Although account aggregation was expected to encourage more investors to take charge of their financial lives at the expense of financial planners, it has failed to attract much attention, according to a new report from Spectrem Group. In fact, self-directed investors expressed the least interest in account aggregation, according to the report, "Account Aggregation: Magic or Mirage."

Spectrem attributed self-directed investors' lack of interest to their familiarity with current tools.

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