Despite strong market returns last year, a majority of financial advisers have found that their clients will have to work three to five years longer to maintain their standard of living during their retirement, according to a survey.

Brinker Capital, an investment management firm, announced the results of the first quarter Brinker Barometer, a gauge of financial adviser confidence and sentiment regarding the economy, retirement savings, investing and market performance in 2009 and 2010. The study, which was released Monday, was conducted online by Brinker Capital in February and March and is based on the responses of 247 advisers affiliated with insurance companies, independent broker/dealers and in solo practices.

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