular webcasts and regional workshops that arm advisers with actionable insights. Our events allow advisers to hear directly from some of the industry’s leading experts-and also network with other advisers who are looking to improve their practices and grow their businesses.

For more information, please visit InvestmentNews.com/research

The information discussed herein is general in nature and provided for informational purposes only. There is no guarantee as to its accuracy or completeness. Nothing in this white paper constitutes an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy any type of securities. Reprinted by permission for use by Cambridge. All rights reserved.

Securities offered through Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., a broker-dealer, member FINRA/SIPC, and investment advisory services offered through Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc., a Registered Investment Adviser. Both are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Cambridge Investment Group, Inc. For financial professional use only V.CIR.0616