View the complete results of the study at www.nfpasg.com/multidiscipline.
About the Study
Aite Group's independent study – Multidiscipline Practices: The Business Model of the Future – is largely based on the results of two surveys. This includes a March 2012 survey of approximately 400 U.S. financial advisors and their practices, with representation from many types of firms (e.g., wirehouse, independent broker/dealers and RIAs). In addition, a December 2011 survey of 1,000 U.S. investors sought to better understand their wealth management preferences. This data has a margin of error of 3 percentage points at the 95 percent level of confidence. Separately, Aite Group conducted interviews with five MDP owners to gather in-depth views on the benefits and challenges of running their businesses.
About NFP Advisor Services GroupNFP Advisor Services Group, a business segment of NFP, serves independent financial advisors whose clients include high net worth individuals and companies by offering broker/dealer and asset management products and services through NFP subsidiaries, NFP Securities, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, and NFP IndeSuite, Inc. NFP Advisor Services Group attracts financial advisors seeking to provide clients with sophisticated resources and an open choice of products. About NFP National Financial Partners Corp. (NYSE: NFP), and its benefits, insurance and wealth management businesses provide diversified advisory and brokerage services to companies and high net worth individuals, partnering with them to preserve their assets and prosper over the long term. NFP advisors provide innovative and comprehensive solutions, backed by NFP's national scale and resources. NFP operates in three business segments. The Corporate Client Group provides corporate and executive benefits, retirement plans and property and casualty insurance. The Individual Client Group includes retail and wholesale life insurance brokerage and wealth management advisory services. The Advisor Services Group serves independent financial advisors by offering broker-dealer and asset management products and services. Most recently NFP was ranked eighth on Business Insurance's 100 Largest Brokers of U.S. Business; second on Business Insurance's Largest Agents and Brokers Headquartered in the U.S. Northeast; as the ninth Top Global Insurance Broker by Best's Review; operated the fourth largest Executive Benefits Provider of nonqualified deferred compensation plans administered for recordkeeping clients as ranked by PlanSponsor; operated a top ten Independent Broker Dealer as ranked by Investment Advisor; had three advisors ranked in Barron's Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors and is a leading independent life insurance distributor according to many top-tier carriers. For more information, visit www.nfp.com. About Aite Aite Group is an independent research and advisory firm focused on business, technology, and regulatory issues and their impact on the financial services industry. With expertise in banking, payments, securities & investments, and insurance, Aite Group's analysts deliver comprehensive, actionable advice to key market participants in financial services. Headquartered in Boston with a presence in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, London, and Milan, Aite Group works with its clients as a partner, advisor, and catalyst, challenging their basic assumptions and ensuring they remain at the forefront of industry trends. Aite Group is not affiliated with NFP or its subsidiaries. SOURCE NFP