Financial advisers are starting to turn their backs on the idea of going independent and are instead favoring the benefits of working at wire houses, a survey found.

The survey, conducted by Aite Group LLC of Boston, aimed to shed light on the movement of brokers across the wealth management industry. The report, which the consulting firm released earlier this month, said the survey measures brokers' desire to leave their employers, as well as their "motivations, envisioned time frame for breaking away, desired destination, and expected challenges."

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