From the September 2011 issue of Investment Advisor • Subscribe!

What Reps Want From Their Independent BDs

In Investment Advisor's 21st annual readers' poll, the products and services that reps wish their BDs would provide.

As part of Investment Advisor's annual readers' poll which yields the Broker-Dealers of the Year, we asked (as we do each year), which products and services that our BD rep voters wished their current broker-dealer would provide.

In the voting, 414 reps responded they would like:

  • Block trading platforms: 11.1%
  • Access to IPOs: 4.3%
  • Group health insurance: 3.9%
  • Mortgages: 3.1%
  • Self-clearing: 2.4%
  • Trailing stops: 2.4%
  • Better marketing support: 1.7%

To read and view more about this year’s winning broker-dealers, and to see who won this honor in previous years, please see our 2011 Broker-Dealers of the Year home page.

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