Fewer RIAs this year are in the mood to sell thanks to stable growth in the markets.

“We certainly can see that advisors are enjoying a period of rapid organic growth and are very inwardly focused,” Jonathan Beatty, senior vice president of sales and relationship management for Schwab Advisor Services, said in an interview. “They are probably thinking maybe I should ride this wave for another year or two before I effect a sale of this firm.”

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