Fidelity Financial Advisor Solutions on Thursday published the results of a survey about what was on the minds of advisors during the first quarter.
Fidelity Advisor Investment Pulse, the announcement said, is a “first-of-its-kind” survey designed to capture the investment topics of concern to advisors, based on an ongoing, open-ended poll of more than 200 advisors per quarter.
The survey found that advisors in the first quarter were increasingly focused on portfolio management, and that fixed income remained a top-of-mind consideration.
Advisors’ responses also indicated a rise in concern about market volatility, the topic having spiked in January when markets juddered.
For January, the Dow fell 5.3% and the S&P 500 slid 3.6% — their biggest monthly percentage declines since May 2012, Reuters reported.