Rather than bemoan the market’s abysmal performance, investors’ skepticism and the fact that their own revenues declined an average of 40% in 2008, financial advisers overwhelmingly are viewing the economic crisis as a time to strengthen client relationships, SEI found. And most believe they will be able to expand their client base, with 51% expecting the market to rebound as early as the second quarter.

Financial advisers’ New Year’s resolutions include growing their business by 20%, adding $30 million in assets under management and increasing revenue by 15%.

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