The basic roles and responsibilities of brokers, financial advisors and asset managers are in the early stages of what's sure to be a dramatic transition and the brokers and firms that are most adapt at adding new tools and technology will be the ones to prosper, according to a new report from Boston-based financial services consulting firm Financial Research Corp.

In the wake of the SEC's reaction to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, the FRC is advising financial services firms to begin rethinking the way they and their staff of advisors and brokers view define themselves and the services they provide to investors.

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