Results of the Advisor Confidence Index released at the end of December are very encouraging. Independent advisors queried for the monthly survey expressed their highest vote of confidence in the economy since 2007. This reflects a general sense that the economy is improving and primed for sustained growth.
Also related: Economists forecast U.S. growth on upswing in 2011 (USA Today) and Poll: Hiring plans top layoffs by most in 12 years (USA Today)
More than ever planners, advisors and RIAs need creative ways to market their services and target potential clients as the economy improves.
Resources: Advisor Confidence Hits Highest Mark in Four Years, Financial Planning | AdvisorBenchmarking news from Rydex|SGI