Importance of financial advisors on the rise

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Globe & Mail - October 3, 2012

Robert Frances has no trouble remembering what it was like to be a financial advisor 20 or 30 years ago. “An advisor was essentially a salesperson,” says the president and CEO of PEAK Financial Group, “someone who specialized in something, whether it be securities, mutual funds or insurance.” Not anymore. The financial services industry has become increasingly complex, and today the single-product advisor is largely a thing of the past.

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