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What Reps Want From Their Independent BDs

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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.