Investor-adviser relations are considerably improving, Fidelity Investments and National Financial found in a survey of 350 investors and 218 brokers and advisers.

Fully 70% of advisers believe their relationships with clients have improved in the past year, up from 38% in the 2009 Fidelity survey. That is borne out from the investor viewpoint as well, with nearly half of investors who work with an adviser indicating that they would likely follow their advisers if they were to break away to a new practice.

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