Vanguard Advisor's Alpha

Overview

The compensation structure for advisors is evolving from a commission- and transaction-based system to a fee-based, asset management framework that is seen as a mutually beneficial transition for clients and advisors. However, the traditional value proposition for many advisors has been primarily based on their investment acumen and their prospects for delivering better returns than those of the markets. No matter how skilled the advisor, the path to better investment results may not lie with the ability to pick investments or strategies.

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