Seventy-eight percent of advisers increased the number and duration of client contacts in 2009 to regain their trust after the very difficult year before, and while that has distracted many from business strategies, 68% of advisers are confident about their practices in the coming year. This is according to a survey of 1,804 advisers and 150 broker/dealers that Curian Capital conducted via Zoomerang.

The survey, titled “2010 Outlook for Adviser Priorities,” found that 33% of advisers believe their business model needs to change but are uncertain how. Only 56% of advisers have a strategic plan in place to grow their business, and of this group, a mere 10% are confident this strategy is sound.

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